Manchester United fans may just have to suffer for their team like the rest of us have done at Newcastle for many years, and some didn’t take too kindly to Newcastle beating the Red Devils yesterday, as they streamed out of the ground before the end of the game, and booed the team off at the end – welcome to the job of supporting a team that doesn’t win all the time.
David Moyes and Alan Pardew yesterday on the sidelines
I’ve never quite seen Alan Pardew so happy after a game, as he went around his players on the field and emotionally congratulated them, and in his interviews after the game, he was upbeat and not reserved as he usually tries to be – even when we win.
Pardew was happy for the fans and he had this to say in the Express:
“I have great respect for David,” “But I remember the FA Cup final in 1990 when they scored with eight minutes to go. They got out of jail because we should have won.”
“They stood by him. David might have to have a year like that where it’s touch and go but he’ll come through it because he’s a strong man.”
“It’s a long time since 1972 isn’t it?” “Sometimes when you get victories of this manner it’s difficult to digest straight away and obviously the headlines might be elsewhere, but I hope the players get credit for their performance.”
“I could still hear our fans singing when I was down the tunnel. It’s a huge win for them.” “I knew our players were very conscious of those 41 years and were determined to put that right, although it is easier said than done.”
And when Alan was being interviewed after the game they talked about how great the fans were, and you could still hear the fans in the background singing away.
And I’ve been reminded that I did a Q&A session before the game to a Manchester United blog and guess what – I predicted a 1-0 win for Newcastle – see question 10.
Well sometimes you get lucky.
Our lads were simply fantastic yesterday, and we looked a very good side, with the game plan working to perfection, and the Newcastle players will experience what it’s like to be a player at Newcastle, when we are doing so well – they are all heroes today.
And with Newcastle winning five of our last six games, and beating Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United along the way, and with clean sheets too – Newcastle may just be the real deal this season.
Wouldn’t that be something.
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