The 3-2 win against Chelsea on Saturday and the way we achieved it has Newcastle fans around the world exhilarated with the tremendous football Newcastle have served up in the last couple of games with the new French players having arrived last month, and don’t forget we though the first half at Aston Villa, when we 2-0 up at the half, was the best Newcastle have played all season.
Alan Pardew reminding referee of the time on Saturday
But Saturday’s game was just one tremendous game, and to have Newcastle come out on top after fighting back from 2-1 down in that second half, makes it a game that will be remembered for a long time by Geordie fans.
It was as exhilarating if not more so – then that fantastic comeback at home against Arsenal in February two years ago – when we cam back form 4-0 down after 26 minutes and drew that game 4-4.
Alan Pardew thinks it’s the best game of football he’s ever seen when he’s been manager of one of one of the sides:
“It was the best game I’ve ever seen as a manager.” “Obviously, in the cup final we had the 3-3 against Liverpool in 2006. It was at that level, trust me. That was a real game of football.”
“The Chelsea team were determined to turn round the situation. It was their best team. Ivanovic was back in at right-back, John Terry in the team.” “It took a real, proper performance from us to get a win against them.”
“When you play the top teams, it’s very important to unsettle them, and we’ve done that.” “Man United and Arsenal – we unsettled them. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough power and pace in the team, and enough squad players to come on and see it through.”
“Today, we did. Even Marveaux’s 10-minute cameo, which was outstanding, gave us a lift. They’re the things we’ve missed this year – having players of that ability come off the bench.” “Sylvain was very unlucky not to start, but I was glad I started with the team I did.”
As soon as Marveaux came on he set up a good chance when he surged down the left wing – and this lad has eventually come good – very good in the last couple of months or so, and he now looks like the player we thought we had signed eighteen months ago, and Sylvain is now over all the injuries he’s picked up over the last couple of years.
We’ve done well in the last two games, but we did hopeless from the beginning of November through the defeat at home to Reading almost two weeks ago – so in our book the lads have to keep pushing on and getting those wins.
The team still has a lot to make up for – after our terrible run that finally ended with the win at Aston Villa.
Howay The Lads!!
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