On a night when Newcastle could have been in 3rd bottom place in the Premier League for the first time in four years, Swansea City did Newcastle (and Sunderland for that matter) a huge favor by beating Wigan 3-2 at the DW Stadium tonight.
Alan Pardew – needs to get Newcastle a win on Sunday
That good fortune had nothing to do with what our players have done over the last few weeks, and in truth we’ve been hopeless over the last seven games, and the results have put us in this tremulous position – when relegation was threatening - which would decimate the club.
But the game on Sunday – against an already relegated QPR side – is a huge opportunity for Newcastle to get our first win in five games – and hopefully the lads will get the job done.
There can be no lethargy on Sunday at Loftus Road, and the players have a chance to show the fans that they are indeed a decent side – and that next season we can have another top season – like we did last season in finishing 5th top.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew did not watch the game tonight, because he said he was already under enough stress – tell us about it – but it’s a great result for Newcastle.
Before he knew tonight’s result this is what the manager had said this morning:
“We haven’t got a lot of time left, and Wigan’s result, when they beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 on Saturday, has put pressure on us all.”
“Not just us – all the teams above us. It looks like at QPR we’re going to have to try to win the game and see where that leaves us. We wanted to try to get two wins.”
We don’t want to see a hesitant Newcastle side on Sunday – but they have a job to do and that is get the win – if we can do that it’s almost certain we would be safe.
That’s what we need on Sunday night, and then if we can beat Arsenal on May 19th ,we could even end up in a decent place in the league table..
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