It looks like Harry Redknapp was pleased with Newcastle´s performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday, which was a much closer game than we expected but we finally won it 1-0.
It also shows the nonsense coming from Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who basically said before the game he expected Palace not to try to hard to beat Newcastle as Alan Pardew returned for the first time back to his former club.
Harry has Karl Darlow, Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles and Andros Townsend in his team for the week.
Three defenders – well would you believe it.
Karl Darlow – put in a great performance for Newcastle
And Harry has some words for our new hero at Newcastle – goalkeeper Karl Darlow:
“It was a fantastic moment for Karl Darlow to save that penalty from Yohan Cabaye, of all people.“
“To go from third choice goalkeeper to the thick of a relegation fight is so difficult but he handled the pressure when it mattered most and made a couple of other big saves and that was a huge win for Newcastle.“
“I don’t care who you are as a manager, you don’t sleep easy on Friday night if you’re suddenly relying on an inexperienced youngster in goal.“
“You’ll talk to your goalkeeping coach and he’ll say give you some reassurance but you’re just hoping and praying the lad can deliver.“
There´s three players new to Newcastle this season in Harry´s team and who was it that said Karl and Jamaal were not ready for the Premier League?
Oh yes – we remember – former Nottingham Forest manager and Newcastle full-back Stuart Pearce.
But the win on Saturday will mean little if our lads cannot play out of their skins in the final two games of the season and get the two wins that will almost certainly mean we survive in the Premier League this season.
Howay The Lads!!