Alan Pardew leads a charmed life.

No matter how badly he is doing and/or how crass his comments, he always finds mates in the media to back him up.

The former Newcastle boss looked unemployable, certainly in the Premier League, after a disastrous 2016, when he was the manager with the worst calendar year of results in the entire four divisions.

Yes somehow, West Brom were duped into believing Alan Pardew was the right man for the job in November after the sacked Tony Pulis.

Pardew took over at the Hawthorns the day after West Brom drew 2-2 with Newcastle, they were actually fifth bottom of the table at the time, with 12 points from 14 PL matches.

Four months and 16 games further on, Alan Pardew has added only one more victory and eight points from a possible 48, West Brom look doomed as they are eight points adrift of safety with only eight games remaining.

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

Played 54 Won 7 Drawn 15 Lost 32

This breaks down into:

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

Played 21 Won 2 Drawn 7 Lost 12

Then in 2016/17 at Palace 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 16 Won 1 Drawn 5 Lost 10

So basically, in the last 28 months, Alan Pardew has won seven Premier League matches and yet Jamie Redknapp has come to the rescue.

Somehow he reckons ‘West Brom could sack Pardew but they will find it hard to get a better manager in the Championship.’

To any rational person it would more be the case of the Baggies finding somebody worse than Pardew for life in the Championship.

It is 10 years since Alan Pardew last managed in the Championship and after fans protested against his disastrous record at the club, Charlton were forced to sack him in November 2008, the season before he had got them relegated from the Premier League.

Even more worrying for West Brom fans if their club takes the advice of Jamie Redknapp, is that Alan Pardew left such a mess at Charlton back in 2008, when Phil Parkinson took over he couldn’t save them and Charlton did what Sunderland are currently doing, going from Premier League to League One in only two seasons.

Jamie Redknapp talking to The Mail:

“Alan Pardew is bearing the brunt of the criticism for West Brom’s disastrous campaign.

“The truth is any manager would have struggled.

“The rot set in a year ago.

“Since last March, West Brom have won three of their 39 Premier League games.

“With an average age of 29, West Brom’s team is one of the oldest in the division, with a chronic lack of pace.

“They look like the slowest team in the league.

“It may take relegation to build a younger, quicker team.

“West Brom could sack Pardew but they will find it hard to get a better manager in the Championship.”

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  • Paul Patterson

    I hope he’s right . .

  • Peaky Magpie

    “West Brom won’t be able to find a better manager than Alan Pardew”….says….Alan Pardew.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Backed up by Jamie, Geordie John & little cockeyed Den

    • Mitros gotta start

      Aye…..the term “legend in his own mind” was invented for him

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        egotistical maniac like Fat Mike

      • Peaky Magpie

        As Alex higher up has put it’ll be all Carver’s fault probably.

  • pedrodelgardo

    He got the job at WBA because he had a previous working relationship with the Chief Exec. It can’t have been his work record.

  • Lyle

    Ask Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham fans they’ll tell you.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Just logged in on ebay & up pops a great big Shyte Direct advert,
    even adblocker can`t stop the Pig

  • Alex

    Must be all Carver’s fault, then. 😂

    • Rich Lawson

      Yes, Gregg’s Pasties instead of the half time orange slowing them down in the 2nd period.Was 1-1 at half time,then he chucked in a round of Jumbo sausage rolls as well.

  • nufcslf

    Shows the state of football today when this clown still even shows up for work. Other than giving us one less team to worry about on the run in, I do genuinely feel sorry for the poor bloody supporter’s that show up week in and week out. Completely wrong.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s like Fat Sham, he`ll walk with another couple of mill in the bank for failure

      • Peaky Magpie

        The Welsh Mackem Mustard Man must be close to also joining that exclusive club…

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Pards may yet end up there,

          • Geordiegiants


        • paul mclaughlan

          “The Welsh Mackem Mustard Man” 😂

    • Peaky Magpie

      The landlord of a pub about 10mins away from me is a massive WBA fan and I gave him a bit of stick about getting Pardew and that he would probably relegate them…his response….”well so be it but at least we didn’t appoint dodgy Allardyce”….

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        i hate to say it but they`d have had a better chance with Hippo Heed

        • Peaky Magpie

          Without a doubt…all down to principles….Hippo Heed not to be trusted even in his hometown.

      • nufcslf

        Scary shyte. Both dead ends, but got they did end up with the one that would fail first.

      • Danimal

        Those two are the successes. Most of our ex-managers never worked again.

      • Rich Lawson

        Financial advisor I went to see 2 months ago bout me divorce asked if I was a Geordie. He was a former Dudley bloke supporting West Brom’. I jokingly said ”You’ve been Pardewd” and he replied ”But at least he’s got us playing attacking football again ” May need to check these figures !?

        • Peaky Magpie


  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    When he goes for interviews he must quote that he took Nufc to 5th but the players let him down at all the other clubs & Geordie John didn`t help matters

  • frigopie76

    Pardew for Sunderland?!

  • Ram Kishore

    Afters the west brom fan’s noise against Pardew and Hammond (west brom’s technical director) this week .. just had a read of who this guy Hammond was.. The appointment of Pardew seemed more like an appointment made out of favouritism rather than proper evaluation and merit based one… Hammond and pardew knew eachother very well during their time at Reading..

    • Dillon Tovak

      Pardew must have dirt on all the PL club owners.

  • Dillon Tovak

    After Louise dumped him, “Jamo” and “Pards” no doubt went out pestering ladies together in the casinos using the Sky credit card, bonded for life.

    • TheNutJob


    • Peaky Magpie

      In white suits,black shirts & medallions…

  • Snoopy

    When Rafa walks after the next window with no investment, Ashley will hand this clown another 8 year contract.

    • TheNutJob

      stranger things have happened at the Toon under Fatty.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Is this Jezza under another name ???

  • 1957

    They could sack him and appoint the ‘best coach in the Premier League’ until the end of the season…he worked with Sir Bob and saved NUFC from relegation on the last day of the season

    • TheNutJob

      Carra`s doing nowt at the minute

  • TheNutJob

    bad crack aboot Carra, he must have been upset with Liverpool losing then Doddy passes away in Knotty Ash, bad day all round for Jamie

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Pardew is the best manager in The Premiership and any club would be lucky to have him.
    England will be watching the situation with interest so they can move quickly before the queue of clubs waiting to get his services pounce first.
    Everyone should go out and buy a Mr Motivator T-Shirt in support of Pardew and unfurl banners with “We Love Alan” plastered all over them !

    He really is that good and you ain’t nicknamed “The King” for no reason at all.

    There’s no one alive who is a fret to his crown !

    • Peaky Magpie

      Thanks for that post Mr Carver !

  • Danimal

    I hope he gets sacked immediately so he can make an emotional return to another of his ex-clubs, who have just created a vacancy this evening…

  • Rich Lawson

    Bet your Dad doesn’t think so ?

  • Geordiegiants

    Let’s hope he stays there, at least until after Rafa has gone.

  • Alan Pardew

    I’m the right man because I’m an experienced manager. I’ve experienced this situation a few times before.

    Once I have been relegated, at Charlton, but I’ve got out of this situation before at Newcastle and Crystal Palace and I’m determined to get out of this one as well.

  • Waxi

    I can remember Tony Gale saying on SSN Newcastle fans should be careful what they wish for as Pards is a top manager. Sky Sports should lose a few of these so called pundits when you look at Prutons predictions last term and Mersons this. They are a complete waste of time.

  • thewildchimp

    Well, they could take Mauricio Pellegrino… Anyone else, really…