Newcastle just have to get a win at some time soon, and break the four game losing streak in the league we are on at the moment, and we haven’t won a game in the last seven games we’ve played in all competitions. Tonight must be the night – surely!
Papiss Cisse – after scoring at Stoke
The good news is that Papiss Cisse scored a good opportunist goal against Stoke last Wednesday, and it was set up by a good snap shot from his striker Partner Demba Ba, so we want to see more of that enterprise tonight ftpm the strikers – and from the whole team for that matter.
Alan Pardew seems a little upbeat after some decent training sessions over the weekend, and he talked about Papiss Cisse:
“He looked energized. I think putting him in a wide area took the pressure off him a little bit.” “I hoped that would be the case and obviously he got a goal. It was a proper goal.”
“We all know the West Ham goal did not have any intention from Papiss but he got in the position he should have been in against Stoke, and suddenly there’s a little spring in his step and he’ll take that into Monday. They’ll have to watch him.”
“To be honest, I thought we all looked a lot sharper and a lot more energized in the team than we have done.” “It’s difficult to describe to the fans and the media how desperate we are to win. We really are. We’ve got to make sure we channel that in the right way.”
“The celebration on Tuesday was almost like relief because we’d taken the lead and got the first goal.” “In the Premier League the stats don’t bode well if you don’t score first, so we took a step in the right direction, now we have to follow that with a win.”
The squad trained yesterday at Benton, and it seems that Alan feels the new energy of the squad, and although we lost again at Stoke, the lads can take significant positives from that game.
We want to see that same kind of performance tonight against Wigan, but a different result – in fact a 180 degrees shift in the result - a win.
Howay The Lads!!
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