The narrative that is currently being pushed is that Newcastle United fans are “fickle”, which we are keen to dispel. Our stance remains the same, we firmly believe that Alan Pardew is not the man to take the club forward. It would be fickle for us to let 5 games change opinions borne out of more than two years of wretched performances.Read More
On Saturday 20th September 2014 SackPardew.com held a large-scale protest against Alan Pardew’s continued employment as Newcastle manager during Newcastle United’s home game with Hull City in the Barclays Premier League. Prior to the game we obtained 30,000 A4 display sheets, 105 banners and hired a van that was emblazoned with “SackPardew.com” to drive laps around St. James’ Park. 10 city centre establishments opened their premises to us, and a local promotional company provided us with 4 paid staff to facilitate legal on-street distribution close to the stadium.
Firstly, and most importantly, thank you to all the supporters who backed our campaign before and during the match with Hull City yesterday.
Prior to kick-off our group of volunteers distributed more than 20,000 SackPardew.com flyers and over 100 banners, with many people who wanted the latter turned away as we did not have enough to meet demand. The support we received before the game has left us in no doubt that a majority of fans share our view that Alan Pardew is not fit to manage Newcastle United, with the response in our multiple locations almost entirely positive.
SackPardew.com are now in a position to announce finalised plans for a large-scale protest at St. James’ Park this Saturday afternoon, during Newcastle United’s home match with Hull City.
The aim of this is to display a united front against Alan Pardew and the current malaise at the club, for which we believe he has not assumed an acceptable level of responsibility. As a result:
- We are protesting against his increasingly poor results over the past two years.
- We are protesting against his deceit and empty promises.
- We are protesting against his mismanagement of the club and the playing staff.
- We are protesting against his misrepresentation of our hopes and expectations.
- We are protesting against his decision to continue on in what is now an untenable position.
We have 30,000 A4 sheets with “SackPardew.com” in red and blue text on a white background, plus 100 larger banners adorned with our black and white logo, all of which come complete with fire certifications and can be collected for free in Newcastle city centre on the day of the game.
Statement – John Carver
SackPardew.com were disappointed to learn of an unpleasant incident involving Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver and a number of our volunteers during the pre-match warm up at St. Mary’s Stadium this afternoon.
Following a request made on our Twitter account yesterday evening for assistance with holding up five “SackPardew.com” banners at the Southampton game, a number of groups/individuals responded and were given the aforementioned materials outside of the stadium an hour prior to kick-off.
When in the ground they decided to take up residence behind the goal during the pre-match warm-up to display said banners and were subsequently approached by Carver. What followed was an extremely unprofessional, unprovoked and frankly unacceptable rant containing obscene verbal abuse, questioning the integrity of their support and inviting them to visit the training HQ at Little Benton on Monday morning for a physical confrontation.
We at SackPardew.com find this behaviour and attitude of a club employee with significant responsibility to be highly offensive and unbecoming of our great club. Moreover, we believe that every Newcastle United supporter has a right to protest in a peaceful manner, especially having travelled over 300 miles and undertaken journeys nearing 6 hours in duration to do so.
As such we hope that Newcastle United Football Club formally address the issue from a disciplinary perspective and that John Carver apologises forthwith for his actions.Read More