Alan Pardew has admitted that both he and the players are worried about our recent form, after we have taken only a single point out of our last four league games against sides below us in the Premier League, and games which Alan Pardew had hoped to take quite a few points from those games and move up the league table.
Alan Pardew – we are worried
That has not happened, and instead we’ve gone plummeting down he league table, and are now only 4 points about the relegation zone, but only 7 points from the position we finished in the league last year – 5th place.
Alan Pardew talked after the game:
“We’re worried, of course we’re worried, because we are Newcastle United and we’ve really got that dressing room to take into Wednesday night.” “It’s not like we can add four or five players from the squad into that group.”
“That is our group and they have been soundly beaten and are going to another tough place.” “We have three days to try and lift the team to try and get ready for another tough game.”
“I am looking forward to the next game and hopefully performing better for our fans.” “They came a long, long way and they are the greatest set of fans in the country, in my opinion.”
“Perhaps we need them more than we did last year because the team really needs a lift.”
We need some luck and could have easily score early in the second half when the score was just 1-0, but we also need to make our own luck, and now’s the time to get on with the game and cut out the excuses.
Alan Pardew is starting to remind me of Graeme Souness, although he’s not as bad, and Graeme seemed to have an excuse for everything when he was manager at Newcastle, but the injuries to the players finally did him in, and he was sacked in early February of 2006, after only a short 17 months as the Newcastle manager.
And to think – after Graeme took over form Bobby Robson in September of 2004, he won eight of the first 10 games in charge and drew the other two – but he still didn’t last long in the job.
We’re sure John Carver will be telling Alan today to cut out the excuses he is making in public, and Alan and the other coaches have to get on with it – and try to inspire the players somehow to start playing well – and winning again.
We live in hope.
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