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Alan Pardew’s Martyr Complex

7 years ago

Speaking before Swansea, Alan Pardew is now trying to move the goalposts and portray himself as the victim, rather than the reality of it being the tens of thousands of fans who pay his wages.

No doubt he’s been guided that this is the PR angle to play, the plucky put upon manager doing his honest best, while all these horrible people are nasty to him.

Alan Pardew the martyr;

“I have had a lot of support from within the game, from board level right through to ex-players.

“It is important though that my resilience is the strongest of anybody.

“I’ve got to keep fighting until there’s nothing left to give and there’s plenty of fight left in me.”

Just like Mike Ashley before him, Pardew has also gone done down the route of bringing his family into the equation, saying that these horrible people are also upsetting his family, as opposed to all of our poor families who have to put up with us when we come home after yet another shocking match.

“My family and friends do worry me a little bit because it has started going past football media at times.

“It’s not nice but that makes me more determined and that is just the make-up that I have.

“I don’t shy away from it and I have been out and about all week. I’ve been out in town and I will continue to do that.

“I have had one or two interactions where fans made their point, I’ve got no problem as it is part of being a football manager, I have also had two or three fans who are wishing me to come through it.”

The reality of course is that Alan Pardew is trying to divert attention away from what this really is all about.

The only question that matters;

Is Alan Pardew the best person to be managing Newcastle United?

The answer is a resounding NO from the vast majority of fans.

This is not because he is a cockney, or because the Newcastle public have dreamt up hidden mysterious reasons to go against him.

It is because he annoys everybody with ridiculous public statements at every turn, as well as clearly being happy to be Mike Ashley’s stooge and front man.

More than that though, it is simply about his record as a manager, like everybody else doing the job.

When you have a [intlink id=”48260″ type=”post”]record over the last 26 Premier League matches[/intlink], of only 19 points out of a possible 78 and failing to score a goal in a remarkable 17 of those 26 games.

You can try and hide from that reality Alan but we’ll go on keep reminding you.


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