In a move that has all the stench of a bit of inside knowledge regarding his future here, Alan Pardew has admitted to failing.
Failing to control himself on the sidelines and failing to be positive tactically are just some of the things he's openly admitting now.
With talks with club owner, Mike Ashley supposedly about his future happening next week, this seems a case of damage limitation in order to turn the heads of the flock of sheep as they try to leave the St James' field and out the gate for good.
Season tickets aren't looking very inviting at all but this, coupled with the owld investment rubbish, may just hit the spot for many who can't think for themselves or let actions speak louder that bullshit.
In a nutshell, Pardew was never good enough to manage our (once) great club with all this extra baggage just a circus side show.
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