Alan Pardew has given an early press conference for the Arsenal game today, and of course it’s going to be a very tough game for us, and when we’ve played the top clubs this year, we’ve been beaten – every time – and we’ve even been beaten by the bottom clubs – like Fulham, Cardiff and Sunderland – come to think of it.
Alan Pardew – bright and early today
Alan Pardew has now served his seven match ban for head-butting David Meyler on March 1st at Hull City, and we lost six of them and beat Crystal Palace.
But we have lost our last five games in the Premier League, and that’s the very first time that’s happened in Newcastle’s history. 🙁
This is some of what Alan said this morning:
“It will be very pleasing to get back on the touchline, I will sit down a bit more but will still be at the side of the pitch.”
“We’ve the return of Sissoko, Remy, and Debuchy this week – they will be up to speed and be very important to this game.”
“We have to show we are a good team and that we are together, we need to put right the recent run with a committed performance.”
“We need a result as our recent run has not been good enough for our fans, my staff or me.” “The players are desperate to get a win.”
We hope that Moussa Sissoko starts the game, because it was surprising last Saturday when Alan started both Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy on the bench, but because of injuries to both Papiss Cisse and Luuk de Jong, they both got on in the first half.
In fact, this will be the strongest Newcastle side we can field since early March, when Debuchy and Remy were injured playing for France.
We are just hoping for a good performance, but this game on Monday night could be over in the first 30 minutes, unless we are very tight in defense.
We really need to see a committed and strong performance from Newcastle at the Emirates, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen that from any Newcastle side this year, let face it.
What do you think?