Six defeats in a row for a poor United side. Last night the manager put out United side who put up even less of a fight that West Ham United did recently at the Emirates – and West Ham want their manager out. The West Ham fans are receiving a fair bit of sympathy in the media for their plight. Strangely, United fans were lambasted in the media for not accepting our lot under Allardyce. Contrast that to this article about United and Allardyce:
This article is from 2010. I’m not sure if the author has quite got his tongue out of Allardyce’s arse yet but the way he allows Allardyce to basically say everything about his United reign was everyone else’s fault but his. Maybe after Allardyce leaves West Ham the media will allow him to talk utter shite about his previous employers and their fans – but I doubt it. This is relevant today as the way media perceive Newcastle United hasn’t changed since then. United fans are above their station and the national journalists are terrified of having to travel up to the North East regularly if anyone ever made a proper go of United. They want us kept in our place. Hence the scandalous coverage of Sam Allardyce’s reign at United.
Therefore at the current shambles that is Newcastle United the fact that media are starting to ramp up the pressure on our manager tells you a lot considering how much they hate us. It’s becoming visible to even the most anti-mag journalist that Pardew needs to go. I’d imagine no tears are being shed for United’s dramatic and public downfall in the newsrooms across the country (London) but at the moment NUFC are damaging the integrity of the Premier League. The lack of competiveness from this United team, as we collected enough points before New Years Day, is scandalous.
This Guardian article spells out the predicament we found our self in quite well.
I don’t really understand grown up people scrawling anti-Pardew slogans on bed sheets, after they’ve paid their money to go into the ground to watch the match. It was the same at Stoke when every time Stoke had a shot people decided to boo. Just don’t go if you’re going to be angry that the opposition will have a shot.
However at least the media have picked up the discontent, and it would appear from Pardew’s words that his job is indeed under threat. However nothing Alan Pardew ever says, ever happens.