In his press conference yesterday Alan Pardew was asked whether Newcastle could still finish in the top six this season, and he answered it by saying that without some of our best players, it’s going to be a very long run until February 1st rolls around. Looking at the fixture list we have to play 11 league games – so that’s a full 33 points up for grabs – without the likes of Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye in the side.
Alan Pardew – pragmatic approach to things
There’s not much talk in the Newcastle dressing room right now about any top six finish this season, with Pardew being pragmatic, and we have to get ourselves up the table and away from the relegation zone, before we think of anything else.
Alan was asked if Newcastle can still finish in the top six, and he talked about how difficult it will be in the next couple of months – before players like Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor can return to the side:
“I won’t say it’s beyond us, as I don’t know what has happened in the past, but it will be a long, long run for us.” “The crucial period for us will be now until the first of February.”
That’s another reason why we need to bring in a fourth experienced center-back at Newcastle, and we hope we can do that in January – finally.
Hope springs eternal.
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