Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the game at Swansea on Saturday afternoon – a game in which 85% of our fans think we will lose, so you cannot accuse the fans of being too upbeat about Saturday’s game.
Alan Pardew – not much to say really
This is some of what Alan has said in his press conference today:
“I spoke to the Chief Executive (Lee Charnley). We discussed ways of trying to help the team. Ways of trying to find a solution to try and get this team playing to its capacity.¨ “There’s really not much else to say today really. We are very focused on the game on Saturday and we want to win.”
“The goal we conceded against Stoke perhaps shouldn’t have been conceded but it was.” ¨And then we’ve focused on responses on the pitch. You respond to different criteria when you are under the pressure we are under – the media spotlight for example – you won’t leave us alone.
“This is a team that is quite young. It hasn’t got the experience, certainly not the experience of the side that got relegated three or four years ago before my time.¨ ¨ So we need to not ignore that and learn from those lessons.¨
“I believe in these players. I believe in this team and the staff I have around me to turn it around. The most important thing is we need to get a win.”
Alan’s right when he says the media won’t leave him alone – that’s because it’s another circus at Newcastle United and until we win a game or two – or Alan Pardew is finally fired – the media is going to be all over the story of Newcastle struggling again this season.
In fact what has happened this season is we have far too many players without Premier League experience, and when there are players in the team still trying to adjust to the English style of playing football, that hurts the team’s performances.
But after doing so badly in the second half of last season, who would have thought we’d pick up just three points from our first six games, and those games on paper didn’t look all that difficult either.
We’ve only had to play one top six side so far – Manchester City in the first game – and we did quite well in that game – as it turned out, even though we lost it 2-0.
There are people saying it’s far too early to talk about relegation this season, but we are not so sure, and unless we can turn things around fairly quickly, it could be another hard and long season for Newcastle fans.
Yes – another one. 🙁
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