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Newcastle Fans Experiencing That Sinking Feeling

8 years ago

After our first two results saw us lose heavily to Manchester City and draw in an uneventful game at home to West Ham, very few would have predicted the wins against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United that resulted in a rise up to 6th place.

However, early season optimism has gave way to apathy, pessimism, desolation and repeated calls for Pardew to be sacked, as a run of 5 defeats has left us languishing in 9th place.

There is little for us to shout about going into the summer. Krul, Tiote and Remy may be departing and there is much uncertainty as to how much Pardew will have to spend should he remain as manager.

With teams such as Crystal Palace, Southampton and Everton doing well this season, surely the board need to question whether Pardew is the man to lead the club forward. The fact we have lost games heavily with alarming regularity further adds to this concern.

The players have vowed that they will repay the fans’ faith in the side and have promised to turn things round, but with some abject performances and questionable tactical changes and substitutions by Pardew, fans are beginning to worry whether Pardew and his coaching staff can inspire the team and turn the situation around.

With today’s news that David Moyes has been sacked at Manchester United, his availability could give something for Mike Ashley to think about. Michael Laudrup also did well with Swansea winning the league cup, while managers such as Sean Dyche, Lee Clark, Tony Pulis and Ronald De Boer have also been mentioned on forums.

What must be said though is that the club are currently sinking, nervous at home with only wins against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace for the whole of 2014 so far. It is nowhere near good enough for a club of our size and surely should be enough for Pardew’s position to be questioned.

A lot of decisions need to be made at the club if progress is to be made. After a difficult 2013 where we flirted with relegation and eventually finished 16th, we have notably improved (at least on paper) to 9th.

However, it is the performances, predominantly in the second half of the season, that have soured the relationship between Pardew and the fans and this could prove to be his undoing.


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