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An Unambitious Future Of NUFC

With the tacit confirmation that Alan Pardew will be our manager when August rolls around, there was the usual outpouring of grief and surprise on the various forums across the web.

Why this would come as shock to anybody is beyond me.

He has achieved almost to the letter what Mike Ashley wants from this club - Premier League status (and the cash that goes with it) without investing in the squad and no danger of any cups or pesky European places. Why would he get rid of this gem?

Ashley had the perfect opportunity to sack Pardew without the need for a pay off when our glorious leader decided to nut an opposing player - grounds for dismissal on gross misconduct charges (along with his various other transgressions) if ever I saw it.

The argument that season ticket sales are down and Ashley may sit up and take notice are null and void - primarily because as a fan base we can't sail in the same direction and there will still be 40-45K turning up every week.

That and he cares not a jot what we think/say/do and moreover he cares even less that Pardew is getting it from all four sides of Saint James' Park.

Relegation is the only real factor that would see Pardew getting his marching orders, and unlike many others I don't see that as a certainty next season as Ashley isn't daft - even he sees that the squad needs reinforcements, and although we won't see the 7-8 players we really need, we will see see new faces arrive in the Summer.

This coupled with the fairly poor standard of the bottom 10 teams in the PL and think we'll scrape through again.

I can hardly contain my excitement.




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Writer: GeordieRacer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 12 2014

Time: 1:29PM

 

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