Newcastle are well positioned in the league table and even though we are 7th top, we are just four points out of second place, and a good run in December could see us in the highest placed position in the league table since the great Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club.
A good shot of Alan Pardew after the game on Saturday
Alan Pardew wa sunder tremendous pressure last season and we lost 10 of 13 league games in one streak, which ended when we were beaten at home 2-1 by Reading, but after that with the five new Frenchmen in the squad we just managed to survive.
The manager has said he wants to have an attacking side where every player works hard for the side, and that’s been evident in the last six games, and we have won five of them:
“I’ve tried to put in place a work ethic, a discipline and an attacking make-up of the team,” “Sometimes we get undone but we are trying to build and build each year.”
“I know what this club means to this city, particularly when you win, to go into work and have that pride in your team. It gives a real boost to your spirit.”
“It’s an area of the country that is a hard-working region. The people here are so honest and hard-working, and the team needs to reflect that.”
“If it doesn’t the fans get upset, and there were periods last season where we didn’t do that. They were right to be upset.” “It was my job to make sure we put that right this year and we have worked really, really hard.”
“We are getting our rewards for it, but there is still a big part of the season to go.”
Those are good points from the Newcastle manager, and we have players who simply work their socks off for the side, and Yoan Gouffran is a good example of that.
And of course Cheick Tiote on Saturday simply ran the midfield for Newcastle from the first whistle to the final whistle, and he looked a great player again, after struggling with the rest of our players last season.
Things are certainly looking up for Newcastle, and we could be the shock side again this season, just as we were two years ago.
That would be great!
What do you think?
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 on us on Google+