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Alan Pardew Should Have Looked Up Other Meaning Of ‘Hysteria’ Before Accusing Fans

6 years ago

In the lead up to the crunch Premier League clash with Hull, Alan Pardew has talked of Newcastle fans being [intlink id=”47573″ type=”post”]in a state of \’mass hysteria\'[/intlink].

The United boss speaking about the build up of pressure and planned protests on matchday tomorrow.

This on the back of chants throughout the dismal game at Southampton, aimed at Pardew.

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Which then has led to the manager saying;

“This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria…”

Alan Pardew was using hysteria in the most common sense which according to my dictionary the meaning is;

‘Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement’.

However, maybe the Newcastle manager should have looked at his own dictionary…as the word Hysteria also has this meaning;

An old-fashioned term for a psychological disorder characterized by conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms, or a change in self-awareness (such as selective amnesia)’.

Many of Pardew’s critics would (rightfully) claim that when it comes to what the Newcastle manager says in his press conferences is very much a case of ‘selective amnesia’ as he changes his tune/story from one day to the next and as for ‘self-awareness’ – I think that went out of the window a long time ago.


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