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Pardew's Ton Up

Congratulations to Alan Pardew on completing 100 matches as a Premier League manager. ToTT reviews his record.

This major milestone seems to have been missed by the national media, although not of course by talkofthetyne.com. Pardew`s recent media shyness following the closure of the transfer window highlights his own new-found modesty. As Winston Churchill might have put it, Pardew may have "much to be modest about".

His arrival at the top level was with a West Ham team, arguably the best resourced in the 2nd tier. Promotion had been achieved via the lottery of the play offs.

That first top flight season saw a 9th place finish. After a promising start, being in 4th place after 6 games, the Hammers eventually finished in 9th, a highly creditable position.

Having strengthened the squad in the following season, after 3 games his team was again in 4th place. The only way was down, despite the arrivals of Tevez and Mascherano. After 9 games, the team was in the relegation zone, Pardew`s sacking coming shortly before Christmas.

His overall record at West Ham reads:

P55 W19 (35%) D9 (16%) L27 (49%)

Not to be put off by his dismissal, Pardew moved on to Charlton Athletic. He was there for 19 games, taking them down. His 5 wins in 19 matches was not enough to save them from the drop, being sacked again in the following season with Charlton well on their way to the 3rd tier.

His Premier League record at Charlton was:

P19 W5 (26%) D7 (37%) L7 (37%)

With his last game for Charlton being against Liverpool, he started the same way at Newcastle. This time it was Hughton`s squad, selected by Steve Stone which achieved a 3-1 win. Despite a couple of defeats, he swiftly achieved a run of wins, culminating in a win against his former club in their relegation season, a resounding 5-0.

Pardew had arrived as an experienced manager, not all of his Premier League experience being good. Having announced on his arrival that he had a track record of knocking on the owner's door to get cash to strengthen the squad, his window activity catapulted him to the status of being the Newcastle manager with the record transfer surplus.

The sale of Andy Carroll, despite his alleged assurances that Carroll would not be sold, would not be going anywhere, not at any price, at least in that transfer window went, well, out of the window.

Pardew clearly stated that he was making efforts to ensure that other key team members stayed at the club, top score Nolan, player of the season Barton and Jose Enrique. All have had their services dispensed with. The transfer investment last summer was very close to a big fat zero.

His Premier League record was enhanced by more victories against clubs to be relegated. Including this season to date, this record at NUFC reads:

P26 W8 (31%) D11 (42%) L7 (27%)

Some will point to Pardew`s cup success at previous clubs, including an FA Cup final with West Ham and a Johnstone`s Magnolia Paint Pot Victory with Southampton. His record has not quite been the same at Newcastle yet, his first cup outing being a defeat at the hands of the up and coming Stevenage Borough.

Having got his feet under the table, the overall results in normal time (thus excluding a narrow extra time win against Scunthorpe) since the Stevenage defeat works out at:

P23 W5 (22%) D12 (52%) L6 (26%).

Of the permanent mangers in Newcastle United`s history, only Ossie Ardiles has a lower win ratio than that 22%.

There is a long contract ahead of him, during which time it would be hard to imagine his results would not improve. The ton up gives him the experience that Derek Llambias promised after Hughton was unceremoniously sacked.

From those of us on ToTT who have reviewed his Premier League career, we hope that the 100 milestone will be marked with another instalment of the meritorious Pardewsblog. May the next 100 games be a vast improvement.



Overall Premier League record:

P100 W32 D27 L41




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Writer: Rexn  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 14 2011

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

good piece, very funny. wish i could read it out to the man himself.
thecorner
good piece, very funny. wish i could read it out to the man himself.
thecorner
yep, good one rexn.
davyjen
yep, good one rexn.
davyjen
Due to the continued bad feeling towards the regime here, this is giving Pardew more time than he would normally get as the heat is off him. The masses at other clubs will be calling us deluded for even debating how good or bad he is because we currently sit in an excellent slot in the league but all isn't right it seems. January becomes yet another colossal period in our history when we could actually strengthen considerably as well as lift the morale of the crowd. We know we'll be left with more questions than answers tho. Excellent again there Rex.
toon_nomatterwot
Due to the continued bad feeling towards the regime here, this is giving Pardew more time than he would normally get as the heat is off him. The masses at other clubs will be calling us deluded for even debating how good or bad he is because we currently sit in an excellent slot in the league but all isn't right it seems. January becomes yet another colossal period in our history when we could actually strengthen considerably as well as lift the morale of the crowd. We know we'll be left with more questions than answers tho. Excellent again there Rex.
toon_nomatterwot
There is very little difference between Pardew and Hughton in the win ratio of Premiership games with NUFC. Hughton's record was: P16 W5 (31%) D4 (25%) L7 (43%). The loss ratio says it all. Pardew wouldn't have been top of my list to take over but if any of us thought all was rosy in the garden after we lost to yet another team that was promoted behind us, I certainly wasn't one of them. Pardew only has a chance to suceed with help from Ashley which at the present moment is not forthcoming.
Mcnamee67
There is very little difference between Pardew and Hughton in the win ratio of Premiership games with NUFC. Hughton's record was: P16 W5 (31%) D4 (25%) L7 (43%). The loss ratio says it all. Pardew wouldn't have been top of my list to take over but if any of us thought all was rosy in the garden after we lost to yet another team that was promoted behind us, I certainly wasn't one of them. Pardew only has a chance to suceed with help from Ashley which at the present moment is not forthcoming.
Mcnamee67
Interesting piece Rex. Like me, I know you are not a fan. There appeared nothing in his record to suggest he was an improvement on Hughton when appointed and I would have preferrred a dignifiied silence to some of the rubbish we have heard spoken this summer. I know there is a focus on this stat win ratio these days. Just looking at the points per game, he is averaging around 1.35 for newcastle, which works out at 51 points per season, around mid table give or take 2 or 3 positions - so he could conceivably achieve his masters' aim for top 10 place without an improvement in his existing record. His record this season is very encouraging however, averaging 2 points per game. That would have been enough to get us 2nd in the premier league last season, so I am looking forward to Champions League football next year. Maybe that's what the West Ham fans were thinking after their encouraging start. If that sounds incredulous - if it happened, we would have to re-appraise our view of Pardew and Ashley's policy too. It would turn the football world upside down and give rise to a very dangerous notion indeed, akin to tulip bulbs - that prem players wages are vastly inflated, that they are overhyped and overvalued - and that this is a bubble fit to burst. Despite everything, part of me would love to see that come about. There is another stat which I'm not too up on but am aware and that concerns the turnover of managers at clubs and the failure of that club. Maybe Ashley is also looking at that one and thinking, stick with him and see what happens. Again, if Pardew's record were to improve with length of tenure, it would again have some clubs thinking twice before sacking the manager.
taffontyne
Interesting piece Rex. Like me, I know you are not a fan. There appeared nothing in his record to suggest he was an improvement on Hughton when appointed and I would have preferrred a dignifiied silence to some of the rubbish we have heard spoken this summer. I know there is a focus on this stat win ratio these days. Just looking at the points per game, he is averaging around 1.35 for newcastle, which works out at 51 points per season, around mid table give or take 2 or 3 positions - so he could conceivably achieve his masters' aim for top 10 place without an improvement in his existing record. His record this season is very encouraging however, averaging 2 points per game. That would have been enough to get us 2nd in the premier league last season, so I am looking forward to Champions League football next year. Maybe that's what the West Ham fans were thinking after their encouraging start. If that sounds incredulous - if it happened, we would have to re-appraise our view of Pardew and Ashley's policy too. It would turn the football world upside down and give rise to a very dangerous notion indeed, akin to tulip bulbs - that prem players wages are vastly inflated, that they are overhyped and overvalued - and that this is a bubble fit to burst. Despite everything, part of me would love to see that come about. There is another stat which I'm not too up on but am aware and that concerns the turnover of managers at clubs and the failure of that club. Maybe Ashley is also looking at that one and thinking, stick with him and see what happens. Again, if Pardew's record were to improve with length of tenure, it would again have some clubs thinking twice before sacking the manager.
taffontyne
 

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