Huge Upsets In FA Cup 4th Round – Pardew Wins Again


You get one or two upsets in the FA Cup in each round but today was a special day for the underdogs with the top three clubs in the Premier League Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton all losing at home.

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Bradford City after shock 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge

And when you take into account 4th placed Manchester United could only draw 0-0 at Cambridge United last night and 6th placed Tottenham lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City – Newcastle’s conquerors in the last round and bottom of the Premier League it’s been quite a round in the FA Cup.

Tottenham were leading with an early goal but Leicester City came back with a couple of goals in the last eight minutes with the winner coming in stoppage time from Schlupp to get a shock win.

Man City missed their chances with Boro goalkeeper Mejias Osorio in great form and City also were not given what looked like an obvious penalty, but credit to Middlesbrough, who scored two goals in the second half to get a very famous win.

Chelsea were winning 2-0 at home to Bradford City after 38 minutes and seeming to stroll through the game and looked very comfortable, but the Blues again showed how suspect they are becoming by conceding three goals in the last fifteen minutes of the game, to give Bradford City a very famous 4-2 victory – and congratulations to the Bantams.

Jose Mourinho was not too happy after the game and called the defeat an embarrassment, but he was magnanimous in defeat this time, and said the small team’s attitude and belief is really special in England in the Cup competitions.

Jose congratulated Bradford City on what was a great victory for their club – and it was only the second time in 17 years that Chelsea have not reached the 5th round of the FA Cup.

And Alan Pardew continued his winning ways at Crystal Palace with a 3-2 win at Southampton, for his fourth win in his first four games as the Palace manager, and the third time in succession they have come from behind to win the game.

Palace were 3-2 up at the half and there were no second half goals in the game.

Pardew’s now won two cup games at Crystal Palace in less than four weeks – and he didn’t too many more than that in four years at Newcastle, although that’s stretching it – just a little bit.

Let’s say he didn’t do well in the Cups while at Newcastle.

Alan played quite a strong team at the Saints today – and with John Carver making a seven changes for the FA Cup game at Leicester earlier this month, it’s fairly obvious the coach at Newcastle is under instructions that the Premier League is all important.

And the Cups are not.

But we already knew that – and didn’t really need any more evidence, but that’s something the new coach will need to come to grips with, before he agrees to join the Mike Ashley led Newcastle.

Ashley makes it very difficult for a coach to be successful on Tyneside, and that’s not good at all – it’s supposed to be the other way round.

As we write this – after 74 minutes it’s no score in the Liverpool  Bolton game at Anfield, and that could end up as yet another upset today.

And Sunderland drew with Fulham at the Stadium of Light and again failed to score.

Comments welcome.

Update – the final result at Anfield was a 0-0 draw.

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65 comments so far

  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #1

    BRING BACK PARDEW , ARSSHELY OUT

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Supporting the toon is becoming pointless 🙁

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Biggest shock today has got to be pardew beating Southampton. Pardew lost the last two games against them 4-0

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    One minute away from another shock.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes that’s the biggest shock of the day, a prem team beating a prem team….not

    Sorry but Bradford beating chelski is by far the biggest upset.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #6

    average

    when you look at the teams city and Chelsea put out fair play to boro and Bradford

    didn’t Bradford get to the final of the league cup a season or 2 ago with good playing left back

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Jamsha…would you please step away from the alcohol!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    It just shows how ill informed this blog can be, Rotonda calls me out about Pardews past failures like I’m his staunchest supporter while “bob 52” mag52 by any chance points out how wrong I was about him.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Well done Boro and Bradford.
    As far as p45 goes you have to say well done, must be nice for him not being under strict restrictions. (Mug).
    The FA cup is wide open this year

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh and the other news today is Tiote was carried off the field at the end by his teammates ,had hurt his knee.

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #11

    We bid on Andre Carrillo according to twitter. Interesting player.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #12

    I see the Selective Memory Club has decided to convene a rare meeting tonight, now that Pardew the Miracle Man has won nearly enough games to count on the fingers of one hand, and win in the cup. Let’s leave aside the heightened possibility that none of the teams in the CL places broke their necks to get through this round, and just give credit to the King for turning over the mighty Southampton, which he couldn’t do with us. Ok so moving on, does that mean we can say Pardew is vindicated as the great motivational leader and that he wasn’t as bad as we thought he was? I’d like to wait until he has completed a season, with an injury list, a couple of key players moving on before answering that. I know the answer right now of course, because I only have to use a reasonable bit of recall to summon up those absolute maulings we conjured up from nowhere the horrific derby record, the hot and cold unpredictability that made sure we never knew whether the season ended with a brush with CL places or relegation ones.

    And there’s no way I would come into the blog this early and claim we hounded out a top level manager. My memory serves me better than that.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Odds on Palace finishing above us are tumbling…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Sazzer…since it’s a goal scorer and a physical defender we need I hope that’s just twatter being twatter 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Sit B – where are these odds? If they are true then it will be more due to the ineptitude of this clubs ownership leaving the toilet cleaners in charge of the office block than Palace sweeping the league aside and pushing for the CL spot. More a case of us dropping past them than them steamroller in over us.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Interesting about Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo.Saw him a few times over here when he was playing for Allianza in Lima..Great potential and good crosser of a ball at time .Knew he was going to get better…

    Take a look at a Dennis Wises new hair do…Jeez
    http://www.toonbano.com/2015/01/picture-shocker-dennis-wise-ridiculous.html?#.VMP2TPl_uSo

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Shows you that if we had won our Fa cup game that the possibilities in the cup can really open up.
    Many top teams out and creates a good chance for smaller teams.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Shadow it shows that nufc players are not as good as people have said – and therefore pardew wasnt as bad as the lunatic fringe said. The lunatic fringe got much of their analysis wrong. Wasnt is catchy who wanted ole gunnar ? Wtf was that about? He showed great ability at cardiff…

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Is there a bid on Andre Carillo?
    Or just a thought on a sad tweeters pillow?
    Is there a bid on Andre Carillo?
    Or sweet FA from sky and betfair?

    Sing with me now….

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Munster Mag come on it shows nothing of the sort. Pardew’s had better runs against better teams here. Give him a chance, he won’t let anyone down 🙂

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    We can see and heard from our CEO that Pards and any other manager will be restricted at our club.
    In regards to Palace winning in the cup and his good start there,I believe he took over a solid team there.
    They’ve probably a better back line than we have(that wouldn’t be hard) and some players with power and perseverance or fight in them in midfield.
    We may have some better individuals in our team but they’ve got a much better battling attitude than we have in our group.
    As Ed mentioned earlier,what about having a team of players to be proud of?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki,
    I will be embarrassed as a fan if Pardews Palace finish above us because of the grief I’ll get from different fans who think we hounded him out, Mike Ashley will suffer no such personal shame and will be more than happy for Palace to finish above us for the next ten years as long as we don’t go down.

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  • Lynny

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardews gone Ed. Move on Mate. He got manager of the season and We finished 5th off the back of Chris’s hard work. That’s Your high. Now for the lows – pushes an official. Headbuts a hull player. Agro with Wenger. Constant lies. Defends his boss for constantly selling Our best players mid season. Has the worst record the scum in history – HISTORY! Oh and He also told Pelagrini to eff off You effin old c! What he has there is short term! If they beat the drop this term they won’t next! Move on bud. The King has

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  • Thump

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #24

    @Wandering Geordie: Bloody hell, that’s tragic. You’d have thought somebody would have told him that a cat died on his head.

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    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #25

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Lynn – it’s just a bit sad isn’t it that you have to actually say that to remind the Selective Memory Club what actually happened. In reality that is.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Lynny oops autocorrect
    🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Ha ha. Men! It can be done! I’m Dennis Wise and I can prove to you that R Sitchins patented hair transplant system has worked for me and can work for you too! Just fill in the slip and we’ll mail you back under plain cover just how you can have hair that looks exactly like the real thing, you can swim in it, can wash it in Acdo and you can even pour diesel over it and set it alight! But it’ll ruin it. Dont delay!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Lynny // Jan 24, 2015 at 8:02 PM ———– `Pardew got 5th place on the back of Hughton`s hard work` – gotta file that one in the archives

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #30

    So, Chelsea, Man City and Southampton the 3 top teams chasing Europe in the League are out of the FACup
    Swansea, Tottenham and Newcastle also ( neither up nor down clubs ) .
    Man Utd and Liverpool and Arsenal hanging in there – the clubs who won’t get into Europe via the League so need to win a trophy although one of them might trap fourth spot so they are keeping their options open for now.

    Is there a pattern here or is it just a conspiracy theory ?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Dennis wise,that’s the biggest smile you put on a Toon fans face

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Jesper
    Upgrades are still upgrades. Goofy isnt exactly setting up chances for our strikers.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki // Jan 24, 2015 at 7:44 PM—`I know the answer right now of course, because I`m Tsunki and I know everything `

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Lacazzette was transformed from pacy winger to goalscoring striker.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #36

    I thought The board said we wouldn’t be doing any business as far as new signings go in this window.
    so as far as anyone goes it’s just more speculation.
    We’re used to being let down by the club, nothing changes.

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 24, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Exclusive: Just seen Carr in a car with Carrillo in a car park discussing Carrillos next career move.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 24, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Andy Carroll-Andres Carrillo-wind up methinks-you`d think the scum would be preoccupied with their failure v Fulham

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jan 24, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Carrillo is not exactly the prolific goal scorer we are looking for & if he is to be playing on the wing I’d rather they spent the reported 7.5m on a commanding cb instead of on someone who will be occupying Aarons place in the team.

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  • stan anderson

    Jan 24, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Do Toon fans not expect to win anything anymore.
    We just seem to turn up at matches without any expectations to win or be entertained.
    Have we accepted Ashleys principals and just give him the money that he craves so much.
    We should be battling this slug anyway we can and let him know he cant keep taking the p out of us.
    Rise against the disease that is killing our club.
    This has gone on to long now.

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