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He Might Still Be Clinging On But Sack Pardew Campaign A Massive Success

6 years ago

Even before I walked up to the ground I knew the Sack Pardew campaign had been a massive success.

The huge pre-Saturday publicity on a local, national and international basis had ensured that everybody knew what a pitiful state our club has been in since Boxing Day last year on the pitch, while off the pitch god knows how long…

Great organisation beforehand by those behind, meant that a host of city centre locations were hosting those giving out the A4 cards, plus handily they were alos places where you could grab a drink or three.

Arriving at the ground we were greeted by the desperate looking stewards, a bit like walking into one of Mike Ashley’s jumble sale shops and been faced by their morale-sapped staff.

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Despite pre-match indications to the contrary, the poor stewards had clearly been instructed to minimise any negative literature getting into the ground.

Whether confiscating harmless looking ‘Sack Pardew’ banners is entirely legal is surely a shady area.

Papiss Cisse might have left Alan Pardew the chance to fight another day and with three away matches in a row he might have delayed his stay of execution.

However, walking away from the ground today, I can guarantee you that the mood of the crowd for change certainly hadn’t altered, whether people were active in the protests or the quietly suffering majority.


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