Newcastle Play Brighton In FA Cup A Week On Saturday


Newcastle United will play at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 4th round of the FA Cup a week on Saturday.


Brighton beat Wrexham last night in the 3rd round replay, but the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and that was the score after extra time, and Brighton eventually won 5-4 on penalties.

That’s the very closest you can get in a result,  when the game goes to penalties and one side wins it by 5-4.

The only penalty missed was the first one taken by Dean Keates, and  Brighton goalkeeper  Peter Brezovan saved it.

Wrexham went close to winning  it at the Racecourse Ground,  after going ahead after 23 minutes with a goal from Andrew Morrell, but Ashley Barnes equalized after 77 minutes to force the game into extra time.

The initial tie had been drawn 1-1 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, and the pitch was frozen when the replay was supposed to be played  at Wrexham’s  Racecourse Ground on Tuesday night, but a thaw allowed the game to go ahead last night.

Newcastle will now travel to the Amex Stadium on Saturday 28th January, a week on Saturday,  with a kick off time of 5:15 pm, and the game will be televised by the American Sports network ESPN, and shown live worldwide.

That’s a game that will be tough for our lads, but it’s a game we must win to get through to round 5.

Brighton are in 12th position in the Championship with 38 points from 26 games,  and they have a good home record of 7 games won and only 3 games lost in their 13 home league games.

Chris Hughton’s Birmingham  got through to round four last night with a 1-0 win at Wolves and they now play at Sheffield United in the 4th round.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • davis_toons

    Jan 19, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    !st …Newcastle Won the FA Cup!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 19, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Will be good this one.
    Seeing Lua Lua in action, and a target of ours, Lewis Dunk is it? Hopefully some of our young fellas will get a run out.

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  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Looking at the new banner – I think poor Shola has had his head chopped of and replaced with Cisse’s.

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    We dont need to be resting any players for the cup tie at Brighton. Thats how cup upsets are caused. We want to win this cup, hence put the best 11 on the pitch, it is sheer arrogance and stupidity to put out an under strength team, then moan when it goes t*ts up. (Stevenage last year for example, and hundreds of other similar screw ups down the years?)
    Strongest team, a 1-0 win with a scrappy defelection or last minute penalty, still puts you in the hat for the last 16. 90 minutes closer to Wembley and shake that Monkey off our back. HWTFL

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Martoon @ 3: I must admit there have been times when I have felt like chopping it off for him in the past LOL, However, he is THE MACKEM SLAYER! Get his picture back on the banner please Ed, show him a bit of respect for being the nemesis of the unwashed..

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Got a good feeling about this years FA Cup, its about time we lifted a piece of silverware.

    Also I think Lua Lua is out with a broken foot or leg

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I agree. With all my dislike for Shola’s ability, he is a local lad, and will do the job the best he can (and yes, his best is not what we needs but, he will stay here until he’ll retire and we all know that).
    So I think him on the banner is a must. Actually if anyone needs to be taken off the banner for a while is Obertan, the same as Marv or Sameobi, or Vuckic aren’t there. Santon maybe also was a bit too quick, but he is doing a better job than Obe at least.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Get Shola back on the banner, and if there is any room, should our pretty much ever present from the past 2 seasons Danny Simpson get an inclusion? and while we’re on, what about Ryan “it’s over the wall” Taylor???

    And if he doesn’t sell anyone this window but brings in a CB, then get Ashley on!! lol!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Poor old Simpson, not the sharpest !!!

    * * * *
    We are doing well, we have lost a couple of players to the African Cup of Nations so it’s nice to hear of more coming in.
    * * * *

    Where does he think Cisse is going to be for the next month!

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  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Lynxie at #5 – I know exactly what you mean. According to BBC gossip column Arsenal are going to make a £18m bid for Demba Ba but I can’t see how anybody could now buy players at the ACON so hopefully it is not true.
    Can’t help feeling that MA will give with one hand and take away with the other maybe by selling Krul or such like.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Martoon, have you seen who there source is on BBC? Caught Offside!!!!! Might as well be written on toilet paper

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  • Cardboy

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Brighton will not be easy…. might have struggled to overcome Wrexham but have watched them once this season play their football on the ground. Not kicking over the top. With our top strikers away ours need to perform as theirs hit the target. Will be a good atmosphere looking forward to the trip already. HWTL

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  • GeordieDan

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #13

    I watched the game last night and Brighton were completely hopeless. Really, really bad.

    Wrexham totally outplayed them and totally deserved to win the game in normal time.

    No doubt they’ll up their game when they play us but we should really have no problems in getting to the next round.

    Maybe it our year this year? 😀

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    What is our strongest team by the way? what formation should we use? i think Ben Arfa, Demba’s and Cabaye and Tiote with jonas or guthrie. But is it balanced? I mean playing ‘narrow’ 4-3-1-2 formation should really be beneficial for Benny as there would be a lot of space for him to manuver (even making a cross from right) and there also will be two top strikers upfront making runs, playing fast short passes would be excelent not only for him, but for cabaye too. I have seen Harris Vukcic and R.Taylor making good through ball too so it likely suit them too (in addition Marveaux will be back). Moreover Santon would be even better in that possition because he is comfortadbe on the ball and could play allmost the winger role while jonas or guthrie covering his back.

    or will stick to AP’s 4-4-2 with wingers Jonas/Marveaux; Benny/Obertan/Raylor? i know that next year hopefully we will be playing manymore games due to European games and we will need all these players to produce, but Alan Pardew will have a hell of a headache to find the best team for every game and keep everyone happy enough to maintain the good team spirit. Good luck:)

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  • Jonny

    Jan 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    I am very pleased we are playing Brighton at a nice pitch and a nice stadium rather that going to Wrexham on their pitch and hostile stadium, as we all remember the Stevenage game. We can’t seem to perform against teams below the championship away from home, no motivation.

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    I would suggest – no single strongest team. Depends on the opposition and how we want to play.

    Even with the same players, we could well play different formations and tactics.

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  • Datastorm1

    Jan 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Yay! I can see a newcastle game now. Last game I saw was in 2007. (I live in sussex)

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