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Friend Claims Anti-Pardew Snowball Possibly Started By Agent Or Somebody In Australia…

9 years ago

The Ebbsfleet United Manager, Steve Brown, has come to Alan Pardew’s defence.

Also a friend of the Newcastle manager, Brown has claimed that the kind of pressure Pardew is under can come from a social media snowball effect, started by an agent or even somebody who lives in Australia…?!!!

When manager at Reading, Alan Pardew signed Steve Brown, the pair of them first becoming friends when they earlier spent four seasons at Charlton together.

Speaking To Kent Online, Steve Brown said;

“What happens is there’s a snowball effect. When there’s a little bit of annoyance on the terraces, there’s this social media side of it which is the worst thing in football. I can’t explain to you how bad the social media side of things is because – I hate to say this – it could be an agent going on there, stirring things up. It could be somebody who lives in Australia.

“It’s in the game and it’s the worst side of football. It takes away from the genuine supporters who do have a genuine view and see things in a more educated manner. They understand football a bit more so their views are a little bit more understanding.

“I know Alan very well. He’s got very thick skin and he’ll be prepared for the situation because it goes with the territory when you’re at the top.

“It’s got to the levels now at Newcastle where there’s a passion for them to see him removed. I don’t like to hear of any manager, especially a friend, under that much pressure. It’s not healthy. People think they’ve got a divine right to have a pop and gang up on a manager.

“I hope he stays in the job but someone said there was a poll and 85% (of fans) want him removed. How do you come back against that? The only way you come back is to win four games on the trot.

“He won’t be down for long. If the inevitable happens, which three-quarters of Newcastle want to see, he’ll find work, no problem, because he’s a super manager.

“Unfortunately, when an attack comes, and the snowball effect comes, it’s very hard to escape. They won’t stop until he’s removed and then they’ll go onto the next manager who’s under pressure.

“It’s not nice to see because we’re human beings at the end of the day, getting up, going to sleep, breathing air – but we seem to have to take a lot of stick.”



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