Alan Pardew deserves great credit for the way he prepared the lads for last night’s fantastic 3-0 win over Manchester United.
Alan Pardew – put together terrific game plan for Newcastle
The Red Devils were left last night to lick their wounds after they had been mauled by an energetic and skillful Newcastle side, and let’s see now – oh yes they have a fairly easy game coming up – against Manchester City in the FA Cup in the early kick-off game on Sunday. 😀
The Newcastle side last night were led my the simply brilliant Demba Ba, who scored his 15th Premier League goals of the season last night – and what a goal it was.
In case you missed the goals here is a good and short video of the three goals.
They are all saying that Scott Parker is the signing of the season, but they’re all just flat wrong, and Demba Ba is – and of course we got him at a decent price – nothing.
Not surprisingly Alan Pardew was giving lots of interviews after the game in his calm and matter of fact way, but he was simply jubilant after the biggest result of his Newcastle career – so far.
And he mentioned the new Virgin Money sponsorship as the lads had the new logo on their shirts and what a way to start in their new shirts, with the deal from Virgin Money rumored to be worth up to £20M over the next couple of years – but that seems a bit high.
This is what Alan said after the game:
“There have been some really good things happening tonight,” “It was a great day for Newcastle.”
“We’ve got ourselves a great sponsor, a fantastic blue-chip company who have put good money into the football club.”
“And I think the board will have seen tonight that we’ve also got very good players here.” (hint – I need more players in January Mike!).
“It’s all about the team and we have a very good squad of players, but we want to build on that. Nights like this help to keep everyone enthused.”
“The performance we’ve put in certainly won’t do any harm. I’ll be looking forward to meeting Mike Ashley later and having a quiet drink.” (buy him
foursix Scotch whiskies and then ask for transfer money!)
“We’ve been really at it in every game we’ve played this season, I can’t really think of any times when I’ve been disappointed standing on the sidelines. But this really puts a cherry on the cake of the season so far.”
The two players that are leaving us for Africa – Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba were probably Newcastle’s best players last night as Ba was simply awesome – get him in that number 9 shirt now.
Cheick Tiote was simply inspired in the middle of the park, and had a fantastic game for the black and whites.
In fact in our poll for Man of the Match Demba Ba is leading with 40% of the vote and Tiote is second with 25% of the vote, and Cabaye is third with 18% with over 1200 votes cast so far.
We had just gone eight games with only a single win and two draws, and we were already seeing some grumblings in the comments about Alan Pardew.
But he has again shown that he understands how the game is played, and he put together a bold and brilliant game plan, and let’s face it he out-coached Alex Ferguson last night, and his plans worked almost to complete perfection.
Alan deserves great credit for last night, and indeed for this season so far, and if the Londoner is still at Newcastle in five years time, and we hope he is, that will mean Newcastle are doing great and in Europe again.
Howay the Lads!!