Intellectual in peace. And in that spirit, may I please ask you to maintain the faith with Pardew and not protest at the derby and put insurmountable pressure on MA to act by putting to the sword. Pardew's done a good job but due to the unique perception of Newcastle fans that they should have a huge say in how the club is run, it's a known and proven fact obvious to all that if the fans protest, MA will be forced in to action. This would be an error of judgement. Pardew took charge of a club that many people predicted would get relegated after the sacking of Chris Hughton and instead guided them to safety in the Premier League, and will, if given time do it again this season. Why does he now deserve to walk? He's done more, with a limited war chest, than any other manager would, or any of his most recent predecessors (Except Chris Hughton who a section of your fans drove out of Newcastle). I believe I have identified the problem with NUFC fans and it is that they are more than happy talking about 'how loyal they are' when the club is winning i.e. spending world record sums on players, competing for honours, or more recently coming back to draw 4-4 against Arsenal , but the second a bad spell is experienced, the fans feel that their unique 'passion' for their club (and incidentally how are they any more passionate than the fans who attend league two games week in week out?) entitles them to step in and force a change, even though the only managers currently in the league to have won multiple manager of the year awards are Ferguson, Wenger and Moyes, all of whom were given time to ride out bad patches and turn their clubs around. By my calculations if Pardew gets the push then you will have had seven managers in three years when you appoint the new one, and who is the new one going to be? Would you give a shot to a younger manager like Everton did with Moyes, or would you go for 'Premier League Experience' which means experience of failure i.e. Souness, Peter Reid, Gary Megson etc. What do any of these supremos have over Pardew? When you sacked Hughton, there was every chance that you could have been relegated if MA hadn't acted rationally and appointed Alan Pardew and allowing him to keep the players he kept. Both of them deserve some credit, not to now be humiliated by a public protest on Sky demanding that Pardew walks? Would you rather Kev Keegan return to your club with his delusions of grandeur? I would hope not because the huge loans that he would need being taken out in a desperate bid to satisfy the thirst for the sweet nectar of silverware of the NUFC fans , would mean the return of huge levels of unsustainable debt similar to the situation when he was last at the club which would eventually result in the club going bankrupt and doing a Leeds United.