The impressive Newcastle United Under-18 side travel to holders Manchester City tomorrow night (kick-off 7pm) in the very prestigious FA Youth Cup, to try to get into the quarter finals.
Richard Money – very tough tie for the bairns
Newcastle have so far beaten Oldham Athletic and Queens Park Rangers on their way to the Fifth Round, but Manchester City are one of the top youth sides in the country.
Manchester City have established a global reputation in recent years for their success at Academy level recently, which is exactly the job given to Richard Money at Newcastle, and since last summer, he’s been doing an excellent job with the Under-18s, and very well with our very young Reserve side.
Newcastle will see the return of Kazenga LuaLua for the trip to Eastlands with Nile Ranger, Brad Inman and captain Ryan Donaldson, who have all been unused subs for the first team this season, also included in the squad.
This will be a very tough game for the lads, but we really hope the lads can progress, to get to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup this season.
Newcastle made the semi-finals of the Youth Cup in successive seasons in 2005-2006 and the following season, but were beaten both times.
The last two times we have won it was in 1985 when Paul Gascoigne was in the team (beat Watford 4-1) and in 1962 with both David Craig and Bobby Moncur in the side (beat Wolves 2-1).
Howay The Bairns!!