We are now in the third game of a tough four game schedule, when we meet Chelsea tomorrow afternoon at home, and we lost the first two games at Sunderland and to a Manchester City second eleven on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup.
A happy looking Alan Pardew before the game on Wednesday
Alan Pardew is trying to remain positive after two poor results, although the team played quite well in both the previous two games, but we missed our chances, and that will nearly always count against you.
And in our poll only 17% of readers think we can win the game tomorrow against an in-form Chelsea side, but Alan Pardew still thinks it’s 50-50:
“I think we have got an even chance against Chelsea, I genuinely do — as well as they are playing because I think my team is playing well.”
“But you need those breaks and things to go your way and the first goal will be important in this fixture.” “To beat one of the top teams — and let’s be honest, Chelsea are one of those.”
“And we have got Spurs after that, who are in great form as well — you need to be at your very best.”
If Newcastle are going to get anything out of this game tomorrow, we will need to defend at or near our very best, and take any chances that we get, but we have Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Paul Dummett out injured.
But in all honesty, looking at this game, it’s very difficult to see how Newcastle can come out on top and actually win the game, and given the poor spirits our fans are in at the moment, a win is really what we need right now.
But we suppose we can take some solace out of the fact that we won this same game last season 3-2.
So here’s hoping.