It seems that Wellington Phoenix will give Newcastle a much harder game tomorrow night in Wellington than we had on Tuesday night, when Newcastle looked good in beating Sydney FC 4-0 in Dunedin.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager – we’re in a good place
Newcastle will again play a strong side, with the aim being to get our senior players up to speed, with the Premier League kicking off three weeks tomorrow, and Newcastle’s first game being on the Sunday at home to PL Champions Manchester City.
That look likes an easy 3 points. 😀
This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today about the Phoenix side:
“They beat West Ham 2-1,” “That was a surprising result.¨ “They’re obviously competitive and have got good players.¨ “It might be a difficult game for us at the moment, but we’re in a good place.¨
“The group are really working hard.¨ “There’s a good spirit amongst them, and I do expect to win.¨ “The boys have really worked hard.”
“It showed on the pitch that our offensive options are obviously greater than last year.”
It was a bit of a shock result against West Ham on Wednesday night, but the results in pre-season seem to have little bearing on how we will fare in the league next season.
But the lads have looked good in New Zealand, especially the new boys, with Jack Colback, Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere all playing well on Tuesday night.
We want to see another good performance from the side, with Newcastle creating chances and converting some of them into goals.
But it’s the performance that is probably more important than the result in these pre-season games – although it’s always nice to win.
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