If anything is going to successfully deflect the Pardew headbutt, at least in the eyes of fans, it must be the line-up of chancers having a go at Alan Pardew and indeed in many cases, Newcastle United itself. In other words, if Newcastle don’t sack Pardew then by association, all of us connected with the club are a disgrace.
It is laughable when people such as Robbie Savage see fit to lecture others, a player (and pundit) with minimal talent who was no angel himself, yet in this bizarre upside down turned football world, an idiot like him ends up being a TV ‘expert’, paid for by all of us via our TV license.
Where it all goes really bad is when somebody who did his best to ruin the club starts shouting the odds.
Step forward Graeme Souness. A man who destroyed the Sir Bobby Robson team and laughably was brought in to supposedly impose discipline, which basically amounted to arguing with provoking arguments with some of your best players who end up leaving for peanuts (Bellamy) because of your own shambolic behaviour.
Souness’ behaviour as both a player and manager has hardly been beyond reproach and he of course presided over the fed that ended up with Bowyer and Dyer bringing shame and disaster on us all in that infamous fight and double sending off.
Souness has had the following to say about the Hull incident;
“That’s a sackable offence. I have been upset and frustrated by a number of things but never gone down that road.
“Pardew’s got a track record of confronting people – he’s extremely passionate but this time that passion has gone too far.”
In reply, Alan Pardew has pointed out a few home truths;
“It is a bit strong coming from him (Souness).
“He is the man who took a flag and planted it in the middle of the pitch of an Istanbul derby, but people have their own opinions, and I can’t do anything about that.”