The wheels seem to have come off Newcastle’s band wagon in the last three games with two defeats and three draws in the last five games, and in our 20 games in all competitions we have nine draws, and that’s simply too many drawn games this season, for us to be successful.
Alan Pardew – very frustrated at the moment
But there’s always an opportunity to turn things around and we still have five games to play in the next 16 days and 10 games to play through January 2nd, and therefore we can quickly turn hings around.
But Alan Pardew has expressed his frustrations at the poor form and results, and all the injuries we have picked up this season:
“I am frustrated because I think the impact last night of Ben Arfa’s injury knocked us all a little bit.” “I felt it at half-time and even in myself, there was disappointment.” “Not because he is that important to us but on the back of Colo not being available, Cabaye missing and obviously Cissé’s situation last weekend.” “You know I am frustrated with that and frustrated we are not playing well.”
But so as not to leave readers with too much bad news on this Saturday morning – there was actually some good news yesterday with Ben Arfa not being badly injured and Jonas, Perch and Cisse all likely to play tomorrow.
This is what Pardew added:
“Hatem isn’t far away.” “I think a couple of weeks and he will be okay. Cissé should be okay. Jonás trained yesterday and Perchy too, so I have a little bit better news.”
We have to stop the rot at Newcastle, and we need to do that by ensuring we don’t pick up any more defeats in the next two league games at Southampton and Stoke City.
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