Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Sunderland are all out of the Carling Cup already.
Chris Hughton – Newcastle will be hoping for easier draw this time
And there are a number of non Premier clubs still let in the competition, which is now down to the round of the last 16. Four more wins in the competition by Newcastle and we’ll win our first trophy in 42 years next year in the final at Wembley.
Teams still left in the competition and not in the PL, are Northampton, Burnley, Ipswich, Swansea, Leicester and Brentford, so we’d take any of those 6 teams at home in the next round. Not that the game will be easy either, because these teams have been good enough to come through to the last 16 teams.
The Premier teams still left in are Manchester United, Arsenal, Birmingham, Stoke, West Ham, Wolves, Wigan, Aston Villa, WBA and the favorites – Newcastle. 😀
The only difficult teams there for the Magpies are Arsenal and Manchester United, but they are no better than Chelsea of course.
But with Newcastle surprisingly still left in the Carling Cup after getting the hardest possible draw at Chelsea in the previous round, then we’ll be very interested in the draw, when it is made at lunchtime tomorrow.
We have to hope a for a decent draw this time – and we may even deserve it, after getting Chelsea away and still being in the competition.