Three Successive Wins A Huge Turnaround For Newcastle

Alan Pardew made the point before the Norwich game, that after having two fantastic wins against Chelsea and Tottenham, it was important to take at least 4 points from the two upcoming home games against Norwich and West Brom, and the win on Saturday against the Canaries was so important for the team.

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Alan Pardew – the group is confident

Now Newcastle will take on West Brom at St James’s Park on Saturday, after they could only draw with Aston Villa 2-2 at the Hawthorns last night, after being 2-0 up after just 10 minutes with goals from Shane Long, the first of which was simply world-class, and a goal to remember.

Alan Pardew has talked to the local press today about the new confidence in the squad:

“The three wins have been a huge turnaround for us as a group,” “We can look forward to West Brom with confidence.”  It really is about where we are – eighth.”

“Let’s say ‘well done’ to the guys, and look forward to West Brom. The last three games have been great for us.”  We played very well, and now we have confidence. It’s good for us, and we have to continue with that.”

“I said if we could get four, or maybe six, points out of these two games it would be very important.”  “When you beat Chelsea and win at Spurs, you must win this game. “

“You must win it. Forget about how we played or how it ended, the most important thing – the agenda in that dressing room – was to win, and we did.”  “That’s very, very important.”

“The only thing that disappointed me, perhaps, was that in possession I didn’t think we were as good as we have been recently.”  “Out of possession, we were terrific.”

“We should have done so much better on the break. We had great chances to seal that game at 3-0. “That’s something we’ll touch on this week.”

With West Brom being a better side than Norwich, maybe our lads will be ready for this game on Saturday, and who knows, we could even make it four wins in a row, and the last time we did that was last year, in the season before last, when we managed to get six wins in a row.

If Newcastle can get three more successive wins – and match that record – in all likelihood we would be second top  of the league behind only Arsenal – something we haven’t seen since the great Sit Bobby Robson was managing the club.

Wouldn’t that be something. 😀

But hey, we must keep our feet on the ground and not go daft – and we know that because that’s what Alan Pardew keeps telling us.

Howay The Lads!!

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9 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 26, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    We could start next season w/o

    Remy, Cabaye, Colo and Krul – Spine of the team ATM

  • Vask

    Nov 26, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    So if Cabaye misses the Champions League so much, why doesn’t he up his game and get us there?

  • Oleg G

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3


    So true.

    Play better. He got more quality in him. But he, as many others, prefer to go to a team that already reached a goal, and just become part of that team, instead of making the team that you are in right now become the team you think it can\should be.

    Right now, with the players we have, and the league being as it is, it looks a lot like the season when we finished 5th. Many big clubs are losing points, playing inconsistently.
    If we can use that to our advantage, we can stay at the top (as long as we will get some reinforcement in January).

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4


    Alan and I are very tight so if he doesn’t read it here I’ll be sure to mention it to him personally as I know he values my opinion very highly.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    He did the season before last and his boss rewarded him by weakening the team.

  • Slank

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6


    The team has looked and played far better since his return. He and Tiote have been the key to our recent success. Some may say that it is the strikers like Remy but without the service strikers rarely do well.

    Tiote and Cabaye are playing as well as they have ever since they have been at the club. The big difference this time is that we have better all round quality in almost all positions with a very strong bench.

  • martoon

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #7

    I hope some of you lot were watching the WBA Villa match last night to realise that there are two teams in a game of football. I’m pretty sure Steve Clarke didn’t tell his team to sit back and defend in the second half.

  • croftus5678

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    @1 himanshu

    your right but tbh i’m not that worried !

    krul i can see someone paying 20mil for but tbh i do like elliott and krul’s kicking does cause us problems sometimes so as long as that money can be spent on mcarthy/zoet and the rest put towards others i’d personaly be ok.

    colo is imo 3rd choice now and i was expecting him to leave anyway.

    cabaye will be huge loss and is a class above our next best so if he goes to another prem team for less than 30mil or euro club for less than 20mil i’ll be very disapointed ! not that i think he should be sold at all if possible.

    and remy well….unless we offer him more money than others we dont have any chance imo as better teams will be eyeing him up now so unless we agree in jan we should start looking at 2 strikers to sign.

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Martoon – it has been so frustrating reading all these posts that insist that Pardew is responsible for any giving away ground to the opposition. Yet the same people would never suggest that in periods when we are dominant it is a result of the opposition having decided to play defensively. Such a blinkered view. As you say, maybe the opposition has to be given some credit.


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