Tag: FA Cup

  • Stoke City v Newcastle United – Postmortem

    After 10mins tooing and froing, we had a decent 20 minutes spell where we kept the ball and probed for openings. We created only one, which Owen bottled with the keeper closing on him. Stoke seemed to realise they had little to fear, and gradually took control.

    From our perspective, the 2nd half was an abomination: we were truly appalling. While I'm not really feeling charitable, it looked to me as though fatigue may have …

  • Arsenal vs Newcastle United – FA Cup 4th Round Postmortem

    We were canny good first half. We were toe to toe and for every attack they had we replied; we had a wee bit of menace in our endeavour.

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    Duff was doing well down the left, I remember a one off the line from Duff, a cross from Milner flashing across the face of the goal with Owen close to it, Taylor with a freak free header. A canny team effort. We did fine going …

  • Still Need Couple Of Improvements – FA Cup 4th Round Match Reports

    Kevin Keegan's side finally surrender by a one man show Emmanuel Adebayor. They must have been doing some diplomacy with the FA to secure their lethal striker still available for today's match.

    It would have been a different result if the FA put the charges to both Adebayor and Bendtner for their violent conduct while they play in the League Cup against Spurs. But for Newcastle United, it was clear that we still far from …

  • FA Cup 4th Round Arsenal v Newcastle United – Game Preview

    King Kev Newcastle's squad will bolster up with the return of Alan Smith and Nicky Butt after the FA suspensions but will still missing Emre, who is banned for the red card he received in Newcastle's FA Cup 3rd round replay against Stoke City.


    Mark Viduka remains doubt with calf problem, while Joey Barton is once again still unlikely to figure. After having worked with his squad for over a week now, King Kev is …

  • FA Cup 3rd Round Replay – Preview

    I’m expecting some fun tonight, OK Stoke will be big and direct – brilliant, there is no way we’ll cope with this very brainy tactic so we’ll have to counter it. We have no players apart from my team. This team can only play one way – attack.

    I honestly can not see any other way for us but to go 100% at them. Go at them with every damn thing we’ve got. Width, pace, …

  • Newcastle Face Arsenal in FA Cup 4th Round

    The draw for the FA Cup 4th round today will take Newcastle United back to Emirat stadium if we can beat Stoke City on the 3rd round replay.

    The result is not good for us but if we really want to win the Cup this season, as soon as we meet the top team the better. We have meet them before in the League Cup where we were unluckily get lost 2-0 at Emirat. This …

  • It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better Than It Was at Britannia

    Again, Newcastle United is having a winable game against lower team from different division last night, but failed to manage the win as the lucky Stoke side fought back bravely in second-half.


    As always, the Cup romance is producing numbers of shock and sad stories, especially for the Premiership teams. Year after year, the lower division teams give difficult times for any team above them and for us, it's looking worst because we are being …

  • Stoke City 0 (0) v Newcastle United 0 (0) – FA Cup 3rd Round

    Big Sam is again making changes on his team and it was quite surprising me to see Rozehnal and Duff playing on the right hand side of Newcastle team.

    Eneique making appearance in left-back and Allardyce pushed N'Zogbia to field in Duff position. Faye and Taylor guard the heart of United defence today. Big Sam is look to forcing a win as he came up with 4-3-3 formation using Alan Smith operating just behind the …

  • Magpies Ready to Fight in Land of Giants

    Sam Allardyce has received the second message about tomorrow's opponent Stoke City in FA Cup third round at Britannia Stadium. Lee Clark warns Big Sam to watch out for Potters aerial attack, as his Norwich side suffered defeats from their last 10 matches against them.


    Newcastle boss also have the same message from Glenn Roeder when both managers attanding the Cup draws. Glenn said that Magpies have to pay more attantion to their diagonal ball …

  • FA Cup Preview – Potters to Bring Nightmare for Toon?

    Newcastle may have been slump recently in Premier League, have had three defeats in a row but to be honest and beyond my wildest dream, I can't see how they will bring the nightmare to us.


    If they in fact capable to manage the win on Sunday, it will be mostly because the lads can not bring out their best or bad luck. If United team was in the form of their real strength, Stoke …