Chaos for Alan Pardew at ADO Den Haag: Hooligans hijack his training session and use a FLIPBOARD to try to change his tactics in front of stunned players… after four games without a win and his team stuck in the relegation zone
- Alan Pardew’s training session with ADO Den Haag was interrupted by fans
- A group of a dozen supporters crashed the session and vented their frustrations
- It appears the fans had a flipboard with them to help discuss the tactical issues
- They are six points clear of safety and four away from the relegation play-off
Alan Pardew’s struggles at ADO Den Haag plunged to new depths this week when a group of angry supporters hijacked his training session in a bid to improve his tactics.
Angry fans descended onto the club’s training base during a session and presented Pardew and his players with a flipboard in a bid to point out some of their errors in recent games.
Since winning his first game in charge, ADO Den Haag have lost two and drawn two of the following four games, leaving them six points clear of safety and four away from a relegation play-off.
Alan Pardew’s training session with ADO Den Haag was interrupted by angry supporters
ADO Den Haag are six points clear of safety and four away from the relegation play-off place
Things have clearly become too much for the fans though and they took matters into their own hands by taking over training.
In a picture posted across social media, the fans can be seen leading a discussion with Pardew and his players.
There appears to be around a dozen supporters gathered in front of the squad with a flipboard in the background.
According to Football Orange, the incident passed without trouble with the coaching staff and players willing to listen to the fans’ advice before the session continued as planned.
Following their recent struggles, Pardew has hit back against his critics and insisted his squad are united in their battle to avoid the drop.
‘It is unfortunate and misleading that all this is being said,’ he said, according to Tribal Football.
ADO Den Haag players look dejected after conceding in their 4-2 defeat by Sparta Rotterdam
‘Since I have been here there has been speculations. About players I have met, but also about problems between Dutch and English players.
‘Of course I can only judge what I see and it is totally not true that there are two groups. That the English players are separate from the Dutch players. The English boys have been warmly welcomed.
‘We can only get rid of these nonsense stories if we go grab points.
‘As a trainer you are often criticised for the way you let your team play, but it has not often happened that I have been dismissed as a ‘tactical nonsense’.
‘I don’t take the criticism personally. I know that, like the players, I am very determined to turn the tide quickly.
‘I have been brought in to protect the team from relegation and I am trying to do that. In everything, systems, formations, we try to find the right balance for the team.’
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