Vote: Does Alan Pardew deserve the boot for losing his head?

The scene from yesterday
The scene from yesterday
You may not have noticed (haha) but there is a bit of storm brewing following on from events at the KC Stadium yesterday.

I don’t think anyone is saying that Alan Pardew wasn’t silly with his actions yesterday and should have controlled himself in a fashion more befitting of a Premier League manager. He’s even said that himself in the wake of the event.

However some news outlets are suggesting that Pardew could well face the sack. The words “gross misconduct” have been mentioned which generally spell the end of any employment contract and would give the hierarchy a way of disposing of Pardew without paying out a load of compensation. United had remained quiet on the matter until a statement released late last night revealed that they’d handed out a Β£100,000 fine and gave Pardew a formal warning. It seems he is safe, but what are the opinions of you guys? Should he have kept his job or should he be facing the axe?

My own opinion is that if people really do want to see Alan Pardew sacked for a spur of the moment reaction, then what happens next and how far do you take it? Should we have sacked Loic Remy after his headbutt at Norwich? If not, why is it any different?

I made a point somewhere in the comments yesterday about people being a tad hypocritical about all this by condemning Alan Pardew to hell. I mean we’ve hardly been staffed with angels in recent years. Jonathan Woodgate was convicted of affray, Joey Barton, well, is Joey Barton, Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer tried to thump seven bells out of each other on the pitch. Even Alan Shearer did the odd silly thing on the pitch. None of them were sacked.

The point is that it is easy to act as judge, jury and executioner when you aren’t in the moment. Millions have seen what happened as it will be broadcast worldwide, but none us, even some of the players on the pitch let alone fans in the stand will know if there was a real trigger point to start with.

Not that it’s a justifiable excuse, there is none. Pardew will be punished by the FA and will probably have the book thrown at him. And quite right too. However this ‘mock shock’ a lot of fans, journalists and onlookers are displaying and this moral crusade that appears to be gathering pace is, to be frank, a load of bollocks.

He did wrong, he’s admitted he was in the wrong, he lost his head and will accept any punishment. I just think that calling for him to be sacked because of this is one punishment too far but what do you think? Have a vote below.

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660 thoughts on “Vote: Does Alan Pardew deserve the boot for losing his head?

  1. Sharpy dude, Anita couldn’t tie Holtby’s shoe laces mate. I would love us to sign him, he’s brilliant. Hopefully we can nick him before the Spurs manager realises how good he is. At the same time Holtby is too smart to come to the cold north when he can ply his trade in the smoke…

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  2. Munich – sorry mate I meant positionally. I don’t know a great deal about Holtby to be honest but what I’ve seen of him so far he looks a decent player. Would he play alongside Tiote or ahead of him?

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  3. Sharpy I’d play Holtby left alongside Tiote. The bloke has a great motor, a great left foot, has the eye for a pass, and a great shot. He would give us great balance on the left.

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  4. Man the makkems are getting a battering. Confidence will be as low as a snakes belly after that clobbering at Hull.

    Get in ya beauty πŸ™‚ Ganninn dooooooooon πŸ™‚ 😈 😈 😈

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  5. Are Wigan going to go for cup glory again this season? Hilarious. Shows what can be done with a very limited budget. I realize they’ve been relegated but to play this well in the cups is very impressive.

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  6. The mackems remaining away fixtures must make Gus gurn more that usual Man city, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man utd, Tottenham and norwich.

    Their home games are easier but they have only won once against teams in the bottom half. They are comfy using a flat back 10 and trying and pinch goals from counters and set pieces, But when they have to take the initiative and break teams down they struggle.

    Long end to the season for the vermin, If we hadnt gifted them 6 points they would be as good as ****ed already… 😈

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  7. This season and pretty much the last decade should show our club that if we did go all out for a cup wed have every chance of getting to a final at the very least.

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  8. Wigan play so well in the cup. It’s brilliant to see. Very clever tactics by their manager but the players were up to it as well.

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  9. Wigan did need some luck in the end but they went out and got 2 goals as well. Can we learn anything from them for our own cup runs? Probably not. Our manager’s tactics don’t really change that much. A big upset is probably beyond him.

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  10. I have a lot of time for Uwe Rossler, he was a great player, and seems to be becoming quite a good manager too !

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT seeing Man City lose…

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  11. Just looking at Sir Bobby’s stats with us again. 119 wins out of 255 matches. Compare with Alan’s 59 wins out of 152 matches. That would give wor Alan about 99 wins in 252 matches. Not so great. I suppose you could say he doesn’t get the support Sir Bobby did but it’s hard to compare across the different eras. Keegan had 138 wins in 251 matches from 92 to 97. It looks like wor Alan got some work to do to catch either of them. But then again he has 8 years to do it in doesn’t he? πŸ™‚

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  12. Munich – yeah that’s what I was thinking if we were to get Holtby. Play 4-3-3 with Sissoko/Tiote/Holtby and let Sis and Hotby play box to box.

    I’ve had the boy to the Discovery Museum today and they have an NUFC exhibition there at the moment. It was really great to show him the history of the club – well how much he took in at 5 like πŸ˜†
    But it cut through the crap the club is going through at them moment like

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  13. Great idea Sharpy. Give him the interest in the club from an early age. That’s how I was raised as well. I was kicking a ball by age 3 and have the loved the game for my entire life. Too many years to mention. 😳

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  14. Interesting to see how Wigan approached that game. They really stacked the defense but with quick counter attacks to take the pressure off now and then. And they have players with some skill and a lot of desire. Rosler did brilliantly just like Martinez before him.

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  15. Sharpy17@557, unleashing a life-time of misery on your boy, what kind of thing is that to do too a young child πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    TTBAWA πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  16. Geordie – I love NUFC but I love Newcastle more. The good thing with the Discovery is that not only is it in Newcastle so we have to go into town but it also tells the history of the place as well – and it’s free so even the missus is kept happy πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

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  17. I absolutely love the Discovery Museum, the building in itself just ekes nostalgia, absolutely brilliant. Growing up in the west end of the toon, I used to walk past there every match day on my way to the game. Long may it prosper. Used to really enjoy the Han**** Museum too, though I’m not too sure what is happening ower there noo…

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  18. Munich – I first started going to the games on a regular basis around 1987 – we had just signed a Brazilian CF (Mirandinha), so the place was buzzing – or my uncle and cousin were anyway πŸ˜†
    But that was obviously pre KK the first time round (as manager) so the footy wasnt great like – but the atmosphere blew me away!!. Got goosebumps the first time I entered SJP and looked down on the pitch and still do whenever I can get now.
    Ryan may suffer in the same way footy wise but what kind of dad would I be if he missed out on those goosebumps and that feeling mate? πŸ˜‰

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  19. Sharpy17, I’m right with you mate. There is nothing better than climbing the steps from one of the stands, making your way to your seat, to see the huge expanse of the stands and the green of the pitch. It’s almost “Gladiator like” entering the cauldron…and the majority of punters are on our side :-). I cut my teeth as a real young ‘un in the Leazes End, before moving to the Gallowgate End when the redevelopment started…

    That magic feeling is what bonds the toon supporters all ower the world mate

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  20. I am glad Man City decided to help us by becoming the team Wigan always beat now instead of us. It got so bad, we took Ryan Taylor from them to give ourselves a chance.

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  21. Munich – the first time I went with my uncle and cousin I can’t remember which stand we were in, but I know it wasn’t The Corner – the reason I know is coz I spent most of the 90mins watching those lads. I think I was about 8 or 9 at the time but its still one of the maddest things I’ve ever seen – the passion and noise I mean.
    During the Keegan era it was the players coming out to Local Hero – superb piece of music.

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  22. The other thing that made me laugh today was when I was reading about the history of our crest/badge.
    The first we had was just the Newcastle coat of arms, which had a Latin quote underneath:

    “Fortiter Defendit Triumphans”

    Which translates:

    “Triumphing by brave defence”

    I think Pardew may have read this and based his style of football on it πŸ˜†

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  23. Exciting news from NUFC. They’re re launching their twitter account!

    How do we fans cope with this excitement? πŸ™„

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  24. M – just checking Lazios league position and they’re mid table mediocrity as well. The positions of the 2 clubs are very similar.

    I’m not sure how I feel about the site of an empty stadium though πŸ˜•

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  25. Would it really bother Ashley in all honesty, He has fingers in far bigger pies than NUFC. His ownership of the club may well have helped push sports direct into peoples psyche but money wise we are small fry compared to his other companies. People boycotting donnay trainer socks and kappa trackies would irritate him more imo…

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  26. It just shows it can be done. We will never get a better chance as there is nothing to play for til the end of the season.

    Sell up Ashley!

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  27. M
    Wow their situation seems to be very similar to ours. Very interesting to see how that pans out – and whether their club improves as a result of it.
    I can’t see it working here. If anything Ashley would be delighted “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” and all that… He’d probably drape every empty seat with Sports Direct merchandise during a televised game πŸ™„

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  28. M@571, Interesting, they are a militant bunch mind them Lazio fans, not surprised they mobilised themselves to do that, will watch how it pans out with interest. As Solano says though ,doubt it would bother Jabba much ,it’s all publicity end of the day which is what he craves πŸ™„ .

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  29. KIM,well think jabba hates BAD press mate look what he done over that small march he tried to ban everyone and his dog from reporting anything toon,I mean what he think cameras showing empty ground and all those signs,by the way how’s lewis and your count???you better give me good news lol

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  30. Bloody £240 bill to have my bucket seat repaired at SJP. 😯

    Some idiot behind me punched the mini TV in the head rest when watching a replay. 😈

    To be fair they fixed the motion sensor which makes the seat vibrate with in tune with the excitement of the play. 😎

    The best bet is the ticker tape flume which spurts out, yes, ticker tape, when we score! πŸ˜›

    Me & young Chip gan hyem covered in the stuff. Love the toon me like. ❗

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  31. TROY,from the other day on the Heed,I don’t like where there ground is,I liked. where the old ground was if you remember where it was,you should as you remember where the old st James hall was,it was much easier to get to for fans from Gateshead and west end of toon where there was a lotof fans in days gone bye

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  32. @Ice

    I’m only 46. (Today actually). I’ve no idea where St James’ Hall was.

    They’ve never been in the football league in my lifetime.

    Have I read you once played for them?

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  33. TROY happy birthday mate you shock me you you don’t know where your granddad had many a great fight,was my Mrs fav wrestler along with masabola (spelling)yes I did play for them but left to play for west/Auckland, for more money (greedy sod)

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  34. Ice the minute I hit the comment button I knew you would come back at me with a comment like that πŸ˜† .
    I should have known not to leave myself open πŸ˜‰

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  35. DAVE even though I on hols I still keep a eye foot you never know someone might stab you in the back but let’s not talk about Richie its monday πŸ˜€

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  36. Ice ,We are both ok mate ,don’t get another blood count until the 26th now ,same day as Lews barium swallow test is booked ,so will be up the BRI all day that day πŸ™„ . How’s the baby by the way?.

    TROY , Happy Birthday mate, have a good one, us fellow pisceans need to stick together. 😎 πŸ˜€

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  37. Dave ,It seems every week there is story surrounding the Toon mate , just wish some was good ones. πŸ™„

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  38. KIM one day up one down poor little sod has phelm on the chest cannot seem to get it up,being a couple of months prem have to be careful what they give her I suppose

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  39. Happy Birthday Troy mate. Greetings to all my fellow bloggers. Keep an eye on the baby ice mate. Kimtoon keeping my fingers crossed for that busy day at BRI. I see Gosling has been up to some betting on matches? Probably a big fine coming for him then. Any other news I’ve missed? Been busy the last few days but things are settling down again now.

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  40. I see the owner of B/Munich has had to pay 18mil back taxes after they found he had been keeping cash in swiss bank,and still may get 7yrs in the slammer

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  41. What a greedy **** ice mate. He’s probably very wealthy already. I hope he gets some jail time.

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  42. Thanks for the birthday wishes. πŸ˜‰

    Ice, I wasn’t aware Grandad Les fought at St James Hall. Where was it?

    I used to have some great wrestling matches with my dad in our back garden after a belly full of beer. 😯

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