Why Newcastle Players Have Smiles On Their Faces


Alan Pardew revealed at his press conference for the Arsenal game this week that his players were upbeat in training.

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And the Newcastle manager believes this was because the lads have put the Sunderland game behind them, and that was always going to be a potential banana skin, and Pardew was pleased Newcastle came out of the game with a draw, and not a defeat.

A defeat would have been almost impossible to take, and could have affected Newcastle’s run in over the final 11 games of the season.

This is what Alan said:

“For us, it feels like a little bit of weight has come off our shoulders, particularly for the players,”  “That game had the ingredients to upset our season, and we all realised that.”

“If Sunderland had beaten us at home then it would have been difficult to say we have had a great season.”  “But we managed to come back in outstanding fashion and now we can just go on in the last 11 games and play with a smile on our faces.”

“Our mood is a lot lighter this week and we are looking forward to Arsenal.”

As well as coming back in that second half,  Newcastle also bossed the game in that final 45 minutes and that bodes  well for the run-in to the end of the season, which could even see Newcastle back in Europe next season.

Of course our next game is not something we really expect to get to much out of, but it will provide a good test for the lads to show just how good they are against one of the top sides in England on current form.

We’ll take a draw on Monday night, but most of all we want to see a good fighting performance from Newcastle in London on Monday night.

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t imagine Willo smiling too much this week. I’d be having nightmares about Monday night. Hopefully the Willo of last year turns up and puts in a performance

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Was getting ready to watch the bolton qpr game til they said today were joined by ray wilkins hmmmmmmmm telly off

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    ibiza i don’t bite i just get them riled up.

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  • steve

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    TBH Ibizatoon I didnt think Willo was that great last year, better than most expected coming from lower league’s but still not good enough for me

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Steve….He wasn’t great, but I thought a lot better than this year. He seems to have gone backwards. We’ve definitely missed Saylor.

    Cheick…good man…biting is never the answer

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    and i can’t stand ray wilkins

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  • benarfa23

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    on transfer poliicy i think we should search in :
    1. turkey :they had a very good tachnical player and talented young footballer and available for cheap
    2. Japan : they had annual highschool tournament we can send our scout there. shinji kagawa only cost dortmund 500K

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Wow QPR are doomed there last 11 games include arsenal man u spuds chelski n man sh1ty!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Not a favorable run-in for a team in the relegation scrap…see you later Joey “best English midfielder” Barton

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  • steve

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Agreed mate he has been terrible this season. We need a CB who can pass the ball instead of constantly humping it long.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh and a massive congrats to you joey barton, i only wish us toon fans could share the dizzying hieghts that your ambitions have enabled you to reach only wish our beloved toon hadn’t shown such a lack of ambition and become as you put a selling club run by parasites, oh well i guess we will just have to soilder on dragging our envious burdens with us!

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    tads i hope so. qpr are so annoying. they’ll be ruined paying such high wages trying to buy their premier league survival

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Did gary neville just have a cheeky dig at alladyce??

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  • cheick Norris

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #14

    love me some barton abuse

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    I have no doubt that if QPR are relegated Joey will walk in to any top 7 team…just like he did when he left us on a free

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  • steve

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Hopefully we can get in CB and a RB who can pass it along the deck and we will see a massive difference in our style of play

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #17

    He’ll probably enjoy back in the championship, will make him feel like a wonderfully gifted player again…poor bloke

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #18

    pardew when he said we came back strongly, failed to mention it was against 10 men.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Steve…i do hope so

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  • philippealbert

    Mar 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda heights

    We were bossing the first fifteen minutes of the second half before Sessegnon was sent off. It helped, but I think we’d have done it. The lads looked so fired up for the second half.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Arsenal are a completely different type of team than the Scum!

    Arsenal have class and showed it last week against ACMilan in the Champ League!

    To compare The Mackems in any way,shape or form to the Scum is dis-respectful to the Gooners!
    A draw would be a good result for us! But a loss is more likely!
    Then we,ll have all the Doom merchants on here again with their pointless criticisms of Pardew and the team! I,m just hoping we give them a game and don,t just give up like we did with The Spuds and The Wolves!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Wonder if the smiles will still be there come Tuesday morning?

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  • BUDGIE

    Mar 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23

    We will be smiling ok.

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  • Sav

    Mar 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes, I hope Pards has mentioned to Williamson to save his RPV hugs for the Championship. HTL!

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