Get Off Pardew's Back!

Last updated : 12 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

... former Newcastle United winger Chris Waddle has told Toon Fans to "get off Alan Pardew's back".

The BBC pundit has never received a welcome back to St James' Park and I'm sure his comments won't go down too well with the Geordies.

Pardew has been at the club four years, and are we better off now than we were 2010?


Is Waddle trying to wind up the Geordies?

Chris Waddle: “The one thing you don’t want when walking onto the pitch is fans holding banners up with ‘manager out’. The players are still playing for Pardew so he must be doing something right.

“I was at the Stoke City game and Newcastle played very well. They just couldn’t grab a goal.

“They dug in against Swansea and got a good result after going down to 2-0, so you can’t say the players aren’t giving it everything.

”But sometimes you have to be realistic and say ‘how good are the team?’ Currently, they’re on par with the teams in the bottom half of the league.

“People might say they’re better than that, but does that mean you get a new manager in who can get more out of his team?

“Personally I don’t think you can. If a new manager comes in, he’d say to Mike Ashley ‘I need to bring in three or four players to make this team stronger’.

“Alan Pardew could probably say the same thing right now, but they haven’t got the budget at the minute so what’s the point in bringing a new manager in if he’s going to work from the same sort of line?

“At the minute, the only way Newcastle can get back into challenging for a Champions League spot is if Ashley were to sell the club to someone who’s got lots and lots of money to spend.”