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Alan Pardew Talks About What Success Looks Like

8:34 am, Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Alan Pardew has rightly said today that this is a big week for the club, and we play Aston Villa in about four hours time, are at Gillingham in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, and then play Crystal Palace next Saturday at home, so three wins in those games will see Newcastle fans (absolutely) flying, but three defeats will see things not looking so good next Saturday night.

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Alan Pardew – 4 points out of 6 would be good

This is what the Newcastle manager has said today:

“It was our home form last season that was the problem, with seven wins away from home. I’d be willing to take that, and it’s a huge week with Palace on the horizon let alone Villa and Gillingham.”

“The new arrivals really helps lift the players who were here last year. That’s massive I think. When you’ve had a disappointing season and the disappointment on the back of Cabaye’s departure – it’s important for new players to come in quickly.”

“We did that and I’m pleased with that.”  “I’ve got a good idea on Tuesday of the team, the sort of strength I need to play that game. We need to win it, I make no bones about that.”

“Getting four points from six and a win in the cup would be ideal, but we could get better than that and we are capable of doing better than that. That would be a realistic target, though.”

Alan Pardew will give a game to some of our fringe players at Gillingham on Tuesday night, but the very last thing we want to see is to field a side that is not strong enough, and we lose. :(

There’s some definite optimism at Newcastle at the moment, which has been brought about by signing nine good players this summer – so far.

And the way the club have handled the tragic deaths of  dedicated fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney has been simply fantastic, and it has certainly helped bring the fans together – as we all start to realize what the important things are in life.

It’s a test of Pardew’s management that he can navigate three games in a week – and as he says – if we get 4 points in the league and a win at Gillingham, that would be good.

Getting three wins in a row would be even better – but we don’t want to get carried away either.

Today’s game at Villa Park is crucial, and it looks on paper to be the most difficult game of the three – and a win today would be just what the doctor ordered.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    16toonarmydownsouth // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Ppb
    Oh yeah forgot about that!
    Forget it then were doomed and might as well forfit the league…

    Pardew out!
    CF’s out!

    17toonarmydownsouth // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Jesper
    If you didn’t watch the game how the hell do you know how we played against Citeh

  • 2 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    a loss today and pardew might be odds on for the sack

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Alan Pardew Talks About What Success Looks Like

    How the hell would he know !!!!!!!

    Oh yeah I forgot ” He’s a winner”!!! lol

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 23, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    PPB, well you can find your optimism from Alan’s career record if that makes you feel better you want.

    We may play well today with the new players looking fresh and patching over his limited management, or we also may not.

  • 5 stuart no9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    rotonda —haha , how does he know ??????? did he dream it last night ??? also pards looks like hes going for the draw today , so i predict a 1-0 defeat.

  • 6 stuart no9 // Aug 23, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    ilovetoon — may not be a bad thing !

  • 7 cestriasteve // Aug 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Ilovetoon788

    I sorry I couldn’t disagree more, Pardew job is safer than Mark Carney!!!

    We will find it tough today. Draw at best.

  • 8 andyctoon // Aug 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Villa 0 3 nufc…easy win today

  • 9 JP...from The Rock // Aug 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    We should be winning all three. That should be the aim and any less would be a disappointment. Yes we have lots of new players are adapting but Pards could instill a winning mentality to the players from the off and that any less is extremely disappointing. He drills that in them and more often than not they will fight to the end to ensure we win any match.

    We can win all three, hopefully Pards lets the new guys loose today and they’re up for it.

    Should be a good game today, can’t wait!

    HWTL

  • 10 HoboToon // Aug 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    SO PUMPED FOR THE MATCH TODAY! Im going for a 3-1 win. Cabella and de jong to get on the scoresheet. Abonglahor and weidman can could run rounds around willo and colo so im expecting workhorse colback to help out the defence alot and who knows maybe get a sneaky goal?




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