Alan Pardew – Seven Or Eight Players In Treatment Room

One of the things that has impressed us this season with Alan Pardew,  is the way he can analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition.

Alan Pardew – lots of players in treatment room

And Alan comes up with different game plans that can win the games, and last Friday was a good example of how he does that, and he relied on the steadiness of Newcastle’s defense,  and even though Swansea had so much possession, they still didn’t score.

And it seems Alan was banking on getting at least one goal to win the game, and it was two great opportunist efforts from that man  Papiss  Cisse (what a player!),  that wrapped up the three points for Newcastle.

Newcastle take on Bolton this afternoon at home, but even though Bolton were hammered 3-0 on Saturday at home, that had won their three previous games.

Those three wins were against relegation fighting teams in QPR, Blackburn and Wolves, and Bolton may find Newcastle a stiffer test.

Alan Pardew considers Bolton a threat this afternoon:

“They are a serious threat,” “Owen Coyle has just won Manager of the Month and rightly so. It will be a tough game.”

“We are going to have to use the squad. We have seven or eight players in the ­treatment room.”

Cheick Tiote is at least one doubt with other players obviously suffering some knocks from Friday’s game, but it could be even worse for Bolton players.

They played Fulham on Saturday and to play two days later, especially when you travel is asking a lot of any side, but that’s an advantage to Newcastle.

Newcastle have had an extra day’s rest and we could be surprised with the side Alan puts out today since we don’t know which players have picked up knocks from the game in South Wales.

Danny Guthrie is out and Coloccini could possibly play, so maybe the Newcastle captain comes back in central defense and James Perch, who had yet another solid game on Friday at center-back, takes up the defensive midfield position?

But this is Newcastle’s last game until a week on Saturday when we are again at home to Stoke City, so three points would be very nice to complete winning the first five of our last 10 league games of the season.

That cannot be too bad.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Owen coyle wins the manager of the month and then looses 3-0 @ home. Cursed it is.

    dont know if i want to win it (doing extremely well with NUFC) or dont (bcoz its cursed)

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Players injured

    Taylor S
    Ameobi Sa

  • BigKirky

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I can’ wait to get to the game. Atmosphere should hopefully be very good again.

    I’d actually put Abeid in instead of Gosling, but that is my own preference. I wouldn’t mind if Gosling was in though cos if he’s played as the attacking midfielder of the three which he will be, he may be able to nick a goal, although he’s been mainly very poor when playing this season.

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Wow, seems like such a long time since our last game day 🙂 Can definitely feel a Newcastle win today. Just need to tackle it like we have the past 4 successive victories!!!

    Can see a few getting rested today, Bolton have had one day to recover, will Pardew see that as a chance to use some youth from the start? Or he will he send out as full strength as possible with the break coming straight after this game???

    Either way, I am confident we “should” get the needed 3 points today. Just hope Spurs and Chelsea drop some points.


  • redondo77

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    This is how it’s going to be at the end of season:
    1. MU
    2. MC
    3. Arsenal
    4. NUFC
    5. Chelsea
    6. Spurs

    Simpson and Guthrie is going to stay, because they will not leave when they already achieved so much this season and they will have more playing time (especially Guthrie), unless crazy offer from some crazy rich club.
    Gosling will stay, because Pardew will give him chance.

    Parde has evolved into great manager due to conditions forced him to be more flexible and he has done well in man managing.

    Douglas, Bruno, Honda/Kagawa (I doubt we can afford or Dortmund will let Kagawa go), Butterfield, Amifilitano (whatever his name is), Matuidi (or any DM Carr likes)will join.
    Sammy, Tav, Ferguson, Vuckic, and probably Streete will have more 1st team game next season.
    A lot of players (not needed) exodus.

  • Dyer8

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    vs Bolton


  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7


    It’s going to be exciting finish this one. I think the title will be decided before the last game, however, 3rd – 6th positions will be battled out until the end imo. Makes it a tough call with Chelsea (A), Man City (H) and then Everton (A). All we can do is go game by game and keep ourselves in the action, which so far we’re doing a tremendous job of!

  • voodoo85

    Apr 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    would be very surprised if our team doesn’t look like this:




    Ben Arfa——————-Demba Ba


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