There have been the usual comments made by both managers before the home game today against QPR – and it’s a game Newcastle will be expected to win, and if we can do that it will be six wins on the trot for the first time since April of 2012, when we won six league games on the trot row and finished 5th top in the league.
Alan Pardew and Harry Redknapp are friends
And after that season manager Alan Pardew won both the Premier League Manager of the Season and the PFA Manager of the Season – the only time any Newcastle manager has won either award.
But since then things have not gone too well, and we just avoided relegation in the next season, but then last term we did great in the first half and terrible in the second half and finished in 10th place – only the third time in 10 seasons we finished in the top ten.
Harry Redknapp has talked about Newcastle and owner Mike Ashley, who he calls the Chairman:
“The Chairman has been fantastic,” “He gets a lot of stick, Mike Ashley, but he’s always at the games in the crowd.”
“He follows the team, loves it, and has stuck by Alan because he knows he’s got a good manager. It’s easy to make a knee-jerk reaction and bomb him out.”
“But they finished fifth the other year and were very unlucky not to finish in the Champions League places – he’s done a good job.”
Newcastle fans don’t know what to think at the moment, after an exciting five game winning streak this season after a terrible start – but we are just hoping that streak can continue – just as long as possible.
We’re not daft. 😀
But the anonymous SackPardew. com brigade are still criticizing Pardew – even when we are winning – and we suppose they are just waiting for a defeat before they again turn the big guns on the Newcastle manager.
We hope that doesn’t happen today.
Howay The Lads!!
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