Alan Pardew’s win stats season by season at Newcastle and what they ‘prove’
This season has been one of real extremes for Newcastle and it is only 11 Premier League matches old, with much debate about Alan Pardew and whether the recent four win run ‘proves’ he is the right man for the job.
Bizarrely, Newcastle fans have been called fickle for daring to celebrate these wins over the last few weeks, following earlier calls for the manager to go.
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Well he has been at St.James’ Park just a few weeks short of four years and with 147 Premier league games as Newcastle boss, surely we can use these stats to see whether Alan Pardew has ‘proved’ of he is up to the job.
These are the stats year on year, showing number of Premier League matches played under Pardew with number of matches won and then the percentage of matches won that season.
2010/11 Played 22 Won 6 (Win percentage 27%)
2011/12 Played 38 Won 19 (Win percentage 50%)
2012/13 Played 38 Won 11 (Win percentage 29%)
2013/14 Played 38 Won 15 (Win percentage 39%)
2014/15 Played 11 Won 4 (Win percentage 36%)
So under Alan Pardew it is an overall record of played 147 matches and won 55, a win percentage of 37% (around 14 wins per season).
Under the United boss, Newcastle have also averaged 8 draws in a season so we can say with Alan Pardew in charge, Newcastle would average around 50 points, which equates to finishing exactly mid-table, around tenth.
However, if you take out the fifth place season which sticks out like a sore thumb, then you get a record of played 109 games and won 36, an overall win percentage of 33% which equates to between 12 and 13 wins per season. Add 8 draws on and you are looking at a Premier League finish of a few points and a few places above relegation.
The general belief is that Mike Ashley simply wants Newcastle to survive in the Premier League and bank the TV money, with Alan Pardew you can claim that overall the manager has delivered that, though it has been a management spells of extremes, fifth in 2011/12 leading to a close call with relegation the following season.
If you are happy with just surviving in the Premier League then maybe Alan Pardew is the manager for you.
However, if like me you believe that Newcastle have punched well below their weight under Pardew and are capable of challenging for more than survival, then you have to accept that the stats ‘prove’ that Alan Pardew is not the man for Newcastle United.
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