In Newcastle’s last 9 league games, since the 1-0 win at home to Norwich City on 23rd September, Newcastle have won only once – and that was the lucky 2-1 win against West Brom, and we have lost five times – so only 6 points from a possible 27 points played for – and no wonder we have catapulted down the league table.
Alan Pardew – problems looming at Newcastle
And if that stat isn’t bad enough- we have lost the last four league games and have one point from the last 15 points played for – so it’s obvious Newcastle are in a slump and heading towards a crisis, unless things can start to be turned around tomorrow , when we entertain Wigan, who have the same number of points as Newcastle in the league – 14.
Alan Pardew talked about the slump in his press conference yesterday, and the fact that Newcastle have never lost five league games in a row – ever:
“We’re in circumstances that are a bit unusual but we don’t want that record around our necks.” “There are a few stats you could throw at us that don’t look good at the moment.”
“It’s a big match and there’s a lot of pressure riding on the game. We’re not going to hide and put our heads in the sand. How important is the game? That’s difficult to analyse.”
“It’s a tough time but it’s important we keep our heads. I think we have nine senior players missing. And for any Premier League team, that would be a blow.”
“But we can’t bleat about it, we need to get a win with the team we’ve got.” “Sometimes the enjoyment of management is about inspiring players. I think our guys are in good shape considering the injuries we’ve suffered.’’
Alan needs to inspire his players at the moment, there’s no doubt about that – but we played well and were really unlucky not to get anything at Stoke in mid-week, and if our lads can show the same spirit, determination and skill tomorrow, then we could get our first win in the league in six games.
Howay The Lads!!
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