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Alan Pardew’s Blamed Everybody Apart From The One Person Who Is At Fault

7 years ago

Alan Pardew has got to be one of the worst men to ever be associated to Newcastle United Football Club.

In his 4 years as the ‘manager’ of this club he has managed to blame the fans, the local press, science, his most talented player and Yohan Cabaye’s strike before the game against Manchester City a year ago, as to why Newcastle have lost matches.

The only person he has forgot to blame is the man whose fault it actually is, his own.

Pardew’s poor tactics and inability to coach players with any talent, is becoming a serious problem for the club.

In his time he has managed to set records that no manager would want to hold, records such as: Most NUFC Premier League losses in one season (12/13)

First Newcastle manager to lose 6 consecutive Premier League games (13/14) and the

Worst defeat at St. James’ Park for 87 years (0-6 V Liverpool, 12/13).

During his tenure he has also head butted an opposition player, pushed an official and verbally abused a fellow manager. His tactics are also extremely questionable, Newcastle are always set up not to concede and attack is the last thing on any Pardew side’s agenda.

During the 2011/12 season, Pardew admitted that the team work on defensive shape 4 out of 5 days of the week. Despite this, our defence is as fragile as it ever has been with 3 goals shipped against Palace on Saturday adding to the 40 goals conceded in the last 22 leagues games in 2014.

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Pardew’s excuse for this? He sets his team’s up to attack. Wrong again. Newcastle have failed to score 14 times in the last 22 games we have played.

The manager has also potentially ruined the careers of some of the players who have had to play under him, Hatem Ben Arfa mainly. When he signed for Newcastle, Ben Arfa was coming in with the reputation of being one of the best players of his generation in France, a group which included the likes of Samir Nasri and Karim Benzema.

Yet as I type this he is now on his way to Hull City to sign on loan.

Without knowing the context of this, you would be perplexed as to why a player with seemingly that much ability is signing for a club which finished 16th in the Premier League last season.

Pardew has managed to ostracise HBA out of the Newcastle squad whilst also criticising him whenever he had the opportunity to do so. A lot of fans who defend Pardew point to the season when we finished 5th and qualified for Europe in 2011/12, a main reason we finished this high in the table was because of Ben Arfa’s performances in a 6 game winning run playing with a 4-3-3 formation. Ben Arfa ran the show in nearly all of those games, especially the 3-1 away to West Brom and the 2-0 defeat of Liverpool.

Last season though Ben Arfa became Pardew’s scapegoat, Pardew blamed him for any defeat which he was on the pitch for, most surprisingly the 4-0 defeat at SJP at the hands of David Moyes’ Manchester United. HBA had came on the pitch as a substitute when Newcastle were already 2-0 down, due to the fact Pardew had chose to start Luuk De Jong, a striker afraid of goals, and Yoan Gouffran, another player who Pardew has destroyed, ahead of HBA in the starting 11.

After this game reports came out that Ben Arfa had told Pardew what he thought of him, following this he would only be seen in a Newcastle shirt one more time in yet another defeat against Stoke. Now Pardew, a manager that has ‘never isolated anyone at this football club’, froze Ben Arfa out of the side so much that he has agreed to move to Hull on loan.

Sylvain Marveaux is another player who the manager never took a liking to and again forced out of the club back to France. Marveaux was a player who would have been a Liverpool player if not for injury, signed for us with so much potential, showing as much with a lovely touch and pass to Cabaye for his first Newcastle goal against Wigan.

Instead, Pardew kept Marveaux out of the side because he didn’t track back enough or show a physicality in his game. Marveaux’s game will never be about physicality, it is about his ability to pick out a pass with his fantastic left foot.

Yoan Gouffran has been changed from a striker who had scored 14 goals for Bordeaux in the season we signed him and turned him into a second left back. Gouffran offers nothing to Newcastle offensively anymore and Pardew must be happy with this as he starts every game. Gouffran is being played out of position weekly and is losing the patience of fans through no fault of his own. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was captain of a title winning side and a France international when he signed for us at the tender age of 23. In the season and a half he has been a Pardew player he has played more games at right back than his natural position of centre back.

In the rare chances he has had to play centre back he has played his part in brilliant defensive performances like against Tottenham, when he played his part in a fantastic defensive performance where Tim Krul took all the plaudits. Yanga-Mbiwa leaves for Roma with his career at a standstill because he was never given a real run in the team due to the manager’s preference for a player on the decline in Coloccini, and the poor Mike Williamson, because Pardew had reservations about his aerial ability. Reservations about the aerial ability of a ball playing centre back, this sums Pardew and his dark ages football up perfectly.

The only reason Pardew is still employed by Newcastle is because of the total lack of ambition from the hierarchy of the club. Newcastle have no aspirations other than to stay in the Premier League so that Mike Ashley can pocket another season of TV money.

Newcastle have not had an excellent summer as they would like you to believe. Every player has been signed to replace one that has departed and not a penny more than the money raised from the sales of Matthieu Debuchy, Yohan Cabaye and a sell on clause from the sale of Fraser Forster. Mike Ashley has invested nothing into Newcastle United for over a year and the only time he has put his hand in his pocket was January 2013 when Newcastle were in serious relegation trouble due to Pardew’s ineptitude in balancing the demands of the Europa and Premier League. He should have lost his job after the humiliating defeat to Reading and again after a terrible season last time around.

This season Pardew has no get out clause, no Loic Remy or Demba Ba to score the goals that paper over the cracks of his awful brand of football. He will be truly found out this season and it is already showing through our performances so far.

A City side in first gear strolled over a Newcastle side at full speed and we were outclassed by Palace on Saturday and stole a point. Newcastle’s goals were undeserved and we would have lost if not for the impressive performance of 18 year old Rolando Aarons, a player I fear Pardew will also destroy if he gets long enough to work with him.

Pardew will ruin this club if given much longer with his awful style of football, that puts our team on the back foot from kick off, and welcomes other teams to score against us. I fear Southampton will capitalise on this in our next game and show this fraud of a man up for what he truly is.

A dreadful manager and human being.


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