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58 Reasons Why Alan Pardew Should Be Sacked

6 years ago
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Enough is enough, here are my 58 reasons why Alan Pardew should be sacked.

Whatever else is wrong at the club I can’t take any more of this man continuing as our manager.

Here is the countdown;

1.   Regularly fielding below strength or ‘reserve like’ sides in the FA Cup. After fans have paid good money for buses, trains etc. – then paid for their match ticket on top of that, and of course travelled hundreds of miles. Pardew could show some respect and at least field a half decent side.

2.   Failure to even reach the Fifth round of the FA Cup, having been knocked out by lower league opposition three times.

3.   Managed the team through one it’s most embarrassing defeats away to Stevenage in the FA Cup.

4.   Alan Pardew: “Andy Carroll is not for sale” December 21st 2010.

*Andy Carroll signs for Liverpool* – January 31st 2011.

5.   Inability to deal with the ‘Yohan Cabaye’ saga.

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6.   Constant defence of the failings of Joe Kinnear.

7.   Influx of French/Foreign players that have been brought into the club, combined with Pardew’s inability (along with all of his coaching staff ) to speak a second language.

8.   Being humiliated at home by our local rivals Sunderland – losing 3-0.

9.   Being humiliated at home by our local rivals Sunderland, losing 3-0 – Again.

10. An all in all dismal record against Sunderland.

11. A dismal run of losing 15 out of 21 Premier League matches towards the end of the 2013/14 season.

12. Alan Pardew pushed a linesman during a Premier League game because he did not like his decision.

13. On live TV, he called Manuel Pellegrini ‘an old c***’ – another great example of a role model.

14. Alan Pardew head-butted an opposition player.

15. The acquisition and use of Luuk De Jong.

16. The same can be said for Facundo Ferreya.

17. Failure to sign any players for a number of transfer windows. If this is out of the manager’s control then surely any self-respecting manager would resign?

18. If Alan Pardew is not making the final call on these signings and yet continues as Newcastle manager, then he lacks pride. Unlike Keegan, Curbishley, and most recently Pulis who stood up for what they believe in.

19. Without Loic Remy, Newcastle only scored 1 goal in 450 minutes of football.

20. Pardew has put together a side that is crippled to play without 1 or 2 players. A one/two man team if you like. EG Cabaye/Remy.

21. 0.9 points per game in 2014.

22. The 3-3 collapse (from 3 up) against West Brom at the end of 2010-11 season which say Newcastle fall out of the top half of the table, leading to Sunderland finishing above then.

23. Inability to deal quickly and efficiently with Nile Ranger.

24. Oversaw the removal of fan favorite Joey Barton who was pushed out of the Football Club.

25. Shefki Kuqi.

26. Romain Amalfitano.

27. Horrendous record to bring through some youth players (with at least some potential) at Newcastle; LuaLua, Ranger, Donaldson, Tavernier, Vuckic, Richardson, Forster, Kadar, Good, Bigirimana, Campbell, Streete, Abeid. This is coupled with many times in which the manager has played the likes of Obertan, Marveaux or De Jong, rather than give youth players a chance in the line-up.

28. Failure to get the best out of Wayne Routledge, who has now gone on to do great things at another Premier League side.

29. Sales of solid back-up/versatile players such as Danny Simpson, James Perch. – Pardew would then go on to complain that his squad isn’t ‘big enough.’

30. Incapable of looking after Ba/Cisse as a partnership.

31. Despite finishing 5th in the 2011/12 season. In my opinion and many others, as fans who attended pretty much every game that year, we could tell you that Newcastle were often below average and poor. In so many games we were forced to rely on the brilliance/luck of one or two individuals… Ben Arfa/Cisse. I can only think of a handful of games that year in which the team as a whole actually played well = Sunderland, Stoke away and Manchester United and Liverpool at home?

32. Disrespectful treatment of club legend Steve Harper. Who was forced to be third choice keeper, play reserve games, then shipped out on loan so that Rob Elliott could take his place?

33. Multiple games in which Newcastle could not hold onto leads, 5-2 away to Fulham, 2-2 at home to Wolves, 2-1 away to Arsenal. Stoke 2-1 at home. 7-3 away to Arsenal, 4-3 away to Manchester United. Benfica away 3-1. 3-2 at home to Hull, Cardiff in the FA cup.

34. Failure to ever win a game after going a goal down. Something we did all too often under Bobby Robson (which shows that it is possible with the right side that is filled with leadersl Given, Speed, Shearer).

35. Capitulation of his sides after going a goal or two down. 5-0 and 4-0 away to Spurs. 4-0 away to Wigan. Two 4-0 defeats away to Man City. 7-3 Away to Arsenal. Two 3-0 derby defeats. 6-0 at Home to Liverpool.

36. As someone who travels to a lot of away games, in particular those in Europe as well. I can say for sure that not once did Alan Pardew make the effort to walk 100 yards and say thanks to those thousands of fans who gave up their week/work and paid hundreds of pounds to fly over to Portugal, France, Ukraine, Belgium, Russia and Greece to see the team play.

37. After fans pay £45 to see the side play Manchester United in the league cup, Alan Pardew plays a reserve side, knowing that we will get beat and so giving up our place in that competition.

38. Similarly, Pardew fielded quite awful squads in the Europa League. In particular, Bordeaux away. Having travelled myself by train from Durham at 5 in the morning, to London, to Paris, hopped around tube stations in Paris, then caught another train from Paris to Bordeaux (you can imagine how much this cost), then walked around Bordeaux for 2 hours trying to find our hotel, we eventually got to the stadium on a freezing cold night only to see that Pardew had put the reserves out, such as Obertan and Marveaux. He didn’t even give the youth players a chance, just the usual crap that of course turned in an abject performance. It was so bad that one of my party who had paid hundreds of pounds to get down there, on a 15/16 hour trip, actually left at half-time.

39. 2012/13 Reading Away 2-2. Arguably the worst performance I have ever seen from a Newcastle team.

40. Alan Pardew praises Newcastle’s sponsorship deal with Wonga.

41. Treatment and sale of Hatem Ben Arfa. Arguably one of the best players that we have seen at the club in Premier League era. Some fans have different opinions on Hatem Ben Arfa but this was a player who had earned his right to play for the club after frequently winning games on his own. In my opinion, Newcastle United’s best player, shipped out on loan to Hull City.

42. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Signed from Montpellier as a championship winning captain and French international centre-back. However, Pardew seemed to forget that Mapou was centre-back and tried to play him in every position but there. Shipped out on loan to Roma. A true example of a great footballer being well and truly Pardewed.

43. Incredible list of excuses; Absence of Loic Remy or Yohan Cabaye, we got off to a poor start, the Europa League, injuries, didn’t take our chances, inexperience, the press.

44. Complete failure to ever take responsibility for anything.

45. “Over the Line”

46.  The audacity that Alan Pardew has to blame the supporters, who turn up to support their side week in, week out, for his side’s inept displays.

47. The team is quite clearly not playing for their manager.

48. Pardew’s consistently defensive tactics. Any Newcastle United manager that sets his team out with the mentality “we already have a point” is not a fan of mine.

49. Our defence is shocking. Saturday’s game at Southampton was the icing on the cake after an ever increasing number of results in which our side has conceded 3 or more goals. It’s painfully obvious that the likes of Taylor and Williamson are not good enough to play for the club, while youth such as Mbabu, Satka and Streete are yet to be given the chance. In addition, this is likely to be Coloccini’s last season, and even he doesn’t look up to par at the moment.

50. Treatment of Jonas. Any of the players who stood with the club through the dark days of relegation deserve the utmost respect in my opinion. However, it appears that Jonas has been shunned from the training ground, not even being allowed to train with the squad. At one time our vice-captain, and close friend of the skipper himself, this surely can’t be an intelligent move.

51. Tactical mindlessness.

52. Set-pieces. Has there ever been a team that is worse attacking and defending set-pieces than Newcastle United under Alan Pardew.

53. Frequently playing players out of position. I can guarantee that at least every player (except Krul, Coloccini, Williamson and Tiote) have been played in what is not their natural position at some point. Mapou and Anita at full back. Cabella out wide, Sissoko out wide, Cisse or Ba out wide, Remy out wide… and Bigirimana right midfield, in Newcastle’s biggest game (Europa quarter final v Benfica) of the 2012-13 season.

54. Pardew’s horrendous disciplinary record as a manager. The man could be lamblasted for his record at Newcastle alone, but his poor record goes back to Southampton, Charlton, West Ham and Reading.

55. Obsession with left backs. Enrique, Simpson, Perch, Jonas, R. Taylor, Ferguson, Santon, Dummett, Haidara, Good, Yanga-Mbiwa… I expect Jack Colback to shortly follow in their footsteps.

56. His ego is as big as Newcastle United’s department of Left Backs (Very Big). It’s been quoted by numerous former players that Pardew has a rather large ego. Which seems strange for a man who has only a play-off win and Johnstone Paint trophy medal to his name.

57. At least 90% of the fanbase despise the guy…. and by this point in his reign, I think I am being generous.

58. Results. They are woeful. The most important reason. Results on the pitch have been awful.

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