Alan Pardew has come out and asked the Newcastle fans to support the side in Saturday’s game with Cardiff City at St. James’ Park, with some fan organizations wanting fans to walk out of the game after 60 minutes, on what is the last home game of the season.
Alan Pardew - asks fans to support the players
Alan Pardew is obviously aware of that, and if it happens, whatever the score, it can hardly have a positive effect on the team on the field – and Mike Ashley will make sure he’s not even at the game.
But we could still see a walk-out happen on Saturday, such is the frustration of fans at the running of the club by Mike Ashley and our terrible form this year under manager Alan Pardew.
And of course the press will have a field day if it does happen, and that will dominate the headlines after the game, whatever the result.
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskaer will also think he will have a real chance of getting something out of this game, and maybe even a win and all 3 points, which could even save them this season.
This is what Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:
“I know the fans are unhappy and disappointed, particularly with myself,” “But we need the stadium in the best possible shape we can have it. The players need a lift.”
“If we can show the same kind of character, we’ve got enough quality to win the Cardiff game.” “The one thing I do know is that we’re going to give it a good go, for sure.”
It seems strange to say we are going to give it a go at home against the bottom of the league side Cardiff City, who in all likelihood will be one of the clubs relegated – but so is the plight of Newcastle these days, that a win would be an exceptional result.
We are hoping we can get the win on Saturday, which would put a more positive imprint on the season.
And it would probably mean we would definitely stay in the top ten, depending on how Stoke City fare at home to Fulham, and how Crystal Palace perform at home to Liverpool on Monday night.
What do you think?