We are hoping our run of five wins on the trot is not over, and that we can extend the run by good few more games yet.
Alan Pardew at West Brom on Sunday
If we can do that then heaven knows where we could end up in the league table next May, but the key is not to get too carried away and think we are doing well, and then over-confidence seeps into the squad.
But it looks like Alan Pardew, who was under severe and intense pressure all year – until we eventually started winning a few weeks ago – is not going to allow that to happen.
This is what the Newcastle manager has said today:
“When you have had 703 games you’ve had to prove people wrong many times. It’s about consistency.” “Maybe in my younger days I’d get carried away when we are on a run like this but I won’t now.”
“We’ll just keep doing what we did from the start of the season.” “The results are much better and the confidence is higher.”
“We have a different type of organisation to our team, and all of that is giving us the rewards we are getting at the moment.”
Earlier this year, before our crucial 3-0 win at home to Cardiff City, we lost six straight Premier League games, and scored only one goal in that run – in the 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea on 19th April.
Newcastle have won their last four league games, and it we can beat QPR at home and then West Ham away – a difficult game given the Hammers good form – then Alan will have gone through one calendar year when he lost six league games in a row, and then won six games in a row.
That has to be some unique record in the Premier League, the most popular spurts league in the world..
It’s also indicative of the up and down form of Newcastle United under Alan Pardew, and what we need now from the Newcastle manager and our players is consistency – on the winning side of things of course. 😀
If we can do that, and the lads keep playing like they have been doing over the last six weeks or so, we could again be the shock club in the Premier League this season, like we were when we finished 5th top in 2012.
That’s what we are hoping for.
Howay The Lads!!
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