In yesterday’s press conference, Alan Pardew was asked if the Newcastle players would compensate the over 2,000 fans who made the long trip to Southampton last Saturday, to be served up with the pathetic performance – maybe the worst of the season – since that was something Norwich City players had done after their 3-0 loss at Swansea last weekend.
Alan Pardew – vows to put in a better performance tomorrow
But Alan didn’t directly answer the question but rather talked about how to react to the terrible performance against the Saints:
“The answer to a performance like that is putting in a display the following game.” “I’m not urging anything other than my players putting in a better performance.”
“That is the most important thing because you get disappointments in the Premier League and we’ve had them before.”
“It’s going to be difficult because they have had a little upsurge particularly with the result against Bayern Munich when they were terrific and they will bring that bounce in their step to our place.
“We are on the back of a really poor result and performance so you would have to say everything points to them winning.
“It would have been nice to be armed with a few more senior players but we will have a game plan and hopefully we can give them a run for their money.”
Newcastle beat United 1-0 for the first time since 1973 back in early December, and the last time we did the double over the Red Devils was way back in 1931, so that’s the opportunity, but a whopping 83% think we’ll lose the game tomorrow.
We suppose what we should hope for is some energy and passion from our players tomorrow, but getting anything at all out of this game will be difficult.
And if we lose, that will be four defeats in the five games Alan Pardew has missed so far, because of his seven game ban.
That’s not good.