Defensive Frailty

The combined (league) goal difference of Gullit, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce, Kinnear, Shearer and Hughton is -32. Alan Pardew’s goal difference for just this calender year (2014) stands at -27 (overall for his entire tenure: -40).

Source: Historic NUFC results


Before Alan Pardew arrived, since 1993, Newcastle United had lost 35 Premier League games by 3 goals or more. Alan Pardew has lost by 3 goals or more 22 times on his own since December 2010. This is more than any other Premier League club in the same period.

Source: Historic NUFC results,


Alan Pardew has lost 21 of the last 39 league matches with Newcastle United (53,8%).

Source: Historic NUFC results


For a manager claiming to spend 4 out of 5 days a week on training the defensive side of the game Alan Pardew has achieved 21 clean sheets in the past 2 Premier League seasons and a bit with Newcastle United (out of a possible 95, i.e. 22,1%).

Source: Historic NUFC results


Last season Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United conceded 3 goals or more 11 times in 38 PL matches.

Source: Historic NUFC results


The 0-6 home loss to Liverpool was the biggest home defeat since 9th Sep 1925 (vs Blackburn).

Source: BBC

  • Laurent Robert 32

    The self-proclaimed defensive coach. What a joke he is.

    Plus, he has all but the isolated striker defending as well, so it further highlights how bad his management really is. All those players defending and teams still pick through pur predominantly internationally experienced team with ease.

    Only a lower league chancer way out his depth could accomplish such a poor feat.

    Pardew out.

  • ToonTang

    …But surely none of the above can be true, Alan personally coaches the defencive players himself…

  • Nik Templeton

    I’d like to know how many times we’ve won a league game by 3 goals or more under Pardew. I can only think of a couple of occasions.

    The man has failed to implement any successful system other than 4-4-2. The 4-3-3 (4-5-1) was a joke a and now the 4-2-3-1 (4-5-1) is failing.