A confident but grounded Alan Pardew is looking for another good performance from his Newcastle team at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Friday afternoon.
Alan Pardew – will be trying for 4th win on the trot
But after three wins on the trot don’t expect Newcastle players to be over-confident, as Alan has a way to keep their feet on the ground – just as Chris Hughton was able to do.
And speaking of Chris, we see he has his team Birmingham 4th top of the Championship at the moment with 66 points from 40 games, so it’s looking they will secure a play-off place.
We’d love to see Chris and Birmingham City back at St. James’ Park next season.
The Swans are a good footballing side, as are the Magpies this season, so we look forward to a good game on Good Friday (of course), and hopefully with a little luck – all 3 points and our 4th win on the trot for the first time this season.
This is what the Newcastle manager had to say today on the Newcastle web-site:
“We’ve got momentum and that is the most important thing for us,” “We go to the next game, set up the next game and that is a very important ingredient of what we have done this year.”
“Hopefully all our fans can get down to Swansea safely and hopefully we can put in a performance that warrants that journey.” “And if we get a performance there then we have got two good home games after that against Bolton and Stoke.”
“Swansea play a different system, a different way and it will be different questions asked of us, but that’s what we’ve been good at.”
“We’ve been asked all sorts of questions – Stoke, Manchester United, and now we go to Swansea who keep the ball, stretch the pitch, keep the ball away from you for long periods.”
“But with the players we’ve got we can still hurt them when we get it, and that’s what we are trying to achieve.”
We thought Swansea would struggle this year in the Premier League, but their players have all stepped up to the plate, and they have done very well indeed, under their impressive manager Brendan Rodgers.
Swansea are in no danger of being relegated, and they stand in 11th place on 39 points from 31 games, and they are 11 points above third-bottom Blackburn with a much better goal difference too.
That’s 14 points behind the high flying Magpies, and if we can play like we did against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, in front of a watching world TV audience, there’s no reason we cannot make that gap 17 points by Friday evening.
That’s what we’ll be hoping for, and then we can see how teams like Chelsea and Arsenal do over the weekend, in their home games against Wigan and Manchester City respectively.
Howay The Lads!!