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.
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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