Alan Pardew was invariably asked about the plight of Newcastle United at the moment, and Alan interrupted one reporter and made a rather tongue in cheek statement – at least we think it was tongue in cheek – we hope it was tongue in cheek.
Alan Pardew – tongue in cheek statement?
Alan said the following when asked about Newcastle’s status – and whether it was doom and gloom at the moment:
“No, it’s doom and gloom, we are happy with that, that’s where we are.” “We haven’t won enough games, we have got to start winning and we have got to start showing that we want to win.”
Since the terrible display at Southampton on 25th November – which happened to have been my birthday – Newcastle have played a lot better against Stoke, Wigan, Fulham and Manchester City, but we’ve still managed to puck up another three defeats in those four games – and a win against a 10 man Wigan side at St. James’ Park.
And that’s the only win we’ve had in the last 11 games since we thrashed West Brom 2-1 at home – well come to think of it – we did get that lucky Papiss Cisse winner three minutes into added time.
Alan took complete responsibility for Newcastle’s plight yesterday, and when asked if tomorrow’s game against QPR was a must win game, he chided the reporters for always using that term – and said as far as he was concerned every game was a must win – and that Alan and the coaches plan every game so we can go out and try to win it.
The game at home to QPR is an important game and we think that if we don’t win – it’s another chance lost to get up the league table and give our players more confidence – and that’s especially true when we then have to travel to Manchester United on Wednesday and then to Arsenal the following Saturday.
Let is know how you think we’ll do tomorrow.
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