My Players Are Counting The Days To The Spurs Game


Newcastle are riding a high this season, and the win at Wolves last Saturday makes it 15 points out of 21,  and of course Newcastle are still unbeaten this season.

Alan Pardew – everybody looking forward to Spurs game

It says something about the squad when Alan says today his players are just counting the days to the Spurs game, there is so much anticipation about playing a very good Spurs side in the next game.

Tottenham, who are in top form, have won their last three league games including beating their local North London rivals Arsenal,  2-1 on Sunday.

Newcastle’s start to the season is the best since 1995, when Kevin Keegan’s entertainers had 18 points from their first 7 games, winning six and losing one.

And in the previous season, in 1994, it was even better and Newcastle had 19 points from their first 7 league games – so as Mary Hopkin used to sing back in the olden days – those were the days my friend.

But in the Kevin Keegan era, Newcastle actually spent money on players, so it’s something Alan Pardew has not had the advantage of at Newcastle, at least  so far.

But that hasn’t stopped the club from making some excellent buys in the summer, to be fair.

Alan Pardew is also looking forward to the top game against Spurs, which will be televised live around the world and has a 4:00 pm kick off time on Sunday, 16th October.

“We’ve got a blue ribbon game against Spurs and top, top players coming to our stadium, so it’ll be nice to see how we get on.”

“The players are looking forward to it already, of course.” “They are just counting down the days until the next game.”

“I’ve always set my teams up with optimism and positivity.” “We’ll take that into the next game – that’s all we’ve got to focus on.”

The home fans will be an enormous advantage to the Newcastle side in the game, and we expect close to a full house at St. James’ Park.

This is an opportunity for the players to show the home fans, that they can fight it out with the best of them, and if Newcastle can beat Tottenham, which is very possible, some of us may have a wee hangover the next morning.

Howay The Lads!!



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8 comments so far

  • Shorzy

    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    1st Shamon!!!!

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  • Shorzy

    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Nowt really to do with this subject but, I would be over the moon if Papiss Cisse was our number one target in Jan, he is proper mustard and I think easily the best of the CF’s we’ve been linked with. Sunderland have already made him their number 1 target and I’d be gutted to see them nipples get this lad. Doubt whether fat Mike will splash out the 13mil it would take to get him but if you’re going to bid 10mil on the last day of the window you might as well go the extra 3mil for a cracking player.

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Very impressed with this positive feel good atmosphere at SJP at the moment.
    I only hope that when the first setback arrives (which it obviously will do at some point) that the team just treat it as a blip and bang on again at the same pace and with the same confidence.
    We don’t want heads to start dropping etc.
    Shorzy @ 2 – got to agree about Cisse. What’s an extra few quid if it gets us a European spot with the financial benefits that brings?

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  • Shorzy

    Oct 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #4

    @wynsleap

    Lets hope Lambarse and co will see sense for a change but I think they deserve a bit of credit for some things that have been done of late I mean I’m no fan of theirs but they’ve done some good deals which in the past we would have thrown money at but it would be worth pulling out all the stops for this lad. I think we’ll end up with Maiga in the end though, which is fair enough………………so long as Albania on wear don’t get Cisse

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  • Robin_S

    Oct 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #5

    I think this game requires some changes and our best players need to be on the field from the start. That includes Ben arfa and Marveaux also santos needs to start. no messing.

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  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 4, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #6

    The squad should be looking forward to this because as Pardew said this will be an acid test and the players will feel they have something to prove. The sign of a real good Club/Player/Manager is one that never gets complacent no matter how good or bad your critics think you are. So the key here and the rest of the season is to keep working our socks off and just get on with the game with no matter who is playing for us or who we are playing against. The thing i see in the team is we have a lot of players with that mentality and its a great thing. HWTL!!!!

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  • Sav

    Oct 4, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Obertan had better not start flicking and backheeling in our half again or Bale will have him for breakfast – he probably will anyway.

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  • moonraker

    Oct 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #8

    When KK was manager the first time around HE picked the signings and they were usually quality; but he would never have found the ones we have got from virtual obscurity; ie HBA, Marveaux, Tiote, Cabaye (I know he was rated but I dont think KK would have gone for him).

    It’s amazing how our fortunes have turned around with these signings and we have some great kids coming through as well.

    I really want to see Santon in that team against Spurs cos he needs to be on the big stage and I was well impressed when he went to congratulate Demba Ba when he scored at Wolves. The spirit seems fantastic in the club and when the confidence is there they will think they can beat any team.

    Cant wait for a full SJP again; and knock the crowing cockneys off their perch!
    HWTL

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