Eight Months On, Newcastle Fans Are Still Obsessed With Pardew

0 Posted by - September 6, 2015 - Daily Thoughts, News

Newcastle fans are well known for their dislike of former boss Alan Pardew, with The Mag, (one of their biggest independent sites) often leading from the front with digs in the 54-year-old’s direction.

To see Aarons’ “dig” at Pardew, and have a chuckle at The Mag’s warped view, CLICK HERE

Their latest attempt to put words in the mouths of their own players has come with comments from academy graduate Rolando Aarons, who, in simply highlighting his happiness at new boss Steve McClaren’s coaching methods, is believed to have aimed a parting shot at his former manager Pardew.

The passion with which the Magpies faithful speak of their dislike for the now Palace boss is startling, prompting many from outside of the North East to question the reasoning behind such comments, but after more than eight months apart from one another, you have to admire their efforts to highlight his incompetence.

As we all know, Pardew has enjoyed a truly stunning start to life in SE25, but for all of his success, you can still find countless Newcastle fans who are counting down the days until everything turns sour at Selhurst Park. A fifth placed finish, a Manager of the Year award and a transfer strategy which saw numerous first-team players sold from under his feet wasn’t enough to save Pardew from the ire of Geordies everywhere. Seemingly, that is a trend which will never change.

Looking at Aarons’ comments from the perspective of an outsider, it appears to be nothing more than a young player doing his best to ingratiate himself to the new management structure in the hope of securing a regular place in the side.

Still, what’s the point in allowing the truth to get in the way of a good story?

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  • Euan Farrington September 6, 2015 - 10:39 am Reply

    Do not attempt to demonize a group of people that know Pardew’s methods. Eventually all the groundwork that Pulis laid out will become unstuck; and your team will find itself playing route one crap all season long.

    • Louboss September 6, 2015 - 11:50 am Reply

      Pulis Groundwork… Route one crap football. Irony.

    • Nat Darke September 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm Reply

      Pulis was lucky to walk into a club that had a spine of players and an assistant manager that felt comfortable playing in a defensive counter attacking style. These foundations were laid by Dougie Freedman and the senior players like Jedinak and Delaney, undone by Holloway and revived by Keith Millen. Pulis was good at the time but he gets way too much credit and Pardew’s success has partly been down to the culture of the players and the club – nothing to do with Pulis.

    • Matt September 6, 2015 - 12:17 pm Reply

      Warnock put pay to all of Pulis work, we will still finish well above Newcastle and your stupid ideas of where you should be in the league and we are such a great and such a big club bollocks. Palace are just going to enjoy whilst it is happening.

  • Tommy September 6, 2015 - 11:17 am Reply

    It’s funny that this kind of rhetoric is brought up time and again, when most NUFC fans barely even mention his name. The Mag (the crap site that it is) was actually only reporting what one of the players had said, and at the time of checking, there were just a few comments under the article.

    And for the record, Pardew himself actually came out in the press and said that a lot of lies had been said of his relationship with the Newcastle fans, and that he actually had a very good relationship with them and that they only really turned on him in the last few months of him being there – and that it was only ever inside the stadium. And this was after the fact that he had set a number of negative records for the club, least of all our recent results against our nearest and dearest.

    Please do some very very basic research before spouting this ridiculously easily refuted crap.

    Have a nice day.

    • admin September 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm Reply

      The article linked Pardew in, not me. To respond to it is nothing to do with research.

  • Siesind ein Hahn September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am Reply

    Well a complete COCK wrote that, infact not surprising from a Pardew lover in future keep quiet as you obviously got a brain smaller than your penis.
    try actually sticking to your team as they are going to need your support in the not too distant future

  • Charlie September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am Reply

    Please don’t tar all Newcastle fans with the same brush. I regularly find myself rolling my eyes at the biased drivel that gets written in The Mag. I may be in the minority, but some of us still recognise that Pardew did the best he could with the players at his disposal.

    I was a vehement supporter of Pards for the majority of his time at the club (even through the mass derision at the start of the last campaign) and was actually sad to see him go in January. He was dealt an extremely bad hand by the ownership of the club which he himself has since admitted was one of the reasons he decided to leave. I actually have a memory that last longer than 5 minutes and so can remember when he led us to 5th place playing the kind of entertaining football Palace are playing right now! A coach doesn’t suddenly forget that stuff overnight, he just wasn’t given the tools to implement it at Newcastle bar that one season.

    I’m glad to see him doing so well at Palace and the inclusion of our former fan-favourite Cabaye has made Palace my second team. Good luck for the rest of the season (just remember me when you feel like generalising “Geordies everywhere”.

    *Queue backlash from angry Toon fans*

    • admin September 6, 2015 - 1:58 pm Reply

      Fair play to you Charlie. Top man.

    • Promo_man September 6, 2015 - 8:06 pm Reply

      Fair play Charlie, well reasoned POV.

      I think you will find that most Palace fans have no issue with the Toon army (except 2 Saturdays a season!) especially not HLTCO, who I find to be one of the less biased Palace sites.

      best of luck this season – though I fear your gonna need it with ‘the wally with the brolly’

  • Chris September 6, 2015 - 12:05 pm Reply

    I would ignore what players say about their encumbant manager – who’s going to say anything else? Also, there are plenty of NUFC fans who realise that AP had the rug pulled out from under his feet with the sale of Cabaye. I was there when they destroyed Palace 0 – 3 and they seemed to know what they were doing. I think Newscastle fans who blame Pardew for all their ills are a bit deluded. Also I suspect he has become a better manager over the years and clearly has better support from Parish et al. It may be he is enjoying some luck – all managers need it – but his playing, buying and winning record currently speaks for itself.

    The truth is as ever somewhere inbetween probably. Let’s judge him truly over the years but certainly so far so good.

    • Bobbybee September 6, 2015 - 3:52 pm Reply

      Chris, as a ST holder at SJP, I’d go one further and say any fan who blames Pardew for the ills at the club is totally deluded. The club has been badly run for many years and most of our problems started and ended with the owner. Pardew didn’t help himself with some of his actions and a willingness to blame everybody else when it went wrong, but we had some great times under him. The typical ups and downs of any manager at any club.

  • Liamolio September 6, 2015 - 12:26 pm Reply

    Well HLTCO call my comment deluded and you will show yourself to be more so than you feel the previous comment is!
    We ENJOYED Pardew’s first season, but as he put his stamp on the team we ENDURED the following seasons, I hope you do not have to endure the same as players like Bolassie leave and your play becomes pedestrian, direct and at worst a team that crumbles without clear direction on the training pitch.
    A great coach uses the players at his disposal, Pardew likes to detract from his failings by blaming the recruitment policy.

    • admin September 6, 2015 - 1:55 pm Reply

      I genuinely think the recruitment policy at Newcastle hindered him. There is no transfer committee at Palace, just the owners backing the manager.

      • Bobbybee September 6, 2015 - 3:39 pm Reply

        Admin, the current ‘football board’ is a new concept, brought in since the arrival of McClaren. It had no bearing on Pardew’s tenure. Pardew had a mixed time at the Toon, as surely every manager at every club does? He was hamstrung by Ashley, no question, and because of that most fans refused to blame him. Is it not always the case that a vociferous minority can set the tone, despite being the minority? Any Toon fan still obsessed with Pardew needs to move on. It’s the same vociferous minority still wanting Ashley out, despite him accepting full responsibility for mistakes made and investing heavily this summer with a promise of more to come. It’s too easy to make judgement from the outside with limited information, but the truth is most Toon fans wish Pardew the best of luck – with the obvious exception of two games a season.. Any team that gives the top few teams a run for their money is fine by us.

  • Pardiola September 6, 2015 - 12:27 pm Reply

    We’re obsessed with the myth that he’s all of a sudden become a genius manager and a Saint, and not someone who headbutts opposition players, pushes a linesman or properly screams things like “shut your noise you old cant” at Manuel Pellegrini. He’s a streaky manager, who goes on long streaks of losses and little streaks of wins. Check his record at his previous clubs, similar to ours; he has a good first 6 months when he comes in mid season, a really good first full season…then it all goes downhill from there. He sticks with favourites and just let’s everyone get comfortable and not on their toes any more.

    Hopefully he’s learnt a bit humility from his time at Newcastle too. You can say we’re obsessed but maybe we just know a charlatan when we see one and don’t let them off the hook. Check the sack pardew website for some of his ridiculous quotes as to why everything is never his fault, including blaming science which is one of my favourites.

    Good luck for the season, nothing against your club or fans.

    • admin September 6, 2015 - 1:53 pm Reply

      Fair play to you mate, however, I genuinely don’t think we’ll fall off as spectacularly as many do.

  • Joe Teds September 6, 2015 - 12:45 pm Reply

    What a strange comment considering we played “route one crap” with Pulis but now play quick attractive football with Pardew and are second in the league.

  • Chris September 6, 2015 - 1:07 pm Reply

    Have to be honest, as a Newcastle fan (but more so as a fan of the beautiful game) I came on here to find out what we “Newcastle fans” are obsessed about with Pardew. Only to find the entire article being about comments from 1 player (not even a 2nd had been considered, never mind part of the actual fan base).

    Lazy story, lazy journalism and completely falsified headline which in no way has anything to do with fans… Yes it’s a players comments you’re talking about

    • admin September 6, 2015 - 1:51 pm Reply

      Who runs The Mag, Chris?

      Rolando Aarons? Or a Newcastle fan? Take a look on Twitter.. There are plenty of Newcastle fans who still hold Pardew in contempt.

      • Bobbybee September 6, 2015 - 3:21 pm Reply

        Admin, is it fair to say that because one fan at Palace threw coins at Collo and another at a Mackem player, that all Palace fans are morons? No it is not. Just because someone writing for The Mag, which is becoming less and less the voice of Newcastle fans and more trouble causing than ever, happens to have a minority opinion, is it fair to brand ‘Geordies everywhere’ with the same brush? Editors at fanzines should be careful, because you never know what sort of idiot you might be provoking – both sides of the fence. The idea that we think we should be at the top is another load of nonsense. You’ll struggle to find one Newcastle fan who thinks we’re top four material. Badly informed publications may think differently, but we accept we are what we are – potentially massive, but with a long long way to go.

      • Chris September 6, 2015 - 8:58 pm Reply

        Admin (I’m assuming of the site?),
        No, I’m not affiliated with the mag, I tend to find they spout more rubbish than Borini saying Sunderland are the biggest club in the North (lol)

        I do not disagree that some fans of Newcastle hold him in contempt, he stagnated the club for years with negative football, undoing the good foundation work Chris Hughton laid at the club and consigning us to relegation duels for 3 years following that red herring 5th..

        Anyways my comment was aimed at a misleading article, which is aimed at dragging readers in and not backing up a statement. If you make a headline using a phrase such as “Newcastle fans are still obsessed with Pardew” you expect actual phrases, facts and figures behind it, not one solitary comment from a current player who as you say is ingratiate himself into the new management structure.

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  • Luke September 6, 2015 - 2:54 pm Reply

    I really don’t like padrew.. However I also know he didn’t have to easiest time transfer wise at Newcastle.

    But he just did one to many unforgivable things at Newcastle.

    Derby record
    Picking his favourite players even when playing poorly and someone else was starting to show for

    That’s not to say he hasn’t learnt from his mistakes now. Only time will tell.. I used to like crystal palace but have been put off by the many articles about us Newcastle fans. Although I know it’s not everyone..

    If yous had of supported our club the whole time he was in charge you would understand.

    I wish yous well. And look forward to playing you.

  • The Great Game September 6, 2015 - 3:41 pm Reply

    Those against Pardew were always a small minority, the majority knew that it was Mike Cashley who stopped the club from going forward. Pardew’s hands were tied, the system was flawed, taking all of this into account Pardew decided to defend Ashley and his cronies at every opportunity .. why?
    Most supporters support their team through thick and thin and it was John Carver who made Ashley rethink and start to spend money on players

    Good luck Alan Pardew and Palace

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