The draw on Monday night at Everton will do what would have happened if that tremendous Yohan Cabaye free kick had gone on, in the last minute of the game against Aston Villa and given us the win. The Everton draw and our great comeback in that second half will give our players great confidence.
Alan Pardew – Everton result could be a season changer for us
Yes we know all the reporting yesterday was about how Everton were robbed, and should have had two goals that were disallowed, but Newcastle also had chances that we missed, which could have even won the game for us.
Papiss Cisse had two decent chances where normally he would have put the ball into the back of the net, and Ben Arfa had a golden opportunity with the scores level at 1-1 after 85 minutes, when he had only the goalkeeper to beat.
That could have been 2-1 with five minutes to play.
We’re sure things are upbeat at the Newcastle training ground at the moment, and now we have to win our next two games coming up over the next four days.
Alan Pardew thinks the Everton draw could change the season for us , much like that great 1-0 win at Sunderland on August 20th last year, gave our lads tremendous confidence.
This is what Alan said in the local press today:
“It could be a season-changer for us.” “We all know we aren’t playing with our true fluidity and we aren’t going to without five of our best players.”
“If we can keep scrapping like that and picking up points and hopefully get a win against Norwich, then they’ll all be back and we’ll look sharper.”
“It is a massive result for the football club. I don’t know how important.” “If we’d have lost with two minutes to go it would have really hurt us.”
“And actually to pull it back lifted everybody.” “We know were aren’t playing with the same panache as last season.”
Its a long time since Newcastle played they way we did in that first half, when the side looked to be lack confidence and were hesitant and unsure at best.
But a good rollicking by the manager at half time seemed to do the trick, and not for the first time at Newcastle, Alan Pardew switched things around in that second half and his changes worked like a charm.
But we cannot play so poorly in the first half against Norwich City on Sunday at St. James’ Park, and all 3 points will be very important for us to keep the new found momentum going.
What do you think?
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