The Cups Are Massive For Newcastle


In the two Premier League games so far this season Newcastle have fielded three Englishman and two of those – Jack Colback and Paul Dummett – are local lads.

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Paul Dummett and Daryl Janmaat in action yesterday

Paul Dummett has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today, and this is what the Kenton lad had to say about yesterday’s draw at Aston Villa and the upcoming Capital One Cup tie at Gillingham on Tuesday night:

“It was a pleasing performance.” “I think we played well as a team, but it’s a bit disappointing not to get three points.” “We’ve lost two points there today.”

“There are positives from the game to take forward into the cup game in midweek and then Crystal Palace next weekend though.”

“Villa are a good team – young and fit – and they tried to hit us on the counter a few times as well.”  “It’s a tough place to go, Villa Park, and I think the performance from the boys was good, and we need to carry it on for the whole season really.”

“The Tuesday game is massive for the Club,”  “We haven’t won a cup for years and years and we’ve been knocked out in the early stages in the last few years as well, so it’s important for the team, especially to get the season off on a winning run.”

It’s 45 years since we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup back in 1969,  and it’s now 59 years since we last won a local cup, when we thrashed Manchester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final of 1955, and that was our third FA Cup win in five years – having also won it in 1951 and 1952.

Newcastle have won the FA Cup six times in total (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952 and 1955) and been runners-up seven times (1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1974, 1998, 1999) – and we have never been in the League Cup (Capital One Cup) final.

We need to change that this season, but with another league game coming up on Saturday against Crystal Palace, Pardew will play at least half the side on Tuesday night at Gillingham with some of our fringe players.

With big Mike Williamson banned from the game on Saturday, he may start the game on Tuesday night.

We hope we are strong enough to get through the second round tie – the very last thing we want on Tuesday night is a defeat. 🙁

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307 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Dummet for me isnt the awful player people make him out to be. He is solid defensively,(better than santo and haidara imo), but gives very little going forward. He should only start games where we are going to be under alot of pressure. Otherwise hiadara should start and dummet comes on to see out difficult games.

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t want Dummet in the team…ever..

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    markacus

    Personally think haidara is a better allround player….especially when we play mbiwa at the left CB role, they link well, as do willo and mbiwa.

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  • i Toon

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Krul

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m very lost here,

    I keep reading we need a finisher

    are you telling me that the finisher is going to be standing in every position covering every opportunity we get , the simple answer to that is no,
    if you put a finisher on the pitch , ie , cisse , he is starved of chances, he is starved of help support , other players making runs to give him more space ,, we don’t do that at our club,

    we haven’t even tried to play with our strikers , we haven’t tried pairing them up to see if that is even an option , yet our so called experts are saying we need a finisher ,

    I tell you what I think we need more than a striker , confidence , 2 games down , very few chances created , and players like goofy look shadow of the player he was when he joined ,

    willow , the guy does not have a goal in all his time here , yet if I was to think of how many chances he gets compared to our forwards , it is frightening that air shot was so poor , that’s confidence, plus the fact he cannot head the ball is a big issue for me.

    Gillingham will be a huge game , looking forward to Pardews rain dance in that one , maybe who knows

    one thing is for sure , I can see Anita making way for palace neck week , and that would be wrong , it should be goofy

    and why oh why is Aaron’s dropped and obertan still on the bench , if there was a poll on that , I think out of a 1000 votes only 10 mutters would have him in the squad, he is a poor footballer

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    I would like to see haidara start on tuesday. Perez aarons and sameobi will probably get a run out too. I would like a scattering of experience in the side though. We shouldnt throw this away, no mattet what the board say about no cup runs

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  • toon kk

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Transfer & the toon king
    Dummet and Haidara are both basic players better suited to the championship.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    toon kk

    I think haidara is a decent prem player, average but better than the other two left backs we hve

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    I think ED got it wrong on whether William will play on Saturday.I think the sending off will be effective immediately for the next game,and the next game is at Gillingham. so willo will miss that trip and should be available at palace..

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    T sage

    Hoping to see MYM and Willo as the cbs on tuesday, with haidara at LB. Not sure who will play RB. No way Janmaat will play v Gillingham.

    I still think haidara can go missing at the back, but a run of games should help that.

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  • Slank

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    When we play Riviere as the lone striker we should always play Aarons on the left (with Haidara behind).

    He seems to be the only player who has the pace to get behind the opposition defence and has the crossing ability to create chances for Riviere who we have seen can get into scoring positions.

    Cabella appears wasted hugging the left touchline. Perhaps he should be on the right touchline to balance the attack.

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  • i Toon

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    —————————-Krul————————
    —–Janmaat —-Taylor —–Coloccini— Haidara
    ———————-Colback———————————Sissoko—————————-Cabella—–
    ————————-deJong———————–
    ————–Riviere———Ayoze—————–
    Looking forward my team VS Palace

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Slank

    From what I have seen from the side so far I’d like to see the following tried for palace. (providing fit)

    Krul
    Janmaat-Willo-Mbiwa-haidar
    anita-colback
    sissoko-de jong-cabell
    perez

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #14

    For me perez seems to link well with both cabella and de jong, think those three could perform well together.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    catchy

    you aint wrong goofy been poor but I am not sure he know what he is doing and he kept popping up in the middle as a cam and he aint that

    goofy should have been dropped and been one of the experienced players for tues game

    riviere was getting into good positions but was isolated a lot, we don’t know how well chucky will do yet

    there are a couple of people on here watch a lot of French football and they say riviere’s best coming in from the left and the same with cabella on the right knowing that why didn’t we match villa 433 and and maybe play perez through the middle he is the only one of the new offensive players not showing any nerve

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  • Slank

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Catchy @ 5

    I agree with you that Gouffran should make way against Palace. Palace must be short of confidence. We should put them to the sword. We should put out a very attacking formation. Perhaps with Aarons on the left and Cabella on the right with Haidara and Janmaat pressing forward. I would be tempted to play Perez from the start.

    I doubt we will have a better opportunity to get 3 points at home.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17

    slank

    unless they have new manager
    and they will all try and want to impress
    teams with new managers seem to play so much better

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  • nut meg

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Repost
    Markaccus
    I think a big problem we have that probably stops our midfield from pushing forward is the chronic lack of pace from our 2 CBs who we have to babysit with both Anita & Colback.That’s also the reason why we can’t play a higher line.It wasn’t brilliant yesterday but it wasn’t as bad as some would have you believe..We did give the ball away a fair bit.mainly by Collo giving it to Willo to punt it up field 30/40 yards, needless to say that we lost possession every time !! I think the more we play the more it show’s just how clear it is that a top CB & a top CF would improve us no end.It’s still early doors yet so it’s not the end of the world but it is far too early to write us off as failures, there could be light at the end of the tunnel, a flicker maybe …but light.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Gutted about goofy so far. I thought he could have made a big impact this season. I dont think its his fault. I dont think he is suited to a wide role in a 4231. I would like to see him used more centrally, or at least more attacking. If we cant use him in an attacking system, then he should be benched.

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  • Slank

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Transfer Sage

    I’ve been really impressed with Perez. I would start him against Palace. He appears to have adapted to the Premiership better than Cabella and Riviere. He looks like he has goals in him.

    Palace look fragile and I would therefore take a risk and put out a very attacking formation and put Palace to the sword.

    My team assuming MYM and Williamson are unavailable:

    Krul
    Janmaat – Taylor – Colo – Haidara
    Sissoko – Colback
    Cabella – Perez – De Jong – Aarons

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  • Slank

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Beermonkey

    ‘…unless they have new manager…’

    It often gives the team a lift or not (eg ManU)

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    welbeck or wickham good ones if we get them.but if I offered to choose, I go for welbeck bcoz has better PL experience and grabbed enough knowledge with big team.fast enough, mobile and team player as well.
    some fans on here mentioned villa game was boring
    definitely disagree. it was pacy,entertaining and enjoyable. our lads gave it a good go with neat passing and organized defending.Those who didn’t watch it must watch it.it’s been a while since I watch my team play pacy football like that!

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    Perez looks excellent, he has plenty of skills lots of clever passes but he is not a number 9. It was tried in pre season and he was ineffective.He is too small.
    We have a lot of forwards suited to the hole behind a striker. Riviers SDJ Perez even Cabella.
    We need a proper no 9 who can hold the ball up to bring in the attacking talent we do have. Perez is not the answer.
    I would give Chucky a try out on Tuesday as the main striker and see how he looks.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    slank

    lets hope man u get it sorted for today

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Sage
    Don’t agree on Haidara
    Think he looks a bit faster down the wings but defensively he’s woeful, given out current crop of CB’s i think the defensive ability should take priority and defensively Haidara is the worst of the 3

    Perez i fully agree on, the lad looks ready for the big time
    His link up play and movement is fantastic and isn’t afraid to actually get his shots off, something Goofy and Rivière could do with learning from him based on yesterday!
    Personally and said this as soon as he came on, I’d start him vs Palace with SDJ just behind him

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  • cyprus

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #26

    Goofy may have been Pxxxxxxd, his play in the last ten games resembles Gouti’s destiny. Defend, track back, be knackered going forward 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Tequila
    Pardew has already confirmed he’s taking the same squad Tuesday
    Did Chucky travel with the match day squad?

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Tads I think it was Lee Ryder who said it would be the same squad, not sure where he gets his info from as the Chron are still out in the cold.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #29

    We all wanna play football differently and have different opinions about what both a modern winger and or fullback should be doing.

    …Santon is my choice all day long – Dummett wouldn’t even make the bench in my world.

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #30

    Elliot
    Janmaat
    S.Taylor
    Colo
    Haidara
    Bigi
    Abeid
    Obertan
    De Jong
    Aarons
    Perez

    Subs
    Krul Dummett Steele Colback Gourffan Armstrong Riviere

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Tequila
    agree with you on Perez – the bits and pieces that I have seen of him – the kid has something about him, skilful, quick passes well and got a deft touch around the box, bit more experience could play in the Peter Beardsley mould.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #32

    So the rumors has it the coach will only use about 11–13 players of our squad this season (once again) or did I mis-read the info about the Gillingham game?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Tequila
    It was quotes from Pardews press conference wasn’t it

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Charlie, he reminds me of Beardsley as well but I was reluctant to namecheck the great man as they are mighty big boots to fill. He has a really clever pass on him. I felt bad he was hooked for Taylor so soon after coming on though I could see the need for Taylor to come on after willo was sent off

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #35

    Tads I don`t know I never saw the presser.

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  • HoboToon

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Its days like this where we really see how much we actually miss santon

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #37

    Jesper we have only played two games of course we will use more than 13 players.
    If it is true that pardew said he is using the same squad for the Gillingham game then surely it is a message he is going for a cup this season . If he sent out 11 reserves and we got knocked out then the blog (correctly) would be up in arms that cups are not being taken seriously.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #38

    tequillamag @ 34
    I had Raul in mind but didn’t want to say so.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #39

    Nut Meg whatever he is he is certainly better than one for the development squad. His pass to SDJ was sublime.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #40

    tequila…surely the is middle ground here?

    …a squad of 23 players and we will get injuries so we need all players ready. We also need to see if Mbiwa could work with Colo or Abeid could work with Sissoko or Colback.

    Lots of things we need to try out – not to mention our forward line with is firing all blank.

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