Alan Pardew is facing a similar game to what our lads faced last week at the Etihad Stadium, when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow.
Alan Pardew – fuming at Everton game
Alan talked about tomorrow’s game in his press conference yesterday afternoon:
“If you are going to Old Trafford against the quality of player and the atmosphere that’s created, of course you are going to find it very, very difficult,”
“The odds are that you are not going to get many victories. You need a bit of luck, sometimes the ball to roll your way or fortune to favor you.
“But you have got to force that. We have got to force them into a situation where they might make a mistake, or we have a forward running beyond and a player commits himself and they are down to 10 men.
“It’s crucial when that chance comes along that we take it, because we aren’t going to get many chances there,”
“Alex is clocking up all sorts of milestones. It’s about time he walked away and gave someone else a chance. He has been brilliant.”
“I know he will be smarting from Tuesday’s draw, so unfortunately, we are on the back of a negative from Manchester United’s point of view, so it will be a tough game for us.”
“When the last game of the season comes around, I expect Manchester United to be playing for the title. He wouldn’t have it any other way, the manager,”
This game is like last Saturday’s at the Etihad Stadium and Newcastle did create some chances, about four or five decent ones in total, but could take any of them.
Ben Arfa who looked impressive last weekend, did hit the post in the second half with the score at 2-0, and if that had gone in, we could have had a game on our hands.
The question tomorrow is whether Newcastle can take their chances when they create them, and also defend stoutly, as they have done for most of the season, or be forced into mistakes by the extra pressure a top side can put on any team.
That happened last Saturday, as City mounted the pressure in that first half, and it was Ryan Taylor who made two uncharacteristic errors and City scored two goals in the last four minutes of the first half.
But our lads will have learned form last week, and they stand a decent chance of taking something out of this game, but if they don’t, it’s hardly time for panic either.
We’ll just have to hammer Chelsea at St. James’ Park in the next game. 😀
Howay The Lads!!