Alan Pardew has came out with a new reason/excuse as to why he left Newcastle United.

The former United boss sat in the dugout for the win over Everton on 28 December but then told John Carver he wasn’t going to do his press duties afterwards.

This left everybody assuming that he’d made his decision before that 3-2 win and then headed off to London straight after the game.

Certainly what has appeared in the press since seems to back that up, the decision happening behind the scenes and before that Everton game.

However, in an interview with the Evening Standard, Alan Pardew now claims that it was the reaction by fans and the media the day AFTER that win over the scousers, which made him throw the towel in at Newcastle United:

“The next day, the reaction in the press and the town was that we won because of their deficiencies.

“I thought to myself, ‘what am I ever going to win here?’ I thought maybe it’s time to go, it’s better for them and better for me.”

You pay your money and you make your choice as to what to believe.

Before or after, you decide.



  • Thecyclist1

    They’re all liars. Laughable football club nowadays. People don’t even care anymore. Very sad.

  • Lawrence Cant

    Because he’s a Thunderbird puppet?

  • RexN

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, eh, Alan?

  • BillytheFish

    Premier League Fans & Stadium…..Championship club.

  • terriertwo

    Three defeats in a row for him tomorrow. Its all downhill from now you poor Palace fans.

  • Little Davey

    He was right, when it finally dawned on him that he wasn’t going to win anything here.
    Took a long time for that penny to drop
    The rest of it is Bull poo

  • Stu Smith

    Blah, blah, blah. FOS, as usual

  • RexN

    Little Davey At some stage, it will dawn on him that he won’t win anything anywhere.

  • Phildene

    If that’s true and I very much doubt it, how come Ashley had manoeuvred a £3m compensation deal with Palace? Pardew making it sound like he threw the towel in, but think he was more or less pushed for £3m and wouldn’t have had his contract paid off, because if he left of his own accord he would’ve been entitled to 4 (?) years contract compen and that’s not the case. 

    Can anyone see Ashley forfeit £3m and pay £k’s compen???  no, didn’t think so.

  • Phildene

    My mistake – got the wrong end of the stick I did oops!

  • Phildene

    Got the wrong end of the stick I did -oops

  • tino o

    I don’t care a bit why he went just glad he did he will be remembered here for his poor results,record derby losses and his arrogance palace fans will find out

  • Paul Patterson

    Sadly, I have to agree with him to a point.
    If he won six games off the bat, it wuld be ‘Lets see what happens when things go wrong’ or ‘It was a total fluke’.
    All of a sudden he could lose one game and it would be ‘Sack Pardew’ and ‘Useless manager’ etc.
    It WAS time for him to go, but he was/is NOT the biggest problem at this club . .

  • amacdee

    I have written “We’ll win nowt with Pardwho about” more times than I care to remember. Of course we now need to point that accusation straight at the Fatman. 

    Until he ships out and takes his ass licking cronies with him we’ll still be looking for crumbs from the top table every season.