What was always going to be a tricky match saw Newcastle United overcome their Welsh hosts with what Alan Pardew describes as, “discipline and patience”.

The manager’s mindset comes to the fore as it becomes clear he had drilled into his players how much to expect Swansea to have the bulk of possession but not top panic about it.

Just as well really when the Swans ended up having 80% possession in the opening forty five minutes!

Alan Pardew also revealed that he thought if the team could win the ball back in certain areas then Swansea were vulnerable, the second goal being proof of that as the manager points out.

If you have played football at any level then you know how frustrating it can be if the opposition monopolises possession, it is scoring goals though that wins football matches.

We got two of them and we have the manager who came out on top in the tactical battle.
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6 comments
North East corner
North East corner

Look after the last couple of years we are all reviewing our arrangements concerning our commitment to the club. Many have decided not to renew some are waiting to see what happens in the close season. My decision in January was to renew for another year on the '10 year deal' but another fiasco like this year and another 'no show in the FA cup and it was 3 strikes and out and that would be it for me. The club realise they are losing a degree of control as supply now exceeds demand as far as match tickets are concerned it will be interesting to see what the response will be from them. The appointment of head coach will give some indication what might be in store ....watch this space

fishandchips
fishandchips

I think this just talk off big Al as the lads he goes with from the pub I drink in and the owner off that pub are still going but just not chipping in for the seasons box because its to expensive to watch shyte so its just a seat in the stand for them this season ,,, black bull.barrack road

wor monga
wor monga

Another Smithfield ‘exclusive’…massive panic here…the sky is falling again…Big Al’s boycotting, he’s disgusted and won’t be going to the match any more …


Ah…but hang on…turns out it’s more down to his Match of the Day commitments…he still loves the Toon!!


… and probably closer to the truth that his mates only need the box anyway…because he would be there with them. 

mactoon
mactoon

Where does it say hes considering boycotting? His mates are "not up for paying for the box" but he cant get to every game cos of match of the day..


"if I do get a Saturday or Sunday off and I can go then I do love going.”



Kevin Halliday
Kevin Halliday

Oh, nice one Alan. Great news this but what took him so long. Not a dig at all.

Hughie
Hughie

No he isn't, can you read?