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Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic: What the managers are saying…

October 22nd, 2011 | 11 Comments |

Pardew vs Martinez - Let battle commence!
Pardew vs Martinez - Let battle commence!
Hello and welcome to my review of what the managers are saying in the run up to today’s fixture, with Newcastle United facing Roberto Martinez’s Wigan.

This being a Newcastle United ‘blog, of course, the first cab off the rank so to speak is our very own Silver Supremo, Alan Pardew. While Newcastle United may be undefeated and riding high in the top four, Pardew sounded a note of caution, suggesting that things may be tougher in the future. When asked if he still has much to learn about his team, Pardew replied:

“I think so, and I think Saturday will provide some different problems because the crowd will be expectant. We haven’t really had that this year, them expecting us to win, so maybe our first misplaced pass will be greeted with jeers. They are the sort of things we have got to overcome.”

“We might have a guy sent off, the ref might make a terrible decision – we haven’t suffered that yet, so that’s all to come, and it’s how we react to that.” (more…)