Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes the Magpies can take all three points from Birmingham tomorrow night at St. Andrews.
Alan Pardew – we need to take all 3 points tomorrow
Birmingham have a solid defense and they haven’t exactly been prolific goal scorers this season with just 25 goals in their 25 league games, with 13 of those coming at home in their 13 home games, in which they have lost only twice.
Birmingham have won two successive league games, and will be confident tomorrow night, and Alan understands that.
This is what Pardew told the Newcastle club site today:
“We are going to a Birmingham side with their tails up,” “They are a disciplined side, a hard-working side and have some very good players.”
“It is a cliché but it’s a very important game and we want to get three points on the board if we can.”
“That won’t be easy to do away though as I think they’ve only lost two at home all year, so they have a very good record.”
“They are a side who restrict you in terms of attacking them. They are very solid, they don’t allow you to have a lot of room between the lines, and it is therefore very difficult to score in open play.”
“But you can boss the game like we did at Blackburn and hopefully create chances from set plays and the odd time when you can get between the lines.”
It’s very important that Newcastle start to win some games soon, and nab all 3 points, since our last win was way back against woeful West Ham, in early January.
And Newcastle have not won a single game in the last 6, if we include the Stevenage disaster in that run, but the Magpies have only suffered a single defeat too – at Craven Cottage to Fulham.
Maybe we can break the tendency to draw games and capture all 3 points tomorrow night, but to do that, we’ll have to score a goal of course.
And that may prove just a little difficult, like it did against a poor Blackburn side at Ewood Park last Saturday.
So we hope Lovenkrands and Best are somewhere near their best tomorrow night, and can put one or two into the back of that net.
Howay The Lads!!