It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle will be well-supported at the Liberty Stadium on Friday afternoon.
A terrific shot of Alan Pardew applauding Newcastle fans
It’s along journey down to South Wales, all of 350 miles, but the Liberty Stadium is sold out for Friday’s game, which will be televised live around the world, and that means Newcastle supporters have snapped up the away ticket allocation for the game.
As we said that’s always the case and not surprising for those very dedicated Newcastle fans, who represent us all extremely well the away Stadiums.
Swansea have done great this season, but Alan Pardew knows that the side is within sight of a Europa League position next season for the first time for six years, since we last qualified back in 2006 under Glenn Roeder.
And that’s the big carrot at the end of a long tunnel this season for the Magpies.
This is what the Newcastle manager had to say today about the Swansea game, and possible European football for Newcastle next season:
“The greatest reward I can give them is European football,” “It’ll be lovely to see them but Swansea’s tough place to go,”
“They’ve done brilliantly at home. They keep the ball well and move you around. It’s going to be a difficult game.”
“We’ve had a focus all year about the next game,” “We shouldn’t get away from that, and neither should our fans.
“They can dream of the Champions League, or winning the league – I don’t mind. It’s great for them that we’re in the mix. We’ll just go to the next game.”
Every single win Newcastle can put on the board in the final 7 games of the season brings us closer to a European place next season, which would be simply fantastic.
Newcastle are currently 14 points better off than at the same time last year, and we hope that points difference can keep increasing as the season comes to an end on May 13th – unlucky for some.
But not for Newcastle – we hope.
Howay The Lads!!