Alan Pardew – you just can’t keep a good man down…
When he wakes up in the morning, such is his ego no doubt he is still hearing ‘Pardew for England’ ringing in his ears, even though his fan club in the media have been surprisingly quiet of late – I wonder why that could possibly be?
Tuesday night brought yet more honours to add to the Alan Pardew trophy cabinet.
The Crystal Palace manager has now become the first person to run up five consecutive losses at two different Premier League clubs.
The last five games have brought zero points from 15 for Alan Pardew and the five defeats included Aston Villa’s first home win of the season.
Palace and Palace’s last five results showing P5 W0 D0 L5 GF2 GA13.
It could have been even worse (better?) as the two games before that saw Palace fail to score but they got fortunate goalless draws against lowly Swansea and Bournemouth.
Newcastle supporters warned Palace fans when the silver haired/tongued maestro landed at Selhurst Park but they wouldn’t listen. Yes sometimes Alan Pardew gets the rub of the green in odd spells but it always quickly turns to miserable losing/non-winning runs.
Just ask West Ham and Charlton fans.
At Newcastle, Pardew oversaw some miserable runs, including nine defeats in 11 Premier League games when he nearly got us relegated in 2012/13.
Then the following season he was in charge of a shocking second half of the campaign collapse, losing 14 of the final 20 league games.
That run included six consecutive defeats, which saw Newcastle score just one goal and concede 17 – P6 W0 D0 L0 GF1 GA17.
No wonder he was relieved when Newcastle gave the job to his clueless assistant and John Carver went on the worst run in Newcastle’s 123 year history, losing eight league matches in a row.
This weekend sees Alan Pardew take his Crystal Palace team to Swansea, a club who have everything to play for. The former Newcastle manager on the threshold of yet another record – the first manager to get six consecutive defeats at two different Premier League clubs.
Altogether now ‘PARDEW FOR ENGLAND’.
(To feature like John, send in your articles for our website to [email protected])