It’s a fair bet that if Newcastle can rekindle the spirit, energy and determination our lads showed at Stoke last week, then we have an excellent chance of winning the game tonight against Wigan, and that will be a massive relief for everybody connected with the Newcastle United football club.
Alan Pardew showing the stress after 4th defeat in a row at Stoke
We don’t have to remind people that we’ve lost our last four league games (but we will), and a win is what everybody associated with Newcastle wants to see tonight at St. James Park against a beatable Latics side.
This is what Newcastle United manager said today:
“We know we aren’t far away from a win – but we must, must maintain the energy and spirit we put into that game.” “It was emphasized when we scored and everyone celebrated, which wasn’t something we’d talked about. It was a natural reaction from the players because we really do want to get this run over with.”
“I don’t think there’s anything that can help us in that respect. It’s a different scenario.” “We can’t afford to get any help – we’ve got to help ourselves.” “We helped ourselves at Stoke with a more energised and disciplined performance.”
“People were doing their jobs, rather than their jobs and somebody else’s, because that doesn’t work in the Premier League. You do your job. We almost got a great result. I felt that they got a lucky break for their first goal, and then it changed, which was unfortunate for us.”
“You couldn’t fault the players’ efforts, and the supporters at the end were magnificent.” “They clapped us off after a fourth defeat, and I can’t imagine many fans would do that.”
It’s very simple why the traveling Newcastle fans clapped off the players on Wednesday night.
That’s because the lads gave their all and played well and with some passion, and were really unlucky not to win that game, and whatever the result – win, lose or draw – if the lads give their all and 100% – they will be applauded off the pitch by Geordie fans – it’s as simple as that.
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