Far too many people are according Alan Pardew the title of 'Manager'. True that may be his status but a manager he is NOT; a coach maybe. After almost every match he states that he was either 'disappointed, puzzled' or the like. On occasion his players 'have a lot to learn' - at Championship level supposedly vying for promotion - I DON'T THINK SO. From the tenor of other contributors it would appear that the club doesn't have sufficient funds (or wit) to terminate whatever contract the board has agreed to; the man obviously lacks the integrity to fall on his sword and so unless the players actually begin working consistently (and not spasmodically) AS A TEAM then then only way has got to be down.