Alan Pardew seems like a down to earth guy, and this talk of Europe worries him a little.
Alan Pardew – worried about all this talk of Europe
It worries him because the players could be putting the cart before the horse so to speak, and thinking of Europe rather than just taking every single game as it comes, and trying to win each game.
Alan cannot deny there is a chance of European qualification, although it’s a slim one, and there’s little doubt Alan has made a good start to his Newcastle career and seems to have won the players over.
Some of the fans seem to be coming over to his side too, it would appear. The first thing is to get to 42 points to ensure PL safety, and that takes a couple of wins, and then after that anything is possible.
But the fact that Europe is a possibility should hopefully keep the season going until the very last game for the Newcastle players – a home game against WBA on May 22nd.
In any case the lads should be trying to amass as many points as possible, and finish as high up the table as possible, whether we make Europe or not. It gets the club more money at the end of the season, and will help with the improving financial situation at the club.
This is what Alan said today:
“We are in a situation where with the goal difference we have got we could jump a couple of places and that is where we want to be,”
“We are striving to get a victory on Saturday and see where it leaves us at five o’clock.” “We are a long way from getting to Europe but we have a team that is functioning well.”
“Results have been good since the turn of the year and we want to keep it going.”
“We will face that dilemma at the end of the season if it is there,”
With Stephen Ireland and Shola Ameobi now both fit and ready to play on Saturday, Ryan Taylor available in a few more games after he serves his three game suspension, and Steven Taylor back fit again from his hamstring injury, the squad should get stronger as the season progresses, which can only be good.