Pardew Would Be Really Pleased With A Point Tomorrow

It seems that Alan Pardew will be happy with a point tomorrow, and keep Newcastle’s unbeaten record in the Premier League this season.

Alan Pardew – happy with a point tomorrow

If Newcastle can do that and City can remain unbeaten at QPR tomorrow afternoon, then that will set up a game between the only two unbeaten sides in the Premier League, in a couple of weeks.

Alan Pardew had this to say about the Everton game:

“If we took a point on Saturday I’d be really, really, pleased. Because if we can go to Man City unbeaten in our next game, that’ll be a hell of a coup for us, and an immediate goal.”

“If we win it’ll be a bonus because we can’t continue as brilliantly as we are, we’re going to have some flaws here and there, but what’s the most important thing is we stay unbeaten and we keep that momentum.”

“Steven Taylor is a centre-half who’s playing with the best defensive record in the league, he’s quick, he’s brave and a very good passer of the ball, and I look at the England centre halves we’ve got, and I think he could fit in there, no problem.”

“This year without any funds it’s been a little bit tougher (for them), and again he’s shown his quality in terms of where they are at the moment, and no doubt they’ll finish higher than they are.”

Steven Taylor is getting a lot of praise for his play this season, and rightly so, and we’ll see over the weekend if England manager Fabio Capella will give him a chance to gain his first England cap for the two upcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden at Wembley.

Everton have 10 points from their first 9 games and are in 16th position in the league, and on the road they have won two and lost two.

On paper it could be another win for Newcastle,  and certainly if Demba Ba is as sharp as he has looked in the last 5 games with 8 goals, then Newcastle could get a goal or two and even the win.

But Everton are always a difficult team to play, and David Moyes gets the very best out of all his players, and we expect a tough game tomorrow afternoon, in front of what looks like will  be a very good crowd.

Newcastle recently sold almost 4,000 additional season tickets in their cut price offer,  and we should see some of the benefits of that with an increased crowd of  over 50,000 tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Nov 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Just had the best bit of news re tomorrow’s game Mark Lawrenson has us down to get beat 2-1 so I’m putting a tenner on us to win


    Nov 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d feel a point is a poor result, but that’s me getting ahead of myself, 3points against everton, then a defeat to man city (obviously!!

  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Dont mean to sound cocky courtesy of our current form, but I would be happy with the 3 points. We have to go and get results against teams like Everton because when the big guns come calling we’re going to need a cushion to stay in contention. I say lets really go for the win tomorrow and a point against Man City would be the real victory!

  • toonincheek

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Everton will be a very different game to the Stoke game (stating the obvious).

    Stoke were the home team and had to come at us.
    I think Everton will be far more defensive, most players behind the ball, so we need a slightly more offensive line-up.

    Ben Arfa? Santon? Maybe as subs.

    Raylor could probably do with a bit more time to recover after Stoke’s GBH tactics, but he’ll want to start for sure.

    And I think Marveaux will probably start in place of Obertan – more of a direct replacement than playing Ben Arfa, keeps the formation much the same.

    Reckon Tiote will be given a bit more time to recover from his injury. Danny has done a great job twice.

  • estechco

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, I can see that picture of AP you are using be well used around the media (as it already seems to be).

    He looks like a kid in a sweet shop!

  • Toon_Jock

    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Interesting read and some good points (and bad ones) if anyone is bored @ work?

  • stuart no9

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    sorry dont understand AP comments” he would be pleased with a point tomorrow so they go into the mancity game unbeaten” but so would getting 3 points wouldnt it? i think a point tomorrow would be a very poor result considering where they are in the league, and we need all the points we can get to offset our next 3 games. maybe i am missing something, but if anyone understands his comments, let me in on it

  • wynsleap

    Nov 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew should be keeping the confidence and feel good factor going – once you start talking about being happy with a point you’re heading for a fall.
    What next – is he going to say that we’re going to the Mancs in both games expecting to get beat?
    If we just take a point against Everton, I, for one, WON’T be pleased. And neither should he.
    (And before anyone accuses me of being deluded, expecting too much etc. I should point out that I definitely would be delighted if we could get a point against Manure or City).

  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #9

    @7 I’m with you 100% on that Stuart thats exactly what my post was about.

  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    @ 8 Yep deffo!

  • stuart no9

    Nov 4, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    wynsleap exactly! get this picture in your head,……..fergie teamtalk… right lads, dont forget we are top of the league everton s having a bit of an iffy time at the minute with a few injuries so lads i want you to go out there and get a point today , 3 would be good but ill settle for a point. yeah right lol the team would think hes totally cracked up. maybe thats the difference between a decent manager and a great successful manager, who knows? is it a tactic of his to keep the pressure off the team perhaps?


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