Alan Pardew is set to face another miserable weekend…
Newcastle United are readying themselves for more protests this weekend. Hundreds of banners demanding the sacking of manager Alan Pardew are set to be unveiled during this club’s Premier League match with Hull City.
According to reports in The Telegraph, the show of defiance at St. James’ Park would be one of the biggest demonstrations of its kind in English football. As well as printing 200 anti-Pardew banners, the group have also produced 15,000 A4 cards calling for Pardew to be dismissed and are confident that they will be able to take them into the stadium.
The source continues to explain that the people behind the anonymous Sack Pardew website are responsible for the planning of the demonstration and insist they have all the necessary safety certificates needed to take the banners into St James’ Park.
They have contacted Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police to signal their intention to stage the protest and have also informed the club of their intentions, but are still waiting for a response.
“We have 200 banners, similar in size to the ones you saw at Southampton on Saturday, that are currently being completed at printers around the city,” a spokesman told the Newcastle Chronicle. “They are small enough to conceal so we can get them into the stadium, but we don’t want to go down that road.”
Newcastle are currently bottom of the Premier League table, with two points from their first four games. Last time out they were thrashed 4-0 by Southampton, a game that also marked the third occasion in which they have failed to find the net during their campaign.
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