You may criticize Alan Pardew, but it’s hard to criticize his positive outlook on football and the fact that he goes into every single game with a plan to win it – and that’s unlike some recent Newcastle managers – particularly Sam Allardyce.
Alan Pardew – seems confident enough about tomorrow
And the Newcastle manager will have a game plan to win the game tomorrow, even though we have a number of our players injured again, and Manchester City have two of their best players Kompany and Aguero back from injury.
But confidence is part of the game of football, and this is what Alan had to say in the Shields Gazette today:
“That stadium’s a difficult place to get a result, but we’ve got the players to do it.” “That’s what we believe, and that’s how we’ll approach the game. I just think there’s always a chance of winning.”
“We were at Man United with 12 minutes to go, and were 3-2 up and we lost 4-3.” “And we didn’t have as good a side as we’re taking to Man City. So it’s always possible.” “Listen, they’ve got a formidable side,”
“They’ve had an indifferent year. Some would say they’ve under-performed, but so have we.” “That’s what people say about us. We’ve both got our reasons. We’ll learn from it, and both be stronger clubs.”
“It’s difficult to win the league and back it up. If you’re Man United, you’ve got experience. With that knowledge, it’s easier to do that. They’ll be better for it next year.”
“We’ve still got to deal with Tevez, Ageuro, Silva, Kompany and Yaya Toure. It’s difficult.” “The manager’s come out and said it’s over. I think that’s probably to take a bit of pressure off his team. “
“They’ll want to get eight wins, and see where it they end up.” “That’s probably his plan. We won’t get fooled by that.”
We’re not sure what the starting eleven will be given we have Coloccini, Krul, Haidara, Debuchy, Santon and Tiote all out injured – but maybe it’s something like the following:
Simpson Taylor (S) Yanga-Mbiwa Perch
Gouffran Cabaye (c) Anita Marveaux (or Gutierrez)
That’s not a bad side and gives opportunities to Simpson, Perch and Anita to show what they can do in the first team, and all three will be motivated to do well.
What’s your team for tomorrow?
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