We may have been a little harsh on Newcastle in the final match report yesterday, and that was only because we were so disappointed at not getting the win.
Liverpool’s Andy Carroll – Kenny Dalglish looks happy enough
But if truth be told Newcastle were lucky to get a draw, but the positive way to look at the game was that the Newcastle defense once again played their hearts out.
And at the end of the day the point turned out to be a good one, given the other results in the Premier League games yesterday.
Newcastle even got the first goal after just 17 minutes, when Peter Lovenkrands took his chance very nicely, but after that, Blackpool were the better side.
That takes Peter on to 6 goals for the season, now level with Leon Best, and in 69 appearances for the Magpies he has 25 goals, which is not too bad at all for a free agent.
Newcastle now travel to Anfield next Sunday, and former Newcastle striker and local lad, Andy Carroll, missed the game against Birmingham yesterday (a 5-0 win) with a jarred knee.
But the 22 year-old should be back to face his home club, and it will be interesting just how the Newcastle fans will greet him at Anfield.
It’s interesting that Alan Pardew has come out today and said that Andy had to be sold, once he said he wanted to leave Newcastle, and the transfer will again be discussed in the run-up to this game.
Alan Pardew seems happy enough with things at the moment at Newcastle:
“We’re safe now. It’s done now when you look at the other results,” “For us our motivation must be a top-10 finish.
“We’ve got four contrasting games now – two tough away and two at home where you’d like to think we’ve got a chance.
“For us now the pleasing thing is we go to Liverpool with the same energy.
“We’ve no midweek game so it should be a good one – I’m looking forward to that one.”
With Newcastle being so inconsistent and playing well against the good sides and poorly against the bad sides, it should be a decent game next Sunday.
But Newcastle just don’t have the fire power at the moment, with Carroll gone and Leon Best out injured for the season, so we are even hoping Alan Pardew will bring in two out-and-out strikers in the summer – because we need them.