Newcastle Will Try To Win Both Cups

Alan Pardew has made the two Cups Newcastle will compete for this season a high priority.

Alan Pardew – two Cups are high priority this season

Newcastle are through to the 3rd round of the Carling Cup tonight at Nottingham Forest, after beating Scunthorpe United 2-1  away, after extra time last month.

Nottingham Forest have had a dismal start to the season under new manager Steve McClaren, and are currently 3rd bottom of the npower Championship.

Alan Pardew is right when he says the best chance Newcastle have of winning a trophy are the two Cups:

“For us, winning the Premier League is a little bit out of reach, so it makes sense to try and win a cup,”

“That is what we are going to try and do, and it is a competition we feel we can do well in, but Nottingham Forest will have something to say about that, for sure.”

“I haven’t followed them, but they are a great club with a great manager and I’m sure that things will improve there quickly.”

“I can recall watching Brian Cloughie’s  teams winning that trophy many, many times when I was a young boy, so they are a great club and it is always very difficult to go there and get a result.”

For the record Nottingham Forest won the old European Cup twice, when the famous Brian Cough was manager and was assisted by Peter Taylor,.

They won Europe’s top prize in successive years in 1979 and 1980, so the club have had great success, not too long ago.

They’ve won the League Cup four times in 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990, and the FA Cup twice in 1898 and 1959, and are one of England’s oldest clubs, being founded back in 1865 – I remember it well.

The club is going through a bad spell right now, but they will come back, but hopefully not tonight.

13 comments so far

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1


  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Lame 😀

  • davybtoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    In the journal that Elliott, abeid n Ben arfa all to start tonight

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Well from you moth AP to gods ears…

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    mouth sorry

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    hmmmmmmm a new Goalie… I aaamm not too sure bout that….

  • cgrizzly87

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7

    calm down gorgonzola, put down the coffee!

  • Dannyo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Just read the articles with Abeid and Elliott. It’s great that Elliott is getting such good reviews from Woodman, Woodman is working with Krul and Harper after all, so he should know a good keeper when he sees one.
    Also, having Abeid starting i didn’t even think of tbh, but now he is it seems, and thats great news. Another lad who excites me.
    I am REALLY looking forward to the talent we’ll be showcasing tonight, cause we have allot of it imo. Atleast in the middle.
    Hooper on the bench too? 😛

  • gorgonzola

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    I cccccaaaaaaaaaannttt 🙁

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    abeid is a hugely promising player as is vuckic fergie ameobi tavernier mcdermott too we have some very good youthers also by all accounts the young Centreback Remi streete looks a hell of a player too and Adam Campbell both a bit younger but quality our youth system is looking rather good id say

  • geordieupontyne

    Sep 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #11

    win two cups????with what??

  • nimo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #12

    11 geordieupontyne // Sep 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    win two cups????with what??

    theres a tombola down gosforth word is AP is going in big for the start prizes.. a pair of cups, donated by the nufc club shop

  • Lynxie

    Sep 20, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Lads and lasses, I found this, No idea if it will work, but its worth a Try. HWTL!


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