Alan Pardew said he was happy with the performance against West Brom yesterday, and said after the game that he thought Newcastle showed exactly what the team needed to show, without getting the three points
Gouffran celebrates with Haidara after scoring
This is what Alan said immediately after the game:
“I’m really pleased with a point, it is important at this stage of the season. ” “We have got four games to go and I don’t really care where we finish in the league as long as we are in the league”
“You need to make sure you secure the points and don’t rely on other people not getting them.” “It is very important now we keep battling to the end.”
“The club is in a great financial position, we have good players and if we have them all fit, we are stronger than we were today.”
“Therefore, I would expect us to challenge for top 10 next season but we have got to stay in the division.” “The energy levels we had on Sunday were not good enough to cope with that Sunderland performance.”
“We needed to show today, after we get some rest, that we ain’t a bad team.” “The overall feeling is we have shown exactly what we needed to show today without getting the three points.”
Maybe it was all due to Europe, but the truth is that our Premier League campaign this season has been a disaster – fact.
So we’re not sure too many fans would be happy at only a top ten finish next season, after finishing 5th last term – how about top six?
Note to Mike Ashley – please have your manager Pardew be a lot more ambitious for next season – after all we are the 20th most valuable football club in the world – according to Forbes magazine.
Newcastle are still fighting the drop, that’s very true, so the actual results are all important in these final few games of the season.
Maybe I’m the only one, but I would rather have seen us win any way we could yesterday – and not play so well, rather than draw and play well.
It’s all about results – isn’t it?
What do you think?
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