Alan Pardew gave his press conference yesterday for the Stoke City game, and he said the club were a little surprised that we are so high in the league table right now, and only 4 points off a Champions League position and 6 points off top placed Liverpool.
Alan Pardew – high position unexpected
This is what Alan said right at the beginning of the press conference yesterday, when he responded to an initial comment that Newcastle were doing really well in the league this season and challenging at the top:
“It’s something that we didn’t really expect I don’t think at this stage to be that close, but the team have played very very well and my players have been terrific.”
“We’re pleased as a football club to be in that group that is really looking like a competitive little area of the division making the Barclay’s Premier League the best for a long time.”
“We’ve had no injuries and we have a fresh team, and a lot of these players did this two years ago so I’m not surprised, and the introduction maybe of the players we introduced in the last window really bringing home what we hoped they would bring to the football club.”
No injuries and the six Frenchmen we have brought in this year have certainly helped Newcastle become a much better side this season, and we could repeat our exploits of two years ago when we finished 5th top.
But Alan Pardew is keeping his players’ feet firmly on the ground and taking each game one at a time.
So the only thing that matters right now is to somehow win the game tomorrow against Stole City, hopefully in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park crowd.
Then we have Arsenal in the early game on Sunday afternoon, and who knows, we could even get another famous win for the team this season.
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