Alan Pardew slams Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has slammed club legend Alan Shearer regarding his comments about the England managerial position.

Following a terrible showing during the European Championships by England, Roy Hodgson duly tendered his resignation as manager and the English FA now have a big job on their hands to find the right man in charge to lead the Three Lions.

In the aftermath of Hodgson’s sacking, former England international striker Alan Shearer had gone on to put his name in the hat by stating that he would be open to taking over the reins of the national team.

Despite his wonderful career, Shearer does not have too much managerial credentials and his spell as manager of Newcastle United back in 2009 was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster.

Former Newcastle boss, Alan Pardew – who is also one of the candidates for the England job, has taken exception to Shearer’s recent comments and has now stated that the 45-year-old does not have the qualification to take on such a high pressure position.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Pardew fumed, “It makes my blood boil when pundits on TV, such as Alan Shearer, say ‘I’ll do it’.

“He was a top, top striker but he has no coaching qualifications and his only experience as a manager was very brief — when he took Newcastle down into the Championship.

“What experience does he have of putting on a session, of building an identity, when every session needs to be about building, creating that identity and taking the players with you?

“They need to understand and buy into it. Together you then move towards that. It’s easy to say ‘I’ll do it’ from a comfy chair, but he has nothing to back that up.

“Gary Neville has shown how hard the transition is. You can go into any cafe in the country and they’ll give you their England team. But it’s not as simple as picking the best players.”

105 thoughts on “Alan Pardew slams Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer

  1. Bale put Ronaldo’s nose out of joint . I actually think Wales can beat Portugal who have looked very poor this tournament .

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  2. Big Dave:
    Jez I am getting lost with all these articles?

    Big Dave:
    Jez I am getting lost with all these articles?

    Big Dave:
    Jez I am getting lost with all these articles?

    Keep off those pot noddles mate your losing your memory 😆

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  3. Great read Nicky. From a personal point of view, as much as I dont think he’s the best, I do think we can be a bit too harsh on Pardew at times, but did always think we could do better. Mind you, he could never be the England manager. Agree with what was said before, whats needed is a proper team manager, bid like what was done for Leicester. Working for Wales the same way. Maybe Shearer and a quality coach working as a pair could do it. Turning back the clock I know, but Shearer alongside Tel or Hoddle might work.

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  4. Kim – Portugal have scrapped through their last few games without doubt.
    Ronny will not want it to turn into the Bale show, but I don’t think he will have a choice to be honest. I really believe Wales will get passed Portugal.

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  5. Quote from Townsend:

    “It was a pretty easy decision to choose Crystal Palace because of the direction they’re heading. They play a system that suits wingers and you only need to look at Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon to see how they’ve excelled and how influential they are for Palace.”

    So, he will be their 4th winger. Does 4 go into 2? Good luck playing half of every game as the auxiliary right back and maybe even half the season as the first choice right back as Pards does not know what he is doing.

    Why didn’t he wait for West Ham, Southampton or Everton? This seems like a stupid move to me.

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  6. Up until the end of February I think the stat was that Palace forwards had only scored 1 goal and over 50% of their goals were from set pieces. Pards was bringing on Gayle as a sub and eventually he scored a few. However, now with him gone and the recent track record, who exactly is Andros going to cross to if he actually gets a game? Benteke, but he was pretty crap for Liverpool last year?

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  7. Eric Sykes:
    Quote from Townsend:

    “It was a pretty easy decision to choose Crystal Palace because of the direction they’re heading. They play a system that suits wingers and you only need to look at Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon to see how they’ve excelled and how influential they are for Palace.”

    So, he will be their 4th winger. Does 4 go into 2? Good luck playing half of every game as the auxiliary right back and maybe even half the season as the first choice right back as Pards does not know what he is doing.

    Why didn’t he wait for West Ham, Southampton or Everton? This seems like a stupid move to me.

    Eric – they also have the lad they signed from Wolves – Sako I think he’s called. So 5 wingers now, lucky he’s used to the bench though.

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  8. I would like to know the assist rates from the wingers as well – Zaha, Bolasie and alike always seemed to go for goal rather than the traditional whip the ball in.
    Hence why their forwards don’t get many goals. Benteke isn’t the forward they need based on the system they play.

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  9. Sharpy: it doesn’t make a lot of sense because Andros was always played sporadically at Spurs and then banished to the U21s. Just when he was getting some playing time he goes to a club where there are 4 players as competition. And some of those players are not bad as well. Puncheon and Bolasie are decent and Zaha was the next big thing at one time. Why put yourself in that situation when you know that other, better, teams will probably come calling. It is all well and good having faith in your own ability but you would have thought Townsend would know by now that it is as much down to the manager as performances. He would also have to be blind and deaf not to know how fickle Pardew is. Just as a few of his former players.

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  10. Sharpy: the assists might be skewed because so many of Palace’s goals came from set pieces to their defenders and these were probably taken by one of the wingers. What we do know though is that very few chances/goals were created from open play. I think it picked up towards the end of the season.

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  11. Palace had joint top scorers on 5 goals: Scott Dann, Connor Wickham, Cabaye and Bolasie. Only 1 of these was an out and out forward – Wickham. Gayle had 3 goals from 8 starts and 8 subs.

    That means the Palace forwards had a total of 8 goals in the PL season as Chamak and Adebeyor didn’t get any.

    SO WHO IS ANDROS GOING TO PASS TO? Pards must have assured him they are getting a top class striker and must have given him some assurances that he would start. But we all know Pards says one thing and does another. Ask Ben Arfa.

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  12. So you go to a team that has 4 players in your position and their top striker scores 5 goals. It doesn’t make much sense to me. I said quite a few times that I didn’t expect Townsend to stay but I didn’t expect him to go to Palace.

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  13. Missed one, Adebeyor scored 1 in 15 games so that is 9 goals in total for Palace forwards. They have just bid 25 million for Benteke. He is a very streaky player who scores in bunches and then goes on droughts. Perfect for Pardew’s boom-bust cycles.

    Sorry to go on about Palace, I am just trying to get my head around why Townsend chose them.

    I think Palace will be in a relegation battle along with the 3 promoted teams, the Mackems and one of last year’s promoted teams that did OK, Watford or Bournemouth.

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  14. Palace linked with Benteke now, makes you wonder if Pards is going to play a 1-1-8 formation with all the attackers he’s going to have!

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  15. I am sure Townsend’s agent will have made all potential suitors aware if his release clause and will have asked if they were interested and what sort of package they would offer. Townsend will have gone for whoever offered the best package I’m sure.

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  16. What a complete **** Pardew is.. He’s not much better as a manager himself and all he does at each club he goes too is shag the wives of all the staff!

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  17. Pardoop has the gift of the gab, he likely makes all manner of promises to get a player to sign. And then there’s the money on offer.

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  18. Icedog:
    Pardew about to sign another defender, Tomkins from W/Ham 12.5 mil

    Ice – wasn’t he trying to sign him when he was at Newcastle mate?.

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  19. Has Colo actually left yet or not?.

    I like the CBs we are being linked with in Caulker, Dunk & Hanley – again, players with CCC experience but could easily make the move up to PL.

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  20. Sharpy17:
    Has Colo actually left yet or not?.

    I like the CBs we are being linked with in Caulker, Dunk & Hanley – again, players with CCC experience but could easily make the move up to PL.

    Not very keen on Caulker mate he’s never improved from his early promise and been send here there everywhere couple of times I watched him he was awful.
    Aye Pardew did try and sign Tomkins while at the toon your right

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