THE VOTE Who is the better Alan – Pardew or Curbishley?

Ollie Irish

23rd, February 2007


Tomorrow, Charlton Athletic take on West Ham at the Valley. Normally pundits would be foaming about how it’s a ‘crucial six-pointer’ but since there’s a very good chance that both teams will go down whatever the result, that’s taken as read.

Anyway, the question is: who do you think is the better manager? Alan Pardew has come out and said he will ‘never agree’ with the decision to boot him out of Upton Park. The other Alan in this saga, Curbishley, has fared no better since replacing Pards, begging another question – why swap Alans in the first place? I think they’re both decent managers, but rate Curbishley slightly higher – Pardew wears his heart on his sleeve a bit too much (like a poor man’s Mourinho), where Curbs appears a bit more rational (like a poor man’s Wenger). What say you?

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  1. Ahmed Bilal says:

    so you’re saying that wenger’s better than mourinho? :)
    I prefer Pardew, even though I respect Curbs a lot.

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Ha – I knew someone would assume that I meant that I rate Wenger more highly! Ahmed, I think that Wenger is the better manager, yes.
    Thanks for your comment, Ollie

  3. freddy socks says:

    wenger rational? he’s a certified lunatic! just ask alan pardew.