There were lots of positives Alan Pardew can take from yesterday’s game at Sunderland, and now we have the likes of Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Tim Krul and Danny Simpson back in the Newcastle side, we again looked very good, and hopefully we can push on from here.
Alan Pardew acknowledges Newcastle fans after the game at Sunderland
Alan Pardew was proud of his players yesterday, and Newcastle are now 11th top of the league but there’s no reason why we cannot climb the league table quickly, if we can produce displays like this one on a regular basis.
Alan Pardew will be taking lots of positives from this game:
“What can I take from this game? I can’t take any negative at all, all I am taking is positives.” he said. “But we spoke in the dressing room about really kicking on now because we have had excuses.”
“We haven’t really used them, but we have had injuries and suspensions and we have not really moaned about it. But we had our full tape today and it showed.” “Now we have Brugge and West Brom and we have got to win those games.”
“I have kind of accepted in my mind to accept the sending off. There is absolutely no doubt – and I know Cheick – that he has not tried to do the player, he is just late, if I am honest, and the referee has deemed that a red.”
“I think the fourth official had a part to play in that because Martin was behind him and I don’t think he could have seen it very well. I was surprised to see a red.” “I won’t have regrets. I am a professional manager and I knew that last five or ten minutes were going to be tough.”
“I am just really thankful that we didn’t concede a second goal because we were that tired.” “And to be fair to Sunderland, when they came to our place last year they went away with the credit even though we scored late on.” “We have done the same now.”
Newcastle have a busy period coming up with home games against Club Brugge and West Brom on Thursday night and next Sunday respectively, and both games are at the newly named St. James Park (by some), and we can get two wins in those games – that has to be the goal.
Howay The Lads!!
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