Toon Legend Wants Pardew Sacked!

Last updated : 01 May 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Mick Quinn became a legend because he bought in to the Geordie passion and gave us what we needed at that time - someone to believe in.

Now he says Newcastle need a massive lift ... and that means getting rid of Alan Pardew!

MICK QUINN (talking to the Chronicle):-

Newcastle United are in desperate need of a mood change at St James’ Park - and quickly...

Don’t be fooled by a glimpse at the Premier League table and thinking that ninth place represents real progress.

It doesn’t.

The true picture is available when you look at the form table at the moment and Newcastle are rock-bottom right now.

That doesn’t bode well looking ahead.

In fact it spells out that a relegation battle next season is looking ahead on the basis of what we have seen since the turn of the year.

Of course, we have the summer to come and there is plenty of talk of mass recruitment.

But that hasn’t happened in the last two windows has it?

The worry is that Newcastle go into next season with a hangover from the current campaign and that’s usually a recipe for disaster.

And it’s not the type of hangover that you can cure with a bacon buttie or an Alka Seltzer!

They need a lift and for me that is either going to be from a change of manager or a performance on the field then subsequent action plan.

For me it brings back memories of when Kevin Keegan returned as manager in 1992.

Before that day we’d just been stuffed 5-2 by Oxford United in the Second Divison.

The place was low under Ossie Ardiles but Keegan lifted the place.

I didn’t always see eye to eye with Keegan because I felt I should be in the team every week and he didn’t.

But I will never forget what he did for the football club and the fans.

I’m not saying KK should be back in the hotseat – far from it.

Something needs to change though and quickly. Where has the X-Factor gone?

This is meant to be Newcastle United Football Club not some team just scrapping to rub shoulders with the big boys, but then that’s what they’ve become under Ashley.

Fans don’t want to see that.

Alan Pardew came out and said he felt sorry for his players in recent weeks.


It’s Pardew picking the formation and the tactics so surely they are only doing what he’s telling them.