Alan Pardew has called the Newcastle performance in the second half yesterday a loss of two points – after Newcastle had a handy 2-0 lead after just 18 minutes of the game.
Alan Pardew – you’ve got to win at home when you’re 2-0 up
Alan Pardew was left very frustrated – just like the rest of us – when Newcastle again waved the white flag in the second half yesterday afternoon.
And it’s getting to be too regular an occurrence that Newcastle surrendered their 2-0 half time lead, and two valuable points in the process.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:
“When you’re two-nil up at Newcastle and you’re the home team, you’ve got to win. It’s as simple as that,” “We spoke about it at half-time, the game wasn’t over because Wolves had a fair amount of control over the game even though we had two goals.”
“We never got to grips in that first 20 minutes of the second half. Though having said that, it was two poor goals and we should have done a lot better.”
“We have had a good run at home – perhaps Saturday was the first disappointment for a while,” “But I’m not overly concerned – we look like we’ve got a goal threat up front and on the defensive side of it we just need to adjust a little bit.”
In fact it was the first time this season at St. James’ Park that Newcastle have not won the game, but against a relegation side it still wasn’t good enough.
Alan Pardew is unwilling to criticize his players too much, given the fine form they have shown so far this season, but in the last five league games we have lost two and drawn one, and conceded 13 goals, which is hardly good enough.
Just wanted to put some reality into the conversation – we are conceding far too many goals and we have to get a grip – and sooner rather than later.
What do you think?