Le Tissier on the 'massive turning point' for Newcastle United

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The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing Alan Pardew's decision to leave Newcastle United for Crystal Palace.

Matt Le Tissier feels Alan Pardew leaving for Crystal Palace was a 'massive turning point' for Newcastle's season, according to Sky Sports.

The Magpies have absolutely floundered under John Carver since Pardew's St James' Park exit, while Crystal Palace have leapfrogged the Tyneside outfit in the Premier League table.

Newcastle face two games to secure their top-flight survival, against Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United.

And Le Tissier said of the now Palace boss: "A massive turning point was the manager leaving. I know he wasn’t particularly popular there but, if Alan Pardew had stayed, they wouldn’t be in the position they are in now.

"I’m not saying they’d be in the top four but putting a temporary manager in charge, at that stage of the season, led to players looking at it and saying ‘this manager isn’t going to be here next season and we’ve got enough points to stay up’."

Interestingly, Le Tissier's comments may just make sense...

Too many pundits have had their opinions swung too easily, completely ignoring Newcastle's form under Pardew this season.

But Le Tissier may have hit the nail on the head. He acknowledges the fact the now Crystal Palace boss was unpopular and wouldn't be changing the world at St James' Park. His main point, however, that they wouldn't be doing as badly as they are under Carver - is 100 per cent correct.

Many have speculated that Pardew saw what was coming at Newcastle and thus left for Palace. But he still would have done better than Carver has... surely.

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