Below are a selection of comments down the years from fans of previous clubs managed by Alan Pardew.
I collected many of them from various fan sites when I was doing my research on him when he was appointed as Newcastle United manager back in December 2010, however, I have also added quite a few made since that time. As you will see, they contain many horribly familiar comments about such things as bewildering tactics, blaming everyone and everything except himself a lack of abilty to motivate the players (despite the fact that prides himself on being a “Mr.Motivator” type psychological genius), long ball tactics, strange substitutions etc…
I have arranged the club’s in chronological order, starting with West Ham, then Charlton Athletic and finally, Southampton. Though you may think it’s quite a long list, believe me, I had to sift through alot more, especially from Charlton fans!
Venue: Loftus Road, London. Date: Sun 12th May, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Lee Probert (Wilts). UK TV: None.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our penultimate “match banter” for the season.
This time of course, the Magpies face Queens Park Rangers and with Alan Pardew once again seemingly unable to find a win for love or money, each game becomes ever more crucial in the Toon’s bid to stave off yet another relegation. With our next opponents being Champions League chasing Arsenal, this clash with one of the three teams who have actually managed to be worse than us so far this season has assumed even more importance. Continue reading…
Venue: The Boleyn Ground, London. Date: Sat 4th May, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: None.
Well it’s all starting to come to the boil now, with Newcastle United still uncertain of their future in the Premier League next season.
For the second time since Derek Llambias became Managing Director in June, 2008, the Magpies face the abyss. As events unfold in East London, it will be tempting to cast the occaisional glance at events over at the Hawthorns too, where West Brom will be taking on our game in hand relegation rivals, Wigan.
It could well be two very familiar faces who cause us the most problems this afternoon with West Ham’s two top goalscorers, Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan putting old allegiances aside. Carroll in particular has has come into some good form after recovering from his last injury. In his last four games, Carroll has scored four goals for the Hammers and seems to be back to his old self again.
In his latest defence of his French players, this time against alleged criticism in the media, Alan Pardew’s continued with his latest “inexperience” offensive, which seems to have replaced injuries and Europa League fixtures as his main explaination for Newcastle United’s poor form, which now has the club in a relegation dogfight.
Seemingly relishing the chance to shift the the cold finger of blame from himself to the players in the guise of defending them, the silver one reacted to Luke Edwards’ Observer story which alleged a rift in the dressing room and earned the former Journal hack a ban from Press access to the club. On this he began:
“Some of the criticism of the French group has been so unfair on them.”
He then went on to explain that the latest reason for the club’s recent hammerings has been the Premier League inexperience of his January signings (Debuchy, Gouffran, Sissoko and Haidara), along with Cheick Tiote’s “overmotivation” apparently. On this, Pardew continued: Continue reading…
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew speaks on the “confounded” and “insulting” criticism of his team, and his failure to understand why Wigan’s Roberto Martinez is called “confident” while he is called “arrogant.”
He also has a few words on Saturday’s visit to his old club, West Ham. Continue reading…