Newcastle have been the surprise team of the English Premier League this season.
Alan Pardew – has the players ready for Wigan today
And the Magpies started the season by going their first 11 games without defeat, when we conceded just 8 goals, and the lads are ending the season on a good streak too, having won all of their last six games, and conceding only one goal and scoring 13.
But in his press conference yesterday, Alan Pardew rightly said that we cannot just keep talking about the last few games, because it’s all about the next game, which is today at relegation fighting Wigan Athletic.
But Alan also rightly thinks that Newcastle have shaken up the Premier League this season:
“I think it’s been great for the Premier League that we’ve done this,” “It’s been absolutely brilliant, we’ve been a breath of fresh air.”
“People talk about Norwich and Swansea and the impact they’ve had and the way they play, which has been fabulous, but you can’t get away from the fact that we’ve shaken up this division.”
“We’ve shaken things up in the right manner, and we’ve done it by playing the right way. We’ve played a variety of different ways this year, and changed things when we’ve needed to.”
“But right now, we’re really playing with a lot of flair in the team. I think that sets us apart from most of the other teams in the division.”
“Before I came here, I wasn’t a Newcastle fan, but you always used to smile when you thought of Newcastle because of the flair players they’d had in the past.”
“This has always been a club that’s been synonymous with great football, and it’s great to be able to emulate some of that.”
The Europa League football is already guaranteed, and Alan Pardew says there is no pressure on Newcastle, and the lads are just looking forward to the game today at Wigan, and the games , as far as the players go, cannot come quickly enough.
Newcastle will again have their best side out today, and it will be unchanged from the one that beat Stoke 3-0 last week, and Pardew as much as said that in his press conference.
The Newcastle manager said that maybe the only player missing, for it to be the very best team Newcastle can put out at the moment, is local lad Steven Taylor.
We are really impressed with the calm and straight forward way in which Alan Pardew is handling Newcastle this season, and at the moment.
It makes a mockery of our opinion last December, that he just wasn’t good enough for Newcastle.
But we are delighted with the way Alan has woven his magic on Tyneside, and we are very supportive of the Newcastle manager.
Newcastle United seem to be returning to the big time.
Howay The Lads!!