How Alan Pardew Can Seek Redemption
I am dreading the 14/15 season, already having nightmares that Sunderland beat us home and away again, finishing mid-table, selling our best players and not replacing them, plus playing hoof ball.
Obviously, there are always going to be fans who will hold a constant grudge against managers, and I have to say I have increasingly resented Pardew over the last one and a half seasons, and I still want him out now.
Below I have detailed some of the ways in which Alan Pardew, who is now officially safe for another season at Newcastle, can redeem himself A BIT.
First of all, we need to clear out the deadwood. Players like Coloccini (most importantly as he clearly doesn’t want to be here), Jonas Gutierrez (If he gets another game for Newcastle then all my support for Pardew will be gone!), Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Romain Amalfitano and Cisse (unlikely as he’s injured) need to leave.
I hope Pardew can resolve his Ben Arfa issue, and I hope he can stay, he’s a magical player and he loves the fans, he just needs to be managed in the right way. It’s the same as Sissoko and Santon. Sissoko needs to play in central midfield while Santon should be played as a right back or right winger.
Alan Pardew needs to establish a philosophy. It needs to go down right to the grass roots. If we are going to be under Mike Ashley, the youth players need to be ready to step into the first team and know his role and the system, if one of our best players is sold. As we know it’s quite unlikely we will buy a replacement.
I hope Pardew uses an attacking and entertaining tactic and philosophy for the forthcoming season, like the false nine he used in October last year, we want to see entertaining and attacking football, we can’t keep chopping and changing formations.
He needs to have faith in the youths, Adam Armstrong needs to be loaned out and Adam Campbell needs to get a lot more games, the same with Sammy Ameobi and Gael Bigirimana.
I’ve read a lot of speculation about Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa leaving, I will be devastated if he does. He’s a top centre back who had a great partnership with Mike, and unfairly lost his place to Coloccini. We must keep M’Biwa, he has great potential and is a very good replacement for Coloccini.
If Ben Arfa leaves, then we need to bring in two top replacements for him and Cabaye. Hopefully Grenier and Cabella, but we still have to bring those two in even if Ben Arfa does stay.
If players like Krul and Debuchy want to go to bigger clubs, then so be it, we don’t want players playing for Newcastle who don’t want to be here, much like Coloccini. We want to see a bit more heart from our team.
Players like Fraser Forster and Carl Jenkinson would be good acquisitions, along with Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon and Wilfried Zaha (If he’s available) and Jamaal Lascelles. Alexandre Lacazette and Saido Berahino would also be very decent strikers for us.
Probably the most important target for Pardew, we need to beat Sunderland convincingly Home AND Away.
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