At the press conference yesterday for the West Brom game tomorrow, Alan Pardew again looked quite relaxed as he fielded (friendly) questions from the press, and unfortunately the injury news is that Cheick Tiote will not play, and there are doubts about Papiss Cisse and young Rolando Aarons – and of course the impressive Gabby Obertan will be out for a few months – exactly how many remains to be seen.
Alan Pardew – relaxed during press conference
Alan was asked if he had managed to get out on the Toon last Saturday night, after the great win over Liverpool, and then he was asked about the signs being shown by the Geordie fans – and this is what he said:
“No, I was too tired actually in the end. It was nice to see all our fans get about and enjoy a victory.¨
“I think that is very very important for this City, I did have a couple of glasses of wine though, which was nice.”
¨That’s what great football banter is like (talking about the banner – ¨Pardew – Back From The Dead¨) – bringing you up, taking you down, that’s part of the business I thought it was funny.¨
“My skin is about as thick as the coat you have got.¨ “It is pretty thick but I love working at this club, I love working with this group of players.¨
¨They are an honest group and I think they can improve.¨ “That is where my focus lies, nowhere else.”
Alan’s right about the thickness of his skin, it’s pretty thick given the amount of criticism he’s had to take all year, following our poor results.
The manager said the team had trained well this week, and they were preparing as best they could for what could be a difficult game tomorrow.
Newcastle will have to match the intensity of West Brom tomorrow – who Alan suggested were the hardest working side in the Premier League under new manager Alan Irvine.
A 5th win on the trot would be absolutely great tomorrow.
That’s what we are hoping for. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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