Alan Pardew says that it will be nice to see ‘John Carver and the boys’ on Wednesday night and it could well be a defining match for both managers/coaches.
After making it five wins out of six with victory over Leicester, Newcastle’s former manager will be brimming over with confidence/arrogance.
One thing that can’t be denied is that the players have responded to their new manager, with impressive wins over Tottenham and Southampton included in those victories.
“It will be nice to see John Carver and the boys but this will be a competitive match and I am part of the opposition, which is something I am not used to after being there for four years.
“I am looking forward to it though and hopefully it will be a good game and one that we can get the right result from.”
It will be interesting to see what tactics the two of them use on Wednesday, especially as Pardew has also undoubtedly got the fans behind him at Selhurst Park.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the travelling Newcastle fans see very different than we became used to when he was at St. James’ Park.
With the crowd behind him I can see Alan Pardew putting out an attacking team and formation to try and blow Newcastle away, where he sees the weaknesses to be exploited will be interesting to see.