We didn’t like the way Alan Pardew way over celebrated Newcastle’s equalizer in our last game against Sunderland.
Alan Pardew – friction with Wenger
Obviously Newcastle fans were delighted (an understatement) to get the late equalizer and not suffer the unimaginable.
But Pardew wildly celebrated under the nose of the Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill, and the Newcastle manager admitted after the game it was not good.
It wasn’t good and it showed no class, but it’s not the first time Alan has done that.
He did much the same thing when he was manager of West Ham United when they won 1-0 at Upton Park back in 2006, and that created some friction with the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The friction with Arsene still seems to exist, so we hope both men behave themselves tonight. 😀
To be fair to Alan, being a manager is stressful to say the least, but it helps to be civil in the eye of the storm, if at all possible.
This is what Alan said about the game tonight:
“In Jonas, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, we pose a real threat to anyone we play. And that’s important in this division. Obviously, you have to make sure you don’t concede many.”
“But if you can score goals there’s always a chance of you winning games, and we look like we can score goals.”
“I’m pleased that we have come out of the derby with our technical game looking good and our technical players looking good.”
We don’t have a good felling about the game tonight, so maybe Newcastle will surprise us, and in the past if we’ve had a bad feeling about it, Newcastle do well.
And certainly if we can get even a point tonight it would be an excellent result.
A win and we’ll be in the stratosphere with the rest of the Newcastle fans.
It’s a great game for Newcastle to show they deserve to be 6th top in the league, and maybe even higher.
Howay The Lads!!