Times have been hard of late for supporters of the St. James Park club. Yet for 82 minutes on Wednesday night, Newcastle bossed a tough Stoke side and was unlucky to lose 2-1. Alan Pardew spoke about the game toThe Telegraph:
Even with the defeat we will grow in confidence from this. We’ve got Wigan on Monday night and we’re going to have to win it.
The Geordies played with the intensity and energy that was their winning hallmark last season at a ground in which only Man City had scored this season and where Stoke is unbeaten in the League.
That makes it four defeats on the spin for the Magpies; yet the last time Newcastle was 4 and 0, it was in a match with Arsenal after 26 minutes at St. James’ Park.
Here’s why we should know by now never to write the Geordies off.