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Pardew Is Still A Believer

8 years ago
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In the wake of his side losing two Premier League games on the bounce at home to Hull City and away to Everton – both 3-2 defeats – Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew still managed to speak positively about his side’s prospects.

Speaking to the Northern Echo, Pardew told of his aims for this campaign.

“I still think we can finish in the top 10. As a team we’ve  shown inconsistencies, especially in our defending. Some of the goals we have conceded have not been good enough for us.

There will have to be some personnel changes in there and we will have to do some work on the back four as a unit.”

With these personnel changes in mind, Pardew was quick to praise the contribution of centre-back Mike Williamson, who came on as a half-time substitute in place of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

“I thought he [Williamson] came on and we looked stronger. He has given himself a great chance of featuring against Cardiff.”

The Newcastle manager also sympathised with the Magpies’ travelling fans’ concerns after their team’s first half performance against Everton.

“Travelling all that way and seeing some of the defending in the first half, I can understand it. But hopefully they’ve seen something they can cling onto in the second half. We showed pride in the shirt and some quality, it wasn’t just about digging in.”

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Take advantage of the great odds on the new season, particularly as if you sign up as a customer to BetVictor you qualify for a £25 free matched bet


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