It has now been confirmed, Newcastle United have been well and truly Pardewed.
The term was used as a derogatory term to sum up the affect that Newcastle’s former manager had on many players at St. James’ Park. A long list of promising players/signings who went rapidly backwards once Alan Pardew got his hands on them.
However, having been ‘Pardewed’ has taken over a whole new meaning now…
When Alan Pardew walked out on Newcastle United after 19 matches, this is how the League table looked:
10th Newcastle United – 26 points
W7 D5 L7 – Goals for 22 Goals against 28
18th Crystal Palace – 16 points
W3 D7 L9 – Goals for 20 Goals against 30
Moving 11 matches forward, we now have:
11th Crystal Palace – 36 points
12th Newcastle United – 35 points
In the space of under 3 months, the two clubs have produced the following:
W6 D2 L3 GF 16 GA 11 Points 20
W2 D3 L6 GF11 GA20 Points 9
Personally, I think Palace actually have some decent players, especially going forward. So not greatest surprise they’v emoved on. However, you do have to give Alan Pardew some credit as Palace are averaging almost two points per game under the new manager.
On the other hand, at Newcastle I do still blame Pardew for much of the mess, he sat back and allowed the team and squad to be weakened, leaving the under strength squad we see now – both in terms of quality and quantity.
However, you do have to look at what Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley have descended to, pretending to look worldwide for the best replacement(s) and then belatedly giving the job(s) to John Carver and the others who were already at the club.
Newcastle United, once again well and truly Pardewed.