There’s always been the view that the St. James’ Park has a slope to it.
Tim Krul – in action on Sunday – what slope?
In the first half on Sunday against Spurs Newcastle attacked the Leazes end in that first half and went one goal down due to an error by Steven Taylor, when he brought Adebeyor down in the box after 40 minutes.
And whether it’s true or not it seems Alan Pardew, who used all his methods of persuasion at half time to convince the Newcastle players the game was there to be won, said we’re playing downhill in that second half and that will help.
Krul told The Sun today, what Alan had told the players:
“The manager made a good point at half-time against Spurs.” “He convinced us we were playing downhill towards our fans in the second half. It really seemed to help and, in the end, it was a draw that almost felt like a win.”
And I’ve got a great bridge to sell you in Brooklyn too. 😀
There was always a rumor there was a slope towards the Gallowgate end, but since the pitch is relaid every summer by the groundsmen, you would think it would be very flat these days – wouldn’t you?
But of course Tim has also said that Alan was inspirational at half time with the Newcastle players last Sunday, as he tried to convince them they were still in the game and it that it could still be won.
And but for a turned down penalty appeal, and a missed chance by captain Coloccini, all in the added 5 minutes of injury time, the lads could have come away with a 3-2 win – but of course it was not to be.
And of course, to be fair, we have to mention that Tim made an excellent save from Jermain Defoe in injury time too, to preserve the point, so either side could have won it at the death.
And we don’t think that Wigan Athletic are going to be as easy as many fans believe it will be on Saturday afternoon at home again, and the lads will need to bring their very best to that game, and start the game like a proverbial steam train.
Maybe if we can score an early couple of goals things will then become a lot easier.
Howay The Lads!!