Ever since Alan Pardew arrived at Newcastle in December of 2010, he’s been very good with the Newcastle fans, and of course he’s not daft and he realized it’s one of the great strengths of Newcastle United, and he often goes out of his way to thank them and makes sure they know they are appreciated.
Sylvain Marveaux in action last night in Moscow
And after the great 0-0 draw at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium last night, against a good Anzhi Makhachkala side, Alan was told about the Newcastle fans at the game and that’s a long way to travel to see the lads play.
And Alan Pardew had this to say to the fans on nufcTV after the game last night:
“We saw a few fans in Red Square – when we just walking around – nice to see them – a great effort – because it wasn’t easy to get here and it wasn’t the greatest game, because we were both technically sound and there were limited chances, but hopefully they are pleased with the result, and they will get a safe journey home.”
The draw in Moscow puts Newcastle in a good position to go through to the quarter finals of the Europa League, and a win at St. James’ Park next Thursday, when a more than decent crowd is expected to cheer the lads on, will see us through.
A 0-0 draw after 90 minutes will send the game into extra time, and a score draw will see the Russian side go through.
But it’s set up now to be a big European night at St. James’ Park next Thursday night, following the great performance from Newcastle last night.
Howay The Lads!!
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