Tag: Stoke City

  • Newcastle United 4 – Stoke City 1, FA Cup Replay

    Well, it was only Stoke so we musn't get carried away – especially given our ‘unreasonable expectations' – but, despite playing with 10 men for an hour.

    We saw more football from the black ‘n whites tonight than we've seen in all the games combined so far this season, and perhaps half of last season too – full committment all round, and some really encouraging passages of play.

    The massive area of improvement tonight was …

  • 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 …

  • Abdoulaye Faye returns bringing on a heartbreak for the Toon Army

    How many times we ever witnesses a Toon manager being sent-off in Newcastle United competitive fixtures? Not too often I'm sure and JFK who has been sending off by Mike Riley might be the first in our Premierships years.


    But one thing that's for sure is we are too often to dropped points after doing good. This is some kind of a curse that I don't really understand until now. We are too easily given …

  • Shola On Loan With Potters Until the End of Season

    After making just eight appearances for Newcastle this season, Shola Ameobi will end the season as Stoke City player after signed a loan deal with the Potters for the rest of the season.

    Before the confirmation of his loan signing, Ameobi has been named in the Newcastle squad for tonight's reserve team match against Manchester United at Northwich Victoria. He finds the target in last week's 2-2 reserve draw at Bolton Wanderers.

    Newcastle manager Kevin …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • Tough Clash In FA Cup Third Round Against the Potters

    Last weekend, Glenn Roeder's side Norwich City was defeated by Stoke City on the Nationwide division match. Today he has warned Newcastle United about “very hard game” for being paired with Stoke City in the third round of the FA Cup.

    Roeder was sweating when the third-round draw was made when, until the last three ties to be revealed, both United and Norwich were still in the bag. He's worried the United will have to …