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Newcastle Players Need To Stand Up And Be Counted

3:25 pm, Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

It will be  quite a battle at Selhust Park tomorrow for the Newcastle team, and Alan Pardew has warned his players that it will be a tough game, and that Tony Pulis teams always make it very tough for the opposition.

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Tony Pulis - makes  it tough for the opposition

Going  to Stoke City when Tony was the manager there was always tough, and it was always a physical battle at the Britannia Stadium, and many managers, including Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger often complained about the physical play of Stoke City.

And the same is probably going to be the case at Selhurst Park, and the lads will find that out tomorrow.

This is what Alan said today about tomorrow’s big test:

“Tony plays a brand of football that’s tough to play against – physical, demanding and at times, direct and you need to be able to stand up and be counted in that manner.”

“All his teams have tested better teams than us on that level and won.”  “But for us, it’s about how we are playing, and we are playing really well at the minute.”

“We need to bring that to Selhurst Park and if we can do that, then they won’t get it all their own way and hopefully we can get three points.”

We’re sure tomorrow';s game will not be easy for the Newcastle team, and if we are going to get a good result – like a win – the players will need to show commitment from the first whistle until the end of the game.

If our players can do that tomorrow afternoon, we may even be able to get the win, and get off to s good start to the important Christmas batch of games.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Dec 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    In case we lose pardew at least has an excuse.

    Has any praised Newcastle, the way Pardew has praised Palace led by Pulis.

  • 2 cyprus // Dec 20, 2013 at 3:37 PM

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    Does this count as a comment? :)

  • 3 ethiomag // Dec 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    yep quiet hard,battling game ahead.but we r fit,strong,hungry and industriuos recently,i go 4 a narrow win 4 us whatever happens,i also expect remy and sissoko to spark,
    we r united,we r always toon
    it’s toon’s world




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