Alan Pardew visits a club he played for from 1987 through 1991, and it seems Crystal Palace are now a much more difficult proposition than they were only a few weeks ago, before former Stoke manager Tony Pulis took over, and they have won their last two home games against West Ham and Cardiff City.
Alan Pardew – I expect to win
Alan Pardew recognized that Crystal Palace are now a revitalized and even resurgent team under Pulis, and Saturday’s game will not be easy:
“That place will be rocking, because they’ve had two home wins,” “It couldn’t fall on us in a worse situation, but having said that, we’re playing very, very well, and I’d expect to win.”
Tony Pulis has said the team’s home form will determine whether they can stay a second successive season in the Premier League for the first time ever, as he had this to say:
“I’ve come in, the players have responded,” “But the season is not about three or four games.” “Our season will be determined by our home form from now until the end of the season.
“We’ve just got to make sure Selhurst Park is rocking like it has been the couple of times I’ve been manager there, and that the players give everything they’ve got.”
Newcastle will have 2,600 fans there in London on the weekend before Christmas, and hopefully they will be able to cheer Newcastle on to another win, and that would make it six wins in eight league games, and we would be handily placed in the league table if we can do that.
That has to be the goal on Saturday – to get back to our winning ways.
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