Newcastle did very well on Saturday evening to pick up a valuable point against Arsenal at home.
Alan Pardew – proud to be Newcastle manager
And the Geordie fans could see that there is still a significant spirit in the side, and they got a look at two players in the second half, Gabriel Obertan and Yohan Cabaye,who looked like two very skillful players for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew talked about that Newcastle spirit today:
“You certainly couldn’t fault our spirit on Saturday,”
“Look at Jonas, running 50 meters in the second minute of injury time to make sure that Walcott didn’t get a cross in.” “That gives you the indication that things are okay.”
“We will fight in every corner of the pitch for the black and white. And I thought that was apparent.”
And Alan was even more upbeat about the great Newcastle support that the crowd gave to their team.
It wasn’t at all easy, and Newcastle were almost overwhelmed in that first half, but the defense held out well, and Fabricio Coloccini was again huge at the back for Newcastle, and the captain had another excellent game.
Alan Pardew was full of praise for the fans, and he revealed he was proud to be manager of Newcastle on Saturday:
“They were brilliant.” “We have had a hard time from the media this summer.” “The fans turned up and supported those wearing black and white and nothing else.”
“They were brilliant, I was proud to be the manager of this club.” “All we did was show some quality, there is a lot more quality to come.”
“But we were honest and that’s the box that we ticked.” “We dug in and showed that there is still plenty of spirit in our dressing room.
“You can’t fault the hard work of the team.” “I am sure that we won’t play another game like that where we don’t threaten from set plays though.”
” We wasted every single one of them which was a shame.”
Of course one thing that sets Newcastle apart from other clubs is their support for their team, which is legendary around the world.
The Geordies have always been completely dedicated to Newcastle United, and as Arsene Wenger himself said last August, the whole City lives and breathes football.
This is what Arsene said twelve months ago:
“When the FIFA delegation arrive in Newcastle this week, I hope they are stunned by the sight of St. James’ Park and by the way it dominates the skyline.”
“A sporting citadel and the heartbeat of the City in a City that lives and breathes football.” “There, they have a love of the game that is quite remarkable.”
We may not be too good at winning trophies, in fact we’re absolutely hopeless at it, but the support you see for Newcastle United from their fans, is quite simply second to none!
Howay The Lads!!