Alan Pardew is looking at his glass being more than half full after the win at Morecame IF Newcastle beat Fulham on Saturday.

Despite the League Cup win, the league table makes worrying reading with only one point fro two games and lying third from bottom.

Alan_Pardew_Newcastle_United_NUFC_69Looking forward to Saturday though, this is what Alan Pardew had to say to NUFC TV;

“Tonight takes the pressure off us a little bit and if we get a win against Fulham then I consider that a decent start; got through the League Cup and 4 points from those 3 games because they weren’t easy. But we have to win first and our fans, who were brilliant by the way tonight, can hopefully help us do that on Saturday.”

If I hadn’t seen the performances against Manchester City and West Ham I might be sleeping a little more comfortably but to watch those matches and Newcastle’s only ‘shot’ on target a speculative long range effort from Tiote, you can’t help but worry.

Against Morecambe Newcastle struggled to create chances until Ben Arfa came on and I can’t see Fulham coming with as negative an attitude as Fat Sam’s Hammers, so if Newcastle don’t score then I see only one result…

Four points would be ok but anything else is potentially disastrous because home matches against the likes of Fulham and West Ham are surely two of the nine or ten most winnable matches in our fixtures.

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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?