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Newcastle Get Tough Draw In League Cup – New Rules This Season

Newcastle have been drawn away to Championship club Nottingham Forest in the League (Carabao) Cup.

The second round draw was made yesterday and the ties will take place on the week beginning August 27.

There are several rule changes in this season’s competition.

  • If the tie is drawn after 90 minutes it will go straight to penalties.
  • Any yellow cards picked up will not count towards a league suspension
  • There’s no seeding of the teams
  • VAR will be used when games are played at Premier League grounds – last season it was only used in the semi-final and final

It’s an interesting draw for us because Newcastle lost to Forrest at the same stage of the competition last season when we were beaten 3-2 at St, James’ Park in what was a poor showing by the Magpies.

Jack Colback is on loan at Forest for the season and will not be eligible to play in the game.

Here is the full draw.

Northern section.

Leicester v Fleetwood
Leeds v Preston
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle
Doncaster v Blackpool
Burton v Aston Villa
Hull v Derby
Middlesbrough v Rochdale
Everton v Rotherham
Blackburn v Lincoln
West Brom v Mansfield
Walsall v Macclesfield
Stoke v Huddersfield

Southern section.

Brighton v Southampton
QPR v Bristol Rovers
AFC Wimbledon v West Ham
Fulham v Exeter
Wycombe v Forest Green
Cardiff v Norwich
Millwall v Plymouth
Brentford v Cheltenham
Swansea v Crystal Palace
Newport v Oxford
Bournemouth v MK Dons
Reading v Watford

Ties to be played in the week beginning 27 August

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Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1


    Great stuff in the Irishtimes.

    “The hard-headed billionaire, Sports Direct retailer Mike Ashley, has for years been a pantomime villain of Britain’s financial press.

    But over the last week, the Newcastle United owner has also been hailed in the UK as potentially the “saviour of the high street”, after Sports Direct agreed a £90 million (€100.5 million) deal to buy House of Fraser department store group out of administration.”

    I would paste the rest, but it only gets worse. Goebbels would be proud of that article.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” (Goebbels)

  • Mag52

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Re. Clark. Surely for any club looking to buy Clark, the window has closed, hasn’t it ?

  • Mag52

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    …”the saviour of the high street “. Del boy to the rescue.
    Let’s see what HoF looks like in twelve months time.

  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley has even struck sponsorship deals with the GAA and the FAI.
    At this rate, he may well buy Shamrock Rovers and call himself Mick.

    Ha ha ha

  • barkel

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    I think they’ll have a lovely new blue and red logo for a start Mag.

    Clubs in the lower leagues can still take players on loan until 31st August, I’m not sure about permanent transfers though

  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Mag 52
    The window has only closed for inwards to the PL
    Lower leagues and European clubs can still take
    PL players

  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8

    If Ashley thinks being involved with the Toon army
    is a colourful experience, just wait until somebody
    hands him a hurl and a sliotar


  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Claudio marchisio has just become a free agent. We need to sign him right player

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Should be a decent open match at Forest, they’re a good team with a passionate support. We played a very junior team in the same match at home last season, I think Rafa will take it more seriously this time out.

  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    The team that started vs Forest last August

  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    At 32 Claudio Marchisio’s days as a box to box nonstop
    midfielder are over – but – I’d bet he’d make a great fullback


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