Most Newcastle fans, even those who just don’t like Alan Pardew, will probably agree that he’s conducted himself with some class, since he arrived at the famous Newcastle club.
Alan Pardew – get us a win at Birmingham
And today Alan talked to the local Evening Chronicle today:
“It isn’t about the owner, or the manager, players or staff members, it’s about the club.”
“The fans showed that. It’s about their club.” “We’re just holders of the roles within their club.”
“To get a win like that has hopefully earned a tiny bit of respect for myself and the group, and we can grow and make that respect a lot stronger.”
We cannot say enough what an important game last Saturday was for the club, and all in all Newcastle played magnificently to beat let’s face it – an in form Liverpool side.
All players played their part, including young Tim Krul who made a crucial and great save from Fernando Torres just two minutes after they had equalized with another comical goal from Newcastle’s viewpoint.
Tim hasn’t received too much credit for Saturday, but he had a good game and should keep his place at Birmingham, even though Steve Harper seems now fit.
“I think the win had everything to with the attitude of the players and staff. It would have been easy to lean on a negative, but they didn’t.”
Pardew’s name was booed by some fans as it was announced over the loud speaker system on Saturday, and they have every right to express their opinion, but Alan was sympathetic to those who booed him.
And hey – it was hardly his fault what Mike Ashley did last week.
And we now know he was in Germany when Mike Ashley contacted him last Monday night, and presumably nothing was done with Pardew’s hiring until Chris was fired.
“I said beforehand there was going to be some negativity at the start, a lot of it aimed at the owners and myself. I know that in some ways I’m very fortunate to be manager of Newcastle.“
Alan is doing and saying all the right things – that’s for sure – and if he can get a win on Saturday against Birmingham City – that will help the club settle down a little, and we can then push on into the January transfer window – where some activity seems very probable now.
Howay The Lads!!
Now to get my home internet connection working – be back when it’s back up – maybe in a couple of weeks. 😀