Alan Pardew couldn’t say anything else, but to say the Newcastle side were just not good enough tonight against one of the lower half sides – Fulham.
Alan Pardew – we did not play well enough
And now that Shola Ameobi suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone during the game, Alan admitted the obvious – we are very short of strikers.
Ever heard of Murphy’s law – it goes something like this.
“If something can go wrong, it will, and usually at the very worst time.”
Well that’s one possible definition of it – does it sound familiar?
This is what Alan told Sky Sports after the game:
“We did not play well enough tonight. The pitch was not the best and didn’t help either team, but we did not threaten enough and we could have been a lot better,”
“They didn’t let us play much, it was a tight, tense affair. But we have Arsenal on Saturday and hopefully we will come away with better points.”
“Shola’s injury has not helped our cause, it’s a blow and we have to make sure we now play a game that suits the strikers we have available.”
“The fans understand there was a blow to us on Monday and we need to rally together and I thank them for their support tonight, they were fantastic.”
Well it’s clear we are in a little spot of bother, as they say, and the players must pull themselves together quickly and be ready to go all out against Arsenal – nothing that happened tonight cannot be put right with a win against Arsenal.
But Alan and the lads will have to work on how we are going to score some goals. Maybe we need to see if any free agents are available – and where has Xisco gone? Oh yes – we let him fo on Monday as well.
Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into Ollie! – is a prase that comes to mind at Newcastle this week.
To end on a positive note – again – I’ve got my boots still available – if required. 😀
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