Alan Pardew celebrated the famous comeback last Saturday, which will go down in the history of Newcastle United as the greatest come back in Premier League history, with a night out on the famous Newcastle Quayside.
Alan Pardew – next few games are vital
And we wonder how many times the fans who saw him, asked him for a reprise of his half time team talk, where he is said to have laid into his team, screamed at them and threw things around the dressing room. We love it!
But great credit to Alan, as he accused his players of sulking in front of their 51,000 fans – and it did the trick – with the most amazing turnaround ever seen in a PL game of football, and subsequently made great news for Newcastle United around the world. We love it!
It was all just unbelievable – but Pardew has come out of this looking almost golden, and hopefully he is forming a good relationship with his players, who have to respect whatever he did at half time – because it worked wonders – literally!
Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Cheick Tiote were just fantastic in that second half, as they got hold of the game, and the Tiote goal will never ever be forgotten.
In fact that video of the goal and the celebrations afterwards is one of the things that really showed the passion that is Newcastle United.
And then that radio commentary we put up yesterday – yes – that’s the icing on the cake alright. 😀
And Newcastle may sell Tiote in the summer – let’s hope that is not the case – please!
Newcastle have a game at Blackburn this coming Saturday and then head to Birmingham City on Tuesday night.
These are two crucial games against teams beneath Newcastle in the league, and we really cannot afford to lose either game, as we did last Wednesday at Fulham, because that will allow those sides to gain all 3 points on us.
Two wins would be fantastic, and if the lads can play like they did in that second half against Arsenal, or even 80% as well, there’s no reason the lads couldn’t win both games.
But Newcastle must show the fight and passion of Saturday for the rest of the season, and then we’ll be confident Newcastle will not be in a relegation fight towards the end of the season.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“Our home form has been okay all season, it has been our home form which could have been a little bit better and we have got some tough games to come at St James’ Park.”
“We are moving into a very important period and if we can keep our heads above water over the next three or four games we will be okay.”
“For the first time since I’ve been here we didn’t defend well against Arsenal, especially in that first 30-minute period when they scored four goals.”
“We have scored four goals and both Leon and Nile have played their part, but we need to get back to what we were doing so well before then and that is being solid at the back.”
“Things are looking up and there is no doubt the result at the weekend and the way in which we did it has given everyone a lift – but we have to build on that now.”
“Shola has had his operation and we are hoping there will be some good news to come with him in terms of when we can expect to see him back playing again as well.”
Pardew is so right, the lads have to build on that second half on Saturday, and they must start every game like the proverbial steam train, and if we can do that, we may even be safe in the league well before the end of the season.
That’s what we’re hoping for in any case, if only for the sake of the old ticker. 😀