We always liked Chris Hughton approach to management, where he only concentrated on the next game – which was therefore the most important.
Jose Enrique – should be fit for game at home to Wolves April 2nd
And it seems that new manager Alan Pardew has a similar approach to management, as he tells his players that’s the only way to think – and never to get too far ahead of themselves – like some fans do – and we do far too many times.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve said to the players since I’ve been here that this season is not about setting goals or outlining what we will achieve.”“It’s about winning the next game.” “We had a good run and it came to an end – now we need to start another one.”
“I think the break it is probably a good thing.” “Kevin Nolan was really stretching at the end of the Everton game.”
“And Shola was going for balls he shouldn’t have, considering he’s wearing that mask.” “They were putting their bodies on the line for the club.”
With quite a few injuries in the camp it will help us to have this weekend off, and hopefully we can get some players back for the Stoke game, but it looks like Stephen Ireland has already been ruled out of that game, which makes just 8 games left for the Irishman to win a permanent deal on Tyneside.
Jose Enrique will probably miss that game too, but Alan has said the Spaniard will be fit for the home game against Wolves on April 2nd.
Hopefully we will be able to register our 5th home league win of the season then, with Wolves having the worst away record in the League, with just one win and two draws on their travels this season, where they have played 14 games.