I’m sure Alan Pardew doesn’t know whether he is coming or going with the Newcastle United fans.
Just over a month or so ago, there were suggestions of fans protesting in a ‘Pardew Out’ movement as the Magpies’ form went from bad to worse and the former West Ham United gaffer continued to alienate himself from the fans.
Although Newcastle owner Mike Ashley probably isn’t the most liked chap in the beautiful game; he deserves credit for maintaining his support for Alan Pardew and refusing to buckle under fan pressure.
Newcastle had a mini revival on went on a wonderful run of form – including ending Chelsea’s chances of an ‘invincible’ season – however, following the derby day defeat to Sunderland (in the cruelest of manners due to Adam Johnson’s last minute winner), the pressure has increased on Pardew, yet again.
In fact, after making the front page of on of today’s newspapers, a cheeky Magpie opted to have a little play with the wording.