Do you dare to vote for a Player of the Season?

Have any of these three floated your boat?
Have any of these three floated your boat?
The end of the season brings with it all the awards and accolades that the performance throughout the season has merited.

The problem with this, from our perspective anyway, is that we’ve been largely awful for the second half of the season which makes it hard to nominate an NUFC Blog Player of the Season.

But we’ll try. I’ll bet most of you will be thinking that none of them deserve any recognition because I’m thinking along the same lines. However, surely someone somewhere, has performed admirably? I can think of three player who have been the best of a bad bunch throughout the course of the season, which is one of my stipulations for being considered for such a prestigious award, otherwise Yohan Cabaye would be my winner without a shadow of doubt. So who is left to consider?

Loic Remy

Now it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see Remy in the black and white of United again. That is partly down to finance, which shouldn’t be an issue for us but apparently is for everything, but it’s also down to how he has played for us. His 14 league goals this term have reinforced the view that he can cut it at this level after signing for QPR last season and his goalscoring influence has been exceptional for us. I think we only won one game without him in the side all season although I’m prepared to be corrected on that.

Mathieu Debuchy

The former Lille right-back has been a solid performer for us this season after a shaky start to life in the Premier League previously. All in all, Debs made 32 appearances for us over the course of the season and I struggle to remember any real bad games from the lad. Of course as a full-back he’s not likely to chip in with many goals although he did manage to find the back of the net once in our defeat at Sunderland and grabbed three assists.

Cheik Tiote

Tiote hasn’t really done anything exceptional on the pitch if I’m being honest, but he has been steady and his performances as stand-in Captain in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini were impressive. No goals again and only one assist is not great but he’s kept thins ticking over in the middle of the park. However his influence waned somewhat with the departure of Yohan Cabaye.

If you’re looking for a damning enough indictment of our season then surely this is it? The fact that I can only pick out our top scorer and two other who have done alright kind of says it all. But perhaps I’ve missed something? Maybe I’ve been too harsh? Perhaps even finding a positive in three players is too much?

So you’re best option is to get involved. I’ve set out a poll below with my three suggestions and with the option of ‘other’ or ‘nobody’ but don’t forget to leave your reason as to why you’ve voted the way you have.

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232 thoughts on “Do you dare to vote for a Player of the Season?

  1. CC to right mate. Why would our club tell him that ? So he can leak it to every Tom, Dick and Harry. It’s wishful thinking.

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  2. Newcastle in shock Messi bid.
    That would be my bull**** headline to sale paper’s without leaving the office.

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  3. Messi is unhappy at Barcelona and wont be offered a new contract and Newcastle have put in a 15 million pound bid. Mike Ashley’s a big fan and wants to challenge for the title next season. Messi is willing to take a pay cut of 100 grand a week.

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  4. Solano- agreed on Caulker.

    It sure would be nice to get a couple in before the World Cup, even if it’s just a couple of frees or depth signings

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  5. Fair play to Ashley for realising his actions have stitched Pardew up and they’re the real reason for perceived failure this season amongst the supporters.

    Only Ashley can put it right.

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  6. Stu I agree Ashley has left Pards out to dry to an extent but Alan needs to be better. He needs to find a style of play, get players in who fit that style, and then stick to it. He’s been here awhile now and I have no idea what his system is. That needs to change

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  7. @Troy

    I’m sure Rodgers wouldnt have bought Je Dong as he wouldnt have fitted into his style of play. But if he did I bet he would of had a few more goals then he has now.

    Pardew is more than happy with his midfield being rigid to defend first. Rodgers would have us scoring more goals if he had our team

    Do you think Pardew plays attacking football & do you think he will buy attacking players and change is footballing philosophy ?

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  8. Toonsy

    Can we have a vote on whether: Pardews style of play is too cautious / defensive whatever the team he could choose from

    Or

    If he had the right players we would see a different style / approach from Alan 😀

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  9. Mark it’s always good players that make a good team. Even if the manager is rubbish.
    Now we know Pardew is rubbish but how many of our players are good enough. Really? Krul, Debuchy, Colo, Haidara, Sissoko, Santon (plus Mbiwa & Benny but they’re Pardewed). Have I missed any?

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  10. Nark – the more anyone reads about Pardew the worse it gets. Like yesterdays claim that he’d won more points than anyone else in the last seven years. It is true but he forgot to mention Allardyce only had five months, Hughton a season and a half, Keegan 9 months, Kinnear five months. Pardew’s had 3 and a half years!

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  11. Kim I have to admit losing Ben Arfa for 3 million would be a kick in the teeth. Bobby Robson would have loved a player like him and got the best out of him. Only my opinion but we need a better manager ? Obertan ( useless) Marveaux ( never plays or says anything pubic) Gosling ( okay at times) Taylor ( rash challenges not really good enough) Jonas ( good two season’s ago but over the hill now) and they should be the ones leaving before him. Pardew signed 3 of this crap players and I doubt his judgement and maybe Carr’s also. Cisse’s been woeful since he first joined, Colocini doesn’t communicate with the defence and has been slow but Pardew is doing something seriously wrong ?

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  12. If up to 7 players do leave can anyone see Ashley spending enough to replace them properly? Our transfer budget? Possibly 30M if Ashley spends the Cabaye money? What will that get us these days? Two decent players? How is this supposed to work Mike?

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  13. Welcome to the summer of our discontent mates. It will be a long hard one. Ashley will only get desperate if we’re in the bottom 5 or 6 after 10 games next season. Then he’ll panic and sack Alain Perdue but it will be too late.

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  14. This just in from our glorious owner: “There can be no substitute for mediocrity! Harrumph!”

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  15. I voted “other”.

    It has to be Cabaye. With him, we were decent. Without him, we were ****e. The deterioration wrought by his absence shows how essential he was an d how his transfer shattered the team.

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  16. Such a terribly thin squad full of unhappy players. We are in for a rough ride now. Especially if it is true that Mr. Perdue will continue to be the manager under Mike “NoNuts” Ashley.

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  17. Brendan Rodgers when manager of Swansea had the 15th least goals in the league in their first season, at 44 goals. Now just bear in mind that Paul Lambert’s side who also got promoted scored 52, and QPR, the other promoted side, scored 43. Is Brendan Rodgers really this personification of attacking football that people have made him out to be? Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good manager, but he did not play attacking footie at Swansea, he played defensive, possession football. He’s got Liverpool playing brilliantly-but then they do have some really class players like Suarez.

    Now Lambert is arguably playing a defensive/counter attacking style at Aston Villa-after he almost certainly played some of the most “attacking” football with proper old school english wingplay at Norwich. So have these managers swapped personalities, or are they trying to adapt their style of play based on the players/talents they have avaliable ❓

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  18. @Mark

    There lies the problems of the past. Pardew doesn’t buy players. He has told you that, but he seems to get the blame as if they are his players.

    You haven’t answered whether you think Liverpool would have finished second or even in the CL positions if they had Shola, Je Dong and Goof.

    You believe Je Dong would have more goals under Rodgers. Would he really? The lad looks so far out of his depth that’s a helluva claim to make based on nothing but supposition.

    The more I read your posts the more I come to the conclusion you don’t put much thought into your answers.
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  19. Newkie, you raise really valid points mate ,my only counter argument would be that Pards has been with us enough years to ask for attack minded players to be brought in if he desires to play that way. Even if he doesn’t get final say on incomings as in his 1st choice say , he should have attack minded guys at 2nd and 3rd on the list if that is his preferred style of play. It just seems to me we always field defensive players and when we do have creative/attack minded guys he wants them doing a lot of defensive work. I know all players have to chip in like , but I think it’s unrealistic to expect players like Benny for instance to do much defending, it’s just not how they play , Ginola and even Robert were the same.

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  20. More comments from Alain Perdue: “We have a magnificent setup here at the club. We have excellent strikers errr there’s Shola and ummmm what’s his name again? Adam Armstrong? Then there is our magnificent central midfield of ummmm Cheick and ummmm Gosling? Our wingers are brilliant, Obertan and Gouffy. We also have tremendous fullbacks in Dummett and Santon. And our centre backs are beyond compare. Let’s see there’s Colo, Willo and Mbiwa. No changes needed. I would say 17th place is already assured.”

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  21. Troy@100, You are asking a question that can’t be answered , who knows how well those guys would do under Rogers. Ofcourse they are not of the ability of Suarez, sturridge or Sterling. But you could equally say would they have faired as well under Manures top forwards or Saints or Spurs or Arsenals ,it’s the million dollar question and pretty pointless. Would they of won the league if they had the City frontline?
    Troy,
    Pards, has said on plenty of occasions he has put a list of names forward that he’d like , now whether he gets them is another matter, but to say he has no say isn’t entirely true.

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  22. G2, I really want to see Arma get a fair crack of the whip next season, he’s fair chomping at the bit for a run. Rather him than De Jong any day of the week for me like.

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  23. I would start to bring Armstrong along carefully but steadily now Kimtoon lass. Give him meaningful minutes whenever possible. But we’ll probably ruin him. 🙁

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  24. @kim @101

    well at least I’m not the only one who thinks like this. Pardews puppet is trying his hardest to convince me otherwise.. & me being a feeble butterfly he know I’m easily swayed 😀

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  25. yes, you tell him kim. Troy.. stop being pointless. the more I read your comments, i just think.. pointless man 😛

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  26. Agreed Kimtoon. It’s terrible. What does Ashley look at when he reviews the club’s performance. The money and nothing else?

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  27. Everton combined goal difference past 2 seasons? +37! So the total difference between the 2 clubs for 2 seasons is 76! Their goal difference is 76 better than us over the last two seasons. That’s a goal a game over 2 full seasons. I’m comparing us with Everton because they are a medium income club. It would be even more embarrassing to compare is with any truly competitive club.

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  28. The numbers don’t lie! We are a shocking, disgraceful pile of ******* under Ashley/Perdue! 👿

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  29. We are incompetent in so many aspects of football. Clueless, ambitionless owner, out of date manager and coaching staff, no supporter/club relations to speak of, local journo’s banned. The list goes on and on. Verdict? Disaster going forward.

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  30. The Titanic has sailed itself into the Newcastle docks and been re-named the good ship Ashley.

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  31. Agreed with the thoughts on Armstrong which is why I’d be fine if they only signed two strikers this summer.

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  32. I don’t know where all this “past two seasons” stuff has come from.
    A season is one year long.
    Pardew’s tenure is three years long.
    Either base it on this season – 9th.
    Or overall: 5th, 16th, 9th.
    KK and SBR aside – Pardew is no different to most the **** we have been treated to over the years.
    In between Keegan and Sir Bobby our points were:
    97/98 – 44
    98/99 – 46
    After Sir Bobby:
    04/05 – 44
    05/06 – 58
    06/07 – 43
    07/08 – 43
    08/09 – 38
    Where are these Geordies/adopted Geordies with talent that are going to come manage us? Even under Shepherd – other than one season with Roeder (which was followed up my near relegation and a poor UEFA cup run) the grass was never greener.
    Pardew is STILL probably the best manager we have had after SBR/KK in the Premier League era. Depressing I know, but no twisting of facts can change that.
    “More defeats than Sunderland the last two seasons”, we finished above them each time! Bollocks misconstruing of information.

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  33. Since Ashley as owner:
    2007-2008 Everton 5th, Newcastle 12th
    2008-2009 Everton 5th, Newcastle 18th
    2009-2010 Everton 8th, Newcastle Championship
    2010-2011 Everton 7th, Newcastle 12th
    2011-2012 Everton 7th, Newcastle 5th
    2012-2013 Everton 6th, Newcastle 16th
    2013-2014 Everton 5th, Newcastle 10th
    Again, I repeat under Ashley we are a disgrace. Everton don’t have anywhere near the income we have had under Ashley. Read it and weep.

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  34. I find it strange where all the Armstrong calls are coming from 🙁 but maybe its just me because I havent seen enough of him, or is it just wishfull thinking that he will be the one, in the same way Campbell was the main name last season but seems to have been mostly forgot about now

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  35. Agreed Solano. Not that I think Pardew is the man to take us forward but his whole tenure with us should be considered when evaluating him

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  36. Yep ST I agree one season is one season and two seasons are two. And 7 seasons are 7. Look at the numbers versus a low to moderate income side like Everton over the past 7 years of Ashley’s tenure. We are a disaster over that 7 years or over the last 2 full seasons. Pardew and Ashley have had 1 good season. One good season in 7 for Ashley. One good season in 3 for Pards. Should we continue with either?

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  37. Pardew had 1 good season followed by 2 terrible seasons. I can do the 3 year comparison if you like and make Pardew look better but the 7 year comparison with a moderate income club like Everton is much more telling. Disaster after disaster with Ashley. He must go.

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  38. So I see Dummett’s appeal has been accepted and upheld, so he won’t be banned for 3 games next season. Well that’s a good start, how about an official apology from Dowd or, even better, a sacking 😉

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  39. GeordieTwo
    Probably not – and there’s no doubting Ashley has been disgraceful for the club.
    I’m just saying that picking and choosing seasons doesn’t really work as an argument for me.

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  40. For me Pardew is still (just about) a par. Part of me is sick of the sight of him. Part of me thinks that he had us up there again at Xmas but was derailed by Ashley (again).

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  41. We’ve got, we’ve got NoNuts! NoNuts!
    Sing it again!
    We’ve got, we’ve got NoNuts! NoNuts!

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  42. Any more stats required for anyone? I’m available. We can compare to Spurs if you like? Or any other decent football club with a decent owner? Or at least an owner who wasn’t hatched from an egg in Satan’s underpants.

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  43. Kim-I’m sure Pardew has asked for attacking players, and has generally been told to **** off, or “sure” to then see them sold. We have a worse front line now than we did two and a half years ago, I would take Bestie and Ba over Shola and Cisse any day of the week. And both of them used to score, pass and do a fair share of work too! I’ve always thought Ashley has bought individuals who would increase in value and give him a big chance of return, rather than the player that we need. Buying Anita when any other ****ing position would do!

    People like to say Pardew is constantly happy with the squad-because he says so when a camera is in his face-well I’d like to see all these interviews of all these managers with backbone who come out and say their squad is bang average, with some good players sprinkled in with some ****e. Where are they all?

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  44. Very interesting post Newkie mate @131. No manager can say some of his players are dross to the press. But what is the point Pardew? Why stay on if you have any self respect? Certainly Ashley has no self respect. Ask his parents. Or his ex-wife. Or the court that found in favour of Keegan. Or anybody else who has had the misfortune of interacting with Satan’s Hatchling.

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  45. G2-I know what you mean mate, and Pardew is hardly a man to be admired or held up or defended on moral grounds. But given the choice, wouldn’t you stick out a job you were undermined or shat on from the top-but were well compensated for? I know I would, because most jobs in the world possess the former two without being well paid! I’d also love to be Newcastle manager right now even though I know **** all about football management. I wouldn’t stay if it meant the destruction of the club obviously, but most of us think we can do a few things better than whoever is in charge of a football club, that’s what football fans are like and that’s why they come on places on here to chat.

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  46. I was going on the last 2 seasons because it is the most recent data available ST mate. I can add in the one decent season but it doesn’t change the fact that we have been in a downhill slide for the last 2 seasons. I agree it’s not all Pardew’s fault. Kinnear and Ashley have been a disaster. The club is a disaster under Ashley. It won’t change. He’ll make some more dosh out of us but the club will remain a shambles until we force him out.

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  47. I’ll just stand by my 7 season comparison with Everton during Ashley’s tenure Newkie mate. It’s horrific considering how much income we have versus them. Unbelievably poor by us. Ashley has not and will not learn anything. He wants more money. That is all. Boycott the club until he is gone or continue to pay the price. No ambition, no decent football, no pride.

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  48. G2
    No it wasn’t particularly your post, there’s just loads of “two season” stuff going around at the minute.
    It’s frustrating as many of us were content giving Pardew another throw of the dice after one great season and one awful season. And it actually looked like it was a good decision… Cue Ashley ****ting on everyone. Pardew just doesn’t look like he has it in him to rouse the team anymore.

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  49. Aye ST I’d have to agree mate. But we’re probably stuck with the 2 of them and a disastrous summer ahead full of ******* about how hard we “tried to get players across the line.” I don’t believe a word of it anymore.

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  50. Solano-agreed. We ran out of a bit of steam post christmas (as we always seem to do) but the Cabaye sale has to be the seen as the key factor. Without that I’m certain we would have had 8th place sewn up. That would have been successful.

    Agree he looks quite lost and broken now, I’d be happy to see him go just so we could change the ****ing record a bit on here tbh because it’s the same on a daily basis really.

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  51. Newkie
    Yeah I’m not convinced we would do that much better than 8th/9th if we lost him but wouldn’t mind it happening now just to shake things up.

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  52. I wouldn’t normally be adverse to giving Pards another season, but….

    -He looks broken to me. It’s hard time back from that
    -He’s lost many supporters. It’s tough to win them back when that happens
    -We are in line for a complete squad makeover this summer and have money to spend. Now’s the perfect time to bring someone else in to buy players to fit his system

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  53. Yeah Pards had a super first season **** 2nd season, and has been said was well oncourse up until the new year to have a good 3rd season but then Jabba started to panic and decided to go ahead as planned to sell Cabs without replacing him as he didnt want us finishing too high.
    IMO the No1 job that Pards does for Jabba is to take all the **** away from him

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  54. Dave, Re the calls for Arma, he’s performing excellently for England and looks to have the required confidence too. I just think he needs to have a crack at it really, We played Kazenga at a very young age so why not Adam. At 17 I don’t consider that too young, he’s a local lad so will bust a gut to get in the goals, if it works great if it don’t ,it don’t ,that’s life.

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  55. Dave ,Agree on Pards being a buffer for Jabba, how ever much I don’t rate him, that much is true. The fatman is a gutless bag of ****e who hasn’t the balls to come out and speak up for his own policies . 👿

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  56. Agreed, Pardew’s entire time here needs to be considered not just the last two seasons.

    But why stop there, lets look at his whole career & see where it was heading before he came here.

    Sacked from a Premier League club
    Sacked from a Championship club
    Sacked from a League One club
    Hired by NUFC!

    There is no way any other Premier League club would have hired him after he was sacked by Southampton in League One but we still have these Pardew fanboys on here saying Pardew is quite decent for a premier league manager.

    The fact in its entirety is that he has the achieved the worst points per game of any permanent NUFC manager in the history of the league – that includes the season we finished 5th.

    We’d finish in the top 10 if we had Gullit, Dalgleish, Roeder, Souness etc. Ic you’re happy with Pardew you’d be happy with any of those sacked managers.

    If a sacked League One manager can bullsh*t his way into managing a Premier League club then every manager in the Championship has been hard done by.

    Pardew is worse than Kinnear & his cheerleaders (Troy, Stuart79 etc) know it.

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  57. KK-You’re right, there’s no other Premier League club who would have hired Pardew. And we still have Ashley fanboys defending his decisions, including that hiring apparently? 😆 🙄

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  58. The root problem is Ashley. Every bad appointment, including those at DoF or MD have been his decision and they have all been poor. Charnley is the next in a long line imo. There can be no hope for progression with such poor appointments and apparently learning nothing from the mistakes.

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  59. this could have been comments from us this season 😀

    The West Ham fans.
    under the thumb Tue Oct 23 – 12:35.
    “We had a good season that first year back in the Premiership, granted, but beyond that look at the dross we played next year. He wouldn’t play Tevez or his mate and chose Hayden Mullins every week!
    “I genuinely believe his bubble will burst again at Newcastle and before long the Geordies will be on his back…”
    Jason E.7 Tue 11/13/2007 – 03:13.
    “Pardew was an average manager who punched well above his weight for one year and we loved him for it. However when we were a known quantity he couldn’t change tactics and thats was that…”
    DB1983 3:41 Fri Jan 25.
    “Did you go to the first play off? When he took off all our strikers at 1 nil down?”
    Anonymous Fri 12/08/2006 – 22:44.
    “Pardew, Wednesday night was obviously a shambles, please please recognise the fact that we need someone in the team that can actually pass a football. Mascherano is recognised as a world class passer so please please play him, its nothing short of an embarassment when NRC, Yoss, Ethers are struggling to play a 5 yard pass to feet, let alone trying to spray the ball 40 yrds, sort it out. And ffs do not play long ball against Bolton as we will get F*****.”
    worldwide-iron Fri, 02/16/2007 – 10:23.
    “I wanted him out 2 seasons ago and have never wavered. He sneaked us into the prem with a squad that should have walked the Championship, had a good season although with only one plan, fast attack and was found out this season for not having a plan B. His summer signings were awful, no exception as he didnt sign Tevez. A lot of players have one good season and dissapear just like Pardew will. Lower league manager.”
    under the thumb 11:49 Tue Oct 23
    “I’m glad I don’t have to listen to the mans babble every week and he is no longer manager of this club. It won’t be long before Pardew hits the buffers at Newcastle as well and will be shown up for what he really is… a total c*** of a man.”
    The Charlton fans.
    BigRedEvilMember October 2008
    “Shocking tactically. Seems oblivious to the problems that we all see in the stands. And then to come out and say we were unlucky. He is pushing it. Maybe he wants a nice little pay out ;-)”
    kinveachyad****Member October 2008
    “He’s lost me after last night. Was the worst Charlton performance I have seen in a long, long time. Tactically all wrong and no passion from the players. Looking at our squad and comparing it others in the division anything less than a top six finish is simply not good enough.”
    razilMember October 2008
    “I actually think the more serious problem is he seems not be able to motivate the team. If that continues we may have a very rocky season ahead, hold on your hats.”
    ChunesMember October 2008
    “Yes. His tactics are inexplicable, and he seems to think that last nights performance was actually all part of a game plan. Which must be true considering it sounds similiar to the last two away performances. You can’t set up like that and just hope to ride your luck when you’re playing teams in the relegation zone. It’s just plain insanity.”
    Miserableoldgit October 2008
    “I’m sorry , but I can’t get past the fact that Luke Varney WAS winning the ball in the air and knocking it on to No-one. Surely that is Pardews thinking/plan.”
    Weegie Ad****Member October 2008
    “OK, I was one of the first to say I’d lost it with Pards, but that was after over a year in the job – it was the New Year’s Day match v Colchester that was the final straw for me. By then I had heard enough of his b******t and was getting increasingly worried about his tactics and motivational ability.
    Unfortunately, those worries have only been exarcerbated by the season to date. How long should we wait for these green shoots of improvement? My patience has run out, others is running out. Above all, what do the players really think? Some of them aren’t stupid, and if we feel he is all over the shop tactically, surely they are aware of that too and will lose (or maybe have lost) faith in him?
    “And I’m not saying this to stir things up / create unrest. I’m saying it because I care deeply about the future of our club and have huge sympathy for the board, who potentially have to face more tough decisions unless Pardew can miraculously conjure up a few wins on the spin and a formation that works.”
    nth london ad**** October 2008
    “For me I am afraid it is a case of I want him to go (I am not happy about this either which is p****** me off more).
    “But I have watched us in every home game except Reading and I have listened to 2 on the radio (with pals there saying it straight as well) that he has failed to come up with a plan to stop individuals attacking us time after time or our players being totally inept in their own positions.
    “He is failing to accept that his game plan is not working and is unwilling to change it early enough,
    “He has failed to take accountabillty for his errors during these games also.
    “He does not see the same game as anyone who I have read posting on here as his post match interview doesnt match one that most on here have witnessed themselves.
    “He is wrong for allowing that performance out of any performance they put together this season to come about,
    “No shots on target unacceptable.
    “No passion within the team and failure to accept responsibility on the pitch.
    “Unable to pass to each other with any quality in the final third or to retain the ball for any length of time.
    “Those 3 points should not happen in any game, let alone against those mugs, and are 3 points that the manager is solely responsible for. This is my opinion and the basis that I have now lost faith in Pardew.
    “The final 2 points above No passion and poor passing have been key features in all games I have witnessed in every game this season ( i didnt see Reading live but i watched it on TV and that game is the only one that I will say we had a fire in our bellies).
    “I f****** hate Pardew for making me feel this way as I beleived we had the right man in place and no one likes to be wrong, but it takes a man to admit it and I hope Pardew can at least hold himself accountable for his mistakes if he wont allow himself to walk away.”
    kigeliaMember October 2008
    “Pardew is his own worst enemy.
    “He talks like a politician – lots of meaningless waffle and what he thinks people want to hear to make him look good.
    “He seems to need to be seen to be doing something all the time…”
    Anglia Ad****Member October 2008
    “I never liked the guy. always thought he was a smug g*t with a face that needed slapping with a wet fish. However, he joined Charlton and therefore had my backing – just like all the staff and players.
    “Things looked positive when he arrived and even though we were going down I had high hopes for Championship season, unfortunately we look as poor as we did in the latter part of last season. Some of the team selection baffles me and comments about game plan are off the chart. And as for playing football the way it’s meant to be played… s***, how many shots did we have Tuesday??
    “But I think we are stuck with him for now. I suggest he has a change arround at the training ground and puts some more posters on the walls about how to be confident and win games.”
    taitr Posted 05 Nov 2008 12:39
    “1. Has no tatical knowledge on a game of football
    “2. Gets the worst out of half decent players
    “3. Consistantly blames others when things arent going his way and NEVER takes any flack for himself
    “4. Brings in c**p loan signings
    “5. Has helped ruin 15 years of hard work that the legend curbs put in
    “6. Dosent really have a likeablilty factor
    “7. TIME FOR HIM TO GO
    “8. TIME FOR HIM TO GO NOW
    “9. PARDEW OUT.”
    Christy Malyan 21st November 2012 at 6:31 pm
    “By the way, a warning to all Newcastle fans about Alan Pardew – when things are going well for Pardew, they tend to go very well. But when the wheels come off, the man becomes somewhat powerless. It is not only his record at the Ad****s that suggests this trend.”
    bingad****Member January 8, 2013
    “I think he has always been a chancer tactically, playing players out of position, especially in attack.”
    “I was surprised he did so well at Newcastle. This season, things have unravelled big time. What is astonishing, rather like with Dowie, boards are still prepared to employ a bulls****** who is full of front but very little delivery.”
    Forest Hillbilly 19/01/2013, 06:12 PM
    “Pardew blames the fans
    “History repeating itself- 2 livid Newcastle fans phoning 606 in a rage at Pardew falsely accusing the fans of booing the players. Lining up another golden pay-day?”
    Dave2l May 3, 2013
    “When was you a manager?” (Pardew on Gary Neville – wt)
    “No class, pathetic babble.
    “If someone asked who would be a better manager to appoint Dowie or Pardew?
    “I would say Dowie, does exactly what it says on the tin so at least you are aware you must get rid quickly.”
    The Southampton fans
    Saints Flyer Thu 09th Dec 2010
    “Tactically Pardew appeared naive, he would often get it wrong selection wise and we saw substitutions made before half time on more than one occasion and early double substitutions in the second half were commonplace. In hindsight we were too one dimensional and relied too much on Rickie Lambert who was in a purple patch of free kicks and penalties but rarely scored from total open play.”
    Ali Iveson 20 February 2013
    “Not only did Adkins achieve better results, he also did it in style with a team who liked to pass the ball. Under Pardew the style of football was alright, but nothing special. It was usually quite direct and relied heavily on long balls towards Lambert, although to call it ‘long ball’ football would be doing it a disservice. Compared to what we’ve seen under Adkins, Pochettino and even Jan Poortvliet it was not too appealing.”
    fatletiss 25/10/2012, 10:46 PM.
    “I was never a huge fan to be honest. I thought he never had a plan B. when he came, a charlton fan told me to watch out for bizarre subs. I remember away to Huddersfield early on when we went 2-1 down, he subbed a CB for a CB when we needed fresh attacking options. There was always something I didn’t like about him and never really trusted him.
    “Having said that, I’m grateful he signed Rickie and I must say thanks for a great day at Wembley.”
    Saint Neil 01/10/10 02:08 PM
    “Not sure why Pardew is held in so much esteem with some supporters. I always had a niggling problem with Pardew anyhow, too many excuses and not enough passion from the sidelines. We did well to get to JPT final and win but was this because of Pardew or in spite of him? We stuttered badly at key times during the latter part of the last season that ultimately cost us a play-off place, not the 10 points deduction, was this perhaps down to poor management?
    “This was then followed by a very poor pre-season and and very poor start to the season, with players looking unfit and unmotivated. Does this smack of good management?”

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  60. It seems people keep flipping between league place & points when they want to highlight how well Pardew has done.

    Apparently we should have finished one place higher (according to some on here) so Pardew hasn’t done to bad 🙄

    At other times, apparently we were 4 pts from 4th before evil gremlin Mike Ashley ruined Super hero Pardew plan & sold one of the best players to ever kick a ball – that’s why we’re not 4th 🙄

    If we’re talking about League places then in december before Cabaye was sold we were 8th (hardly an overachievement).

    The real conversation should be about points not league place. We finished closer to relegation then we did to 7th place if you look at the points.

    As a minimum this club should have got 60pts. Anything over would have been a good achievement. Anything less is rubbish.

    We finished 8pts better off than last season – was last season a good season because this season has been worse considering we had no europe?

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  61. Kim I wasn’t picking just you out over the Arma calls but more in general, what I was getting at was that last season young Adam Campbell was getting all the calls to be played, he is a year older and a yrs more experience now but it seems that he has been forgot about in favour of the new kid on the block.
    Dont get me wrong I would give him a go over Strolla or De Jung and for me if they’re good enough they’re old enough.

    KK I have asked before but can’t remember if you answered but who are these Pardew Fanboys you go on about ?

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