This season is the tightest season in the Premier League since we can remember.
Alan Pardew – determination and fighting spirit will be important
There are no easy games in the Premier League these days, and although that may be a cliche – the top clubs are finding they have to fight like crazy to beat the weaker teams in the division.
And at the bottom right now there are only 8 points separating the bottom 12 clubs in the league, so any one of those clubs could be relegated at the end of the season, and that includes Newcastle.
Newcastle are on 22 points which is 3 points above third bottom Fulham and 5 points above rock bottom West Ham, who we meet on Wednesday evening at St. Jame’s Park.
And new manager Alan Pardew says it’s going to be down to determination and fighting spirit that will get clubs to safety.
And of course the good thing about that is Newcastle have a squad of p[layers right now who give 100% every single game and can fight it out with the very best of them.
This is what Alan said today:
“I think it will be – at both ends of the table. It is so tight through that division.”
“You look at the teams and there is not a lot to choose between them all, and it is going to be that fighting spirit, that determination to get over the line and to get yourselves into a good position in the league which is going to be important.”
“We have got ourselves into a position in the league, but it has always been tentative to a degree, and the two big games we have had and lost have put us in a position where the other teams, if they won, would be in touching distance, which they have done.”
“But it’s a club that has the right to say that they have got a great chance to stay in the Premier League after being promoted because of what they have done in the first half of the season.”
We’ll need to see that fighting spirit and determination in full supply in the next couple of games, if Newcastle are to stay above the relegation fray this season.
Two wins in the next two games will see the lads climb the Premier League big time, and that’s what we’ll be hoping for, starting tomorrow at Wigan Athletic.
Howay The Lads!!