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Alan Pardew Is Living On Borrowed Time

8 years ago

We all know that any successor will face unique challenges in working for Mike Ashle,y while attempting to satisfy the paying customers and maintain professional integrity.

It may be impossible to find a manager we can totally support and respect unless Mike Ashley loosens the purse strings. However, Alan Pardew is living on borrowed time.

In this age of mega TV rights and despotic owners, fans look increasingly powerless. Lee Charnley’s comments about the static match day revenue now appear to underestimate the influence we can wield, taking into account Sports Direct’s most lucrative income stream – TV revenue, and the opportunity it allows us to express our views worldwide.

Alan Pardew is in a job but he is not doing that job.

He might cling to power courtesy of Mike Ashley but we do not like booing our manager, or our team.

However, when one is inept and the other lack the personal motivation to respond to their magnificent support, we are left with no option.

As of Saturday he is history.

There is little point in critiquing Pardew’ shortcomings.  The fans have decided he is going and until this is formalised by Ashley he is dead man walking.  He may have had one hand tied behind his back but this doesn’t excuse his shortcomings or unacceptable behavior as the most prominent representative of our club.

Contrast Ashley and Pardew with Shaun Derry who has just managed to save Notts County from relegation;

“It’s not just a badge you’re playing for, it’s a community”.

Alan, we have taken away your right to manage.  There is only one United.


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