There’s a decent article on the Betfair site today – and it’s quite positive about Newcastle United, which is why we are pointing it out, and it’s after we were able to secure our first win of the season on Saturday.
Alan Pardew Saturday – looks like Obertan had him going the wrong way 😀
It’s a short piece on Newcastle, but it’s also a positive piece:
Newcastle are playing for Pardew
Having traded as low as 1-17 in the ‘Next Manager to Leave’ market, Alan Pardew is now out to 3-7 and it’s easy to see why with his Newcastle team on a run of just two defeats in nine games in all competitions.
The victory over Leicester may have been the Magpies’ first in the Premier League this season, but since the 4-0 humbling at Southampton (the north-east teams don’t like it down there do they?) there has been nothing wrong with their desire and work rate.
They are now shorter to finish in the top 10, at 5-3, than they are to be relegated, at 5-6.
It’s true than in the nine games since we lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City in our first game of the season, we have had two defeats (4-0 at Southampton and 1-0 at Stoke) three wins, two of them in the Capital One Cup and four draws.
In fact the only very poor performance this season has been at Southampton to be honest – where we were a disgrace – but Sunderland were even worse than that on Saturday, losing by an incredible 8-0, and a number of their players gave up the ghost, by all accounts.
We are not going to get carried away, and while the signs are good the lads are hanging in there and fighting hard for the shirt, we still have a long way to go if we are going to be safe this season.
But we can start to pull away if we all stick together, and that includes the fans giving the lads the great support they gave the players on Saturday, and the crowd was just short of capacity – unbelievable for a team that’s been struggling so much this year.
You wouldn’t see that at many other clubs in the Premier League – that’s for sure – and it’s one of Newcastle’s greatest strengths – the fantastic support the Geordies give their club.
What do you think?
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