Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the local press today, and he is obviously delighted we were able to get all 3 points against what looked like a very solid Stoke side, but that’s Stoke’s 7th loss in the last nine Premier League games.
Papiss Cisse smashes home the winner on 92 minutes
This is what Alan Pardew had to say to the local press today:
“It was a massive win for us and sets up Thursday night for a special evening.” “Our fans have earned the right to get the place as full as we can. “The margins are so small against them we need every advantage.”
“It gives me the luxury of making Anzhi my priority – not Wigan. God willing, we’ll get a great win.” “I am ecstatic for our fans.” “That is a game that we’d have struggled to win with out best team.” “Stoke come here with a great game plan and a great mentality.”
“They came here and made it difficult for us.” “We had to ask all sorts of different questions of them – and we did.” “This is a Stoke team to fear.” “They had everybody available and Charlie Adam on the bench.”
“It is a proper team. They aren’t 10th for no reason.” “We were good in so much as we were resilient and defended well. “We lacked some imagination. Some of our flair players had an awful day, Papiss Cisse in particular.”
“But nobody else would have let the ball drop as low as that before hitting it for his goal.” “It was a penalty. You could argue Stoke should have had a penalty in the first half, so it evened itself out. I thought it was a game well reffed.”
Stoke played very well yesterday, but they are in big slump with just 5 points out of their last 10 league games, and they will need to get some results soon, since the big money QPR have shelled out in players transfer fees and wages may be paying off with two successive league wins, and they beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday.
This is the business end of the season for all the teams in the Premier League.
Note – today, we are helping out one of our long time avid readers David Whelan, who’s recently written a science fiction novel and had it self-published – so here’s the site – the novel’s called the Silent Saga – and we are not getting anything out of this – we are trying to help David out a little.
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