Alan Pardew gave his press conference this afternoon for the Liverpool game on Saturday, and one of the things he did mention was how good Coloccini was looking, after just two days of training, although the manager will not start the Argentine on Saturday – and the captain will probably be on the bench.
Alan Pardew – at his press conference
It seems from what Alan said that the lads really want to get the points in the bag to ensure Newcastle are safe, and then next season should be a lot different – and an awful lot better – hopefully.
And the manager was asked if the hurt from the Sunderland loss had been buried yet, and he gave this interesting answer:
“No, because I think it’s important you understand that hurt, to our fans.” “It was one game as I’ve said before, some of the journalism that has gone on since has been slightly heavy-handed.”
“But you have to expect that in this area – this is a big club.””It’s not good to lose to your rivals 3-0 at home, so I’m making sure they feel that pain and they understand it, and I think they do.”
“I don’t think patience is the word because I think everybody was frustrated with that performance.” “But I thought there were good reasons for it.” “To be honest I just want to move on, it’s done, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
“There’s no point in going over it, but the hurt will go on, and I’ll make sure we hurt until the next fixture with them next year.”
Alan also talked about making sure we had a big enough squad for next season, and that we have to have less injuries than we’ve had this season – but we wonder if they will investigate just how we have suffered so many injuries in training this season.
It’s worth a look to see if something is being done in training that adds to these injuries – and Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias may even ask for such an investigation.
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