Pardew Wants Newcastle Players To Be Mentally Strong At Bolton


There seems to be just a hint of excuse in what Alan Pardew has said today,  about the last few games  Newcastle have played.

Alan Pardew – hint of excuses today from Alan

Newcastle have played Norwich, Swansea and West Brom in the last three games, and have had a disappointing return of only one single point from those games.

The three games before that also returned just one point, but those contests were away at the two Manchester clubs and at home to Chelsea, which is much harder opposition.

Newcastle would have thought they could have won every single one of those last three games, but are struggling from losing the great Steven Taylor from the center of their defense.

This is what Alan Pardew said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“That’s been the sort of run we’re on.” “We played West Brom when they got a last-minute winner and now we’re playing Bolton on the back of their first win for a while.”

“That just happens in the Premier League. You have these periods where you hit teams in form and you feel like things are going against you.”

“But we’ve got to be mentally strong and if we just do what we do, and we do it well, then we should win this game.”

This kind of thing happens all the time in the Premier League, there are some good times to meet teams and some not-so-good times.

Norwich City for example were very lucky to get Newcastle, when the Magpies couldn’t field one of their top three center-backs a few weeks back.

But Norwich still made the most of that opportunity, with an excellent game plan that exposed the weaknesses of the Newcastle defense in the air.

And they won 4-2, and scored more goals against Newcastle than any other side in the league this season.

Now what we need is for Newcastle players to be mentally strong on Monday afternoon, and the good news is that we should have Yohan Cabaye and Mike Williamson back in the side, and that should help Newcastle get a  must needed win.

There’s no doubt that a win by Newcastle will raise the spirits of Newcastle fans all over the world this Christmas season.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #1

    we will know what we are made of against bolton. where we always struggle.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 24, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    This game is a piece of Christmas cake. Which I always find sweet, chewy and hard to swallow.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Bolton are fighting for their live’s so what has never been an easy game for us has become a whole lot more difficult, 3 points against them will be as big as any we’ve got so far this season

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  • marcos_nufc

    Dec 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    I thought Newcastle United would get the 3 points against Swansea, Norwich and West Brom. I mean 9 points. We cannot lose points to smaller clubs, even if we do not play our main players.What we need is to have got a stronger squad which we have not got. We shall need a central back, a full back and a striker in January. I hope that Alan Pardew will sign the right players that we need, otherwise we shall struggle for the rest of the Premier League, and we probably face a relegation battle by the end of the competition.

    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • Graeme

    Dec 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Marcos, unfortunately Pardeau has virtually NO say in who comes in and more importantly, who goes out – that’s all down to the FCB & his sidekick.

    AP gets proposals from Mr Carr, bless him, and makes his choices known to Lambs arse who then sits down with MA and will likely do something completely different.

    If he thinks he can save £1000 on a £2million deal, he will try and do it, even though it likely costs us the player – it cant be coincidence that so many targets just fail to arrive in every window. Its also no coincidence that FCB has spent, net, nothing at all in every window since he took over.

    This window has to be a statement of intent on where he sees the team at the end of the season. Bring in the players needed and have a crack at European places; sell players or don’t bring reinforcements and stay as mid table mediocrity.

    I hope its the former course of action – this team has the basis to go places!!! Splash the cash, Ash.

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Spot on Graeme….

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  • Gascoigne - Legend

    Dec 24, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #7

    The inept running of the club by The Fat Controller and Lambsarse was under the radart due to the great start we had. We should have strengthened the squad in the summer further as injuries would come along at some point. Fat Man and Lambsarse invested nothing, only a fraction of the sales made and wages saved. We will not be able to challenge for honours until these MUPPETS , YES MUPPETS get out of our club !! The team and manager need a medal for what we have done this season under such ridiculous restrictions!! FATMAN AND LAMBSARSE DO US ALL A FAVOUR AND CLEAR OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

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