The media claims that Sunderland could be interested in Alan Pardew to replace David Moyes, have produced a very wide range of emotions amongst the Mackems.
Sunderland fans still relieved that Moyes has exited but now faced with the challenge of welcoming his replacement.
A bit like Nile Ranger, isn’t it great as a Newcastle fan when Alan Pardew is now somebody else’s problem, or rather, is going to be shortly.
Will it be Sunderland? Very unlikely.
However, have a read through the following and just sense the fear that oozes from so many of them at the mention of Alan Pardew…
Comments from Sunderland fans via their main message board Ready To Go:
‘Would be funny if he was a massive success here….imagine how much the mags would hate him!
Ha ha ah could be amazing!’
‘The bloke is a despicable person. Its difficult to refute as well. How many other prem managers have nutted a player or called the opposition manager ‘an old c…’?’
‘Look people. We are in a mess.
We can ill-afford starting to reject managers because have a personal dislike of him.
He is good. He has a proven track record. He will annoy the mags if he starts winning. Good enough for me.’
‘I’d be gutted if we appointed him.’
‘No he isn’t good, he doesn’t have a proven track record.’
‘Seems some Sunderland fans are wanting Pardew just because Newcastle don’t like him.
He’s horrendous, plays rubbish football, ruins players, blames everyone but himself, he’s the smuggest man in the world, and he has everybody convinced he’s half decent. His record is absolutely terrible.’
‘Not a likable man but would no doubt (for a season at least) do really well with us. Tailor made for him really.’
‘He normally does start well….was he not the LMA manager of the year in his first year at the mags?’
‘Took over December 2010, then won the manager of the year for 11/12.
Lost a minimum 19 games a season thereafter.’
‘I’ve a very bad feeling about this.’
‘Although I’d be against it, the meltdown from the Mags would be comedy gold.’
‘There’d be no mag meltdown.
More like laughter and jubilation.’
‘Wouldn’t be a bad choice.’
‘I’ve renewed but won’t be going if this was to happen
Short surely knows fan morale is already on the floor. he’d never get away with this.’
‘Rather have moyes back.’
‘I’d have him here tomorrow personally.
Some of the comments on here are embarrassing.’
‘If this happened, I’d probably just pack in supporting the club altogether and look to set up a new club, Sunderland Albion. This would be the biggest kick in the face they could possibly give us.’
‘Moyes is a busted flush and finished as a manager. Pardew is a horrible hateful human being.’
‘He’s got absolutely no class or respect for anyone else. That puts me off more than him being ex Newcastle manager – the headbutting and swearing at other managers.’
‘Tin hat on….
Seems to be able to get players playing for him.
And can convince players to come to the club he’s at….’
‘I’m pretty much done with Football as it is, this would be the final nail.’
‘Eh, I thought anyone would be a better option than Moyes?’