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.

4 comments
Andgeo
Andgeo

Surely this lad is a better option than gouffran or obertan!! Knows where the goal is for a start!

amacdee
amacdee

There's a real problem with this site. When I select a topic for discussion the comments below  seem to come from another discussion thread. Could it be Livefyre is just as shlte as Disqus ? I'm now into my third profile.


Anyway Vukcic is looking for a new club hence the YT stellar moments. He probably realises he could do better than Scottish 2nd Division but he's nowhere near PL standard. As for our defending it's all about establishing a mindset within the club, starting from age 0. Where focusing on the very small stuff is key to working on the main event. Players need to be able to "read" the game even from an early age and our defenders are just not able to do that.

Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp

2 questions 1) we conceded 7 goals against Ajax. Isn't that worrying? Can no one in the club actually defend? 2) why has Vuckic been sent to play with the juniors? The way the club is treating him defies explanation.

Blackandwhiteblood
Blackandwhiteblood

Always wondered why haris was continually ignored, whilst pardew gave the likes of obertan and gouffron chance after chance afer chance. Possibly because he didn't sign him, but did the other two? Must have got them from Harry Enfield's 'I saw you coming' shop. Quality goal on the scale of Ben Arfa at his best.