Newcastle have played quite well in the first three games of the season, and in each game we have shown decent control of those games, especially in the second half, but we just haven’t scored enough goals and have one win, one defeat and one draw so far this season.
Alan Pardew – mm
But that could have been a better record if we could have scored more goals, especially after two clean sheets in a row.
We are hoping we can score some goals today against Crystal Palace, and if we can do that we should have a good chance of getting our first league win of this campaign.
Manager Alan Pardew seems happy enough the way the side has controlled games so far this season:
“We have shown tremendous control of all three games.” “Aston Villa packed their defense, as did Gillingham, so we had to try and find a way which we haven’t yet.”
“Against Manchester City we had great control against the Champions, as they proved against Liverpool they are a very very unbelievably strong team.”
“So I have been really pleased with our control of games and now just really we need to finalize that last third action.” “Get some real quality and get ourselves some goals, hopefully.”
Today is a good opportunity for Newcastle to show how we can win games at St. James’ Park this season, against teams who could be fighting relegation.
It’s a good test today to see if we can keep controlling games, but also rifle in some goals, and in the first three games we haven’t had a Newcastle player score a goal yet.
Hopefully that will be rectified today.
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