Sunderland have already had four different managers during the reign of Rafa Benitez and surely Alan Pardew is the man they have truly been searching for.

You just need to look at their respective records in recent times, the stats don’t lie.

Both Pardew and the Mackems have seen their reputations go through the floor, disaster is written all over them.

It is almost spooky just how well matched they are on these stats over the last 55 league matches Sunderland have played and Alan Pardew has managed…


In the 2015/16 season at Palace, his record from Boxing Day onwards read:

Played 21 Won 2 Drawn 7 Lost 12

Then in 2016/17 from August 2016 until he was sacked on 22 December 2016:

Played 17 Won 4 Drawn 3 Lost 10

Taking over at West Brom on 29 November 2017, since then he has managed:

Played 17 Won 1 Drawn 5 Lost 11

Totalling up his entire record from Boxing Day 2015 up to the present day we have a Premier League record of:

Played 55 Won 7 Drawn 15 Lost 33 (36 points from a possible 165)


Last 17 matches in the Premier League 2016/17:

Played 17 Won 2 Drawn 3 Lost 12

The 38 games in the Championship 2017/18:

Played 38 Won 5 Drawn 13 Lost 20

Totalling up as:

Played 55 Won 7 Drawn 16 Lost 32 (37 points from a possible 165)

When you consider that Alan Pardew helped Sunderland to win four times in a row in the last four games when he managed Newcastle United in the North East derby, once again he must be perfect as these four games were then added to, to create their ‘6 in a row title’ which they still cling onto now, as the Wearsiders sink without trace into the lower leagues.

As a Newcastle fan, Pardew’s record in the derbies summed him up for me:

Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1 – January 2011

Sunderland 0 Newcastle 1 – August 2011

Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 – March 2012

Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1 – October 2012

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3 – April 2013

Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1 – October 2013

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3 – February 2014

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1 – December 2014

His time at Newcastle shows a record of played eight against Sunderland, with four defeats, three draws and only one win, which was the Ryan Taylor one down there.

It is absolutely abysmal, considering how useless the Mackems were in these seasons and basically keeping them up with the gift of points.

Losing his last four was a joke, conceding nine goals in them and scoring only one, a true reflection of his (lack of) motivational skills.

It isn’t really mentioned but it was only eight days before he walked out on Newcastle, that Alan Pardew oversaw that final derby defeat at St James Park.

The last derby match before Ashley appointed Pardew, saw Chris Hughton mastermind a 5-1 smashing of them at Halloween 2010, and in the eight derbies before Alan Pardew took over, Newcastle won five, drew two and lost only the one.

I thought that Roy Keane getting the Sunderland job and being a total failure was pretty ideal but if they ever appointed Alan Pardew, that would be a total dream.

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  • mentalman

    a lot on here couldn’t cope with Pardew managing sunderland

    • Rich Lawson

      I think we could,hours of fun to be had ?

  • Rich Lawson

    Good picture above,is that him posing for his statue outside St Jame’s ?(We finished 5th you know ?)

  • Paul Patterson

    Can’t see the point of this. The manager is useless (and long since gone) and we won’t be playing the club for a long time in the league.
    The link is very loose at best.
    I can’t say we should be bothered about them to be honest, as our current ‘derby’ games are Huddersfield and Burnley . .

  • Rich Lawson

    He is the man to take them out the Football League,Sol Campbell is still available tho’,a ”master tactition” not even given an interview by Oxford or Grimsby and,please note Mr Short, will ”take training for free”.His wife’s family used to/still live on Darras Hall,so he’s almost local !

  • ghostrider

    Why the hatred for Alan Pardew?
    What has he done wrong at this club that rears up the hatred for him?

    • Wor Lass

      He he! Keep trying.

      • ghostrider

        It appears you have no legitimate answer to what I mentioned.
        It’s amazing what a frenzied hatred can achieve en-masse.

        • Wor Lass

          Is that why you post under different monikers – to spread out the “frenzied hatred” (I`d go with “disdain” myself)?

          • ghostrider

            I shouldn’t really answer to this but I will for the sake of clarity to all others who try the same weak attempt at believing it wins some argument.
            Get in touch with the admin and anyone else who runs this site to find out if I post under other names.

            I’ll guarantee you one thing.
            I post under one name and it’s this name.
            If you refuse to get some verification on whether I post under different names then you lose the right to use any of it as a so called argument when you cannot seem to win a debate.

            This has been tried by quite a few who seem to think reverting to this will somehow win them points…or is it internet friends you’re after?
            This post is for every person to see so I don’t have to keep repeating myself.

            Now feel free to dance about on your bed shouting, ” ahhhhh I made ghostrider explain himself…ahhhhhhhhahahahaha.”….or something like that. Lol

          • Wor Lass

            I wasn`t using it as an argument, it was just a comment based on observations of the writing style and cringeworthy content of your rather lengthy epistles in which you reveal your truths to the waiting masses. As you well know, there would be a data protection issue regarding the mag telling me or anyone else anything about your account(s). I don`t need to get you to explain yourself, anyway, because you do it at length several times an hour.

          • ghostrider

            Then stop fretting over me and you’ll be fine with your own mind.

    • Lhc

      I agree with you on this one, Pardew done ok overall.

      • ghostrider

        Exactly. He wasn’t a bank rolled Keegan or a Sir Bobby Robson (best manager we ever had) but he wasn’t a bad manager.
        He certainly tried his best and overachieved in some circumstances.

        The hatred of him is purely down to two things.
        1. He was brought in over Hughton, in my opinion a bad move by Ashley on Hughton but not Pardew’s problem.

        2. He was a cockney with some apparent baggage, ranging from scoring with players wife’s (apparently) and supposedly owning a fortune to Ashley and Charnley in gambling debts, as many fans at the time seemed to go with.

        Hatred is like a disease. If it’s allowed to fester it becomes an unstoppable train.
        This is what Pardew has with some fans and is the same with Ashley and Charnley and anyone else who is par for the course of hate.

        • Lhc

          Pardew became a scapegoat and sheep will follow the majority, personally Iโ€™ve never been or ever will be like that. I agree Pardew definitely cared which sometimes got the better of him but I prefer that to than not caring at all. I donโ€™t understand this article one bit and why it keeps taking digs at him when he left us 4 year ago.

          • ghostrider

            It’s no different to a lot of managers.
            Look at Carver.
            Granted he didn’t do very well (understatement) when placed in charge but he cared so much it hurt him and he fell victim to the pressure and the periodic barrages of abuse from the few.

            The man is hated by proxy for the many, instigated by the hype of the few.

            Not too many years ago fans were (in the main) more than happy to see John Carver come back to the club.
            “A proper Geordie who loves the club and is a great coach” was the call from many. I agreed.

            It’s amazing how things turn.
            Allardyce is another.
            Hated by some and disliked by many all for something that started as him being sacked in favour of a messiah due to his football being a bit negative…which ist was but the hate?

            The hatred has spiralled into almost frenzy as it stands with some fans. It goes beyond ridiculous.

          • Lhc

            Thereโ€™s a trend of Wolfpack mentality amongst some of our fans then you hit them with facts which I have many of times at matches and majority donโ€™t know what to come back with ( which is credible)

  • Leazes.

    I can’t see any ‘stats’ there at all John!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      you hate stats

      • Wor Lass


        • Leazes.

          0%…you are way out!

          • Wor Lass

            Depends on your perspective. Lies, damned lies ….

          • Leazes.

            No, no,no…… there’s nothing wrong with statistics provided you compare things which you can compare, and you actually know what you are doing, but people don’t do that, they are free with the phrase ‘the stats prove it’ in order to give some credibility to some preposterous claim.

            The phrase ‘Lies darned lies and statistics’ is a castigation of stupidity not mathematics….

            …what we have here from Mr Jensen is stupidity, probably just to annoy me!

          • Ram Kishore

            Exactly what I wanted to say rn

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Leazes’ concentrates just on the lies darned lies and fibs.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Ha, ha, you’ve realised Leazes’ is a liar too. His statistics are fromla la land and usually total fabrication.

      • Leazes.

        No I love stats…I’m a statistics kind of guy!

        It appears that writers for the Mag are of one voice when it comes to defining ‘stats’ leading me to suggest they are all the same person or the headline writer is an idiot!

        …I’m leaning towards the latter.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Have you got your invite to the โ€˜forumโ€™ yet Leazes ?

      • Leazes.

        Its probably in the post….

      • MichaelMaximusMoose


      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        He just needs to email the fans liaison team. He will also have to represent a particular group, East Stand, disabled supporters, pensioners etc. Perhaps he can represent the ‘sat on their sofa’ group or tthe’fans that make lies up’ group so Jezza has some representation too.

        • nufcslf

          So, unlike your fat mate, then. The Useless Lying FAT C**T committee.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I didn’t know Leazes’ was fat, it makes sense, fat people have a sense of entitlement.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    He won`t be going to Scumberland,
    if Rafa walks he`ll be coming here

    • Jezza

      Spot on.

  • Wor Lass

    I don`t hate Pardew but I don`t like him. He comes over as rather arrogant and a bit of a bully but, then, most managers are probably like that. He had some success when he was here but his record over all was poor – short winning runs in between long losing streaks. He`s a busted flush now and I really can`t see him getting another PL manager`s job. I also don`t see why the Mag has to be so obsessed with him. he`s long gone.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Couldnโ€™t have put it better myself.

    • Paul Patterson

      Including caretakers, he’s four managers ago.

      • Jezza

        As well as being our next manager.

    • Jezza

      “I really can`t see him getting another PL manager`s job…..he`s long gone”

      I fear those words will soon come back to haunt you.

  • Peaky Magpie

    If Rafa goes I could see Lardy going for someone like Warnock…canโ€™t see Pardew coming back myself because of some of the abuse his family took when they were out and about in Newcastle…although I donโ€™t care much for the bloke targeting his kids etc is bang out of order.

    • Wor Lass

      I didn`t know about that. I completely agree with you – it`s totally cr*p!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        If Rafa leaves i`m straight down the bookies & the money will be on Mr Slippery when dry

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      His family lived in London Peaky, i don`t think even the worst Nufc fans would have a go at a guys family, i certainly wouldn`t

      • Peaky Magpie

        Didnโ€™t know they lived in London but I read somewhere at the time he got a lot of hassle in Jesmond one night…they were obviously just up visiting.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          It`s well out of order

      • Steven05

        I agree. Itโ€™s best to just โ€˜push him awayโ€™ with your forehead! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Mark Potter

        You include yourself amongst the worst Nufc fans?

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Leazes for the Forum.
    be like letting a Vampire loose in a blood bank

  • Rabid Dog

    There is no one who believes his own hype more than Pardew beleives his own deluded versions of his past. I say this tongue in cheek but I do not think it is in any way a coincidence that every team, he has managed are below Newcastle. Reading – Championship, West Ham – 17th, Charlton – L1, Southampton 18th, Palace – 16th, West Brom – 20th.

  • Toon

    Obsessed with the mackems, very sad

  • GeordieZebra

    Donโ€™t like either nor care, and cannot see the point of posting this tripe…

  • Kneebotherm8

    Pardew,Geordie John and Sunlun……….dream team

  • Jezza

    A crass, pointless and idiotic article that is going to come back to haunt you big time, Mr Martin. The only club Alan Pardew is going to be managing next is Newcastle United.

    • nufcslf

      Very much so, how the hell did Matk Hughes get the Southampton job??!!. He just Pisdew in disguise.

    • gallowgate26

      I hope it doesn’t come back to haunt us in the game against Bromwich, we might need those three points.