Me wife Madeline came up to my study about an hour after the West Brom game had finished and asked – Well how many did they get beat by?
Alan Pardew – wants win on Monday – same here
It’s funny how after 39 years of marriage the spouse can sense these things isn’t it?
I then went into a solid logical explanation of how all three West Brom goals were terrible, and how we really should have won – but when I turned around she had already left the room, which seems to happen a lot these days.
It’s certainly true that Newcastle fans didn’t get the Christmas present we were all hoping for and 30 points before Christmas, but hey, I’m willing to wait one day for a belated present.
And the lads can do that by winning at Bolton Wanderers on Boxing Day, and it seems that’s exactly what manager Alan Pardew wants to.
Bolton will be full of confidence after climbing off the bottom place, by beating a hapless Blackburn side 2-1 at Ewood Park on Tuesday, but Bolton are hardly at their best at home this season, and have a terrible home record.
This is what Alan Pardew said on the Newcastle web-site today
“I wanted 30 points for my Christmas dinner, but I missed that.” “But Boxing Day dinner will be okay.”
“I’ll accept that, so hopefully we’ll win at Bolton but I’m sure Owen’s got other ideas about that.”
“But we’ve had a fantastic first half of the season, and we’re looking to build on that in the second half.”
Alan is right and we are 8 points better off than last year at this time, and we shouldn’t be too gloomy this Christmas season.
As we tried to point out earler today things are still looking up at Newcastle, and who knows a win on Boxing day – even if the winner comes in injury time through an own goal – would be absolutely great.
And that would take Newcastle to 30 points and only 10 points from safety. 😀
Howay The Lads!!