Pardew - The New Bald Eagle? God Forbid!

06 July 2011 06:22
Alan Pardew has warned his fringe players that they would have to accept a lesser role in his plans - or move elsewhere. Pardew wants to make wholesale changes, raise money from signings and buy their replacements. But having ripped the heart out of the side by selling big names Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan - and three more of Chris Hughton's promotion 'backbone' set to go (if offers come in) Jose Enrique, Joey Barton and Fabricio Coloccini - Pardew is playing a danergous game. The last time a manager chopped and changed so much in such a short time we suffered as a consequence. It happened was under the Bald Eagle - Jim Smith - and we all know what happened then. WE WERE RELEGATED! Alan Pardew: “There will be a couple of decisions that will have to be made. “It is about accepting your role in the squad. “We have players like Joey Barton and Fabricio Coloccini who will be expecting to play every game. “But we also need players who will need to make competition for places below that group. “Some may not see a lot of football.”