Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has added the "Big Sam" magical touch to steer them clear of relegation as the season reaches its climax. The former England boss was appointed the manager of Crystal Palace at the end of December 2016. The club were positioned in 17th place and just one point above the relegation zone. In fact, the club continued to plummet down the Premier League table under Allardyce's guidance. His leadership skills were questioned and his ability to …
Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle's Season?

Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle's Season?

It isn't confirmed yet, but it is extremely likely that Rafa Benitez is going to take over from Steve McClaren as Newcastle manager in the coming days, with Sky and various other sources reporting as much. Although this appears a massive step down from Real Madrid and coaching some of the world's best players, it is believed that Benitez wants a long term project and would favour a Premier League job. Newcastle United are a sleeping giant and the room …
Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

There were lots of laughs around social media when Steve Parish mentioned Real Madrid in the same sentence as Alan Pardew, but it is hard to ignore the incredible job that he is doing at Crystal Palace. He has been at the club for a year and has managed to win 19 of his 37 league matches in charge, which is top four form and highlights the incredible job he is doing at Selhurst Park. He is being linked with …
Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

After months of protests at St James' Park, Mike Ashley gave his first public interview to Sky Sports promising big changes and stating that he was going to remain until the club won a trophy. Newcastle fans were getting frustrated at the club neglecting cup competitions and that view has changed, at least publicly with Steve McClaren and various other club figures stating their desire to end the club's trophy drought. However the club are just one of two Premier …
Newcastle United - Is this the Dawn of a New Era?

Newcastle United - Is this the Dawn of a New Era?

The league table never lies according to an old football saying, but the board at Newcastle United will know that they are lucky to remain in the Premier League after a series of mistakes. They have only picked up four points since February, which is an awful run for any side and is the worst run of form of any Premier League side this season. After a poor start to the season and a very bad end, many will state that …
Could Newcastle United Get Relegated?

Could Newcastle United Get Relegated?

This season has been an odd one for Newcastle United. In the summer, they added a number of players and the mood was an optimistic one as they lined up to face off against the champions on the opening day. It didn't take long for the negative atmosphere to return and the pressure built on Alan Pardew through several fan campaigns against the manager. The now Crystal Palace manager was never suited to Tyneside and his departure should have introduced …
Newcastle United - A Club At A Crossroads?

Newcastle United - A Club At A Crossroads?

Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle have been stagnating and the under par working conditions for a manager or, as the next appointment will be, head coach make it difficult for the club to achieve success. Many will have raised their eyebrows at Alan Pardew's decision to leave Newcastle for relegation threatened Crystal Palace, but those with a working knowledge of Ashley and his current regime wouldn't have been surprised at all. It would make an interesting sub plot if Pardew leads …
Has Alan Pardew's Job Become Untenable?

Has Alan Pardew's Job Become Untenable?

Alan Pardew has been under intense pressure at Newcastle since Yohan Cabaye departed at the start of the year and he is now starting to look like a dead man walking, with many considering it only a matter of time until he is given his marching orders. Although many fans feel he should have been sacked in the aftermath of the Southampton match, it looks like he will be given the Hull match at home, at least. That could prove …
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