Is it true that Newcastle fans tend to go over board when we get a good result like against Chelsea on Saturday, and do the same thing if we get a bad result, like at Sunderland a week last Sunday for instance?
Of course it is.
Alan Pardew after the great win on Saturday
And Alan Pardew had again brought up the fact that fans need to be more measured in their responses to games, win draw or lose – well its a nice thought, but it’s never going to happen. 😀
I’ve had messages saying I’ve over-reacted to the Chelsea win, and I’m sure there’s some truth in it.
But it’s wins like against Chelsea that keep us going for a few weeks (or even months), so when we do get a good win we’re going to celebrate it.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today:
“Hopefully. But we always get a bit carried away when we get a good result. We’re nicely poised in mid table. I’d like to think we could have had three more points, if I’m honest.”
“But the points total we have is nicely poised to attack the top and that’s what I hope we’ll do.” “I think it is great for Newcastle. We’ve had a lot of criticism but all we want is to grow the club.”
The thing is when we have a poor result, we should try to keep an even keel, and we’ve tried to do that (a bit) this season, but hey that was hard to do when we were beaten by a very poor Sunderland side, who had one point from their first eight league games.
I talked to my friend Peter yesterday, and he was born and bred in Sunderland, and is now over here in Raleigh after we joined IBM almost on the same day back in 1970, and he was worried by their defeat against Hull City on Saturday and that two of their players would be banned for three matches.
And Peter ended by saying – you know it’;s a pity we cannot play Newcastle every week.
And since we played Sunderland in April and including that game, Sunderland have now played 16 Premier League games, drawn 3, lost 11 and won two – both against Newcastle – so of their 9 points gained in their last 16 league games, six of those were against Newcastle. 🙁
But certainly they seem to have our number at the moment, and even if Sunderland don’t win another game before our next meeting in February, don’t think they cannot get their third win in row.
That’s going to be the Newcastle challenge at St. James Park against Sunderland in February – we must beat them in that next game.