I’m A Positive Guy And I Expect Newcastle To Win

Alan  Pardew seems to have his Newcastle team playing some top football these days, and we’ve been so impressed with the guts and resilience shown by all of our players recently, and maybe some of the fans who don’t believe in Pardew as a manager,  may even be having some second thoughts.

But maybe not. 😀

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Alan Pardew – yes – we beat Chelsea

To be fair to Alan, we think after seeing that wonderful Steve Harper testimonial when St. James Park was sold out to see some of our great players from the past return to Newcastle, he knew he had to play attacking football – maybe not like Kevin Keegan’s fabulous Entertainers back in the 1990s, but he is fielding attacking formations even away from home, and the manager deserves some credit for that.

This is what Alan said in the local press today:

“Anybody who knows me will know I always expect to win. I have always been like that.”  “I am a positive guy.” “On reflection, when I look back and think ‘we have six points’, I am going to be very happy because you would not expect to.”

“I genuinely think we have been playing well.”  “I said that before the Chelsea game and it has been proved again.” “We find ourselves in a brilliant position with two home games coming up.”

“We can kick on from here.” “We have two home games to come. Then a good run of games to come after that.” “We have put ourselves in a good position and now we need to build on it.”

Newcastle have two home games against Norwich and West Brom coming up before two road games at Swansea and Manchester United, and then five more games through January 1st, so the games will come thick and fast when we start up again against the Canaries on Saturday November 23rd, after the International break.

We never thought we could match the top teams this season, so we’ve already been proved wrong there, but the challenge for Newcastle now is to also beat the weaker teams, and we’ll be expected to take all 3 points against Norwich City and Chris Hughton, and now anything but a win will be looked on as a disappointment.

But that’s the next challenge for the lads, and if we can get another win in a couple of weeks then we’ll be flying.

Howay The Lads!!

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4 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1


    I believe the manager as he made 9 changes to the team that played on a Thursday, Can John Anderson explain how Oscar at Chelsea played some of his best football in the international tournament in the summer when he had played 80+ games in a year? This season he has arguably been there best player….the lad had a 3 week break from football!! John Anderson is old school and I get what he’s trying to say, if anything Euro league disrupts preparation but please remove this notion of players being tired!! How can players that never played Thursday be tired? Most of them didn’t even travel. Pards hinted towards tiredness when we lost to Citeh in the Carling Cup I believe!! I just don’t buy it…..if you constantly tell someone they are tired they will believe it and use it as an excuse, if you remove that excuse from there game they can’t use it for poor performances. Mourinho came out and blasted his side for how they played against us, admitted they didn’t deserve anything from the game. I believe Oscar who states that tiredness is something he heard of when he came to Europe….but he doesn’t feel tired and just wants to play

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2

    There are still those who wish to perpetuate the myth that Pardew’s tactics are defensive and negative. The second half on Sunday had little to do with being told to play deep but all to do with Spurs upping their game big time (like Sunderland first half). We see it all the time in the PL but when it involves our own team suddenly it is down to Pardew’s tactics??? I will say again that the critics have closed their minds to the possibility that they are wrong about Pardew. There may be better managers about but they are not about to come to Newcastle just yet. The players certainly seem to rate Pardew so that’s good enough for me.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Nov 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3


    Pardews tactics are defensive and negative, Pardew has done good so far 7 points out of 9 and against bigger clubs than us i think is fantastic and Pardew and the lads deserve credit for it.

    but then again look at last season we won Spurs & Chelsea and drawn against Liverpool 1-1 to me everything seems to repeat itself and we all know Newcastle has a habit of doing that

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Pardew is a decent manager and I am happy with him He is not afraid to make changes, tactics when the need is and is not afraid to drop players.
    And the team at the minute are behind him and are gelling as a very good premiership team.

    Also since I first went to see the TOON in 1961/62 season I have seen 32 managers, stand in managers temporary managers in the 50 years plus of following the TOON – and numerous directors board of directors, chairmen owners.

    I know Ashley has done some daft things to get the fans backs up should of bought two summers ago but I think we are going in the right direction.


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