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There can be no more excuses for Newcastle’s controversial manager

Date: 14th August 2014 at 6:35pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Since Alan Pardew's appointment in December 2010, Newcastle have been the Premier League's most turbulent and unpredictable side. Throughout the last three seasons, the Magpies have finished in 5th, 16th and 10th accordingly, but their final standing in the 2013/14 campaign could have been far more impressive without a run of 13 defeats in their last 19 league fixtures. Theories as to why Newcastle have struggled for consistency over the last three-and-a-half years are aplenty. Could it be due to the frosty relationship between the fanbase and the boardroom? The general dislike towards owner Mike Ashley on Tyneside is well known. There have been numerous protests against his ownership throughout the last three years, with tensions further exacerbated by the renaming of St. James's Park in 2011, allegedly for commercial purposes, as The Sports Direct Arena, and the rehiring of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football in summer 2013, which quickly exploded, via an ad hoc, unsanctioned interview with TalkSport, into a public relations disaster. The ensuing negative atmosphere on the terraces has often trickled into Newcastle's performances, and even when the results are promising, the Toon army's distain towards the Sports mogul eternally bubbles under the surface. Could it be down to the club's incoherent transfer policy?  From summer 2011 to January 2013, Newcastle spent £49.5million on inward transfers, ... Read More


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