Newcastle United Signing Internationals But Handicapped By A Championship Manager
The bitter feud between a large section of Newcastle fans and Alan Pardew ignited again, following an abysmal defensive display against Malaga in front of a significant stadium and TV audience.
Given the match was available on freeview, it meant the majority of Newcastle fans had access to action in Germany.
What occurred was an alarming defensive display that screamed complete organisational and tactical ineptness from AP. Add a series of long balls to two 5.7 strikers and it is enough to reignite the longstanding opinion that our manager is a one trick pony.
Don’t get me wrong, rule one of pre-season is not to put too much bearing on the performance or result. However, the way Newcastle were swept aside by a mid-table La Liga side can’t be seen as anywhere near positive.
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While a serious of new players have reignited optimism in recent weeks, it is still very evident that our manager has no idea when it comes to playing players in their strongest positions.
The fact is, the players we have bought are nearly all international quality, whilst we continue to operate with a championship manager.
Time is often a healer and many fans have had a great World Cup and some sunshine to forget the pathetic second half of last season. Fast forward to two weeks before the new season and it’s obvious to see that things haven’t changed! The fact Cabella spent a section of the game in the left-back position is all you need to know.
There we have a player, regarded as a quality inside forward or number 10 playmaker being shafted by AP in his first appearance, completely horrendous management!
I’ve been in the Pardew out camp for around 2 years, and friendly or not, this bloke is so out of his depth it’s unreal.
My only optimism is that given his investment, MA soon realises a continental manager will be the only suitable way forward to get the best out of Graeme Carr’s talented recruits
The gloves are off already, and the Pardew out campaign is back, and I’m all for it!
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