One good thing about Alan Pardew is that he doesn’t get carried away, either on the upside when things are going well, or on the downside when things are going badly.
Alan Pardew – we’re safer now – phew!
And with the many ups and downs in football, that a good personality to have, otherwise you would end up a complete wreck. – just like some Newcastle fans have been over the last month or so. 😀
Alan Pardew was visibly delighted to get the win yesterday, which was just massive for the Newcastle side, but he’s not getting carried away too much:
“We are not safe, we are safer. We still have some work to do, but the win has significantly improved our position.”
“For teams fighting for their lives at the bottom, to gain seven points is not going to be easy.”
“Our goal difference is strong so we sit tonight, we can enjoy our Coke and our half a lager and look forward to work on Tuesday.”
But of course since Newcastle only played two games in March and lost both of them, and the side were dragged near the relegation zone just a little bit for the first time this season.
And it must have been an uncomfortable time for the Newcastle manager lately.
“We were well aware, if you work for the football club here in Newcastle football is a religion.”
“Everywhere we went we have been reminded of how important this fixture was. It was not lost in the dressing room, rest assured of that.”
“It is unique up here because it is constant. If you are a football person, like we all are, you love that and the passion.”
“The fans roared us home and they probably scored us the fourth goal because I wanted us to see it out.”
That’s Newcastle for you, because the City lives and breathes its football, and the mood of the place generally reflects the previous Newcastle result.
And whereas things have looked a little dark in the days of March, yesterday’s fabulous result will have made things look a lot brighter.
Newcastle probably now only need one more win to be safe.
And why not try to get that win at Villa Park next Saturday – after all Wolves beat Villa there 1-0 in their last game before yesterday – so it’s not impossible.
Howay The Lads!!