Alan Pardew has said the the morale amongst the players is still good and he calls on the Newcastle fans to support the side tomorrow against Arsenal – and we give our 100% support to Alan and our players.
Alan Pardew – tough week this week!
The game at Fulham on Wednesday was really important, but to make a bad situation even worse, the lads didn’t play well, and quite honestly deserved to lose, although with some luck they could have managed a draw.
So the game against Arsenal tomorrow takes on even more significance, and most pundits will think this is an easy Arsenal win.
This is what Alan Pardew, who let’s face it – has had a herd week at Newcastle, said this morning:
“It’s a big boost to be back at home.”
“We all have to come together now after what has been a long week, and I think the Geordie public always get behind the lads anyway.”
“We don’t need to tell them to do what they do.”
The Newcastle side will also be boosted by the return of a real Geordie favorite, 24 year old Ivorian Cheick Tiote, and we’ll see 100% effort from this lad tomorrow, that’s for sure.
“We’ve got one of our key players back in Cheick – and that’s massive.”
“Danny Guthrie has done very well deputizing and it’s been very difficult to fill the void, but he’s done well.”
Newcastle fans have not liked Mike Ashley’s antics at Newcastle, and he’s already made another two massive mistakes this season.
But this is not about Mike – it’s about the Newcastle players and manager Alan Pardew, who has had to shovel up after the mess Mike Ashley and his cohort Derek LLambias left earlier this week.
And maybe Alan should keep the shovel handy – because it will not be the last time, if Alan is to be on Tyneside for any length of time.
But now’s the time for Newcastle fans to show just why they are the best in the business – and give the lads all the support they can muster tomorrow afternoon.
In the summer of 2009 following relegation, the same thing happened when the fans got behind Chris Hughton and the players and tried to just forget about Ashley.
And that seemed to work quite well – come to think of it – and we were in a much worse situation at that time, than we are now.
We are now talking about trying to beat one of the best four sides in England tomorrow at the Cathedral on the Hill.
And if the lads can pull off an unlikely win tomorrow, it will not be the first miracle this season – and it will be the league double over Arsenal for the first time in many many years.
And it will help bring back the feel-good factor on Tyneside – and we certainly need some of that!
Howay The Lads!!