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It would be folly to sack him anyway.

 

I've spent almost an entire season arguing with 99% of Newcastle Online about why sacking him would be a folly, but after the Spurs game our performances had sunk to such a level that I couldn't disagree any more.

 

There would be little chance of firing him leading to a worse outcome than the relegation form we've been displaying since Christmas, which was my only fear about getting rid sooner. He had the European and thin squad excuse last year, but not this year.

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It'd be like;

trying to lose weight by switching to Diet Coke, but still not exercising.

trying to keep warm by wearing a hat, as an accessory to your speedos

trying to save money by shopping in the reduced aisle, but still shopping of Whole Foods Market

trying to stay safe by fixing the lock on your open door

 

Until Ashley goes, nothing changes.

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Nothing may change with the way the club is set up but we have played better football with different managers under Ashley so you are talking shite.

 

A different manager could improve the football. When the status quo is so gash, why not at least desire/demand/hope for better football?

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Nothing may change with the way the club is set up but we have played better football with different managers under Ashley so you are talking shite.

 

A different manager could improve the football. When the status quo is so gash, why not at least desire/demand/hope for better football?

 

As I've said elsewhere, there are far more Mowbrays than Mourinhos, more Warnocks than Wengers, more Browns than Bielsas

Edited by The Fish

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It's like

trying to lose weight by switching to Diet Coke, but still not exercising.

trying to keep warm by wearing a hat, as an accessory to your speedos

trying to save money by shopping in the reduced aisle, but still shopping of Whole Foods Market

trying to stay safe by fixing the lock on your open door

 

And who would have thought

 

It figuuuuuuurrreess

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There's loads of him.

Controversies

 

So far in his career, Pardew has been involved in several controversial issues and events. In 2003, the BBC described him as being a "dangerous and distant animal" in the media, referring to his public relations abilities, which has led him to making several rash comments.[42] When at West Ham, the club employed a media advisor for Pardew to help him win over sceptical fans.[1] The following is a list of controversies Pardew has been involved in:

 

In September 2003, Pardew resigned from Reading after being refused permission to become manager at West Ham. Reading's chairman John Madejski attempted to create an injunction in the High Court to prevent him from moving to West Ham. Eventually Reading's legal action was dropped, and Pardew joined West Ham after a period of gardening leave.[6]

 

In March 2006, Pardew had a dispute with Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, after he criticised Arsenal for failing to field an English player in their UEFA Champions League win against Real Madrid.[43] Wenger suggested that Pardew was being xenophobic,[44] a claim Pardew denied, citing his marriage to a Swedish wife.[45]

 

In November 2006, Pardew had another dispute with Wenger after celebrating West Ham's win over Arsenal.[46] Wenger claimed he was provoked into pushing Pardew after Pardew's celebrations at West Ham's late win.[47] Wenger was later fined by the Football Association,[48] whilst Pardew was cleared of the charges in January 2007.[49]

 

In February 2007, shortly before Pardew's new club Charlton faced West Ham, The Sun published a report documenting a video of one of Pardew's media training sessions he took whilst manager at West Ham. In the video, Pardew jokingly made several disparaging comments about West Ham's fans.[50]

 

In October 2007, Pardew intervened on the pitch in a match against Hull City to try to break up a confrontation between Charlton and Hull players after Lloyd Sam and Ian Ashbee were sent-off. Pardew denied he made the situation worse by intervening.[51]

 

In May 2008, whilst on holiday in Romania, Pardew was photographed barbecuing a dolphin. When challenged over this unethical behaviour he simply said he was 'sorry' and he 'didn't do it on porpoise'.

 

In March 2009, on Match of the Day 2, Pardew stated that Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien "absolutely rapes" Man City player Ched Evans during a midfield tussle for the ball, in the sense that he bested him physically.[52] The BBC said there would be no on-air apology, despite 35 viewer complaints, insisting it had been misheard as "rakes".[53]

 

On the opening day of the 201213 Premier League season against Tottenham Hotspur, Pardew pushed an official after an incident where the ball appeared to go over the touchline, but the referee deemed it to still be in play. Pardew later apologised, citing his behaviour as "ridiculous".[54]

 

In January 2014, during the Premier League match against Manchester City Pardew verbally abused opposition manager Manuel Pellegrini. Pellegrini initially confronted Pardew on the touchline and accused Pardew of frivolously contesting every decision by the referee and was trying to dishonestly deceive the officials even when it was an obvious decision in Manchester City's favour. After the initial skirmish Pardew was caught on Sky Sports television cameras calling Pellegrini "a fucking old cunt". Pardew later apologised only after being confronted by journalists about his abusive language.[55] Pellegrini shrugged off the incident but said he disagreed with Pardew's approach to contesting every decision by the referee.[56]

 

In March 2014, Pardew was sent to the stands after headbutting Hull City player David Meyler. The ball went into touch near Pardew and Meyler pushed past him to quickly resume play, at which point Pardew headbutted Meyler. Although Pardew apologised for his actions, he was fined £100,000 by Newcastle United and given a formal warning. [57] [58] On 11 March, the FA handed Pardew a three-game stadium ban with a touchline ban for a further four games. He was also fined £60,000 by the FA, in addition to the £100,000 fine from Newcastle United.[59]

I'm sure they all have that rap sheet too.

 

Amongst your loads then there should be hope to achieve either an equal cunt with improved football, or less of a cunt with the same 'football'. I'd accept either of these at this point. It's too much to ask that we find someone who knows how to be a human being and play football.

Edited by trophyshy

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