Things are definitely on the up at Newcastle, and after five wins in our last six games, Newcastle fans are flying high, and who knows, maybe we are going to do well this season, and we’re exactly where we were two years ago on 26 points after 15 games, and our goal difference then was +2, while our goal difference right now is -1.
David Moyes and Alan Pardew yesterday
It’s not surprising that the Newcastle manager has given a lot of interviews since the epic win yesterday, and he was asked if it was a good time to play Manchester United, after they had been beaten 1-0 at home by Everton on Wednesday night:
“I just didn’t know because we might have seen a reaction from them following the defeat to Everton.” “The most important thing was the psychology in our changing room was about us winning.”
“It was important we made a statement at the start of the game. The first 20 minutes was crucial.” “We let it be known that we were here and weren’t going to allow Manchester United have their day.”
“We did that at Swansea. We kept giving away possession. It was our retention of the ball that really pleased me.” “We never really allowed them to play, never allowed them to really threaten.”
“We asked the team to play a different way. That shows we can change tactics and win because we have the confidence to do that. That makes us a dangerous team.”
And it’s not often Newcastle win five of the last six league games, that included victories at Tottenham and Manchester United and at home to Chelsea, and the Toon supporters one hour after the game ended were still singing their hearts out.
That’s the Toon supporters for you – the best in the land – and there’s no doubt about it that our players have made us all proud – with the way they have played for the last four weeks or so.
It’s been terrific!
Howay The Lads!!