Alan Pardew just missed out on the Premier League Manager of the Month award for October when Sam Allardyce pipped him, but if Newcastle can get another win at West Ham on Saturday, it’s almost a cast iron certainly that Alan Pardew will win Manager of the Month award for November, because Newcastle would have four wins out of four.
Moussa Sissoko – after scoring on Saturday in 1-0 win against QPR
And another reason that Alan would win the award is because of the unbelievable turnaround Newcastle United have made in October and November.
Newcastle have gone to 5th top (or even 4th top with another win on Saturday) of the league, from second bottom of the league after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke in late September.
And Moussa Sissoko, who has been one of Newcastle’s outstanding players during the turnaround, is on a short list of players for the Player of the Month award for November.
The other players nominated are Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard, Nathaniel Clyne and David De Gea – so Moussa is among illustrious company indeed.
Alan Pardew – in top form in the last two months as Newcastle manager
He deserves credit for the turnaround
The last time Newcastle won both the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards was exactly a year ago in November of last year, when Alan and Tim Krul both won.
Tim won the Player of the Month award mainly because of his fantastic display against Tottenham in the 1-0 win at White Hart Lane.
Tim’s display in London last season was one of the best goalkeeping displays ever seen in the Premier League – and that’s saying something.
And with Moussa being nominated and Newcastle on a phenomenal winning run since early October – maybe history will repeat itself this November?
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