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Newcastle Owe Fans A Top Performance Tomorrow At Brighton

12:47 pm, Friday, January 27th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

There’s no doubt that Newcastle will go all out to win their FA Cup 4th round tie at Brighton tomorrow, in a late game that kicks off at 5:15pm tomorrow.

Alan Pardew – taking the Cup very seriously

Newcastle have not taken the Cup competitions that seriously, especially over the last four seasons, where we have been more interested in our league position than trying to get success in the two Cup competitions.

But since Alan Pardew came in as manager almost 14 months ago, the Londoner has prioritized the Cups,  and Newcastle will field their strongest available side tomorrow at the impressive Amex Stadium.

We heard earlier today that captain Fabricio Coloccini is now  a real doubt for the game, and he is said to be touch and go for the game by the manager, and he will probably still travel to Brighton later today.

Alan Pardew talked about the game at Brighton to the local press:

“I saw a statistic the other day that intrigued me – any Premier League team that makes more than four changes puts themselves at risk.” “I think managers need to take note of that.”

“It will be interesting to see how that stacks up this weekend.” “For us, it’s a competition we can focus on” “We’ve got ourselves in a good position in the league.”

“We’ll be sending a strong team.” “Brighton are a good team.” “They play the ball about and move you around.” “They are good technically, and we will have to be at our best to get the right result.”

“I just think Brighton are a well run club from top to bottom. You can see it. The chairman and the manager has done a good job,” “The players have done a super job too, they have jumped two divisions.”

Brighton have a new stadium – the  Amex Stadium – and the playing surface should be very good.

The stadium was opened last July and looks just great.

The official name is American Express Community Stadium which holds 22,500 and is all seated, and it could well be a sell-out tomorrow in a game that will be televised around the world.

Newcastle will have 2,500 faithful fans travelling down to the south coast for tomorrow’s game, and we have to hope that Newcastle can serve them up something a little better than that produced in the second half last Saturday.

And we’re sure that’s exactly what Alan will be telling his players – they owe Newcastle fans a top performance tomorrow – for what we had to go through during that second half at Fulham, which was painful.

Very painful indeed in fact, but tomorrow is another game, and we can win it,  with just a little bit of luck.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · FA Cup · Newcastle News





29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beattie25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    First

  • 2 Beattie25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Spuds against Watford tonight.

    Will Maricrappa play?

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    with perch in the team NUFC have conceded,

    3 against Forest
    4 against Blackburn
    3 against chelsea
    4 against nowrich
    0 against swansea

  • 4 JackButler // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    ——————Krul—————-

    Simpson – Willo – Colo/Perch – Santon

    Jonas – Cabaye – Guthrie – Fergie

    —————HBA

    —————-Best

    for what its worth, thats what I’d go with

  • 5 joppadoni // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    not overly impressed with pardews pre game shpiel toaday.. id rather the players trained light than not at all. which it seems what he is describing.

    i fear we may get humped tomorrow :S

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    willo and perched one played against arsenal last year in the milk cup last year conceded 4 at erstwhile SJP ;)

  • 7 Beattie25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    ——————–Elliot—————–

    Raylor—-Simmo—–Willo—-Fergie

    ————Guthrie—–Perch———

    ——————-Vuckic————–

    Benny—————————–Guti

    —————–Ameobi—————

    Tasty

  • 8 joppadoni // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    @indian – wtf is nowrich?

    seriously though it isnt about that.. he is a good footballer. a very good footballer

    :D

  • 9 Indian Magpie // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    get ameobi out of there

  • 10 joppadoni // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    perchy that is O_o

  • 11 Beattie25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    You put your left leg in, your left leg out, you do the Ameobi then you turn around

  • 12 JackButler // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Alex has joined PSG

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    typing too fast, a good footballer, sorry i am not good with sarcasm

  • 14 RobertNufc25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Please Pardew dont play a high line 2moro.

    If Craig Mackail Smith is playing we’ll be f***** lol

    Flying machine that boy…

  • 15 GeordieGesus // Jan 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    What about Raylor on the right and Santon as cb?

  • 16 t00ntime // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Beattie, if we play elliot we have lost before we even start… Pardew also wont play a 4-2-1-2
    Expect a 4-4-2
    —————krul—————
    Simmo—wilm–perch—santon
    Ben arfa–cabaye-guthrie-jonas
    ————best—-shola——–

    Maybe obertan over ben arfa or vuckic over guthrie but we dont have many other options

    Pardew also wont change more then 4starting players in his team

  • 17 JackButler // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Rumour that Krul to be rested FFS
    And if Shola plays then double FFS

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/pardew_to_rest_krul_725203/index.shtml?

  • 18 Indian Magpie // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    okay who wants spurs out of the FA cup

  • 19 JackButler // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Indian – Spurs out of the cup and old ‘Arry doing 3-5 would do nicely :)

  • 20 t00ntime // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Jb yes shola will start and that krul rumour is based on? According to the site nothing :P cant see krul missing another game this season, he will want to make up for the 5 conceded against fulham, even though they werent all his fault (if any) he is that kinda guy who will blame himself and want to avenge himself

  • 21 GeordieGesus // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    JackButler, I’ll only be worried if Elliot starts ahead of Harper.

  • 22 RobertNufc25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Arry’s in the dugout 2nite apparently.

    Must be coming straight from court.lol

  • 23 Toon Tang // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    She apparently said of her teenaged daughter who lives at home: “It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets.”

  • 24 GeordieGesus // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    RobertNufc25, sure it’s dugout and not dungeon?

  • 25 bambams // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Ben Arfa is our massive player tomorrow, I just feel he is going to put in a very good performance! Just watch, that is as long as he gets picked AND is pushed up a little.

    Would like to see Vuckic alongside Best with Benny just behind , Benny and Vuckic can alternate at times alongside Best

    Midfield – Cabaye- Spidey- Guthrie (with Vuckic/Benny mobile)

    Defence Santoon, Colo?/Kadar Willo Simpson

    Keeper must be KRUL

    Be a very difficult game this one!

  • 26 Beattie25 // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    3rd bid for Mariappa

    Looks like we want him desperatley.

    Ok then if we have bid for him 3 times it really can’t be a desperation thing can it?

  • 27 GeordieGesus // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Toon Tang, ???????????

  • 28 JackButler // Jan 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    t00ntime – As I said its a rumour, just hope its not true :) I think that there are other players who we could rest and replace without loosing too much, like giving Jonas a rest and putting young Fergie in, as for Shola………………………… :(

  • 29 alanrichie // Jan 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    IS THIS GAME TELEVISED?




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