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 …
Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle United: The Season So Far | Stats

Newcastle have defied their critics this season, with some people even putting them down as potential relegation candidates, however, they find themselves in 8th place at the turn of the year. They are just 6 points off the Champions League places, but that's likely to be a step too far for the Magpies this season. Nevertheless, they will be strong challengers for a Europa League spot, especially if more places become available in the league depending on who wins the …
Crystal Palace V Newcastle United Preview | Team News and Key Men Stats

Crystal Palace V Newcastle United Preview | Team News and Key Men Stats

Both of these sides have been in good form of late, so it should be a good match between two teams full of confidence. Alan Pardew played for Palace for four years and now he is returning as the manager of Newcastle. He will be desperate to get the three points at his old stomping ground. These two sides have will be competing that different ends of the table, but they will both fancy their chances on Saturday. In a …
Manchester United Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats & Team News

Manchester United Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats & Team News

The early kick off on Saturday sees David Moyes' Manchester United take on Alan Pardew's high-flying Newcastle United. Manchester United go into the game off the back of another home defeat, this time going down 1-0 to Moyes' former club Everton. Surprisingly, Manchester United have only won three home games this season. Newcastle United go into the game one point and one place ahead of their opponents and they themselves will be looking for a better result than their previous …
What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

Hatem Ben Arfa has always been a maverick. A player who has never quite made it to the level where his talent deserves to be. Even now at the age of 26, he is still trying to find some consistency. He started the season so well for Newcastle United, scoring a wonder-goal to clinch maximum points against Fulham before putting in another match-winning display against Aston Villa. Since then, he has failed to impress in the black and white shirt. …
Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Newcastle United: Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Despite a disappointing loss to local rivals Sunderland, Newcastle have continued their impressive start to the season in recent weeks. They are currently 9th in the table, only 2 points off the favourites for the title, Manchester City. After an awful campaign last season blighted by the Europa League, it finally looks like Alan Pardew has managed to get his side back to playing the type of football that led to them finishing 5th in the 2011/12 season. The French …
Is Time Running Out For Pardew?

Is Time Running Out For Pardew?

After a second straight Tyne-Wear derby defeat, the pressure on Alan Pardew is starting to increase at a rapid rate. Over the last 12 months Newcastle fans have been split on their manager, as the team continues to be extremely inconsistent. The same problems continue to arise and it looks like Pardew is completely out of ideas. The message coming out of Newcastle is that they want stability after so many managerial changes in the past decade but stability only …
Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

After a controversial summer, Newcastle have had a solid start to the season picking up ten points from their opening seven matches. They are currently in 11th place which leaves them in a decent position to achieve their aim of a top ten finish. Although it's still early in the season, the first ten games are crucial in determining where a side is likely to finish in the table. In this article, I will explore the side's defensive, passing, creativity …
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