Pushing the panic button too soon?


There really is nowt as fickle as folk.

It’s probably just over two weeks since certain sections of the fans were dreaming of Europe and we were discussing whether the squad was ready to take on the challenge. A short time later, the dreaded ‘R’ word is rearing it’s ugly head and the doomsday soothsayers are pushing the panic button.

On a personal note, I am not panicking too much yet, as I truly believe there are at least 3 teams worse than us in the league at the moment.

Look at Villa for example. They seem to be in total free-fall (even after spending 300 million on Darren Bent) and seem like they need a miracle to save them. The fans are actively protesting against Houllier which spells a very ominous end to their season, whatever happens to the manager.

We could advise Villa on what happens when you lose your manager with half a dozen games to go, even if you do install a club Legend in his place. We could also just let them rot after the unnecessary abuse they gave us in that nightmare season not long ago. I think I am starting to understand the meaning of Karma…

Since the loss on Saturday, I have seen many different opinions. A proportion of fans believe we have the quality to pull a few wins out the bag as we have key players returning from injury and enough quality to shine through.

Other sections of the fans believe Alan Pardew has the track record and the lack of respect in the dressing to take us back to the Championship.

I have made my feelings on Alan Pardew well known regarding his press conference ‘style’ of making assurances he has no authority to keep. I also questioned his selection and tactics against Stoke. On the other hand, there are a few occasions recently where I have heard myself saying ‘Pards got that spot on tactically’ and I do tend to like him on occasions – though I have no idea why!

The jury is still out for me on Pards until the summer, until I see if he manages to get the fat man to spend the recent windfall he came into, so i am not getting into that debate just yet. Definitely not until we are guaranteed to be mathematically safe anyway.

We need to beat Wolves. We need a united front against the rest of the Premier League. We need to get behind the lads.

I can understand that certain sections of the fan base are worried after what happened two years ago. I can understand that some of us aren’t convinced that Pardew is the man to lead us.

The reason I point to Villa, is due to the fans getting on the managers back when the going is getting tough. Does that make it any easier to get results? Do the players play better as a result of fan disdain? Does the chairman, with no real knowledge of football, make a knee jerk reaction and gamble with the club’s future?

I am not Pardew’s number one fan, but let’s not panic yet. Everyone makes the odd mistake and he is only 15 games in with the status of his squad changing daily. Express your anger at Ashley when the season is over and we are safe. Let us learn from the past and hope our manager does too.

If we win our next two games we can dream of Europe again. Howay The Lads!

106 thoughts on “Pushing the panic button too soon?

  1. It was also the Metro i think that reported we were that Cavini. It don’t trust the metro at all.


  2. Either way I think we would all agree that if it were to happen we would be majorly suprised. That said, in alan carrs dad we trust


  3. AndrewNUFC
    Posted March 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    “It was also the Metro i think that reported we were that Cavini. It don’t trust the metro at all.”

    Nor do I. It is the paper that is given away for free on the busses and trains after all….

    Mind you, I’d have all of their links from the past three days. Cavani, Jarvis, Sow, Gervinho. Imagine that 😯

    Where’s Dan anyway? I need to give him a ribbing 😈


  4. Toonsy he’ll be on about 12 im guessing.

    Shame to see Bale is out for Wales, I wanted to see him torture Johnson.


  5. Aye. He ditched his hometown blog off for the glitz and glamour πŸ‘Ώ

    Sound familiar?

    Only pulling his leg btw πŸ˜†


  6. “I have heard myself saying β€˜Pards got that spot on tactically’”

    Aye like when he switched Barton to the right, Tiote holding and Nolan attacking.

    When he stuck Shola up top with Carroll which brought the wins at West Ham and Arsenal and a mackem mauling.

    When played Nolan off Carroll against Villa and the pair nabbed 5 goals between them or Everton by bringing Benny and Tiote into the team and they were immense.

    Oh shit no they were all clueless chris ideas, You must mean the wing back sytem thats worked a charm in the last couple of matches… πŸ˜‰


  7. Or the Birmingham game where we won. or the Bolton game where we nearly won with ten men. Or the Wigan game where we dominated, or the Blackburn away game that we dominated.

    Hughton is gone, Carry on crying about it, but it won’t bring him back πŸ™‚


  8. Dan your a whore face who takes back handers to write shoddy linguistic pieces of trash πŸ˜• ❗ ❗


  9. toonsy, I was worried at first 😯 Was it you who wrote the whole NUFC team πŸ˜†

    David, I’ve heard you take more than back handers πŸ˜‰


  10. thats just wierd man Dan u sick minded freak.

    right im gettin the 17 mins past bus cya in a bit πŸ˜€


  11. Dan – Really? Worried? 😯

    Just as long as you still throw the odd NUFC one in this direction πŸ˜‰

    True to your roots and that πŸ˜†


  12. Of course! πŸ˜‰

    Some of the people that comment don’t really have a clue, someone named Krul in their team of the season and called me daft for putting Foster in 😯 πŸ˜†


  13. I thought it might of been someone off here because they put;

    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Enrique
    Barton Tiote Nolan Jonas
    Best Ameobi

    Just saying what everyone’s thinking πŸ˜‰



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