Boss happy with start
Alan Pardew says he is satisfied with Newcastle's start to the season and has urged the fans to stay patient as thing will get better.
The Magpies kicked off the new season with a victory over Tottenham but have since lost to Chelsea and were held to a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at St James Park last time out. It has been a stuttering start to the Premier League campaign but Newcastle have also qualified for the group stage of the Europa League and on the whole Pardew is satisfied, even though he admits there is a lot of room for improvement. Next up for Newcastle is a trip to Everton on Monday night and Pardew insists there is better to come. "We have done okay," he told the Journal. "We have had a decent start and I'm looking forward to the Everton game. "The international break does not help any of the squads or the managers to build any continuity. I look at all the teams and there is the odd game where you play well, but no one has really hit top form - although you could argue that Chelsea hit the road running. "All of us managers are just trying to get our teams nailed down. After 10 games is when you can judge whether or not you have made a good start to the season, a bad start or just an indifferent start - and at the moment we are just getting going."