Alan Pardew – Concentrate On Each Game As It Comes

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.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • spanishtoon

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1

    arrghh there’s nothing to worrying about ambition! theres a difference between not expecting it and not aiming for it..!

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    I bet Arsenal believe there’s only a ‘slim chance’ of the title too? Wrong, they’re 4 points off the leaders and have absolute belief they will win it.

    We’re 28 games into the season, we haven’t fortuitously stumbled into this position. Observe ours, Mackems and Scousers next three fixtures and we could well be in pole position for 6th! Alan knows this, he just doesn’t want to add fuel to the fire of his doubters, giving them chance to throw comments back at him, should we not seal 6th.

  • geordieforeva

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I like the fact that Pardew wants to under promise and over deliver. Back at Benton am sure he must be ramming the Europe call

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Well the qualification and league standing is supposed to be determined on the pitch, but NUFC seem to disqualify themselves by injuries incurred in practice. what a shambles.

  • toonster88

    Mar 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #5

    had we got a better striker than kuqi as a replacement for carroll,i would definitely hope for 6th place.the lack of a good striker may prevent us from our aim.right now,i’d even go for a sturridge or lansbury or even david nugent to replace kuqi.

  • spanishtoon

    Mar 4, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Pavel will always be a geordie!

  • carrollsinger

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #7

    We can still make 30 points we are at home to everton Birmingham WBA and wolves all winable games that’s 48 points I think we will finish between 48-52 points does anyone know where that has got teams in previous years


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