Pardew Thanks Fantastic Newcastle Fans At Wigan


The support Newcastle got at Wigan on Sunday was just fabulous, and of the 15,000 fans who were at the game, a massive 4,000 made the long journey from Newcastle.

Newcastle fans at Wigan – these are the real heroes of Newcastle!

And the players Newcastle now have playing for them, will make that extra effort away from home to reward the fans, because there’s nothing like returning home when the lads have just secured a vital 3 points, as happened on Sunday.

And a couple of beers and it’s talk about back into Europe and all that good stuff the fans just love to talk about – and often do but only after a win. 😀

But we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again the Newcastle fans who travel to the away games are the heart and soul of the Newcastle club.

So  any of those fans reading this – we want to say a big thank you – because you all make such a big difference.

And Alan Pardew was very eager to thank the fans for the way in which they backed the team at the DW stadium.

This is what Alan said today:

“Our supporters were fantastic at Wigan,” “I described the atmosphere at the Liverpool game as like a cup final, and on Sunday at Wigan the fans made it feel like we were playing at home.”

“The way our supporters backed us at Wigan, both in terms of numbers and vocal support, was superb. It made a terrific difference to the lads, and the support definitely played a part in helping us get three points from a very important game.”

“I’d like to thank every one of them.”

While the performance at Wigan wasn’t their best, it was a good and workmanlike performance, and if the lads can produce that type of tight and well organized play against the lower level sides, we’ll pick up quite a lot of wins this season.

Next up is West Ham United at home tomorrow night, and we want to see more of the same, with maybe a few more of the better chances converted into goals.

But there’s no doubt at all that another win would bring back that feel-good feeling to Tyneside, not to mention that we’d be on 28 points and in the upper half of the Premier League table.

We didn’t reach 28 points in our relegation until14th March, when we drew 1-1 at Hull City in our 29th PL game of that season.

The game against West Ham is our 21st PL game of the season, so there would be some reason to feel good about things – if we win tomorrow night.

Howay The Lads!!



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5 comments so far

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve done some comparison between this season and the season we went down in terms of the teams we’ve played. I’ve replaced Blackpool with Hull, Wolves with Boro, and Birmingham with Portsmouth.

    Now compared to the teams we’ve played up to now, we’re actually 10 points better off. In the relegation season we only took 15 points from the teams we’ve played so far yet here we are on 25 points, that’s a huge difference.

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  • perch

    Jan 4, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2
  • Hugo_Viana

    Jan 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #3

    @biffbaffboff

    is there a website where you can compare seasons, e.g. this time last season we were..???
    it would be good for this blog if we had a section which compares the relegation season with the current season week-by-week.

    Thansk

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    I think there are some websites out there that you can see where we were at this stage 2 seasons ago, but thats not what I did, I compared our results based on the teams we’ve played, not the amount of games played.

    http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/2008-2009/table/2008-12-30

    After 20 games we were on 22 points, 2 points above safety.

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  • RossGellar

    Jan 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Perch is the new SpanishToon.

    I’m pretty confident that we’ll get at least 55 points this season, so I don’t think talk of relegation should even come into our minds. We should be focusing on watching our team develop . I am fully prepared to say that next season will be The Entertainers III: Back in the top 6.

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