The only thing that really matters now for Newcastle is that they win the final game of the season against West Brom at home on Sunday afternoon.
Alan Pardew – full house and win – please
That would give Newcatsle an excellent 48 points, and give the home fans a chance to celebrate what has been an excellent season for the team.
The players, including the youngsters who will be in the squad can then take a well deserved lap of honor for their great performances of this season.
After the terrible state of the club two years ago, the current squad has brought Newcastle back up and into the biog time, and would in all likelihood finish in the top 10 – a massive achievement and credit to all the players for that.
Manager Alan Pardew told the local Newcastle local press corps today:
“It’s there for us.” “One win and we could be in the top 10.” “Hopefully we can get the place revved up to see out the season.”
“It’s the end of what has been a magnificent season from my point of view.”
“I will be talking to people this week and making sure we can get a full house to see the season out in real style.”
Pardew wants the season to finish on a high, and he is hopeful of getting a full house on Sunday, and then have the Geordie fans cheer on their team to hopefully their 7th home win of the season and their 12th overall win in the league.
A win is what required and it’s unlikely a draw will be good enough to have thew lads a finish in the top 10.
What we’d love to see is a very good performance from the side on Sunday, including having the youngsters come on in the second half – and that would set the stage for the summer transfer window to begin.
“Whatever their views are of what’s gone on in the past, for this game it is a chance to say ‘well done’ to this little group of players.”
“That would be great because they have been outstanding in the last few weeks.”
There’s no doubt that this has been a good team performance by Newcatsle this season, with the emphasis on team.
Newcastle could have been in some trouble after losing Andy Carroll in January but Leon Best, Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and captain Kevin Nolan got the goals that gave Newcastle the points.
And with so many injuries over the last few weeks, it’s a compliment to the squad that the lads have 4 points from the last two games, with a severely weakened squad.
A win on Sunday would be a fitting end to the season, 7 points form the final 3 games, and we can indeed be proud of the way the Newcastle side has performed this season.