Controversy Exists About City Draw Being Announced

At the end of 90 minutes in the game last night at Selhurst Park, the news that the winner of the tie had been drawn against Manchester City away in the 4th round of the Capital One Cup was put out on the big screen, and it caused the hearts of fans from both sides watching the game to drop – since that may be the toughest draw any club could get at this stage of the competition.

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A tense looking Alan Pardew last night

Certainly Crystal Palace had only just equalized two minutes into added time, and that coupled with the tough draw was tough to take,  and there was a palpable groan from the crowd after the announcement was put up.

Manchester City are the dominant side you get when you allow a Billionaire to spare unlimited amounts of money on players for a few years,  and they have already won two Premier League titles in the last three years.

Both managers agreed that the announcement by the Crystal Palace club should not have been made during the game, and Neil Warnock has said it was a disgrace that his club announced the draw, because it had a negative effect on the home crowd.

Manchester City had just walloped Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 last night and Alan Pardew talked about the announcement:

“I thought that was a really strange moment,”  “They put it up on the screens, and I think that needs to be questioned to be honest.”

“It’s a tough draw. Manchester City’s third team is pretty strong, so we’ll have to give it a good go when we go there. But we’ll look forward to the game.”

And Neil Warnock was less than pleased with his own club after the game as he had this to say:

“I’ll be taking it further – I thought it was a disgrace,” “It had been announced and we had just equalized. “

“You don’t want to kill the crowd and I just felt it was a mistake on our behalf and I’ll be finding out why we did it.” “I thought it was wrong to do that.”

Newcastle have lost 15 of the last 16 games against Manchester City, and the only non-defeat was in our relegation season when we drew 2-2 at St. James’ Park, and that was after right back Habib Beye had been sent off after only 14 minutes of the game back in 2008.

So it looks like it’s time for a Newcastle win. 😀

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7 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #1

    don’t mind getting city in the next round
    we didn’t do that badly first game of the season and we ran them close last season in the cup
    think we play them in October and they will be more focused on the champions league than the league cup

    mind you the team they sent out last night would still give most teams a thumping

    last 16 given the way our league form is and the luck we had in the last round I will take it

  • Ancientcoptic

    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Blessing in disguise. What is the point of playing in a cup if you don’t want to win it. If you want to win it then you will have to play a good team sooner than later.

    May as well play them now than further down the line. We are currently in the relegation places… the league is much more important than the mickey mouse cup.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Have to laugh at Pardew and Warnock moaning about getting to play Man City, a team packed with some of the world’s best players.

    A more positive manager would love to get stuck into teams like that.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    the so called fringe players that played last night who deserves to keep there place in the team, given some of our first team need dropping

  • Magpie Myles

    Sep 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5


    Did Pardew not say “It’s a tough draw. Manchester City’s third team is pretty strong, so we’ll have to give it a good go when we go there. But we’ll look forward to the game.”

    Doesn’t sound like hes moaning? Looking forward to the game is a good positive attitude.

  • Sav

    Sep 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Agreed. Last thing we need after a good game and win is some moaner picking (and twisting) words from after-match interviews. If someone wrote down every word to come out of your mouth and read it back to you, how clever would you sound? Lets cut some slack after a good match.


    Sep 25, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    – its a tough draw – just speaking the truth
    – we’ll go and have a good go – positive
    – we’ll look forward to it – positive

    Ancientcoptic – one of those moaning little b*tches – even when we win in extra time with 10 men! – hate people like you – f off the blog


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