Alan Pardew admitted yesterday, that like the rest of us he was gutted that Newcastle couldn’t hang on at the Stadium of Light when we had just 10 men, and get all 3 points against Sunderland.
Alan Pardew – we haven’t got the hang of this Thursday-Sunday thing
And Alan Pardew is nothing if not truthful about things after games, and he admitted immediately after Sunday’s 2-1 win against West Brom, that on the performance of our lads in the second half, we didn’t deserve to win.
This is what Alan said in the local press yesterday:
“It was an unexpected two points.” “If I am honest, I was gutted last week that we did not get the three at Sunderland because I felt we deserved it.”
“We did not deserve the three points in this game, but we took them.” “Sometimes a bit of honesty, and a bit of hard work, gives you the chance to be in the game.”
“We were still in the game.” “The fans knew we were struggling and they tried to keep us going.” “Any kind of flash or moment from us, they were greeting like it was a European night.”
“This Thursday-Sunday is tough on us – we do not have the hang of it. I make no bones about that.” “We are struggling for training time on the pitch. It looked like we had no rhythm.”
“Last year we looked like a rhythmic team – keeping the ball well and moving teams around – and at the minute we are just hanging in there.”
The Newcastle manager and coaches have all this week to prepare for the important game at Anfield next Sunday, so there will be enough time to get some good training done with the lads.
We look forward to a much better performance from Newcastle at Liverpool, and there’s no reason we cannot come away with something from that game.
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