It continues to amaze us just how well Alan Pardew is doing at Newcastle this season.
I love you Papiss Cisse – look at the startled look on Papiss’ face
Alan has somehow, with the help of Graham Carr and the scouting staff, and the Newcastle Board and owner, built a great side this season.
Just think how players like Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Tim, Krul, Davide Santon and Perchinho, among others, have all come through in such a big way this season.
Not one of them was a regular in the team last season, and of course most of them are new to the club.
It’s amazing alright, and it shows what a great motivator the Newcastle manager is, and we think if the lads can beat Manchester City on Sunday, Alan has to be Manager of the Season – easily.
To suggest Roberto Mancini should be the winner, if City win the Premier League, is nonsense – I suppose I could do pretty well if I had players worth around £600M or more in the squad.
A good manager is one who can get the very best out of the players at his disposal – that’s the best way to look at it.
Alan talked to the local press today about the biggest game of the season for the Magpies on Sunday, in a game that will generate interest all over the world, and it could well decide who wins the English Premier League this season:
“We all know what a game this is.” “We’ve got a great team, and our fans can come on the back of a great result.”
“We’re talking about two of the best teams in the Premier League this year, ourselves and Man City.”
“They’re going for the title, we’re going for the Champions League.” “It’s going to be tough, but they’ll give us the respect we deserve.”
“It’s a big hurdle, but we’ve beaten Man United at home, and we’ll be trying to get the double.”
Newcastle cannot have a let-down on Sunday, like we did against Wigan, when the game was over in the first 45 minutes, and there can be no room for any complacency in our last two games of the season.
Two wins and Newcastle fans will be in high orbit – very high orbit.
Howay The Lads!!