It Was Depressing Watching The FA Cup Games Yesterday


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.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    i watched very little, focused more on other leagues

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #2

    My friend is a massive liverpool fan .. we fight everday … i really got depressed during the liverpool game .. because brighton knocked us out

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    The very thought of the FA cup leaves me cold as the last time we won it was before i was born!

    But you can be sure that The Mackems will be cocky and arrogant about what they have achieved next Sunday!

    Liverpool is fast becoming a club who i am starting to dislike together with the Spuds . Both of these clubs seem to be suddenly interested in every player whose name appears on here as a prospective target for us!
    And are also interested in purchasing any decent signings which have been recently made by us! Why is this?

    This for me is a total wind up especially as in the past we seem to get screwed by agents and agents fees!
    Or by the Clubs themselves! Who arranged for Demba Ba,s agent to be paid so much by us and also put a clause in the contract which means the player will get a substancial payment as part of any future transfer! This, if true is pure folly. Sounds like we were screwed again!

    Ruiz to Fulham was a disaster waiting to happen! Although the move there has,nt been his best since playing so well for FC Twente in the Dutch competition a few years back. The question is would he of been a good signing for us or not? We,ll never know!

    It remains to be seen if Luuk de Jong will move to the Prem in the summer, but Mclaren would never let him leave as he is one of their best players.

    And whatever happened to Ricky van Wolfswinkel, now banging them in for fun at Sporting Lisabon! He was one of our targets last summer i believe while still at FC Utrecht! Also a target for Manure after we were,nt interested any more!

    I was bored at the weekend ,yes its true, but here in Holland it aint possible to watch the FA cup games because they are broadcast on the Brit commercial stations and you have to pay a fortune to get them!

    The ridiculous thing is that the whole normal competition is stopped while the cup ties are being played!
    Most of the Prem clubs are not even in the competiotion anymore and some fixtures could surely be played without halting the whole Prem league for a whole weekend?
    It may be a blessing coz the team gets to rest and recuperate but it means a lost weekend to me as far as regards a build up of fixtures, sometimes there are three games in 10 days in the Christmas period, for example!
    In some European countries they have a winter break for weeks, and still don,t play that many less games than the UK in one season.

    It may hurt to watch the cup after being knocked out by Brighton but the fact remains that we should of beaten them when we played them, and done the same to them as Liverpool did in the weekend!

    I think Liverpool are gonna win it this year now!
    I hope to go that The Mackems don,t!

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  • blissna

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I wasn’t disappointed because I’m not juvenile. I just watched the games and enjoyed them.

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  • jarnytoon

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Not really depressing is it? We went out to a fluke goal and as much as i’d have liked us to stay in the comp i’d rather we focus on finishing higher than liverpool and stuffing the mackems next week.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Feb 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #6

    @5;
    With you on that deffo!

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