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Alan Pardew – The Smile Is Back

12 years ago

Obviously I was ecstatic for myself last night and I’m sure you lot all felt the same.

However, I was really pleased when I saw Alan Pardew interviewed after the three goal hammering.

The manager has looked a troubled man in recent weeks and clearly not just down to a few reversals on the pitch.

Last night proved we have got some very good players who are capable of playing like that week in week out, others are squad players currently playing every week who can maybe perform like that once every seven or eight matches.

Alan Pardew revelled in the result last night but dropped very heavy (but polite!) hints that with the right backing from Mike Ashley at this moment in time, we have a chance of building something really special at St.James’ Park.

“There have been some really good things happening tonight, it was a great day for Newcastle. We’ve got ourselves a great sponsor, a fantastic blue-chip company who have put good money into the football club.

And I think the board will have seen tonight that we’ve also got very good players here.

It’s all about the team and we have a very good squad of players, but we want to build on that. Nights like this help to keep everyone enthused.

The performance we’ve put in certainly won’t do any harm. I’ll be looking forward to meeting (Mike Ashley) later and having a quiet drink.


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