We shouldn’t get too carried away with our performance at Swansea yesterday, which was again mediocre, but at least our players are fighting for the shirt, and that’s always a good sign, and the fans realized that and roared on the lads in those last 20 minutes.
A confident looking Alan Pardew before the game yesterday
But we now need to see some of our players come into form, as they start to get their confidence back picking up some points, and Alan Pardew is still in deep trouble, and we must win our next game at home to Leicester City and we hope to see a sold-out St. James’ Park for that game.
Wins are what we need – not particularly draws – if we are move off the bottom of the league table.
Here’s what the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game:
“I have just got to concentrate on the team and at the moment I think we were a little tight.” “I have to look at the here and now and I’m not looking too far forward.”
“However, my attention now turns to the next game. What you have to analyse when you are a manager is this.” “Are they giving you everything? They certainly did today.”
“I have also had some good messages from within the game and I am grateful for those messages.” “We need more flair and I think we are a better team than we are showing. But that will come with a win.”
And we cannot think that Swansea manager Garry Monk was too pleased as his team failed to finish off Newcastle when they had the chances to do that.
When Swansea went ahead in the game they seemed to become complacent – or even over-confident and sloppy – probably because it was so easy against an ordinary looking Newcastle side.
Here’s what Garry said after the game:
“That’s two points dropped.” “The goals we conceded were poor – there was a lack of concentration and it cost us dearly.”
“We knew Newcastle would come here fighting and they did. We just gave away possession too easily for the second goal.“
The result was a good one for us, even if the performance was again mediocre – but now we need to get our first win of the season in our eighth league game in two weeks time against Leicester City.
That would be a good time to get all three points.
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