In his press conference yesterday, manager Alan Pardew tried to be as upbeat as possible, and of course Alan is the sole mouthpiece of the club now, especially since Joe Kinnear was finally fired last Monday night for gross incompetence – or that’s what we assume he was fired for.
Alan Pardew against Sunderland – maybe this isn’t happening?
And during his press conference manager Pardew tried to be as positive as he could about some of the performances Newcastle have given this season, and this is some of what he said:
“The most important thing as manager of this particular team is understanding the passion of our fans and understanding they want a team that comes out every week and gives a fantastic level of performance.”
“Now this year we have let out fans down on a handful of occasions, but other times we’ve been absolutely terrific, and more often than not we have been brilliant, and we take that confidence into the Chelsea game.”
After Newcastle’s worst loss of the season last Saturday ,and our third defeat in a row against Sunderland for the first time since 1923. it’s a little b odd to say we’ve played terrific this season.
But to be fair to Alan, Newcastle have had great wins against Chelsea at home and Tottenham away, and Manchester United away – and that win at Old Trafford was the first one for the club since 1972.
If Newcastle are to improve the situation before the end of the season, we would need to see Newcastle record a number of good wins, and some against the top sides in the league.
And that’s going to be difficult without the great Yohan Cabaye, but if we are going to do that we could start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
And become the first club to beat a Jose Mourinho side in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge ever.
Not that’s a record worth playing for, although the chances of that happening are slim, very slim.
But being Newcastle – it’s always possible – and when least expected.
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