‘Pardew Out’ Could Win A Battle But Lose The War
“Pardew Out” is an understandable and entirely valid declaration of no confidence in our under fire manager.
He is a tactically inept, weak-willed patsy who could surely turn the great Lionel Messi into the forgettable Daniel Cordone after a week on the training ground. BUT, and this is a big but, who replaces him?
The answer to that question comes quickly to a number of observers of the club. Joe Kinnear has been accused of doing nothing bar signing an already identified target on loan during his second spell of employment in the club. This could be considered a fair assessment if his remit as Director of Football is to identify and purchase targets in agreement with his colleagues Graeme Carr and Alan Pardew. BUT, what if the role he is fulfilling, assigned or not, is more sinister.
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JFK appears to have been doing a grand job of sabotaging Pardew’s role as manager. The squad is weaker than that which struggled to survive relegation last season. This suggests that JFK (or his employer) could be placing restrictions upon the manager in an attempt to make him struggle and possibly even walk away from his job without a pay-off. JFK could then take charge of the team before Christmas and bring any reinforcements in who would be daft enough to sign for him.
Pardew (for all his failings) with a good first team at his disposal has shown he can steady a sinking ship which achieves the club’s ‘ambitious’ goal of retaining Premier League status.
JFK, however, would take an almighty cannonball to the hull of said sinking ship and that may not be enough for Mike Ashley to dispense with the services of his “football knowledgeable friend”. The consequences of Pardew losing his job with this in mind are terrifying but what can the Newcastle United support do about this?
Campaigning to get Pardew out may win a battle but would without doubt lose us a war. JFK is another man fans want to see the back of but again he is just a symptom of the major problem at Newcastle.
Protesting against Mike Ashley is the only positive way to vent frustrations with the direction the club is taking. Obviously this is not a “sack the board” scenario but we have all heard the tales of Ashley’s overvaluations and snubs to Arab Investors.
The sudden £200m sale of Fulham demonstrates there is still interest in football clubs and with a sustained show of unity against Ashley he may just decide enough is enough this time and do us all a favour.
The problems of Patsy Pardew and JFK can then be addressed, giving the club an opportunity to move forward at a time where the elite clubs are in transition. It may be a dream but NUFC could once again lift a city, reclaim the tag of “The Entertainers” and dare I say, bring us that elusive trophy we all crave?
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