Alan Pardew “Trust Me, We Are In Good Order”
It wasn’t quite as outlandish as when he claimed that Newcastle were ‘fantastic’ on Wednesday against Morecambe. However, it isn’t far off that for Alan Pardew to be claiming that the team/squad are suddenly ‘in good order’ after a late late win today.
A toothless performance with a goal looking as far away as ever, only when Remy came on to join Cabaye and Gouffran did Newcastle start running the very mediocre opposition off their feet and created chances.
This though is how the manager summed up the match;
“We knew that we needed a goal but we were nervous first half as you can imagine, the second half we showed the power we have which we hadn’t, with Yohan and Remy coming on.
Suddenly we looked like we could get a bag of goals and their keeper was unbelievable otherwise it would have been two or three.
No problem second half as we could have had three or four. Remy came on and we suddenly looked like we doubled our threat – out of respect to our other strikers he is a class act.
It was a question of a little more temp and pressure on the ball, we introduced more attacking options and that got us over the line. I’m just delighted for our fans, this is a massive club and trust me, we are in good order.”
Only four minutes left when Hatem lashed that one in, it has obviously given everybody a massive lift but to suggest that equates we being ‘in good order’ is ludicrous.
Consecutive goalless draw at home against really poor teams would have left Newcastle in a desperate situation.
As it stands this is only a very small start of something to potentially build on.
I had plenty of four letter words floating round my head during this match but at least I can again utter one in public at last…HOPE!
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