After the game yesterday, you would have thought the two managers had been at different games, if you listened to some of the comments from Alan Pardew and Martin Jol, but we suppose they are a little biased in favor of their own sides. Aren’t we all?
Alan Pardew and Martin Jol before yesterday’s game
Alan Pardew said he thought Newcastle were the fitter side, as we came on very strong in those last thirty minutes or so:
“That’s three clean sheets in our last three games, and we’ve looked fitter than the opposition.” “We had more offensive players available and that’s what these fans here want to see.”
“It was an inspired performance by their keeper or it could have been a bigger scoreline – no disrespect to Fulham.” “We’ve got a lot of good things going on a lot’s been written and a lot of it’s not correct but it’s results you need to back us up.”
“It’s been a good week, and if we can get through Monday by improving the team again – however that happens – we’ll be in good shape.”
Fulham boss Martin Jol left Newcastle for the second season running losing out to a late goal from Newcastle, and the Dutchman had this to say to the press:
“We could have done a lot of damage today and got the points on the board.” “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy.
“Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn’t. We should have had at least a point.”
Those are surly comments form the Fulham manager, and what makes us think he is a sore loser – and the Newcastle fans were over the moon mainly because we won – we didn’t play well in that first half, but we were great in the final 30 minutes – when it counted.
And we suppose when you have lost two successive games at St. James’ Park you are not going be doing cartwheels – but Martin probably needs to lighten up a bit – although it’s never good to lose in a results oriented business like football.
Wonder what Joe Kinnear’s doing today?
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