Monday, October 16, 2006


Grant Leaves - Pardew Next??

Alan Pardew has stated that he fears the axe as he has just taken the club through it's worst run of defeats in its history and longest period without finding the net. Personally I think think this is just an attempt to gee up his players but how long does he have in the role to get it right???

"I think any manager who has lost six games has to have a certain amount of fear about his job - otherwise he would be silly," said Pardew.

"The media attention will be very strong I'm sure leading up to our next game against Spurs. But you have to be big enough and strong enough to take it.

"I am, and I hope the players are. I try to be consistent whatever the results but six defeats in a row must be the worst run I've ever had and it is not acceptable.

"I've always thought of our players as strong characters and now it is up to them to go out and prove it."

I don't want to see the back of him because I think this is a case of everything going wrong, bad luck and loss of confidence. However there could be a ready made replacement with Curbishley looking for work so maybe now is the right time - before its too late and Curbishley finds other employers.

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