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Entries Tagged as 'FA Cup'

Heads Were Down In Dressing Room After Shocking Loss

November 29th, 2016 · 24 Comments

Jamaal Lascelles takes his job as the Newcastle captain very seriously and he has said the dressing room after the shocking defeat against Blackburn was not a good place to be. Newcastle’s nine game winning streak in all competitions came to an abrupt end on Saturday and the crowd of 52,000 who turned out for […]

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Tags: EFL Cup · FA Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Other News

Can Newcastle Reach League Cup Semi-Finals?

November 28th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Newcastle have an opportunity tomorrow night at Hull to reach the semi-finals of a Cup competition for the first time in 11 years. We reached the final of the FA Cup in two successive seasons back in 1998 and 1999 and lost 2-0 both times to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively. The last time we reached […]

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Rafa Explains Why A Cup Run Is Positive

November 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle were famous or should that be infamous,  for prioritizing the Premier League over the cups over the last 9 years so we never had long cup runs and usually ended up getting knocked out in the early rounds of both the FA Cup and League Cup. Not something you would expect from a club […]

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Tags: Championship · FA Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League

Benitez’ Insight On How He Prepares For Cup Games

October 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Benitez’ Insight On How He Prepares For Cup Games

It’s been a policy at Newcastle for far too long that owner Mike Ashley put the priority on the league games so that we could stay in the Premier League and pick up all that money. Given we have dropped into the Championship twice during his 9 years reign it doesn’t seem to have worked […]

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Why Newcastle Need A Good Cup Run

September 18th, 2016 · 26 Comments

Over the last few years Newcastle have played their reserve team and given opportunities to the youngsters in the EFL Cup (League Cup) since the priority for money hungry Newcastle was the Premier League, simply  because that’s where all the money is. After all the priority at Newcastle was to have  a good bank account and not particularly […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · FA Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Other News

Returning Star Praises Rafa – He’s The Best Manager

August 22nd, 2016 · 30 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic will finally return to the Newcastle team for tomorrow night’s game against Cheltenham in the second round of the EFL Cup and it will be great to have Mitro back in the side. The young striker has now served his four match ban for getting sent off twice last season, the second time […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · EFL Cup · FA Cup · Newcastle News