A Liverpool fan who saw his side thrash Newcastle United 6-0 at the weekend has offered his view on the Geordies' biggest weakness.
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Liverpool fan here. I must say I like Newcastle and really hope they avoid the drop.
I do hate your manager though, and he clearly is a clown.
Newcastle have got some absolute bargains the last few seasons like Ba, Cisse, Cabaye and Ben Arfa but I would be more inclined to credit your scouting department than Pardew for that.
You guys had a brilliant season last year, and still have a strong PL squad.
Then Pardew seemed to think he was the new Special One or something and certainly had the same air of arrogance in interviews.
Laughable considering it was based on one good season as manager.
The guy is tactically clueless and basically marginalised Cisse at the start of the season in favour of Ba, when both could and should have played together.
He constantly over-hypes Ben Arfa as the new Leo Messi and self-imposes needless pressure on the team.
Newcastle's big problem lies in the fact you guys offered him a ridiculously long contract last year after the honeymoon period, and it will take you to the cleaners financially to get shot of him.
Newcastle fans, do you agree? Or is the above unfair on Pardew?
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