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Alan Pardew Thanks Newcastle Fans For Inspiring Support

6:18 am, Sunday, November 6th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Alan Pardew gave immense credit to the Newcastle crowd for the win yesterday against Everton.

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As we had expected the attendance of 50,671 was the biggest of the season, and just 2,000 short of capacity.

And one reason for that was the club selling almost 4,000 additional season tickets over the last couple of weeks at a discount price, to their existing season ticket holders.

Iy was a difficult game and Newcastle won ugly, as they say, but 3 points is 3 points and whether we play great like at Stoke on Monday or we were a little mediocre like yesterday – it’s still 3 points.

Alan Pardew was quick to make sure the fans at the game were thanked for their great support throughout the game yesterday,.

Ot was a game when the result was in doubt right up until that final whistle blew - because Everton are famous for scoring late goals during games, and of course we know the players never give up.

The final whistle brought  enormous relief of fans around the world, and Alan admitted fortune was on the side of Newcastle yesterday:

“We were unfortunate today as injuries cost us our rhythm but the guys who came on did a great job.”

“If we were at Goodison Park we would have got beat today. But the fans helped us.”

“Their support got us across the line,” “We wouldn’t have got that result at Goodison. They would have beaten us or certainly got a draw.”

“They help us and pull us through. They are absolutely brilliant, our fans, and we certainly don’t take them for granted.”

“Our defending was a different class in the second half and it was one of our best displays.”

“When Everton scored just before half-time it affected us but our discipline and defending has got us a victory.”

“I hope the Toon enjoy it tonight. We are a new team, we didn’t expect to be on this run but we are enjoying it.”

“We’ve got Manchester City next, who are also unbeaten, so that could be a great game.”

Newcastle were briefly second after yesterday’s game, until Manchester United beat Sunderland 1-0 at Old Trafford.

But the Red Devils  made very hard work of that game to get the 3 points, and  Sunderland were unlucky not to get something out of the game.

And it wasn’t much easier for Chelsea either, who scraped by 1-0 against Blackburn at Ewood Park, and that was Blackburn’ 7th defeat in 11 league games and the calls for manager Steve Kean to resign from the Blackburn fans is the big thing at Ewood Park these days.

Newcastle have won 7 games and drawn four  in the league so far, for their best start to a season for at least 16 years, and now we face Man City, Man United and Chelsea on successive Saturdays starting at City in two weeks times.

We wonder how many points Newcastle can get out of those three games against the best teams in the Premier League?

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Nov 6, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    Hello Ed:

    Being an Optimistic old Sod, i am hoping for three draws in the next three games!

    0-0 at City! 1-1 at Old Trafford and 0-0 at home to Chelski !

    Any pessimism i had was blown away by Raylors strike yesterday!
    Am hoping that Cabaye is too crocked to be picked for international duty next week! Although not too crocked to maybe come back at Old Trafford!
    Marvaux will be devestated to have finally got his chance only to come off injured but hey, hopefully he will also not be out too long!

    Pleased with the way the lads have played this season and even if we lose the next three we can still beat the rest in the second half of the year!

  • 2 cornishman // Nov 6, 2011 at 6:52 AM

    It would be nice to play our strongest team every week, especially against the two Mancs and Chelsea coming up. At the end of the day injuries were sure to come and it will test the whole squad…..but it would have been great to have had that same settled side that have done so well, you know i think we would have and may still get some points yet….heres hoping

  • 3 ferritass // Nov 6, 2011 at 7:00 AM

    What a day first the toon win to stay third in league for 2 weeks then I witness the birth of my first daughter Isabella McDermott tears of joy in my life . Things can’t get any better

  • 4 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Nov 6, 2011 at 7:37 AM

    Congratulations to you ferritas:

    Welcome to sleepless nights, and middle of the night feeds!
    Enjoy!!!!

  • 5 Chaz // Nov 6, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    I’m looking forward to how AP sets up the team for each of the next three games. All three teams are capable of a ‘total football’ approach and we certainly now have players who are looking comfortable on the ball and the technical ability to at least put up a challenge of their own. Our challenge will be to keep our opponents on the back foot. To make them wary and also to defend from the front like we did so capably against Stoke. There is a more consistent ‘pattern of play’ appearing now at Newcastle. Not just with the first team but with reserves and U18′s too. I think that this is one of THE most telling improvements on the playing side of the club.
    I feel that we can pick up points with all three of the teams coming up IF we bring the same desire and attention to detail that we have shown in our matches so far.

  • 6 Graeme // Nov 6, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Congratulations Ferritass, its 22 years since I was at the birth of my daughter – it seems like yesterday.

    I think a draw at shitty, a draw at manure, but after yesterdays performance against scum, we could possibly scrape a win!!

    We can certainly beat Chelski at SJP – they were not at all impressive yesterday.

    So, being the optimist, I predict 5 points from next three games, just to upset all the pundits and sofa warmers!!!

  • 7 magpiebop // Nov 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    9

  • 8 toonbrother // Nov 6, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Congrats Ferritas. Sounds like your little girl is our good luck charm.

  • 9 Lee Dodd // Nov 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Alan Pardew has had a lot to live up to – The past is History Now we have to Move on – He brought in John Carver and also some good Signings and so far is Doing a Great Job .. The Next 2 Games Will Show the Likes of Man City and Man Utd what we are About !!!! Well Done Alan Pardew !!!

  • 10 magpiebop // Nov 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    @9 Well said Lee Dodd.

    Let the opposition worry about us! Wii our discipline, work rate and no lack of skill, we know Pardew will have us prepared mentally and tactically to stop them playing and hurt them at the same time as at Stoke. Man City can worry about preserving their unbeaten record against us upstarts as the pressure is on them, nothing is expected of us. Can see us really frustrating them to the point where they start hacking and maybe even have a player sent off while also troubling them on the break and at set plays. We could even take the game to them as at Stoke. Our work rate will be the key to unlock these teams imo!




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