Monday, March 03, 2014

Head Case

Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, is lucky to be employed right now.

The boss was red carded from Saturday's game against Hull City after seemingly headbutting Hull's David Meyler as the midfielder was preparing for a throw-in.

There are a few people online claiming the incident to be blown out of proportion with others voicing displeasure that he has 'got away with it' despite having been fined £100,000 by the club and the Football Association set to look into the matter.

It doesn't matter if this incident has been magnified by the talking heads. Pardew showed intent by even attempting to attack the player. It's not the first time this season he has shown his inability to handle himself. Just a few weeks ago he had a touchline bust-up with Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, where the Chilean was called a 'c**t' by the Toon boss.

As I type this on Sunday morning (will be published on Monday), I can't help but feel this story will intensify as the week goes on. Pardew may have no option but to resign.

His job is literally screwed up, anyway. He'll come across as a hypocrite when he has to settle his players down during tense moments off, and certainly on, the pitch.

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