Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been interviewed a lot in these last couple of days, and he’s still getting hit with questions about what happened to Newcastle this season – let’s face it’s been a diabolical season for Newcastle in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew – we will cope better next year
The Newcastle side has basically the same players as last season, when we were pushing for 4th place in the league at this time last year, and finished in 5th place above both Chelsea and Liverpool, but we are now placed 5th bottom, with only four league games to go, and are struggling against relegation.
Some of that is the squad we started with last August just wasn’t big enough, and another factor could be all the injuries Newcastle have picked up this season – and the number – over 70 injuries in total – and type of injuries seem almost unbelievable.
But the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has vowed the club will get it right for next season, and hinted we will ensure in the summer that we have a big enough and good enough squad for next season.
This is what Alan Pardew told reporters on Friday:
“You learn from those mistakes, you have to,” “That’s part of the process of managing a big club.”
“This is only our third year back in the Premier League, so you can’t say we have been here for 10 years and we have got it all nailed down. We haven’t.”
“But we will certainly next year be making sure that we have as fully fit a squad as we can, and that the squad is big enough to cope with 38 league games and the two cup competitions that we will be in.”
We’ll have to wait and see what the club does in the summer, but first things first – and we are not safe in the league yet – but a home win against Liverpool tomorrow would probably mean we are safe.
We are hoping for a win tomorrow.
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