Our next game is at home to Cardiff City at St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon, and since Cardiff are rock bottom of the league right now with two games to play, we could in normal circumstances expect to win the game – but Cardiff have already beaten once at home this year, and these are not normal circumstances.
Koscielny scores first goal last night
This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette last night, after fans had Pardew Out banners on display and were not too happy – to put it mildly:
“I’m not going to moan about what they were singing and their feelings.” “I can’t hide from that. It’s six defeats and they’re not happy.”
“The only way we can put it right is get ourselves in a position to win the game on Saturday.” “All I know is that when you’re manager of Newcastle, to lose six games is going to bring massive pressure on you.”
“I have to accept that, but I still have to focus on my job.” “And my job is to try to get this team in the best possible shape for Saturday.”
“I want a top-10 finish, and I want to get that on Saturday.”
Newcastle have lost six games in a row and seven of the last eight, and in those eight games we have managed to score just two goals. 🙁
And after such a pathetic run of form, it’s a little surprising that if we can beat Cardiff City on Saturday then we could still finish in 9th place in the league.
The last game at Liverpool will be like last night’s game, and Liverpool will be far too good for a Newcastle team that’s looked hopeless for most of this year.
And to think after Boxing Day and the 5-1 win at home to Stoke City, we were in 6th place and just three points behind Liverpool.
We are now 34 points behind Liverpool. 🙁
As we said these are not normal circumstances.