Alan Pardew seems upbeat, even though Newcastle are now just two points above 3rd bottom placed Wigan Athletic after yesterday’s games, and we have a tough game tonight against Everton at home, although it would appear that Demba Ba will still be a Newcastle player – and should play in this game.
Alan Pardew – very upbeat considering the circumstances
This is what Alan said last night:
“I do think there is some real light at the end of the tunnel.” “It’s not as if I think the team has massively malfunctioned and we’ve got a problem.” “I look at this group of players and know that if they were all fit, we would be in such a great position.”
“If I had my best team out and we were losing games, I really would be moaning.” “We’ve had some good news in terms of players coming back, with both Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye due to return soon.” “And there’s also positive news in terms of negotiations taking place and hopefully that will come to fruition.”
Hopefully there are some deals in the offing for Newcastle, with Mathieu Debuchy very likely to sign by the end of the week, and he is expected to be at the game tonight at St. James’ Park – and Newcastle have also bid for 21 year-old French U21 center-back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.
Danny Simpson is a new injury casualty and joins the long injury list, but we think James Perch will be a decent replacement, and we’ll also have Mike Williamson and hopefully Vurnon Anita back, and for Everton Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar are both doubtful.
Aston Villa got a good 2-2 draw at Swansea today, after surviving early pressure when Swansea should really have put the game out of reach, but missed their chances in the first 30 minutes of the game.
And with Southampton holding Arsenal 1-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium and West Ham winning 2-1 at home to Norwich, Newcastle are now just 2 points above the drop zone and we really need to get back to our winning ways against Everton tonight.
Howay The Lads!!
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