We convinced ourselves when watching Alan Pardew trudge off at Stoke City one rainy night in late September, after Newcastle had lost another game – this time 1-0, that he would be fired on that Tuesday morning – September 30th – but the announcement never came.
Alan Pardew – back from the dead – and very much alive
Alan looked completely all in and even hagard.
And since then Newcastle played four games in October – won three and came back to draw 2-2 at home to Hull, and then we beat Liverpool yesterday 1-0 and deserved the win.
Four successive wins and unbeaten in five games and three clean sheets.
Pardew trudging off at Stoke – another defeat – the low point
Oh yes, and we are in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time ever under owner Mike Ashley.
Alan Pardew even has a shot at winning the PL Manager of the Month award for October – that would be something.
Winning four games in a row has been a great turnaround for Newcastle, and the lads have played very well in those wins too.
A placard was shown yesterday “PARDEW-BACK FROM THE DEAD” by a grim reaper – who doubles as a Newcastle supporter during the daylight hours. 😀
We are just so pleased (delighted) Newcastle have turned things around – and it looks we could be in a decent position in the league by the end of the year.
Looks like the S has changed to a B
But whether you love Alan or hate him, and whether you think he is a good coach or not – on the human side of things – it’s hard not to admire his mental toughness over the last couple of months.
He’s come out a few times to say he loves to be the Newcastle manager, so we are hoping that Newcastle can go from strength to strength this season.
It could turn out to be a (very) good season for our club – and that’s what we are hoping for.
Certainly the three wins in six days has been little short of astonishing, and we’ve seen good performances all over the pitch for Newcastle – and we have some great looking youngsters coming through too.
Newcastle United is getting to be a very good story this season.
Keep it up.
Howay The Lads.
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