Sylvain Marveaux is one of the players who is trying to make the breakthrough at Newcastle to become a first team starter, and Sylvain goes against what we heard last Monday at the Fans Forum meeting, that Mike Ashley does not give any priority to the local Cup competitions, but only to the Premier League, which pays out between £60M and £100M a year – football is all about money these days.
Sylvain Marveaux - in action on Wednesday night against Leeds
Alan Pardew has said he wants to win one of the local Cups, and Sylvain Marveaux today has said the players all want to win one of the Cups for the club.
This is what Sylvain had to say in the Daily Mirror today:
“The players take the Cups seriously. These games are really important for us. You don’t want to lose any games.”
“You never know, if you can win a few games you can win something and that would create history. We want to do that, we want to be the men who end the wait for a trophy here.”
“Don’t forget, most players in this squad have not won anything in their careers. One or two are lucky enough to have [done so], but the rest of us want to win medals and this is an opportunity for us to do that.”
“Why would we not take it seriously when there is that reward at the end of it?” “It means we will give 100 per cent in the Cup games, just as we do in the league.”
“Manchester City [who visit Newcastle in the last 16] is a hard draw, but it is a one-off game and we will have St James’ Park behind us, so why should we not think we can win?”
Newcastle face Manchester City in the 4th round of the Capital One Cup, and the game is at home , which should give us some chance, although we never seem to do very well against the very rich Etihad club these days.
But you never know, and Alan Pardew has said the lads will give it a real go.
Who knows, we could even win, and then we’ll be in the last eight of the competition – and then anything would be possible.
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