Alan Pardew has mentioned the Hull City game as a precaution, because it’s a game Newcastle let get away in that second half, after dominating the first 30 minutes and being a goal up and 2-1 up at the break ,with two goals from that man Loic Remy.
Alan Pardew – no excuses today
But like many games in the Premier League these days, the second half was completely different, and Hull raised their game and a shoddy Newcastle defensive performance resulted in Newcastle losing that game 3-2
And it was one we should really have won, but how many times have your heard that one?
It’s a similar game this afternoon against a hard-working Chris Hughton coached Norwich side, and this is what the Newcastle manager has said in the lead up to a game we should really win:
“It’s about standards.” “And our standards are high.’ “As long as you are going across the board in your training and your work with those high standards.”
“Since the start of the year we have had periods where things have gone against us in a catalogue of games.” “But we have no excuse.”
“We have had plenty of rest.’ “Our guys have had a fantastic international break in terms of results.” “So it’s all set.”
“We were complacent against Hull in the second half.” “It cost us three valuable points.” “Now we need to beat Norwich and it’s a great challenge.”
“Then we have another hard game coming up.” “We are sitting here today in a great position, but we want to be saying that Monday or Tuesday next week.”
Alan is completely right in what he says – there are no excuses today – and if we don’t play at the top of our game this afternoon, against a weaker Norwich side, it’s another indication that Newcastle are simply not professional enough.
Not yet anyway.
What do you think?
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