Alan Pardew says he’s proved many people wrong before Newcastle United
Alan Pardew has said that after such a long career in football management, he has had to ‘prove people wrong many times’.
While we are all enjoying the relief of seeing Newcastle win some matches at last, many fans are still waiting to see how things turn out longer term before they get carried away with the upturn in fortunes, after being stuck in the relegation zone without a win after seven matches.
Near relegation two seasons ago is fresh in the mind, while only winning five Premier League games in ten months before things took a turn for the better in recent weeks, makes most sensible supporters wary of getting a cigar out just yet.
Though obviously we all just want to see the team win matches and play good football, for many supporters the manager’s comments about proving people wrong so many times are way over the top.
Alan Pardew does latch on to any positivity and use it to over state other things, such as intimating that he has had some kind of glorious past career of winning trophies and ‘proving people wrong’.
The Newcastle manager had this to say;
“When you have had 703 games you have had to prove people wrong many times.
“It is all about consistency and maybe in my younger days, I’d get carried away when we are on a run like this but I won’t now.”
For the record, the only Cup Alan Pardew has won is the Football League Trophy which is a competition for lower league clubs and here are a few example where he doesn’t appear to have convinced too many people that they were wrong….
Pardew was sacked by West Ham in 2006 after their worst run in over 70 years, in 19 matches the Hammers won three and lost fourteen.
in 2008 after nine matches without a win, Charlton fans demonstrated against Alan Pardew and he left the Championship club by ‘mutual consent’.
Then in 2010, Alan Pardew was sacked by third tier Southampton before bizarrely ending up as manager of Newcastle United after Chris Hughton was sacked for the crime of walking the Championship and establishing United in mid-table, with results that included beating Villa 6-0, Sunderland 5-1 and defeating Arsenal at The Emirates.
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