Alan Pardew is proving once again that when he has the players available he can be a very effective manager, and the Newcastle manager guided the team to their fourth straight league win yesterday, against a good West Brom side, and the team is now up to 5th place before today’s games, with a good 23 points from 13 games. 😀
Alan Pardew – four good wins in November
Newcastle had a good November, and in their four games – all in the league – we won the lot, scored seven goals and conceded two, and in the process beat Chelsea at home and Tottenham away.
And if that’s not good enough for Alan Pardew to be named the Barclay’s’ Premier League Manager of the Month, we’re not sure how he can better that record.
Alan hinted at the possibility of getting the award – kind of – when he talked about Newcastle having the team of the month – and that’s certainly true:
“We’ve got the team of the month, there’s no doubt about that.” “Our players have been outstanding, and I don’t know if they give out a trophy for team of the month, but that’s what we should be.”
“We’ve got a strength-in-depth that we didn’t have even when we finished fifth two years ago, but the fact that we’re not playing in the Europa League and we’re getting that extra work on the training ground is definitely showing.”
“I sensed before the game that the group is very strong. Everybody is fit and available and you can look around our dressing room and see quality, and quality that wasn’t even involved today.”
It wasn’t easy yesterday, and in fact all the games have been close, but Newcastle now have players who have strong characters and a winning mentality.
And that was shown yesterday after Chris Brunt equalized for West Brom after 53 minutes, and Newcastle came straight back with a simply stunning strike from Moussa Sissoko, for the winner after 57 minutes – his first goal of the campaign.
It was simply a magnificent strike by the big French International, and it was set up by his fellow Frenchman Yoan Gouffran, who also scored Newcastle’s first goal.
A goal and an assist is not too bad for Yoan coming out of the game yesterday, and he’s simply been a revelation for Newcastle this season.
Pardew is making sure the players keep their feet firmly on the ground, but with a fully fit squad for the upcoming rush of games over the holidays, we could do well and come the turn of the year we could even be placed high up in that league table.
We don’t know if Alan will get the Manger of the Month award for December, but he deserves to get it for November.
Howay The Lads!!
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