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Classic Pardew Blunder Exposes How Disastrous Mike Ashley Era Has Been

8 years ago

In a classic blunder, Alan Pardew has exposed just how disastrous the Mike Ashley era has been at Newcastle United.

The under pressure Newcastle boss has yet again been trying to spin the truth to make out this season has been a huge success despite a disastrous second half of the year.

‘This is another fine mess you’ve got me into Alan’

Speaking pre-Arsenal Alan Pardew came up with a statistic that he thought would portray him, and this season, in a much better light.

He is so transparent and clearly this statistic hasn’t just come to him, rather he has searched around for some spin he could use, or more likely an unseen figure at St.James’ Park/Sports Direct has come up with it.

Pardew said;

“In the last seven seasons Newcastle have got more than forty six (Premier League) points only once.”

The Newcastle manager obviously wanting to focus on our current points total of 46 rather than five straight defeats and only four wins in the last eighteen competitive matches.

What Pardew is saying is actually true, only in 2011/12 did NUFC get more than 46 Premier League points in the previous seven seasons, when they notched 65.

Though obviously it was pretty difficult to get more than 46 Premier League points in 2009/10 as Mike Ashley had succeeded in sending us into the Championship.

However, Pardew has inadvertently opened up a whole other can of worms because all but one of those  seasons (the 2006/07 one) was under the ownership of Mike Ashley as follows

46 2013/14 (with 3 games to play)

41 2012/13

65 2011/12

46 2010/11

00 2009/10

34 2008/09

43 2007/08

43 2006/07

I then had a thought – dangerous I know.

I wonder what was the story in the seven seasons before that, you know, before Mike Ashley rolled into town…

58 2005/06

44 2004/05

56 2003/04

69 2002/03

71 2001/02

51 2001/01

52 1999/2000

Well well well, thanks to Mr.Pardew it has helped highlight just how depressing it has been under Ashley compared to what happened before he arrived.

In those seven seasons before the period Pardew mentioned, not only did we only once fail to get 46 points (when Souness attempted to destroy the club), but in the other six seasons Newcastle never failed to get less than 51 points.

Yes isn’t life great under Ashley and Pardew!


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