Alan Pardew was as upbeat as he could be in his press conference today, but he did say it’s been a tough week in training but the lads have done well on the training ground this week.
Alan Pardew – we’re back to work – building up our confidence
This is some of what Alan had to say today:
“We’re up against a very very good side and we have to make sure we have to defend well but we also have to offer a threat.”
“We’ve worked well on the training ground this week.” “It’s been a disappointing week as you can imagine, but still we’ve worked well this week.”
“We’re back to work and now and building our confidence up.” “It’s now about getting us and our position in the league more secure and my job is the next game, and that’s what I’m focusing on.”
Alan also said that a manager’s job these days is not on the financial side of transfers, and he hasn’t been involved on the financial side of transfers for at least seven years, and that’s probably the way it should be.
English football is now following the continental model, where the manager is basically the coach and his job is to get best out of the players he has available.
The Director of Football and higher-ups in the club deal with all the transfers into and out of the club.
Newcastle need to get their confidence up and try to win one of their next two games, either at Chelsea (impossible?) or at home to Tottenham, and that would help raise the spirits of the Newcastle fans, who are not too happy at the moment.
And we still cannot believe the incompetence shown by the club last week, but I’m sure we’ll get over it – but it may take a little time.
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