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!!