Was I the only one who thought the FA Cup matches yesterday were a bit depressing.
Andy Carroll – after scoring a nice goal for Liverpool yesterday
The 5-0 defeat at White Hart Lane has lingered in the memory, because we had no game over the weekend, because we are out of the FA Cup, and it was a bit depressing watching the games yesterday.
First of all we had to watch Spurs play Stevenage away, and the Premier League side could only draw 0-0.
But that was better than Newcastle’s performance last season, when we went crashing out of the FA Cup by a score of 3-1.
And then in the later game we had to watch Liverpool play Brighton & Hove Albion, who knocked us out of the FA Cup 1-0 in the last round.
And Liverpool got some help from the south coast side who managed to concede three own goals, although Andy Carroll managed to get a good goal in the second half, when Brighton fell apart.
How come Brighton didn’t score some of those against us at the Amex Stadium? But the best goal of the game at Anfield was scored by Brighton, when former Newcastle youngster Kazenga LuaLua rifled in a free kick in great style.
Alan Pardew has done well while he’s been at Newcastle but not in the FA Cup, where we have now been beaten twice by lower division sides with Alan in charge.
All we needed yesterday was to have Hereford United also playing to have made it even worse watching the FA Cup yesterday. 😀
And we’re not even going to mention that Sunderland beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, and that they now play at Everton in the quarter finals.
Oh well, we’ll just have to hope we do a lot better next season in the FA Cup – and the Carling Cup too.
But this season we still have an outside chance of finishing high up in the league table in the top six, with a slim chance, a very slim chance, of finishing in 4th place.
And that’s all that really matters now.