With Liverpool surprisingly losing at West Ham yesterday, and not looking too good either, Newcastle still have everything to play for in their final 10 league games of the season.
Nile Ranger battles with Stuart Holden on Saturday
Newcastle remain in ninth position in the league, one point behind a struggling Sunderland side, who are at Arsenal next Saturday, and have lost their last four league games.
Newcastle have a tough game at home to Everton, and it will be another tough game for sure, against one of the hardest teams to play against in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew talked today to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
“We’ve got everything to play for,” “From a manager’s point of view it was a tough day,” “We had a bad break at the start of the game by losing Joey in the warm-up.”
“That was 20 minutes before the game. Ryan Taylor came into the game in his place, and we didn’t notice the seam if I’m honest.” “I thought Ryan was terrific, and perhaps we should have been 2-0 up. That’s the galling thing.”
“I’m frustrated about that, and then we gifted them a goal. As a manager, I’m frustrated about that.” “The ref was annoying me too.”
“Then poor old Ryan took a bad touch in the central area, and tried to make up for it by being over zealous in the challenge.” “He’s got sent off, and he hasn’t got a malicious bone in his body.”
Everything seemed to go against Newcastle side on Saturday, and the lads again had no luck whatsoever – as usual.
Bur surely the team are due some of that luck soon, as we’ve taken 14 points from our 9 league games this year, (15 goals scored and only 8 conceded), but have deserved more points, given some fine performances the lads have put in.
We’re told luck evens out over the length of the season, so maybe Nile Ranger can score the winner in injury time against Everton, and two minutes after injury time should have ended would be even better. 😀
Nile again looked very good over the last 25 minutes or so fo the game, and he’s coming on just fine since Pardew arrived at the club, and he almost scored the winner last Saturday with a great header, but was flagged for offside, and he was – by just a little bit.
That’s the luck, or the lack thereof we’re talking about.