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Insanity = Doing Same Thing and Expecting Different Results – Over To Alan Pardew

6 years ago

It was Albert Einstein who is credited with the quote about the definition of insanity being doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, of course Alan Pardew is no Albert Einstein.

Not of course that you need to be Albert EInstein to be a successful manager, but being flexible and having creative ideas on how to change things do help, especially in times of trouble.

Alan Pardew made much of the fightbacks to get draws against Hull and Palace but in reality they had big elements of luck in both and they are very much the exception(s) to the rule.

The shocking statistics of not coming back to win under Alan Pardew once the team falls behind, are a depressing indictment on his management.

Following the clueless attacking performances this season, the need for new ideas is transparent, yet the expectation is that Pardew will simply replace Riviere with Cisse, just as he did at Stoke when his team needed new ideas/tactics…

It is all very well changing strikers but when your line of supply has been so woeful, it is a bit like changing the wheels on your car when there’s no engine under the bonnet.

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The thing is, when after four years, Alan Pardew and his crack coaching team still haven’t come up with a plan of how to take a corner, how can we suddenly expect them to spring into action and think of a whole new attacking strategy?

I think most of us would be amazed if the script in Wales isn’t everybody behind the ball, Cisse isolated up front, end up hoofing it clear because everybody is so deep, maybe some possession in our own half as Swansea will know that the likes of Williamson is terrified of the ball, then sooner or later a goal, for Swansea then probably one or two more, then maybe change the left-back, before eventually Cisse is replaced by Riviere…

Under Pardew, the more things change the more they stay the same!


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