Alan Pardew is on the verge of completing an exit from Newcastle United in the most stunning fashion after the club accepted compensation from Crystal Palace for the manager.
Pardew still has six years left on his contract. Even though he has led Newcastle to fifth place in the Premier league only two years ago and the club are doing well right now, he has never been a favourite amongst the fans. At Crystal Palace, though, the former West Ham manager is held in high regard since he represented the club during his playing days.
The start of the season of Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United was an abysmal one as the Premier League kicked off on August 17 of the current year and Newcastle United lost their opening match of the season after being defeated when playing against Manchester City.
1 week later after their loss and Newcastle United had to settle with 2 consecutive draws against Aston Villa and later with Crystal Palace.
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says that he sympathises with the plight of Newcastle boss Alan Pardew ahead of a meeting between the two teams at St James’s Park during the weekend. Newcastle are still waiting for their first win of the season. Since the season is about to enter into the eighth matchday, this poor run of form has left the club in the relegation zone. Even though they have found scoring goals a little easier in the last few matches, holding on to a lead has been a major problem for the club.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been going through a rough spell in 2014. He has been criticised for blaming just about every other aspect for the poor form of Newcastle in the calendar year. The performances have been going downhill and it culminated in the 4-0 defeat against Southampton. There were widespread calls for Pardew to be sacked after the match, but Newcastle did confirm to owner Mike Ashley that they have no plans to part company with the former West Ham manager.
Edmar Halowski de Lacerda, a soccer player who was born in Brazil, but, had made taken the citizenship of Ukraine to get the opportunity to play international football, has got into trouble now as the Ukrainian government has asked him to join the military camps.
De Lacerda has spent all his life playing soccer only and he has no idea how he would be able to battle with machine gun in his hands at the border if he does get sent there.
James Rodriguez wants to continue playing the same way for his new club Real Madrid as he had played for his country Colombia in the World Cup.
A record transfer fee has been paid to the French club Monaco by Madrid to let Rodriguez come to Santiago Bernabeu. There has been no disclosure of the exact amount as yet, but, if there is any truth in the reports that are coming through, it’s over 100 million dollars.
Newcastle United have been one of the active clubs in the transfer window so far with a couple of permanent signings to finally pacify the angry supporters. Newcastle went without making a permanent signing for more than 18 months. They had entirely dependent upon the loan market in order to refresh the squad, but after sales of players like Yohan Cabaye for more than £ 20 million, they are stepping back into the market once again. The club recently brought in Remy Cabella and managed Alan Pardew has revealed that he has high hopes for the player.
Newcastle United finally managed to take a monkey of the back after signing a player on a permanent basis. It has been almost 2 years since the club brought in a permanent player, as they have been largely relying upon loan deals. There has been huge uproar against the club owner Mike Ashley, who has been accused of taking money away from the club. Despite selling Yohan Cabaye for more than £ 20 million last January, the club has not invested any money back into the team. Their first major signing in two years is Jack Colback, who comes from their rivals Sunderland.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he remains confident of turning down the fortunes of the club despite suffering a sixth consecutive defeat at the hands of Arsenal. Newcastle have been on a very poor run of form since the January transfer window came to an end with the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain. The midfielder was sold to the French outfit for around £ 20 million, but the cost of rebuilding the team will be much more. The loss of one player has affected the team so much that they have lost all the last six matches without exception.
Former Newcastle United owner Freddy Shepherd has revealed that current manager Alan Pardew will not have survived under his regime after such a poor run of results.
Pardew was given an eight-year contract by owner Mike Ashley in what is seen as a strange decision by the club. This has meant that they have been unable to sack him even when the manager was found guilty of head-butting an opposition player during a recent match with Hull city. This led to Pardew being banned from the stadium for three matches and a further touchline ban for several matches.