Newcastle now have two home games in a row and must attempt to get point out of second top Manchester City, and rock bottom QPR, who have only 7 points form their 16 games, and no wins yet in the Premier League, and that’s the longest time any side has gone without a win in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew - we can still beat anybody
Alan Pardew is well aware of Newcastle’s now precarious place in the league table (why is that not a surprise?) – and he had this to say today:
“We have to keep an eye on where we are.” “It is difficult to get points at the minute.” “We’re a side that on its day can beat anybody.”
“We look more like a team.” “In the last three games the level has improved.” “But unfortunately we need to get results.”
The reality is that’s it’s just a little bit scary how Newcastle have imploded over the last seven league games where we only a draw at Liverpool and a win against 10 man Wigan to show for those efforts, and it’s not like we’ve been playing any of the top sides either.
In our second full season as a Newcastle fans’ blog we saw the team relegated, and if was a difficult season to say the least, and September of 2008 could have been the worst month in Newcastle’s history with all the negativity and confusion at the club, and Mike Ashley even tried to sell Newcastle, but he couldn’t find a buyer.
Things are a lot more stable now, but the scary thing is we are two points worse off after 16 league games than we were four years ago.
These are trying times at Newcastle, but if Alan is right, and we can still beat anybody on our day – let’s beat Manchester City on Saturday.
Then we’ll all feel a bit better about things. :D.
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