Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out and asked Newcastle fans to support the Newcastle U18 side tonight at St. James’ Park, in their vital quarter-final tie against Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.
Alan Pardew – wants fans to support the bairns
This is what Alan Pardew said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“It should be a really good game between two excellent young sides and I’m sure playing at St. James’ Park will be a great experience for our players, just as it was against Sunderland in the fourth round.”
“There’s no doubt that having such a big crowd inspired them that night, and they’ll need to be at their best against this Chelsea team.” “So it would be great to see another good crowd to cheer them on this week.”
“The boys have been excellent so far in the competition, scoring seven goals and conceding just one in the three games, and I wish them the very best of luck.” “I hope they can put in another good performance and get through to the semi-finals.”
The kick-off time tonight is 7:05 pm and Chelsea are a really top U18 side, and the youngsters will do very well to get through this tie.
If Newcastle can beat Chelsea tonight, they will meet Arsenal in the semi-finals, and the Gunners beat Everton 3-1 last night in their quarter-final tie.
Howay The Lads!!
Note: Owen Frost is running from Inverness to London for Cancer Research UK in memory of his mother, who unfortunately passed away in December. Owen starts at Inverness on 15th July and finishes in London on 6th August – please see if you can support Owen here.