Pardew Hopes For Win Tomorrow At St. Andrews


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!!

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • carlton nufc

    Feb 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s not like we can’t score goals every1 remember arsenal lol and I think the preassure has got to the strikers and scoring mids to we just need a win then it will all come tg4

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    What are the chances of Martins scoring against us tomorrow? Every player seems to score against their old club when they first face them.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d start with the same 11, but don’t be scared to bring Nile into the frame at half-bleedin’-time, it frustrates me seeing him come on for the last 15mins, especially as on Saturday, when our grip on the game was weakening. Great managers make bold decisions, anticipate where the game is heading, not wait for it to happen, then change it. Come on Alan, I’ve been pleased so far, our defence does look tight (barring the 45min whirlwind), we are playing much more attractive football, just remember a hell of a lot of the time ‘fortune DOES favour the brave’ – heck if we’re drawing on 60 mins switch to a 4-3-3!!

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #4

    So do i hope we win this game

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #5

    the brunnies are the only team we havn’t played yet and they are our second last home game – we must make sure we are safe by then and a good performance tomorrow tonight will go along way towards that. They are nowt special – I have it down as a draw but I’m hoping Bestie will sneak a 0-1 for us – HWTL

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Martins – who the hell is Martins? Carroll – who the hell is Carroll? They’re nothing to do with us – give the lads in black & white all our attention and support – HWTL

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  • dunzer1990

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Supermac you’re spot on its the players who haven’t deserted us that we need to be focusing our attentions on, the 11 on the field that don the famous black and white. A win tomorrow night would set us up nicely and go a huge way to ensuring we are still a Prem club at the end of the season, this is a relegation 6 pointer when you come to think about it!

    HWTL!!!!!

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  • The Entertainers

    Feb 14, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t see him changing the team that played so well against similar opponents at Blackburn. Obviously the strikers pick themselves, Pard’s is adamant Ranger is an impact player and he may be right about that until Ranger himself scores and scores time after time making it impossible for hon not to be picked. Kuqi is a squad / bench player at best.
    Tough game and would take a draw if honest.

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  • scottsellars...unsunghero

    Feb 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    team for tomorrow
    —————————harper ———————
    simpson —-colo ————wilo——–jose
    ——————–cheick—————————
    barton——-guthrie ——nolan———-jonas
    ———————best——————————

    brum have decent record nolan pushing up to support best 0-1 us from a barton penalty

    happy days!!!!

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  • giimps

    Feb 14, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Ranger needs time on the pitch, with the same players so he can build a relationship, I wud start the same as Blackburn, if no goals, take off Best and lova, put on kuqi and Nile, let them build a seperate relationship, kuqi to hold up and nile to do the running.
    HWTL

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  • pa3zoon

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Hello Ed,
    I think you need to improve the quality of your article that you post on your blog. Its always the same material and constant pessimism but you need to start writing positive articles about each players performance, team tactics and over club conditions. Lets all be realistic and more facts and more numbers.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Anything but all 3 points won’t be acceptable!

    Hopefully this time Best and Lovenkrands can bang them in as Brum’s defence is woeful but they’ve won 2 in a row somehow!
    PREDICTION: 2-1 Toon Best and a Barton penalty will bring us over the line before them!

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Oba will score against us !

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