Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

It's Official - Pardew Is Useless

It's Official - Pardew Is Useless

Alan Pardew is a tactically inept and frankly useless manager with poor signings and poor tactical decisions, and it's time we brought in someone else fast.

Before this ends in a lynch mob; let me profess that the above sentence is a summary of what a minority of supporters believe when it comes to the south coasts 'special` one. Albeit a very small one.

I came across this minority of 'supporters` on several official and unofficial Saints chat forums, perhaps they are merely wind up merchants, but it seems that there is still a section of supporters who follow the above statement to the letter.

Even the term '`Parfoot`` has become a regular nickname used by this minority. Sure Pards isn`t perfect but comparing him to Branfoot? That`s just daft, and quite insulting to any football manager!

The main argument put forward seems to be that he reverts to 'hoof` ball and has brought in a brand of football that is horrible to watch. But have any of them considered our opposition? League 1 is hardly full of Arsenal style teams trying the odd step-over or 50.

When teams have everyone behind the ball and do nothing but defend, it comes a time where you have to play a more direct style of football which may be painful sometimes, but such is football!

It`s a good argument which would pose a good debate, but the credibility quickly deteriorates when you read some of the solutions. It`s as if some people have played football manager a little too much!

So who would the Anti-Pardew brigade turn to if they were the board of directors (A worrying thought)?

The majority of Anti Pardew supporters want someone who will play attractive football, quite ridiculous considering Pardew led us to scoring 10 goals in 2 games whilst leading us to a cup and strong league finish, not to mention scoring some absolutely cracking goals.

So, you would assume that the shortlist devised by the minority would be managers with some sort of reputation of playing attractive and attacking football. But instead it is the A-Z of 'hoofball` veterans with Adrian Boothroyd leading the list of managers given the task of bringing attractive football to the south coast. Or the equally successful Micky Adams who is now in the highlight of his career managing lowly Port Vale.

Are the minority entitled to they`re opinions? Yes of course, seeming as this is more Northam than North Korea, but it is time that these people finally realised that for the first time in a decade, we have stability at our club with a unified board and a strong team, so why should we jeopardise that?

Lets not forget that we aren`t the only lower league club with the 'dosh`, and there is an example in front of us in Q.P.R. which will show people what constant managerial changes can do.

They were near the bottom of the championship when the billionaires rolled in at Loftus Road, Luigi De Canio (the R`s boss) built a fantastic side and took them from championship strugglers to a good mid table outfit. But through impatience and wanting instant success, a new manager was drafted in… then another one, and another one.

Where are they now? Near the bottom of the championship, some £5million and 5 managers later mind you!

Pardew has won a cup trophy, he has built arguably THE best team in league 1, signed the leagues top scorer, but most importantly rejuvenated the hopes and dreams of Saint`s fans worldwide.

Not bad for a tactically inept and useless manager though, not bad at all…..



Red Army Comrade

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Thursday May 27 2010
Time: 1:37PM

Comments

0
You bloody prat. I was ready to have a right go but have to admit you got me. Well don RAC. Yes he has made mistakes but tell me a manager that doesn't.
VSrednwhite
27/05/2010 14:48:00
0
Alan Pardew has made a hell of a lot of mistakes as far as I am concerned. He seems to be very negative with the team selections and has often baffled us completely with his substitutions. From day one when he arrived we had a bad beed for a midfield general and still do. For me our midfield is still to soft.
sfc4ghg
27/05/2010 14:55:00
0
Alan will prove himself and will be here as we climb into the Premier League to fulfill our chairmans dream.
stellarnw
28/05/2010 20:46:00
0
Does anybody seriously believe that anyone else could have done a better job than AP? I get sick and tired that we keep talking negatively instead of looking forward. Promotion is a must for next season and only if we miss out should AP start coming under scrutiny
iwred&white
29/05/2010 11:03:00
0
Well done red. You brought a few responses and most would have expected something totally different to this when seeing the title.
VSrednwhite
06/06/2010 14:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Real Sociedad In For Striker?

It's being reported today that Real Sociedad are in negotiations with Southampton to take Juanmi back to Spain this summer.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Southampton Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Pelle Criticised For Lack Of Effort

Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Graziano Pelle was dropped for the Manchester City game in Sunday because he hadn't been pleased with his efforts in training.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster2%
Martina0%
Fonte0%
van Dijk10%
Bertrand0%
Wanyama0%
Clasie0%
Mane21%
Davis5%
Tadic10%
Long47%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Rodriguez5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League