Alan Pardew said it was an ugly day for Newcastle today in our defeat to Sunderland -and that’s putting it mildly – it was simply a devastating day for Newcastle fans around the world.
Paolo Di Canio – low key celebration at St. James’ Park
This is what Alan said after the game today:
“It’s an ugly day for us. We played like a team that looked tired mentally and physically against a fresh team.” “Nothing went right for us today – nothing.”
“First half, we were disheveled and not really great, and they nicked the goal that we should have done better on. Second half we came out and looked okay.”
“And we had a great opportunity for the equalizer which should have been given, and really I have to say that’s a massive turning point.”
“You get 1-1 there, we get a lift – we get an energy lift as much as anything and a mental lift that we can go on and win the game.”
“But that got taken away, they slowed the game down with all the tricks in the book and then smashed a second in.” “We lose Tim to a dislocated shoulder.”
“You can rattle them all off. It was one of those days and I don’t want to have too many of them again.”
Advice to Alan Pardew – deal with the problems you have – that’s part of your job – and don’t feel sorry for yourself..
It was the first defeat at home to Sunderland in 13 years, and the biggest defeat to the Black Cats for 34 years, since we were beaten 4-1 at St.James’ Park in 1979.
Did I say it was a shocking result?
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