16 February 2011

Andy who? There's indeed life after him.

Thump up! Good team performance. Great result.

Newcastle registered their first victory of the post-Andy Carroll era getting by the Brums@Birmingham City. Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, hailed the perfect away performance from his side as the Magpies picked up a 2-0 win away at Birmingham on Tuesday night. Goals early in each half from Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best set up a fully-deserved victory, and they were solid defensively as well as dangerous on the break
And Pardew paid tribute to his 11 warriors on the pitch, as well as nearly 3,000 Toon Army fans roaring them on.
"It was a really fantastic performance from us - the fans, the team, everybody," said the boss.
"It was a resounding win. We did all of the things you need to do away from home - we had to slow the game at times, but we also had to quicken it up. And when we quickened it up we caused them problems.
"We've had two clean sheets since the Arsenal game. There was Blackburn and now a great result, a fantastic result like this."

"It was a great victory and a real battle," Mike Williamson, our CB adds.
"Everyone did their job all over the pitch, there were two good finishes and three important points. We will now go into the break on a high.
"We showed resilience that we can defend against the big man, little man combination, and we showed we can pass it as well on a difficult surface.
"There were a few sloppy mistakes in the Arsenal game, but we looked at it, eradicated them and are looking strong not only as a back four but as a team defending from the front.
"We all thought that four points would be a good return from two very difficult games.
"We've now got a couple of home games coming up, and it means we can be looking ahead now rather than over our shoulders."

Newcastle now have 35 points from 27 games, and in 2011 in the 8 EPL games we’ve played, we have 3 wins, 4 draws and only one defeat for 13 points – not too bad at all – and we’ve been arguably unlucky too. 

The win takes us above Stoke and just behind Bolton and the mackems@5under1and with a healthy eight points now between us and a relegation spot. We're not quite safe to beat the drop (relegation) yet but even the most pessimistic Toon fans will be sleeping easier now.

p/s: Howay the lads ... Thanks Allah!

News Resourse Mainly by Anthony Marshallnufc.com and Ed Harrison.

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