Alan Pardew has given his press conference today, for the game at Leicester City on Saturday, and delivered some good news when he said that Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett would all be fit to play on Saturday and we expect all three to start the game.
Sir Bobby Robson with John Carver
Newcastle are without a win so far this season, and Alan Pardew has said the most important thing on Saturday is for us to get a win.
The same was true in 1999 that after seven games we didn’t have a win in the league, and Sir Bobby Robson had replaced Ruud Gullit after the first six games, after we were beaten 2-1 at home by Sunderland.
And that defeat ultimately cost the Dutchman his job just a few hours after the end of the Sunderland game, when Freddy Shepherd sacked him, after Ruud had dropped Alan Shearer for the game, which took place during a torrential rain.
And in Bobby’s first game in charge at Stamford Bridge, the lads had played very well and went down just 1-0, and we were second bottom of the league after that defeat with Sheffield Wednesday bottom of the league.
After the Chelsea defeat we had one point from our first seven league games – a 3-3 draw at home to Wimbledon.
Bobby was facing his home debut as Newcastle manager against Sheffield Wednesday, and the game was called a relegation 6 pointer.
In that game we were 5-0 up at the half and won the game 8-0 and a certain Alan Shearer hit five goals to equal the Premier League record for the most goals scored in one game.
Let’s just say it was a successful start to Bobby’s career as manager at Newcastle in his first home game, and after the game Bobby famously said:
¨Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.”
Well what’s one goal between friends? 😀
Bobby was so great!!
Alan Pardew could do worse than look back on that game, and let the players know what happened.
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