Alan Pardew admitted after the game that the win at White Hart Lane was different from the previous week’s win against Chelsea, because we controlled the Chelsea game in the second half, but that wasn’t true yesterday, as Tottenham came at us like a ton of bricks in that second half, and we rode our luck, and Tim Krul thankfully was in world-class form in goal.
Tim Krul saved this one with his left foot
This is what an upbeat Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game yesterday:
“This was a very different game to the Chelsea game,” “I thought we were in control against Chelsea.”
“We lost control a bit in the second half and Spurs pulled us around. We got a little bit deeper than I would have liked.”
“In the first half I thought we were very, very good and deserved to have the lead.” “We capitalised on what we thought was a little weakness on their part and Remy scored again?
“But in the second half AVB made good moves and we really rode our luck as well as showing real spirit and character you need to have to get a 1-0 win somewhere as tough as this.”
And it seems like the ban on journalists from the Chronicle (Lee Ryder, Neil Cameron) and the Journal (Mark Douglas. Stuart Rayner) is still in place, as the manager was again under orders and refused to take questions from them after the game.
Here’s what Wendy Taylor, head of Communications at Newcastle United said before the press conference started after the game yesterday:
“Before we start I need to make it clear there won’t be any questions from The Journal or the Chronicle answered by our manager.”
Isn’t it time that we had a truce in this stand-off – for the good of the football club?
What do you think?
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