It could be that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is warming to the football crazy fans on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew – wants to give fans hope and belief
Newcastle had good support from the Newcastle fans once again yesterday in London, and they were able to celebrate a draw when local lad Steven Taylor, who had another outstanding game at center-back, scored the equalizer right at the death.
Certainly Alan Pardew and the coaching staff looked pleased enough, as Alan was seen punching the air again, as he did when Cheick Tiote scored that fantastic equalizer for Newcatsle against Arsenal in the 4-4 draw at St. James Park in February.
A game that will be long remembered for the Magpies magnificent fight-back against another London side.
Newcastle had already beaten Chelsea 4-3 in the Carling Cup back in September, and also Arsenal and West Ham in the Premier League, so the lads have done well on their visits to London this season.
Alan Pardew talked after the game:
“It was good to see the young players coming in and that’s what you want at a big club.” “We want to attract one or two big players and bring through one or two of our own.”
“That’s the balance you need if you want to be successful.” “The next stage for us is to bring the players in to take us on. For the fans, who were in great voice again, you can’t take them for granted.”
“You’ve got to give them hope and belief, and they will have been buoyed by what they have seen with the young players.” “But they will also be hoping to see one or two big players come in.”
“I don’t think a performance like that does any harm for the owner either.” It will give him belief that we are doing the right things and putting the right things in place to take the club forward.”
“If I was the owner I’d be a little bit more secure in investing.”
The news coming out of the club is that Alan Pardew is in constant negotiations with Managing Director Derek LLambias, about the level of funds he will be given this summer.
Newcastle fans will be taking particular note, that the promise to spend the £35M cash received from the Andy Carroll sale, will indeed be fully invested into the squad.
Come September, we’ll make our own calculations on just how much has been spent, and of course under-soil heating is currently being installed at the Benton training grounds, and that’s a good long term investment for the club.
But the most important thing in the summer is to get several very good players into the club, and some hopefully will be free agents.