Newcastle were less than lackluster up front against a Liverpool side, whom Kenny Dalglish has performed wonders with since he took over the club for the second time.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle can still finish in top 10
The only question with Kenny now is whether the American owners will give him more than the two year deal they are said to be ready to offer the former Newcastle manager, and maybe the greatest Scottish footballer ever.
For the record he played for Celtic and Liverpool in a record which saw him play from 1968 when he was 17, until he was 39 years old in 1990, and he played 823 club games and scored 336 goals. Kenny also played 102 time for Scotland and scored 30 goals and he was some player indeed.
Newcastle were not good enough yesterday, we all know that, and we should quickly move forward to what could be a win against Birmingham on Saturday – that’s a game we must win.
Alan Pardew was asked if he was going to sign new strikers, a question he has had 980 times, and that’s only in the last week. 😀
This is what the Newcastle manager said:
“That’s very, very important – it’s obvious we need that to happen.”“For all the endeavor that went into that game, we lacked a bit of punch.”
“If Liverpool had been chasing the game, the impact from their bench might have been significant.”
“It wasn’t in the end, but it might have been.” “We needed that kind of impact.”
We’d love to see at least six new players brought in over the summer, but that may be unlikely, but Newcastle must draft some significant quality in, if the club are to have a season pressing for a top eight place next season.
Pardew will look forward to getting a top half finish back on track by readying his troops for the Birmingham game, and they are not too good away from home.
Birmingham away record this season in 17 games is just two wins, 7 draws and 8 defeats and they have scored 16 goals and concede a massive 32 goals – that’s almost two goals conceded in every away game, so maybe we can score a goal(s) and get a win on Saturday.
Alan Pardew talked about still possibly finishing in the top 10:
“We can still finish in the top 10 if we win two of those last three games, and that’s our focus.”
“Everybody’s come through fit and well, and we’ve got everybody available.” “That’s important. We now look to the next game.”
“Birmingham are fighting for their lives – it’s not going to be an easy game – but we want to finish the season well.”
“There were a lot of good things, but an error here and there, and a bit more focus, and we might have got something.”
A win on Saturday, however the lads can get it, will leave the vast majority of Newcastle fans more than happy come Saturday evening.
And then a win in the very last game of the season, which will be a tougher game by far, against WBA and the lads surely can nail a top 10 spot.
Howay The Lads!!