If you are a Grandma and have relatives who are Newcastle fans, you could be in trouble.
Alan Pardew – I’d have kicked my granny to be where we are now
Alan Pardew is being inundated with questions from the local press about the woulda coulda shoulda of Newcastle’s last five games of the season.
One example is that if Newcastle get more points than Tottenham and Chelsea in tomorrow’s games, we will end up in 4th place on Saturday evening.
But Alan also knows it’s dangerous to spend too much attention on what could be, rather than just concentrating on trying to win every single remaining game, and then things will be all sorted out.
There’s a possibility that Newcastle could finish in 4th place or even in 3rd place in the league, but the Newcastle manager just wants to concentrate on the football, and leave the rest to the press to conjure up what are admittedly many different possible outcomes.
Pardew has said today to the local press that we would have all kicked our Grannies to be in the position we are right now:
“It isn’t completely clarified, but the bottom line is that if we beat Stoke, and other results go our way, we could find ourselves in the top four with four games to play.”
“We’d have all kicked our grannies for that at the start of the season.” “Bless my granny, but I’d have kicked her! Let’s hope that’s the case at the end of play.”
I’m not sure I would have kicked either of my Grannies, but of course they both died many moons ago, but we get Alan’s point.
If we are in 4th place tomorrow night, it will be simply amazing.
Let’s take a look – no – we cannot win the league this year, but we could possibly get to 3rd place if we do very well over our last five games of the season, and that would equal where Bobby Robson had his home-town club back in 2003 – that last time we qualified for the Champions League.
It’s certainly promises to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans over the next three weeks or so, before we finish at Everton on Sunday 13th May, in what has been an amazing season for the Magpies.