Alan Pardew ‘Newcastle Were Terrific First-Half Against Oldham’
Alan Pardew believes that Newcastle United were ‘Terrific’ in the first half of their[intlink id=”44948″ type=”post”] 2-1 defeat by Oldham Athletic[/intlink].
The Newcastle manager blaming second half changes for the drop in standard in the second half, after United had gone in a goal up at the interval.
While Pardew blamed the disruption of changing things in the second half, it didn’t do Oldham any harm as they made a massive eight changes on the hour mark and then turned a one goal deficit into a 2-1 win.
Alan Pardew talking to the Shields Gazette;
“A good workout and the pitch was excellent.
“We were terrific first-half but not so good in the second, we made a few changes that didn’t work for us.
“We are going to have 4 or 5 key (World Cup) players away for a few weeks and so it was a chnce for the young players.
“Oldham are probably a couple of weeks ahead of us and that probably showed, especially when our second string came on.
“I was pleased with what I saw, all our senior boys played well.
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