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. 😀
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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