Pardew – Newcastle Have Been Brilliant

We don’t want to go on too much more about that game on Saturday, because after a while it gets to be boring and in any case my arm starts to hurt when I have to write about it.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle have been brilliant

The lads are in Tenerife, and jetted out of Gatwick, late Saturday night after the Fulham game.

And our two injured players Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux are among the group, with Taylor recovering from an Achilles injury and Marveaux recovering from a groin injury, and the Frenchman could return to action late next month.

It seems that Alan Pardew didn’t have to do too much with the players, since they were pretty depressed after the game.

There were also words said in the dressing room after the game – and we’ve heard that now from at least two different sources, so maybe not much more  needs to be said.

Alan Pardew has been fairly upbeat this week and he had this to say today:

“We’re realistic enough to know that a Europa League place would be an absolutely amazing season for us. The players have played to the maximum all season. Yes, we had a poor 20 minutes here, but I can’t moan as a manager about this team.”

“They’ve been brilliant.”  “It can act as a reminder that we have to keep working hard. That’s what we’ll take away from it. If you lose concentration at this level, it will be costly. But we can’t dwell on this too much and be too hard on ourselves.”

“It’s done and there’s nothing we can do about it except make sure that if we concede another soft goal like we did on Saturday, we react much better than we did. That’s the lesson from this game.”

You are successful in life if  you can learn from your mistakes and come back big time after a poor showing – in whatever line of work you are in.

In football, that translates to the good teams coming back strongly after a poor performance, and that’s what we are hoping Newcastle will do on Saturday at Brighton, in the FA Cup 4th round tie.

But it’s not only the Brighton game – we have a league game at Blackburn Rovers next Wednesday night followed by a home  game at St. James’ Park the following Sunday against Aston Villa.

As we mentioned yesterday – if Newcastle can win those two league games, then we’ll be on 42 points after 24 games played, and can then push on for a high place in the  league table this season.

And if indeed the lads can qualify for Europe for next season, it will have been a great season indeed.

It will also mean that Newcastle will bring in more players over the summer, since the club knows they will need a bigger and stronger squad,  with the extra games we’ll have to play in Europe.

And we think Mike Ashley will continue to back manager Pardew in the transfer market, since Mike  knows those extra revenues will be coming in from the European games.

And with the Magpies also getting sold-out home crowds at St. James’ Park, things are looking up at Newcastle – even if the team  had a poor game last Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

11 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #1


  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    now let me read the article

  • G

    Jan 24, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Dunno about brilliant? Damned difficult to beat maybe? (Not on Saturday though!). The future is looking rosy, lets hope the next 7 days aint too painful though.

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Brighton are preparing an audacious bid to
    sign Manchester United striker Michael Owen
    – THE SUN

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    If we’d played to all our ability instead of p*ssing about in some games we could easily have been in the top 4…QPR, Fulham, Swansea, Thats an extra 7 points in just them 3 games which would put us 2 points clear in 4th

  • FloridaToon

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6


    We have played to our ability and then some. Can’t believe the moaning at being tied 5th when almost everyone on here said it would be a miracle if we finish top ten.

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7
    how funny

  • ash-out

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    I am afraid that most of the people on here have expectations far above my own. When I looke at our squad a t the start of the season I was unsure which way we were going. High profile players leaving and free transfers, and unknown qualities coming to the club. I feared a relegation battle. Ba has been unbelivable, cabaye superb and the defence as unit brilliant.
    We lose one game and the reaction on this blog has been child-like, spit the dummy slag the players, Pardew is incompetent, Ashley is an ogre and changes must be made.
    Take a look at the bigger picture please. We have over performed and people now expect top four and no blips allowed?

    Geordie toon above states that we should have beaten QPR and Fulham (really) Fulham blew us away and if QPR had anyone but Boothroyd up front against us they would have stuck 4 or 5 past us.

    Get real FFS. Support the team, enjoy what we have achieved and stop behaving like a spoilt man u/liverpool/ chelsea brat.

  • ash-out

    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Well said florida toon – you beat me to the punch fella.

  • stuart no9

    Jan 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    ash-out@8 – i think what geordietoon means by “should have beat fulham” is the position we were in at half time , we should have went on to win it. I dont think he meant that , because we are NUFC we should be beating these sides easily. as for the QPR game – we won anyway!- not pretty, but a win.

  • Sav

    Jan 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Europe can wait. Just finish above Liverpool and we’ll all be delighted. – and of course, above the mackems.


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