One thing that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has managed to do is to keep the players right behind him during the difficult start to the Premier League season, and any mention about him having lost the dressing room is simply not true.
Tim Krul – now one of Newcastle’s senior players
That’s one of the positive things over the last six games or so – that our players are fighting for the shirt – and it’s good to see – although our play hasn’t always been great.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today:
“I look at Coloccini and Tim Krul as two of my really experienced great players.” “They know we will have to fight for every point this year.”
“We might not be as good as we want to be but we are giving it everything.” “That’s a decision (whether he’s sacked or not) out of my hands.”
“But that was my 701st game so I must have done something right to survive that long.” “I think I have a good indication of what the Premier League is about.”
“I like to think I bring consistency whether we win, lose or draw to my work.”
It’s interesting that the issue of being sacked was brought up after two successive league wins where the side has played well in the second half of each of the games.
We also haven’t heard from the anonymous organization that created the sackpardew.com site, but we will after our next defeat we suppose.
That could be tonight – because it will be a difficult game for our lads – but there is a chance to win three games in a row tonight – after the terrible start to the season.
So if we can somehow do that – after 11 defeats on the trot to Manchester City – then that sets up the home game against Liverpool on Saturday – where we have a chance of a win – if our lads can play like they did in the second half in London on Sunday.
And since we are the big underdogs tonight to the Premier League Champions – the lads really have nothing to lose.
There shouldn’t be any panic if we cannot get through this 4th round tie tonight, and yes it will be a disappointment, and we still want to see our players go for it.
Howay The Lads!!
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