Alan Pardew will soon be celebrating four years as Newcastle manager, and he is currently the second longest serving manager in the Premier League behind only Arsene Wenger, who has been at the helm at Arsenal since 1997, and has never failed to have Arsenal in the top four in all those many seasons.
Alan Pardew – coming up to four years in charge
Since taking over from Chris Hughton in December of 2010, Alan Pardew has had Newcastle in the following positions in the Premier League with the points total:
Season Position Points 2010-2011 12th 46 2011-2012 5th 65 2012-2013 16th 41 2013-2014 10th 49
At the moment Newcastle are in 5th place this season with 19 points from our 13 league games.
However, Newcastle made a very poor start to the season and we had no wins in our first seven league games, with four draws and four points.
Alan Pardew has talked about this poor start – but things have really been turned around in dramatic style by the manager and the players and we have won out last six games in all competitions.
This is what Alan Pardew has said:
“You think ‘OK, this could be something’,” “Then you have a run of disappointments, which we had – although playing quite well – and you start questioning your own eyes and your own management experience.”
“But we felt that there was something here, and suddenly we just hit the ground and got a win, and got another one, and just built on that.”
“The spirit in the group is fantastic.”
One of the reasons Newcastle fans are hoping this good form and results is not just a flash in the pan, is that some of our younger players have come through and are playing very well.
They include Paul Dummett, Rolando Aarons, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Massadio Haidara, Adam Armstrong and new signing Ayoze Perez, and we have also had some injuries in that run of six wins in a row, which is one reason the youngsters have been given their chance.
Next up is what will be a tough game at Upton Park on Saturday, and in the time we have been back in the Premier League since 2010, we have won there twice in the league, including a 3-1 win last season.
We’d love to be able to get a win again on Saturday, as Alan Pardew approaches four years in charge of Newcastle on December 9th.
Wonder if we can keep our win streak going until then?
Howay The Lads!!
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