You just have to watch the interviews Alan Pardew gave after yesterday’s great 2-0 win at Bolton, and you can see how much he seems to love the Newcastle fans and being the Magpies’ manager.
Alan Pardew – delighted for Newcastle fans yesterday
And there was a great shot of him at the end of the game with Ben Arfa, which we are showing above, as he waves and claps to the over 4,000 Newcastle fans who made the trip to Bolton yesterday, and were rewarded with a win for the first time in seven games.
Newcastle United are known throughout the world for their fantastic and passionate support, and that was again in full evidence yesterday.
And those of you who are reading this and make these trips to support the lads, be clear that you make a huge difference to the players and the team.
It turns out that Alan Pardew told his players that they couldn’t let the fans down at the Reebok Stadium, and they didn’t, and there were a number of heroes for the Magpies in yesterday’s game:
- Tim Krul made another world class save from Martin Petrov when it was 0-0 late in the first half
- Gabriel Obertan showed why he can still become a great right winger for Newcastle with some time
- Ben Arfa came on after 61 minutes and completely changed the game in Newcastle’s favor, and scored the all important first goal
- Coloccini had another top class match at the back and another captain’s performance from the Argentine
- Mike Williamson looked like he had never been away, even though that was his first game back for over four months
And it was great to see all the Newcastle players go to applaud the Newcastle fans at the final whistle, and the lads had finally broken their six game streak without a win.
This is what a proud Alan Pardew said today to the local press:
“I have said we are a big club, and I told our players we had to play like a big club,”
“When you see 4,000 fans at that end, it shows you why we are Newcastle United. It gives us the power.”
“Good teams can deliver on cue. We needed a win and to get out of the rut, and we’ve done that. We were more disciplined, and we got a thoroughly deserved win.”
The transfer season will be starting next Sunday, but Pardew refused to even talk about that to the local press today.
Alan was still basking in the glow of being the Newcastle United manager after another league win, the eighth of the season.
And who can blame him?
It’s never been easy supporting Newcastle, but wins like this make it more than worthwhile.
Howay The Lads!!