Several years back I still went to friendlies and enjoyed them and in my naivety, when the team put in unbeaten pre-season run I thought that's it, we are going to win the league. Well I have learnt my lesson and friendlies apart from fitness don't mean diddly squat . When on a barmy summer night I remember Charlton then in the old third division beat Coventry, then in the old first Division 3-2 a couple of thousand fans went wild, because at that time it was a big win. Once the season started, all went pear shaped and we finished about 15th .
I'm praying we have a great season and if we don't make it, Pardew is prepared to give it another season.