I Can Only Take Positives From Sunderland Game – Alan Pardew

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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4 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Oct 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    i was destroyed to see us draw that game… we where not great but Scumderland where pathetic they didn’t have a single chance to be honest….

    We really needed that win….. our season isnt looking peachy so far, but Keep faith…..I really believe our summer spending backfired badly and this is the only reason we are where we are to tbh…


  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Ibiza…like I said the darkside is strong and it might be clouding my judgement (I need to consult Yo about this :))

    …but I can tell you this (cause I might wear my NUFC heart on my sleave) my mates, who are not NUFC supporters, agreed with me regarding our performance. The thing is when you are one down your opponent will push high up the field and try to get a goal (especilly when they are loosing) and that leaves room for counter attack. But we really didn’t take advanges of the situation.

    And thanks for the spa vecation 😉 really looking forward to visiting the Valley lol

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesper…I must warn you that negativity isn’t welcomed in the valley – so you may just be subjected to regular beatings by daffodils.

    I’m not saying it was an inspired attacking display by us, but I do understand why we went defensive and that we held out well – I did think they would score earlier (and perhaps they would of they could manage a shot on target).

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Gorgonzola, we certainly failed the acid test of our willingness to invest sensibly in the summer, in a team that is worth investing in, if you know what I mean. Still, I have a feeling we will move for a reduced price Debuchy in January, and possibly a centre half. Much depends on what formation Pardew is settling on, put a pacy left sided player would help too. Fine result yesterday. I think Tiote deserved to go though – he just kicked the bloke in the knee! Big pity. because we would have won 1-2 with him on the pitch.


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