Should Ashley Let Pardew Manage And Keep His Nose Out?

20 November 2012 01:17
Although Alan Pardew obviously does what he is told by the man in the hot seat - Mike Ashley - perhaps the Toon owner should back his manager more than he does.

Alan Pardew said Swansea won because "they had more experienced players" . and Ashley's "we buy them young - not players with no re-sell value" . backfired on Saturday.

Pardew wanted two world class international defenders in the summer transfer marker - Brazilian (Douglas pictured right) and French - but Ashley refused to pay the asking price.

He says now is not the time to focus on Newcastle United’s squad size - despite fan fears the Magpies look depleted after what has already been a long and hard campaign.

United were beaten for the second successive home game on Saturday after going down to Swansea City.

Alan Pardew: “There is nothing I can do until January anyway.

"We just have to get on with it.

“Since I have been here it is our first time we have had a difficult spell.

“So we have to keep our heads. We know we have to get it out there. That is the problem I have had.

“Apart from Sunderland away I have not had a full squad to pick from.

"The squad is being pushed to the limit, there’s no doubt about that.

“That is why we have a squad and we had a very young bench.

“You look around and those boys should be playing in the reserves and gaining experience, but we are asking them to do a job.

“We have Maritimo on Thursday and that is a tough game for us after two defeats now. We have to get a win there.”


Source: Newcastle United Mad