An interesting comment from Alan Pardew after the game today – when he was talking to Sky Sports.
Great shot of Alan and Harry before the game today
Alan Pardew, though disappointed with only a draw today, after another good second half display by Newcastle, was asked if he was satisfied with the current squad he has, and this is what he said:
“I’m pretty close to securing another player of our squad and that will be a big bonus for the club,”
“So I’ve concentrated on that, if one becomes available I think can help then great, but the squad players for me are doing terrific.”
“There is a good feeling in the group and good strength.”
We have to hope that player will be Joey Barton, because Joey had another very good game today, and he’s said many times he would like to see out his career on Tyneside.
Yes, it’s been terrible the way we’ve given up 4 points in injury time these last two games, but that also masks the fact we were the better side in successive games against top six sides.
So that cannot be too bad, to look on the positive side of things.
We have to hope the new contract is for Joey Barton, who has been tremendous for the club this season, and then the next in line will be Jose Enrique. And hopefully we’ll get some luck in these games soon – before this season comes to an end.