One good thing we like about Alan Pardew is that he can stand the pressure and tension that comes with being the Newcastle manager, and he was impressive in his press conference yesterday, and he looked calm and collected.
Alan Pardew – he can take this kind of pressure
But he also knows Newcastle must quickly do a couple of things, we must start playing and up to our capabilities, and we also need to start getting some wins on the board.
Alan seems like he wants to see his side play well on Saturday, whether or not we take a result from the game:
“I would like a performance.” “If you said to me we play rubbish and win, would I take that? Probably not. I want us to play well and win.”
“Usually, the result carries across from the performance. It’s important that we play with intensity.” “I think all our fans will be looking for a performance.
“The first half at Everton wasn’t a performance that Newcastle can be proud of.” “Cardiff will have their tails up.” “They have an away win under their belts as well as the result at home against Manchester City.”
“This is a tough place to go at the moment. We have to make sure we match that.” “If we put the negatives in their mind, like score a goal or put them on the back foot, we can change the whole psychology of the game.”
It’s all well and good playing well, but the Newcastle manager knows he’s in the results business, and Newcastle must get a result on Saturday, whether it’s a draw or a win – we’ll take the win of course.
Our players must show they are good enough to wear the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle.
Cardiff got a great 2-1 win at Fulham last week by scoring in added time, and that heaped pressure on Fulham boss Martin Jol, and he’s under a lot more pressure than Alan Pardew right now, with Fulham having only 3 points from their first six games.
Let us know how you think the game will go tomorrow
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