Things are starting to look up at Newcastle, especially since Sunderland were defeated 2-1 at Carrow Road tonight, and Newcastle are now a full 7 points ahead of Sunderland after just six games.
Alan Pardew - discipline now becomes very important
Long may Newcastle’s good run continue, but of course it’s very early in the season and anything can still happen, and usually does.
But we’re pleased that Alan Pardew is not allowing himself or his team to be carried away too much by the side’s excellent start to the season, when the lads have won five of their first eight games and drawn the other three.
Newcastle have 12 points from the first six league games, and that’s the best start since the heady days days of 1995 under then manager Kevin Keegan.
Alan Pardew has talked to Sky Sports today and he has again reiterated that patting anybody on the back right at this time is not good:
“It’s not about a pat on the back for anybody because that is always very, very dangerous.” “We talked about that after the game and at half-time.”
“The club is in really good health at the moment, and it would be nice to have a season where there’s a really good feeling about the place.”
“We have only just started and hopefully we can continue the feeling we had on Saturday.” “If we keep our discipline all the time, we are going to win more than we lose this year because we have got real quality.”
Indeed, Newcastle are now unbeaten in 9 Premier League games on the trot, and the last time they were beaten in the league was back at Liverpool (3-0) on May 1st.
Newcastle have won four of those league games, with the other five drawn, so that’s 17 points from the 9 league games.
The pundits don’t exactly know what to make of Newcastle’s excellent start this season, and most think it’s just a lucky shot in the pan, but it’s now up to the Newcastle players to prove those so called “experts” wrong.
Newcastle play Wolves away on Saturday, followed by successive home games against Spurs and Wigan Athletic, and then a difficult game at Stoke City.
So we’ll take one game at a time and hope the team can get a decent result at Molineaux on Saturday afternoon, but it’s a very good feeling to be in such a high place in the league again, that’s for sure!