There’s no doubt that Joe Kinnear is looking forward to taking Newcastle United as far as he can this season in the one competition we still have any chance of winning – the FA Cup.
The famous English FA Cup
It’s 53 years since we last won the FA Cup when we took apart a Don Revie led Manchester City side 3-1 at Wembley, to get our 3rd win in a short 5 years.
And it was a certain Jackie Milburn who put the lads ahead with a header from a corner in the very first minute of that game – oh the memories.
But Joe is right when he says, with a full squad, Newcastle can be a match for any team, as we showed with our performances against Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Joe talked about a fit side and the upcoming FA Cup competition:
“If we have everyone fit, our first choice XI would finish in the top half of the table, no problem. On our day, if we have our full team out on the pitch, we are a match for anyone in this league which is why I’m looking forward to the FA Cup.”
“We’ve got a tough draw away at Hull, but it’s also a game we will believe we can win,” “The FA Cup is a magnificent competition, I know all about Newcastle United’s history in it and how much it means to the supporters.”
“The league will be our first priority because of the position we are in, but the cup can have a positive impact.”
Joe’s right to make the league our number one priority, but if we can get past Hull City in early January, and we can strengthen the side before the end of next month, anything is possible.
We better leave it at that, before we are once again accused of being wildly optimistic. 😀
Oh well, we can always dream.
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