Alan Pardew seems quite confident this morning, that Newcastle can pull away from the relegation zone in the final 8 games of the season.
Alan Pardew – we have the characters to get out of this
And there was some good news yesterday regarding Newcastle’s transfer business, with the news that Newcastle seem close to signing two of their targets, and significant progress has been made over the last couple of weeks.
That will all happen as long as Newcastle are still in the Premier League next season, and that’s the most important thing right now.
Alan talked about Newcastle being able to avoid a relegation scrap, as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have the right type of characters here at Newcastle now.” “I think we are well set for the last eight games, beginning with Wolves on Saturday.”
“The league is very tight this season, but we’ve been in this position before this year since I’ve been here and we’ve succeeded.” “A few times it has been a case of win and we’re in the top half again or lose and we are looking behind us.”
“It happened against West Ham and we responded with a 5-0 win and it happened at Birmingham and we won 2-0 away from home.” “We have the right type of players in the dressing room to do the job.”
“We’re aware of everything that is going on around us.” “But in the last couple of games we have been desperately unfortunate, with a couple of injuries and suspensions that have cost us the points we need to achieve what we want to achieve.”
“The mood here is very good.” “Training has been excellent and we are confident of victory against Wolves.” “Nobody went away at the weekend and everybody is looking forward to Saturday.”
It’s now a huge game against Wolves on Saturday, because a win will bring huge relief to Newcastle fans everywhere.
A win will take Newcastle to 39 points, and with just 7 games to go you have to think we can get at least three more points in those games – surely.
And if Newcastle don’t win on Saturday, there should be alarm bells going off at St. James’ Park, because Wolves are only half the side when they are on the road, than they are at home at Molyneux.
However, one worrying thing is they won their last game, and that was away at Villa Park, where Gerard Houllier is going through a nightmare at thzt club, which finished 6th last year, and the Frenchman has managed to upset quite a few of the Villa players in the process.
Wolves have only 8 points from a possible 45 on their away trips this season, and are hardly a formidable team, and a draw will be a huge disappointment, and we’ll not even mention a defeat.
We expect the Newcastle players to all stand up and be counted, and we are looking to captain Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton to have big games for Newcastle, and also Jose Enrique, if he plays.
And the very fact that Jose and Joey are mentioned in that way, should tell the powers that be at the club, that these two lads have to be signed up soon, and stay long term on Tyneside.