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Newcastle One Round Closer To Winning League Cup

Newcastle have announced that for next season they will enter the League Cup at the third round stage.

Alan Pardew – will be going all out to win Capital One Cup

Newcastle usually enter the competition – which has a new sponsor next season, Capital One – in the second round, but because Newcastle are playing in Europe next season,  they will enter at the third round stage.

The draw for the first round of the competition – formerly known as the Carling Cup, and now known as the Capital One Cup – will take place in about an hour this morning – at 9:30 am.

Clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two, will be included in the draw, except Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

Those two clubs, who were relegated but above Wolves in the final league positions, will still enter the competition at the second round stage, along with the 13 Premier League clubs who are not competing in Europe.

The seven Premier League clubs who have qualified for European competition next season, namely Newcastle United, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Liverpool – who are the holders – will enter at the third round stage.

The 3rd round is due to be played in the week starting 24th September.

Newcastle have never won the League Cup,  although we have won the FA Cup six times, in 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952 and 1955, and have been runner-up another six times – in 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1998, 1999.

The League Cup gives Newcastle the best chance of winning our first trophy, since we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup back in 1969 – that’s a long 43 years ago.

Newcastle will no doubt be going all out to have a good run in the newly named Capital One Cup, and of course winning it gives that club entry into the Europa league the next season.

It would be great to actually win something next season – just a thought – a nice thought. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Good news 🙂

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope we win that trophy this year 🙂

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #3

    That is only Because, there is UEFA cup action that thursday.

    This is an epitome of

    Self fulfilling prophecy

  • Tsunki

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Takes some pressure off. Might avoid getting knocked out by norwich reserves.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    So, Best for Kenian midfielder from Celtics – Wanayama?

  • BarcelonaMag

    Jun 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s going to be a tough year with us in the Europa league. I think we’re going to have to pick our competitions, meaning that we’ll send out a reserve side to play in the Carling Cup and then possibly the same in the FA Cup if we’re still fighting in Europe. Great for us fans, though! Three matches a week!

  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Because We will have so many games Next Season we Need a Far Bigger Squad . Mike Ashley Needs to get another 8 new Players as we laid of so many. We should have Kept Dannie Guthrie and even Gave Peter Lovenkrands a Rolling Contract for 12 Months as He is an Adopted Geordie has The Respect of the Fans and the Club No Matter What He does.. This is The Seaon we have to do something Of the Likes of cabaye H.B.A and Tiote and Cisse will be off !!!!!

  • geordiejamie89

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Wouldn’t be bad to win that and get entry into the Europa again the following season. I doubt Newcastle will go too far in the Europa league, but the following season I don’t see why not if the club continues to grow. Keeping up near the top of the league again next season would be the best though.


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