Keeping Alan Pardew Is Best Way To Get Rid Of Mike Ashley
To stand any chance of seeing the back of Mike Ashley, I think it’s vital that Alan Pardew stays at the club.
When I look at Newcastle United, it isn’t a jigsaw with one or two pieces missing, it is one where you have lost the box, haven’t got a clue what the picture is and none of the pieces fit together,
Getting a different manager might work to a very small extent but no matter who you would get, they’d still have this small squad lacking in quality, plus the more serious matter of an owner who refuses to allow the income to be spent in creating a squad capable of competing, even in mid-table.
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Just like Alan Pardew isn’t going to suddenly transform into a decent manager, so Mike Ashley isn’t going to suddenly see the light and release the potential of Newcastle United to be a success on and off the pitch.
The only strategy is keep costs down and try to stay in the Premier League, enabling the TV riches to be banked and massive free exposure for the rest of his business empire.
None of that is of course new.
However, my worry is that Pardew is ditched and some other bizarre appointment comes in, yet fans feel they have to do the usual thing of giving the new man time etc etc and Ashley breathing space.
The quicker Newcastle go down then the quicker the rebuilding job can begin.
It is a sad state of affairs but rather than getting rid of Alan Pardew I would prefer to see Joe Kinnear recruited yet again.
Only once everybody finally accepts how ridiculous our club is run, can there ever be a chance of a backlash from the support that makes the club no longer the golden goose that Mike Ashley has come to expect.
I don’t even think that relegation could shake him off, Mike Ashley will simply sell any player off he can and drive down all costs so that he won’t even lose money in the Championship. Then hoping/expecting that he gets lucky and bounces straight back up to the riches of the Premier League.
Just because the rest of us can see how much more difficult that would be this time compared to 2009/10 is irrelevant, if he relies on football guidance from the likes of Pardew, Kinnear and Dennis Wise then his reality is never going to be the same as the fans.
People such as Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear are essential at the club to remove any possible doubt amongst fans and credible pundits’ minds. Pardew is a visible daily reminder of the farce that is Mike Ashley’s running of Newcastle United and like a picture of a big fatty on the front of your fridge to help your diet, Ashley’s front man is needed to remind us all of what is happening to our club.
Clubs such as Aston Villa and most others would now be getting twenty something thousand crowds, until that becomes a reality for Mike Ashley at Newcastle United we haven’t got a chance.
We need every element in place to help fans feel they have no option but to stay away until Mike Ashley goes, Alan Pardew is central to that happening as quickly as possible.
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