The power of the press is a lot more harmful than Pardew seems to think.
The guy is up on his ivory tower as Newcastle manager and thought he was untouchable, but last season he banned the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun and he suddenly took the shit.
None of the three newspapers did anything to get banned ... they simply told the truth. They reported what the supporters were feeling.
But Pardew put the blame on the press.
He didn’t want to come out of his dugout for too long because the booing was so loud, not from the press ... from the supporters!
The Chronicle has asked the supporters what they think of the manager, and even though he has brought in NINE players this summer, the jury is still out.
The Chronicle: "We shall start with Pardew. His votes, in the order that we asked, were Great (3.3 %), Good (21.42 %), Average (37.33 %), Poor (21.53 %) and Awful(16.42 %).
"Hmm. Probably better than he would have hoped given that he didn’t want to come out of his dugout not so long ago because the booing was so loud.
"When it comes to Pardew, the results are always mixed. Most people are in the ‘he’s okay, could do better, who else could we get’ camp.
"And those who don’t like the man, really do not like him. The treatment of Hatem Ben Arfa was mentioned more than once, it has to be said."
Mick Campbell: “A good manager who would get most out of Ben Arfa. That says it all to me.”
Edward Chicken: “A much-maligned figure of fun, however, he brings it on himself most of the time. But he can be a good manager when he wants to be. We should stick with him but only if Ashley sells up, and then perhaps we get a different manager.”
Derek Turnball: “Given the pressure and lack of support he has received, he has done a good job. A top ten last season and but for the disruption mid-season, we could have finished top six comfortably.”
John Connolly: “Pardew has got a lot of making- up to do. He’s started with bringing players in, now we have to perform.”
Richard Lavender: “He’s a fall guy for Mike Ashley. He doesn’t inspire players in the way good managers do, which makes him poor in terms of man management. He also falls short tactically. Get him out before he ruins the next batch of hopefuls.”
Joe Patterson: “I wanted him out after last season, but I think we should give him until Christmas with this new team.”