The number one goal for Newcastle United right now is to win a Premier League game, and we get that chance on Saturday afternoon at home, and we are hoping the fans at the game will support the lads from the very first minute until that final whistle blows, whatever the final result.
Alan Pardew – 700th game in charge on Saturday
We are hoping the Sack Pardew brigade will resist from protesting at this game, in the hope that we can get the win we really need – because another defeat will see us get deeper into a relegation fight.
From what we can tell, the players are still right behind the manager, and they are desperate for a first league win of the season, in what is one of the most important games Newcastle have played in a long time.
This is what Pardew has said today:
“The stats show that we have worked harder than the opposition in terms of our intensity and work rate,” “The stats back up the fact I haven’t lost the dressing room.”
“In terms of the energy and work rate we are putting in, every team we have played we have outworked physically, without getting the results we want.”
“I don’t think I’ve lost a dressing-room before, but sometimes you can be slightly misguided by that, because you’re always thinking positively and think people are behind you.”
“Certainly, there have been no signs here of players not wanting to play for me, the players are desperate for the win. They are making mistakes rather than not wanting to win.”
“What we have lacked is what you need to win games,” “We need to create more opportunities to win games. That’s not just attacking, but not giving away goals either.”
“Again we’re going to have to play under pressure against Leicester. The players need to be able to deliver under pressure.”
“We’re just very focused on Leicester, trying to get a win, rather than looking at the bigger picture. I don’t think the importance of this game is lost on anyone.”
It’s obvious the players are working hard in the last three or four games – but sometimes you can try too hard, and that may be some of what is happening with our players.
But the remedy is for the lads to get a win – and then maybe another one – because it’s only wins that will give the players the confidence they need to play at their very best and to relax a bit.
We are hoping we can get our first league win of the season on Saturday, and since this will be Alan Pardew’s 700th game as a manager – we hope he can get the win.
If we cannot get a win, then Mike Ashley may have a decision to make on whether he keeps Alan Pardew as the manager at Newcastle, because our next two games are against Tottenham and Liverpool. 🙁
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