VIDEO: Pardew’s Latest Interview Portrays A Man Who Is Feeling The Pressure

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Alan Pardew looked as downbeat as he has during his 14 months as Crystal Palace boss when speaking to Chris Grierson in the aftermath of yesterday’s loss to Leicester.

This interview with Alan Pardew gives a portrayal of a man who is painfully aware of the increasing pressure on his shoulders. Will he turn it around?

Despite the team’s fine run of results in the FA Cup, Pardew has now presided over a run of 13 Premier League games without a victory, leaving even the most positive of Palace fans feeling jittery over what the next few weeks have in store for us. 

Regardless of his status as something of a cult hero in SE25, yesterdays result looks to have been the first occasion upon which Pardew’s mood shifted from one of defiant positivity to genuine concern for his role as Crystal Palace manager. It is no longer a case of looking on the bright side, people are mightily concerned and rightly so. 

It had been a week which Pardew described as one of his best since taking up the role, thanks to the team’s safe passage into the FA Cup semi-finals following last Friday’s victory over Reading, but after an energy sapping loss to the Foxes, both he and the supporters are being forced to look over their shoulders. 

We’re all well versed in Pardew’s usual demeanour when it comes to dealing with the media. Almost always upbeat and borderline cheeky, he is a polarising character at the best of times, but as you can see in the interview above, his mood has darkened rapidly as a consequence of our latest defeat. 

He may not have felt close to losing his job a few weeks ago, but as this dismal spell continues, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to suggest that we as supporters have complete faith in him. 

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4 Comments

  • Sharpy March 20, 2016 - 1:41 pm Reply

    I wonder who gave the go ahead for Murray to leave ? We have missed him so much during this run and he’s just sitting on the bench at Bournemouth. I for one still don’t we are going to go down and a total rebuild of our front line will be done in the close season. Pardew is bound to feel the pressure with the run we’re on but I still feel he’s the man to take the club forward. I don’t think he’s feeling the pressure for his job I think it’s because of his love for the club and wanting to do his best for the supporters !

  • Steve March 20, 2016 - 2:28 pm Reply

    I have no faith in Pardew. I think he is a terrible manager.

    On the plus side, tickets will be cheaper in the championship

  • Peter March 20, 2016 - 5:12 pm Reply

    We have had a series of injuries and a some decisions not going our way. Overall we are playing well. Nervous, yes. But no real problems outside of a consistent goal scorer. The biggest problem will be holding the current good players and attracting new ones. Pardew is fine who else is there?

  • Martyn March 21, 2016 - 9:17 am Reply

    Al’s definitely the man we need in charge at the football club. We’ve had a terrible run, but players are back and fit again, shame about Wickham. This season should just be about safety and investing in the summer. We only need 2 wins from our remaining games and we should do it, for crying out loud surely we’ll win this year!

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