As we reported yesterday Newcastle have a very tough start to the season in August, with 5 games in a short 15 days, before the two week International break comes along, in the first two weeks of September.
Alan Pardew – Premier League will be tougher next season
We agree with Alan when he says the Premier League will only get tougher next season, with teams like Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham and even Sunderland having managers who will start their first full seasons with their new clubs.
Alan Pardew is benign linked with the Tottenham job, but Alan has no plans at all to leave Newcastle, where he has been hugely successful over the last eighteen months, since taking over from the very popular Chris Hughton, who will be returning to Newcastle on 22nd of September, with his new club Norwich City.
Alan Pardew has been talking to the local press today on the new Premier League fixtures, which were released yesterday morning:
“We will really have to be at the races from the start – and it’s going to be tough for us.” “But we can only build on what we achieved last season. The Premier League is going to be tougher.”
“There are going to be new managers for two teams near us in Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers and at Spurs.” “One of them finished ahead of us last year and the other just behind us.”
“You have Sunderland, Everton and Aston Villa who will come back stronger again. It makes it tougher.” “We’ll look to improve on previous campaigns. That’s a process every team will go through though including Man City and Man United.”
“We’ve got that Europa League place because we were successful last year. We can’t moan about.” “Instead we look at this as a competition we want to do really well in.”
Newcastle still need to complete their transfer business this summer, but if can get both Mathieu Debuchy and Luuk de Jong to Newcastle and fairly soon, they will be two excellent signings well received by Newcastle fans.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed – tightly crossed.