In the last twos games we saw almost the opposite from the disgraceful showing Newcastle put in when we were taken apart by Southampton 4-0 – for the second season running.
A stressful looking Alan Pardew last night
Against both Hull City on Saturday and against Crystal Palace in the League Cup last night we saw the Newcastle players play their hearts out for the cause, and last night it got the team a good win after extra time, and that was even though Mehdi Abeid had been sent off after 10 minutes of extra time.
And we have even seen out top two strikers Cisse and Riviere each score a brace – which is very good – and they were good goals too.
Alan Pardew talked about the fans at Newcastle:
“I thought our fans were terrific, they made a conscious effort to support the team,” “The pressure’s not going to go away from us while we’re Newcastle United and we sit bottom of the league and we haven’t won a Premier League game.”
“We’ve got to put that right and we’ve got two tough away games [against Stoke City and Swansea City]. We’re here for the long haul and we’ve got a lot of games to go.”
“There’s a big, big season still to play. This season there’s still all to play for and we’re looking forward to building on this small step.”
The enormous pressure is still on Alan Pardew – there’s just no doubt about that.
The Sack Pardew group have also announced they will continue the protests against the manager until he has left the club – either by being sacked or resigning – so it’s not going to be easy over the next few games for our players.
But if the Newcastle team keep showing up with the fight, courage, determination and never say die attitude they have shown in the last couple of games, the vast majority of Newcastle fans will continue to give them their full support.
And who knows, perhaps we can even pull away from the bottom of the league in the near future, although that will be difficult with very tough games at Stoke and Swansea coming up.
We hope we can get something out of both those games.
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