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Complacency For Newcastle After Two Wins?

8 years ago
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We played well for sixty minutes against Spurs, we needed to play well for ninety eight.

I think we have the makings of a good side, and yes, things have improved in the last couple of weeks, but please, please let’s not start thinking we’re out of the woods and everything will be ok.

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We’ve seen Llambias face the press (things must be fine then), selling tickets on the back of a couple of wins. Yes we’ve signed good players, yes they played well for a half against villa, and yes they played well at home against Chelsea, and yes they played well for 60 minutes yesterday.

We lost, but the reaction from Pardew concerned me a little, ” I’ve seen enough to say we’ll be ok this season”,… well, only if we play well and work for the full’match.

A lot about winning is having a winning mentality, not a ‘we should be ok’ mentality.

Just because we’ve made good signings and won a couple of games doesn’t make everything rosy!! Refer to my earlier thoughts, we still need to work hard for the rest of the season, not think we’ll be fine,  we dropped a place as Southampton beat Man City.

If we think we’ll be ok because of the fixture list ahead, just look back at the results we’ve had this season against teams we deemed to be lesser and a 3 point banker!!

Message to Pardew – stop the complacency, the message should have been; we worked hard for 60 minutes, we needed to work and focus for 98, without that we’re still in trouble.

Do I believe we’ll be ok? Yes…but only on the back of the effort I saw against Chelsea and for 2 halves against Villa and Spurs, we need that effort from now to the rest of the season; no breaks, no excuses, just effort.

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