Newcastle new manager Alan Pardew will have a good week to prepare his team for the trip to St. Andrew’s on Saturday afternoon.
Alan Pardew – on Saturday
And after doing so well in getting a great 3-1 win against Liverpool and last wee’s complete turmoil it would be rally something if Newcastle can get a second win ruining.
But with Nolan, Barton, Carroll and Tiote all in top form – why not?
Birmingham were completely hopeless last week in losing at Wolves, but they know that, and their players have promised to put in a much improved performance against Newcastle and get the win.
After beating a good Liverpool side, if Newcastle continue their up and down ways of this season, the side should lose at Birmingham – but not if Alan Pardew can help it.
This is what Alan said today:
“With all due respect to Birmingham, which is an away game, we have some really tough games in Man City and Spurs,”
“So it was important that we got that victory against Liverpool to get us to 22 points.” “Hopefully, we can build on that in the next two games.”
The next two games are at Birmingham on Saturday, and then at home against Man City the following weekend (Sunday), which promises to be another great game.
Steve Stone and Andy Woodman will be working with Alan in preparing the side this week, but we really don’t expect there to be much difference in the way the lads play – but we’ll see – but against Birmingham we’d like to see an attacking display.
And we expect that because Alan knows Newcastle need to play attractive football – none of this Sam Allardyce or Mark Hughes stuff – will be served up under Pardew.
The only thing the Newcastle players need to think about this week is Saturday’s game, and it seems that things have calmed down on Tyneside, and we’ll not have the terrible upheaval that followed Kevin leaving the club.
“The most important thing is Birmingham, and everything’s geared to that,””I don’t really look any further than that, so in terms of preparing this week, it’s all about Birmingham.”
“They have a couple of really outstanding players,” “We’re really conscious of the fact that we must deal with them, but that is of course without taking away the merits of our own team.”
The next game is always the most important one, whatever happened in the last game – that’s gone and over with – it’s history.
It should be an interesting game on Saturday, and if the team that was beaten by Stoke, Blackburn, Bolton and WBA doesn’t turn up – we have to have a decent chance of winning.