Richard Keys Tweet About Alan Pardew Hasn't Aged Well
There was a time when Richard Keys was the voice of football coverage. Nowadays he's just a great meme and an old man shouting at a cloud, to borrow a Simpsons' reference. Something he said about Alan Pardew is coming back to bite him.
Richard Keys and Alan Pardew are like two peas in a pod. Both the television presenter and the football manager just love banter, they are the kings of it!
In his wake Alan Pardew leaves a line of clubs that start well under his stewardship but usually end up back where they started or possibly even worse off, apparently banter doesn't actually get you far tactically.
Behind Keys is just a list of opinions that are either banter or he's a ridiculous man, I think we know the answer.
Anyway back in November when Padiola was brought in to West Brom in order to save their season Keys had a very strong opinion on the matter but just four months later the tweet he expressed his opinion in hasn't aged well at all:
Welcome back Pards! Perhaps things are changing a little - and it turns out British coaches know what they're doing after all.- Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) November 29, 2017
The tweet is dumb on so many levels, perhaps least of all because of how badly Pardew's time with the Baggies went, winning just one league game and being 10 points from safety when he eventually and inevitably left.
Next on reasons this tweet is stupid is the fact that he replaced a British coach in Tony Pulis who had already failed at the beginning of the season, resulting in him being sacked.
And finally anyone who actually believes British managers aren't given a chance in the Premier League is a total fool in a season where Mark Hughes, David Moyes, Sam Allardyce, Roy Hodgson and Pards himself have all got jobs.
Fortunately there were plenty of people to tell Keys how bad his tweet now looked, as if it didn't in the first place:
Another great Keys foresight- Tilton74:flag_black: (@Webby1875) April 2, 2018
Hahaha football expertise strikes again- JP (@pamesjerry) April 2, 2018
Or perhaps once again you don't know what you're talking about.- Paul Ellis (@liverblokelfc) April 2, 2018
With Pardew failing once again you have to start wondering when the jobs for the boys attitude will finally come to an end in the Premier League.