We are learning more about Alan Pardew as a manager as the weeks roll by, and certainly, at least according to Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper, Alan seems to be an excellent coach.
Steve Harper – impressed with Pardew as a coach
We know that Alan has worked with the Newcastle players all week on the game plan that will hopefully bring Newcastle as second win tomorrow against the old enemy.
A good omen is that Steve Harper has not even been on the losing side in his four outings against Sunderland,and a win will give Pardew a tremendous 12 points in his first 6 league games in charge of the Newcastle side.
Steve, who has looked as safe as houses in the Newcastle goal since he returned to the first team, told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have had three wins in the league under the new manager, it has been good.”
“He has been quite impressive – he has gone round the lads and some of the things he has done on the training ground have been impressive.”
“We have had some new sessions I have not seen before in my 300 years here!” “There have been very specific training sessions.”
“He has made a lot of good points and there are things we have started working on, and already we have started to see the rewards.”
“Hopefully, that will continue at Sunderland.”
Of course it’s an exaggeration when Steve says he’s been at the Newcastle club for 300 years – by our reckoning it’s only a little over 200.
Another win is what we all want to see for Newcastle tomorrow – and then we can do some real celebrating – for the next full week.
And we can also start talking about hammering Spurs next Saturday, and all that good stuff. 😀
After all it’s a about time the London team were given a decent hammering isn’t it?
They are winning far too many games this season.