Pardew – We Will Be Up Against It At Blackburn


Alan Pardew has said today that Newcastle will be up against it at Blackburn tonight.

Alan Pardew – we are up against it tonight

Alan says that because he feels the home side always has the advantage in the Carling Cup,  where there must be a result,  and the game will go to extra time and then penalties if necessary, to get a winner on the night.

But obviously Alan is hoping also that his team can put in a  good performance tonight, and if they can do that,  they will have a very good chance of being in the quarter final draw to be held this coming Saturday.

Newcastle have never won the Carling (League) Cup, although they have won the FA Cup six times in 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955 – and three times in my lifetime in those fantastic five years in the 1950s, when we won it three times in a short five years.

Alan seemed to be a little cagey when he talked about the game to the Newcastle press today:

“In this competition they didn’t want replays, and I understand that and think it’s correct.” “The home draw makes it important.”

“It means that you don’t have to play well at home but can still be level.” “You then have extra time to put it right. After that you get the pens towards your own fans.”

“It’s all about being an advantage to the home team and we’ve not had home draws yet.” “So we are up against it.”

“If we can get through and get a home draw suddenly it all swings in our favour, no matter who the opposition are.”

Newcastle have been drawn away from home all  three times in the Carling Cup this season, at Scunthorpe United, Nottingham Forest  and Blackburn Rovers, and who knows, if the lads can get through tonight,  we may even get a home tie in the next round.

And whoever the opposition is that Newcastle get at home in the quarter finals,  we must have a decent chance of winning that game, and the lads will be through to the semi-finals.

That’s what is possible,  but first of all the lads must get through a tough game at Ewood Park tonight.

Howay The Lads!!



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7 comments so far

  • Louis583

    Oct 26, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Liverpoo fans are at it again, one wants a complete clear out by the looks of it.

    Liverpool always signed underrated players.Why MU,MC,Arse,Tott, can have better players than lfc.Look at Caroll garbbage.Dalglish is not a maurinho or a rafa or a rednapp.Later on will know if daldlish will succeed as Lfc should sell underrated players like(Caroll,Carragher,Skrtel,Wilson,Johnson,Flanagan,
    Aurelio,Doni,henderson,maxi,downing,eccleston,pachecho,kurt,Adam(spearing is too good for him).Bring on Players Like Marin,Hazard,Ericksen,papadoupoulos,
    cahill,Duzdask,Gotze,Aquilani,Bale,M.Marin,baye,
    Lennon,payet,Ym-villa,
    Moussa Sissoko,s.jovetic,mamadou sakho,hummels,Jan Vertonghen then we can compete.

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  • colwell

    Oct 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    I have a feeling Ranger might be involved tonight. He posted on twitter that he can`t wait for today(tonight) carling cup vs Blackburn this should be fun.

    He doesn`t mention our games usually so i`d imagine he`s in the squad.

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  • Louis583

    Oct 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I thought players weren’t supposed to mention if they were playing or not, Isn’t that sort of thing usually put in their contract.

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  • colwell

    Oct 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    He hasn`t mentioned he is playing same as Sammy doesn`t. Sammy posted he`s at the hotel in Blackburn. Just with Ranger he doesn`t mention our games then to say about todays and it should be fun just hints.

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  • geoff777

    Oct 26, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope Nile plays.

    I haven’t seen him play for ages.
    He was impressive in most of the games he played last season.
    I’d love him to get it together and force his way into the first team.

    C’mon Nile !!!!

    HWTL

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  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m sure the bin dipper means cesspool sign OVER-rated, but hey ho when he can’t understand the difference between over and underrated what makes him think you can understand the finer points of team building

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  • alanrichie

    Oct 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    is the match televised?

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