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Alan Pardew Tries To Spin The Real Truth Once Again

8 years ago

Alan Pardew has yet again attempted to make out that Newcastle fans are over the top in their reaction to the mess that he and Mike Ashley are presiding over at Newcastle United.

The Newcastle manager patronisingly talking about the fans having ‘religious fever’ which somehow stops us all collectively from having any grasp on reality.

Pardew now saying that the fans go over the top even when we win matches, not that he has ever done such a thing…I remember numerous times where he has seized on a win to claim it ‘proves’ all kinds of positives.

Over to the manager;

“You have to understand that this club has religious fever and it’s such that it goes to extremes, I have said that all along.

“Even when we win I think that the reaction is too big and I do not think that will ever change.

“You live and die by results, we have had four defeats – it’s a club where you live and die by results and I am in the doghouse at the minute.

“You cannot get away from the fact my relationship with the fans has suffered – it isn’t good at the moment.

“I’m not pretending my relationship with the fans is anything other than precarious – I’m in a precarious position with them and I want that to change.

“I can sit here and talk all day long but that is not going to change it, we really need the team to win a few games.”

As for a grasp on reality, Pardew totally misses the point – clearly not by accident.

Supporters are not unhappy simply because ‘we have had four defeats’, it is far far deeper than that but there are certain things he is never going to say or acknowledge, so trying to spin the truth and misdirect people is his only option.

I think you can broadly split the fans’ unhappiness, generally into three areas;

1. Mike Ashley’s total lack of ambition and running of the club, particularly failing to build on the fifth place finish and the position the team had got into before the new year. This of course revolving around failing to invest in the squad.

2. Alan Pardew’s team selection, ‘style’ of play and the nonsense he talks before and after matches. PLus the ridiculous lengths he goes to, to absolve Ashley of all blame and credit him whenever he can.

3. The poor runs his team ends up in, the current one 16 matches with only 4 wins and 11 defeats.



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