We know that Geordie John Carver keeps Alan Pardew updated on what the Newcastle fans are thinking, and Alan will have been left in no doubt this week by his Assistant Manager, that the Newcastle fans are not happy that we have lost two successive home games against a couple of mediocre sides in West Ham and Swansea.
Alan Pardew - we cannot lose three home games in a row
And it seems that Alan Pardew is only thinking about avoiding a third defeat in a row at home tonight against Maritimo in the Europa League, and certainly a third defeat could send alarm bells ringing at St. James’ Park.
This is what the Newcastle manager said today in the local press:
“The most important thing for me is we can’t lose three home games in a row. Our fans are upset and restless.” “We have to put out a team that is good enough to win tonight.”
“We have to be sure to win. Then we will worry about Sunday at Southampton.” “There has been a bit of overreaction to the two defeats. But we know where we are.”
“We are fighting and we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves.” “We’re not feeling we are unlucky. We have to have the resolve to win a game and that’s what is in the group.”
It will be interesting to see exactly what team Alan does start tonight, and that will tell us about the team he is thinking of starting at Southampton on Sunday, and that is a vital league game for Newcastle, and independent of how we fare tonight in the Europa League.
But it would also be nice to start winning again, and maybe we can get all 3 points tonight against Maritimo – that would be good.
What do you think?
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