We didn’t win the game against Sunderland on Sunday, but what Alan Pardew took out of the game is he had some big players back, and they played very well, and in particular captain Fabricio Coloccini was simply outstanding at the back for Newcastle.
Danny Simpson – hopes Newcastle can push on now
It’s an interesting statistic that was in the Evening Chronicle yesterday, that Sunderland have only one win in 32 years on Wearside in the Tyne-Wear derby – we hope it stays that way.
Danny Simpson hopes that Newcastle can push on from the excellent display on Sunday:
“Hopefully we can kick on from here now. If we can win on Thursday it sets up to qualify through to Europe.” “Then we have another home game against West Brom on Sunday.”
“They are two tough games coming up at home but games we can win.” “It’s five now against Sunderland and it is a nice record.” “I don’t want to experience losing against them.”
“I’ve heard it’s not nice. I’ve heard it can dampen your season and dampen the spirits of the fans.” “I’ve played in my fifth game and not lost.” “We’ve drawn three and won two.”
“Personally it is a nice record but, at the same time, I thought it was going to be another win.”
It’s always best to take one game at a time, and the next up is Club Brugge tomorrow night in the Europa League, and a win in that game will give us 7 points from three games in Group D and we’ll be well on our way to getting through the group stage to the knock-out stage.
But as Alan Pardew keeps reminding us the Premier League is the most important, so we have a chance of getting only our 3rd win of the season when West Brom visit St. James’ Park on Sunday.
But that will not be easy, as WBA look to be a better side than last season under former Newcastle coach Steve Clarke, and are currently in 7th place with 14 points from their first 8 games – 4 points above Newcastle.
We can reduce that margin to one point on Sunday – that would be good.
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