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Winning Games Makes Bringing Players In Easy

8:58 am, Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle United are on a high at the moment, after winning six of our last eight league games and getting 19 points from the last 24, with only one defeat over that stretch of games.

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Alan Pardew – winning games makes bringing players in easy

And at St. James’ Park on Thursday afternoon will be an important second game of the Christmas fixture list,  when we welcome Stoke City, and we will be expected to win that game – so that means it could be difficult.

But this run of form is just what the doctor ordered before the opening of the January transfer window, because 6th place and Newcastle winning games, will be attractive to our transfer targets.

We just hope we can get a sold-out St. James’ Park this Thursday afternoon, since the last few gates have been around 3,000 fans short of capacity, for some reason.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“Our fans would have been in good heart when they saw the highlights of Crystal Palace because we created three or four other chances as well.”

“We could have had a fourth, so it was a good day for us.” “It is continuity in the delivery of  the message. Our guys are all on message.”

“Winning games enhances the message. Therefore bringing players in becomes easy.” “That’s why Champions League teams can do it so easily.”

“It’s not so easy for us. At the minute we can because everybody is believing what we are doing.”

Certainly the Newcastle team have been very professional during this great run, and they seem very strong mentally, and our French players have been outstanding on and off the field.

And a win on Thursday would really set things up for a big game the following Sunday afternoon against Arsenal – and come to think of it – it’s been a long time since we beat Arsenal – either home or away.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 magicbus // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Its great that we are putting in such a great run of matches together. Can only mean confidence in the squad is sky high which is no bad thing and I`m sure Pards won`t let us get complacement. Cannot remember the last time our squad was so injury free and I wonder if that is part down to Faye Downey who we took on as fitness consultant. If it is then carry on the great work bonny lass.

  • 2 70TWO // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    ————–Remy
    Gouffran – Cabaye – HBA
    ———-Anita – Sissoko
    Santon – Colo – Willo – Debuchy

    Keep the formation and retain possession.
    Keep Sissoko on the right, but deeper, to maintain partnership with Debuchy.
    Keep Cabaye in advanced midfield role.
    Keep winning and scoring goals.

  • 3 Tommyy // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Magic bus – I’m convinced the lack of injuries are also down to form and confidence, everyone seems to be enjoying their football this season.

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    sometimes it can be just be luck as well…some injuries are from fatigue/poor fitness but some are impact/out of the blue.

    I think being fitter can only help the team. Also after our season in Europe the manager will have more knowledge of how to deal with fixture congestion a bit more, knows more on how to adapt training if tired, 2/3 games a week, etc.

  • 5 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    70TWO

    swap Cabaye with Sissoko then we will have a team that will score more goals

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    and ED it’s the Christmas holiday meaning most ppl like myself are skint this time around and can’t afford tickets

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    I dont think a lot of people realise how important the WC cup is in relation to our good form, those exact same players who went into hiding last year are now playing out of their skins, are they doing that for our illustrious owner and his club or their WC places.

  • 8 obatoyou // Dec 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Seem to rememer a few 3-0 score lines to arsenal in the last 10 years, think it our turn :)




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