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No one better qualified than Alan Pardew to do an average job under Ashley?

6 years ago

Much to the dismay of a minority of fans calling for the sacking of P45due (cringe at the use of it), I was not an advocate of the protest and A5 pieces of paper used to dislodge a man who is both privileged and burdened by his task, namely Alan Pardew.

Equally, the majority of fans I have discussed the plight of the current manager with (away from the comfort blanket, big balls mentality that being sat behind a keyboard seemingly brings…much like your writer here) agree that, though with the best intentions, the protests would have no effect for change.

I now believe that we may have been wrong. I, hand on heart, hope that the actions of the Sack Pardew campaign have galvanised a young group of lads representing Newcastle in the past few weeks.

Completely without achieving their goal of a United without Pardew, the Pardew Out group may have forced a reaction out of the players and coaches that could not have been brought out by a mere management team. In doing so they may have just achieved a desire from the players to prove the vocal and visual negativity that the campaign brought, perhaps, was slightly too harsh. Overall, to show a clear support for a man with one of the hardest jobs in the football. A man seemingly with no allies. Food for thought, maybe.

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Now I for one am not stupid enough to prematurely say that we’re now a force. A force challenging for honours. I hope for the best, of course. But we are not there just yet. Nor am I saying that Pardew is the Cockney Mourinho and the equivalent of a managerial phoenix.

After a run in the last 6 competitive games that matches our cup opponents Manchester City, reading as 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss I can’t complain. The tougher tests will of course arrive. But now Pardew may have the dressing room back to fight for him in what has been his most challenging time in charge so far. At least for now.

Either way, we can all take solace and be United in the fact we all want the same thing. A healthy, exciting and successful Newcastle United.

With or without Pardew we’ll still be the club we love (as much as the ownership may try to twist the club).

Newcastle United – never boring, good or bad. More than a club. More than football. Even in the bad times, the outcome is always the same. We all want the best for our club. We all have different ways of thinking how we can have what is best. There is no, and never will there be, one right and proven way for us to achieve this.

Ultimately, I hope that another run like August 2013-December 2013 puts the brakes on the national media’s daily need for the blood of Newcastle United. Blood thirsty bastards. A temporary respite until then we see what comes of Ash’s involvement over the border.

Sack Pardew. A campaign of hate, that without success as desired, may just well have given the impetus needed for us to drive on and make the most of what we have.

With realistically no one better qualified to do an average job at Newcastle other than Pardew, who could also work under Ashley.

I guess all there is to do now is to do what we do best.

Get behind the team, be positive and leave the most recent burst of rightful negativity surrounding the club to be the kick forward the players needed.

The boost that maybe our manager wasn’t quite capable of (without the unwanted, unintended help). Howay the lads!!


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