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Are Pardew’s feet firmly grounded?

October 3rd, 2011 | 46 Comments |

Pardew: Keeping expectations down.
Pardew: Keeping expectations down.
Alan Pardew states in a recent interview that the team is keeping it’s collective feet firmly on the ground.

After Saturday’s dramatic win away to Wolves that has us still in the top four after all the weekends games, briefly peaking at third spot, it’s good to know that the lads are aware that there are bigger fish to fry just around the international corner.

Some will say we’ve had an easy-ish set of early fixtures, but you can only beat what’s put in front of you. We’ve done that and we are where we are through some solid hard work and a little bit of the fortune that has frequently deserted us in the past. There are always going to be knockers of NUFC, that’s par for the course, but this set of lads has given the manager a good headache about selecion, when everyone’s fit.

Here’s what Pardew had to say:

“To be where we are now is an outstanding achievement, not just by the players, but by the staff I have around me,” (more…)