Things are buzzing at Newcastle right now, and we just hope the team can keep getting some good results, and we have five games through January 1st, and every side except Arsenal are current;y below Newcastle in the league table, but that probably means they will be more difficult games. 😀
Alan Pardew – keep players’ feet firmly ion the ground
The five games we have next in the league are as follows, and it starts with a tough game against a very good Southampton side on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
Sat 14 15:00 H Southampton Sat 21 15:00 A Crystal Palace Thu 26 15:00 H Stoke City Sun 29 13:30 H Arsenal January Wed 01 15:00 A West Brom
We’d be very happy with 10 points from those games.
And as well as keeping up Newcastle’s good form and results this season – who knows where we could finish up – the manager is keen on keeping things improving at Newcastle, and certainly the announcement of the new state of the art training facilities to be built at the Benton training grounds was great news.
Alan Pardew has talked in the local press today about what we used to call “continuous improvement” at IBM:
“The most important thing is that you have to have your finger on the pulse. The Premier League is changing every year and you’ve got to be right at the cutting edge of it.”
“I like to think we are and we have really improved with some fantastic stuff on the training ground, the fitness of the guys and the condition they are in. I’m really pleased with that.”
“As a manager you want to take a few steps forward every year – it makes you a better manager and makes for a better team.” “Hopefully our fans can see where we are trying to take the team.”
Newcastle is a business whether we like it or not, and it’s always important for a business to keep improving and getting better, as it’s all too easy to rest on your levels and slip back.
In business, you are either improving or you are falling back – it’s one or the other – and the former is what Newcastle should always be doing.
But the club fell back in the summer of last year, when we didn’t take the opportunity of building up the quantity and quality of the squad, after we had finished a fantastic 5th in the league and before the Europa League .
And we nearly paid for that mistake with our Premier League place. but hopefully. the hierarchy will have learned from that past experience, and bring in say three good players next month.
That would be a good start.
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 on us on Google+