Alan Pardew has said today that he thinks Newcastle fans will be disappointed with the Arsenal result.
Alan Pardew – under pressure
Well he’s right there, although our lads played very well and were so unlucky not to get what would have been a fantastic draw.
But it was not to be, and I suppose we have to move on – but those finishes are so hard to take – I collapsed to the floor when Arsenal scored.
And I wouldn’t have been the only one either, but my wife’s words of “it’s only a game” didn’t quite get through to me somehow.
I’ve just about recovered from the disappointment – kind of.
But even with just 2 points out of the last 12, Newcastle are still 6th in the league although Liverpool gained 3 points on us last night as Everton manager David Moyes left six men out of the side that beat Tottenham last time out.
It turned out to be easy for Liverpool last night, and we just have to hope Davide does us the same favor when we visit Goodison Park in our last game of the season on Sunday, May 13th.
But the Liverpool strikers still couldn’t score goals even last night, and Steven Gerrard scored all three – Liverpool are a different side with Steven in there, as we found out at Anfield.
This is what Alan told the local press today:
“I think our fans will be disappointed, and what we need is a pick-me-up now.” “We need to get a win – we’re well aware of that.”
“No-one needs to tell us.” “We’ve got Norwich at home, and it looks like a great opportunity.” “We’ll have to work like we did on Monday night if we’re going to get it.” “We’ll be under a lot of pressure.”
“We hope our fans appreciate what we did against Arsenal, and come and back us.” “I’ve got to pick a side that can win the game.”
We hope Ben Arfa starts ourt on the right wing – and Cisse should be back up front, after being given a rest on Monday night.
If everybody is fit this is the side we’d like to see out on Sunday:
Simpson Coloccini (c) Williamson Taylor (R) or Santon
Ben Arfa Cabaye Tiote Guteirres
We’re not sure why Pardew has taken off Santon at the half in the last two games, and it could be a toss-up as to who plays left-back on Sunday – between Santon and Ryan Taylor.
What do you think?