It’s hard not to get negative given the results of the last three games – one point and conceding 10 goals and scoring only one – but certainly that’s what Alan Pardew and our players need to do this week, because it’s not out of the question that we can win at West Ham on Saturday.
Alan Pardew – he can still save things
Not out of the question, but hard to envisage, after the last two pathetic performances of Newcastle at home in the last two league games, and remember we have one road win all season.
So obviously it’s time for another win.
Alan Pardew will be arriving at Benton in about an hour to start some serious training, in preparation for the game on Saturday where Newcastle will need to be a lot better agaonst West Ham, than we looked on Saturday, in what was one of the worst performances by a Newcastle side in recent years.
Alan Pardew seems to have lost the support of the fans, and while that may be justified, it’s hardly an ideal situation for our players and manager to be in, with just three games to play.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Alan Pardew has been told to get on with it – and ignore all the rumors of Rafa Benitez coming to Newcastle in the summer.
For a man who complained about not getting £50M to spend every summer at Liverpool, we just cannot see him fitting into the tight financial controls at Newcastle under Mike Ashley. Can you?
This is what Alan told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Yes. We’ve had a really, really poor month in terms of results.” “Now we have to stick together and get through it. As I’ve said before, words don’t win games.”“They’re not important any more.”
“They’re not important any more.” “It wasn’t good enough for us. We’re aware of that, and we need to put it right.” “Even after Benfica, a few of the players perhaps thought after that game we’d be all right.”
“But we’ve got one point from three league games, and that’s not good enough for this football club.” “Now we’re in a dogfight, and we’ve got to fight”
“We’ve got enough character and belief in that dressing room to get through it. We’ve got to show that now.”
Some Newcastel fans are wiondering if we do have enough character to fight oursleves out of the situation we are in, and it’s getting to be a dire situation for the club.
But the mood can be lifted big time in London, with a win in our next two games at West Ham or QPR.
But its now completely up to Alan Pardew and the players.
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