Newcastle won seven of nine league games and now we have lost six of the last eight league games, so we suppose we cannot say that Newcastle have gained any consistency yet this season.
Alan Pardew – must get team back on track
And since the lads have come back form the winter break in Abu Dhabi, we haven’t scored a goal, and have one draw and three successive defeats in which we have conceded 10 goals – that’s not good. 🙁
And Alan Pardew had the players in for extra training yesterday, after the embarrassing 4-0 capitulation to Tottenham at home on Wednesday night – when we looked simply hopeless.
The manager has to make some changes in the side, and stop the rot as quickly as possible, and it’s also time for the players to stand up and be counted and start to show some guts and courage – and it’s always surprising what the will-to-win can do.
Passion and desire in a football game can work wonders.
This is what Alan had to say today about Wednesday’s game:
“We certainly lacked confidence.” “We lacked a lot of other things as well.” “We needed a break in front of goal. The goalkeeper made two or three outstanding saves for Tottenham.”
“The overall performance is what is the concern for me.” “Not the result, not the fact we have not scored.” “I will make sure when we play Aston Villa that hopefully that will not be replicated again.”
“At least it gives us the chance to do some work.” “I thought one or two lacked confidence in their game.” “I need to assess that.”
“Whether to give them a break, bring players in but certainly we will be analyzing aspects of that game.”
Newcastle have a free weekend because we are out of the FA Cup at the first attempt for the second season running, so at least the manager and players will have lots of time to prepare for the game a week on Sunday at home to Aston Villa.
Aston Villa are struggling with relegation for the second season running under manager Paul Lambert, and they have 28 points, four points above the drop zone and third bottom Sunderland.
We should be able to get a result in the next game, and a win would do wonders for the confidence of the side, but another defeat – my arm just started to ache again – and quite honestly we cannot even think of being beaten for the 6th time in a row at home.
And as we said it’s up to Alan Pardew, the coaches and the players at Newcastle to turn this disaster around and start showing some guts and courage.
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