Next Few Games For Newcastle So Very Important

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. 😀

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Since they sacked SA Blackburn have been in decent form. I still think we have enough in the tank to do them over though.

  • Toontastico Gheed

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Hey G. How is it you never post 1’sts?

  • erinashilan

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Win one of these two plzz!!!~~

  • SG Wise Mag

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Must win game against Blackburn.

    Having said that, suggest that Nolan plays upfront with another striker.
    Who can take Nolan’s spot in midfield?

  • batty

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5 just incase none of you have seen it class

  • G

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Toontastico Gheed @ 2. Because I am a grown up mate.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    yup, nolan as support striker as we waiting for Ben Arfa recovery, Nolan can take that place which to me, if he in midfield he can hold the ball unlike Tiote, so in midfield there will be Gutrie, Tiote, Barto, Guti, in few game, Guti is awesome, he every where in midfield, Pardew work his tactic which in previous game just saw guti around jose…

    because he can’t make good crossing, jose make that for him, he bring ball to forward, i see in Arsenal game…

    barton usually our Hero, he everywhere, Gutrie still learn his game, tiote legend, so the problem is striker, Best still progress, in long term he will make for us, ranger is also learning…

    we can win blackburn……

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    “he cant hold the ball…”

  • doddsy

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    nolan spot in midfield could be taken by guthrie or barton? and i would play 4.5.1 againt blackburn first half t been us in game but have nolan just stilling behind best and with lovenkrands on the rightt team on sat i would play

    danny colo wilo enrique
    lovenkrands barton toite guteirze

  • zulfiquer

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #10

    pardew is definitely havin his best moments in newcastle =] , he isnt bad afterall…

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    I agree 5 in the middle allowing any one of 5 to join in the attack. I actually thought we did okay as an attacking force ib the first half with Loven man on the left, we had chances, it was our defence work that was poor and Arsenal were brilliant!

    However Ranger made a bug difference when he came on, he just needs a goal!

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    i feel Pardew tactic is very effective to us, not only because our midfield is strong as MU, Chelsea and Arsenal, but i think we more strong than THEM, just we not consistent, every our top midfield have score a very good and beauty goal, but that when they have good game…

    wonder if Pardew can make some good advice to our lads….

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13,19754,11678_377018,00.html

    i check on ss and foun our new lads..he is our young star? never heard about him…

  • cyprus

    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    In truth, I think AP is a bit confused at what’s going on around him. So. let’s not ‘Love him’ (one of Ed’s previous titles) before he manages to keep us up. What was said during the break? If we are to believe JB, it has little to do with AP. He said they wanted to avoid a cricket score, that’s it! No mention of inspirational speeches etc, like we see in hollywood. I believe what JB said, having played football, it just sounds so right.

    I don’t want to push AP (in fact I am desperate to ‘love him’ as Ed puts it!) but he hasn’t exactly pulled off anything yet: The ship was steady to start with, he weakened us in the Jan window (no right winger anymore, stupid to ‘sell’ Routledge), he took us on at eighth, now we are tenth…


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