All Newcastle fans want to see next season is for the club to push on and have another excellent season in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew - at Sunderland game
And maybe, just maybe, we can qualify for the European Champions league, but finishing top four in the Premier League – the world’s best football league, is an enormous task for any club, and it seems to get harder every season.
There’s no doubt about it that the expectations next season will be an awful lot higher than they were this season, but Newcastle must therefore spend wisely in the summer, again, and hopefully make some more stellar summer transfer deals.
This is what Alan told the local press today, that next season will be a huge challenge and being Newcastle manager is not an easy job:
“There’s no doubt about that.” “It is a challenge to be manager of this team. To have assembled the group we have, myself, John Carver, Stoney and Woody are very proud.
“The backroom staff, right down to Thommo – Ray Thompson – the kitman, have all played a part.” “It’s the spirit that is unique, and we’ve got to try not to lose that next year.”
“That was my message at the end of the Everton game.” “I thought we showed great spirit in the second half.” “The other games were going against us, and we were 2-0 down, and we were still having a go.”
“It would have been easy to sulk and lose 4-0, but we didn’t.” “We kept going, and I thought the scoreline could have been different.” “Now we look forward to next season.”
It’s a challenge to be Newcastle manager – tell us news not history.
It will no doubt be extra difficult next season, simply because the lads shocked us all, and were so great in the season just finished.
But that kind of stress happens when you become successful – it gets harder to keep getting better.
But we’d much rather be in that position than struggling in mid-table or heaven forbid – struggling against relegation.
No – we’ve thought about this for a long long time (about two seconds), and we like it much better fighting it out at the top again – that’s where Newcastle belongs.
Howay The Lads!!