FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

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FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by mcteeth » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:44 pm

Potential for an upset. I think Newcastle will be more focused on avoiding relegation along with Benitez continually bemoaning a lack of money and how it'll be a miracle if they stay up.

Sounds like Mowbray will start a relatively strong side, Nyambe should be available with Williams still out. Would like to see Travis continue playing and might be a good opportunity to give Brereton another start having signed his new deal, he could do with a goal but needs to play centrally for that to happen.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by Darth Rover » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:31 pm

Its not often i say this regarding cup games but i think Rovers should go all out to try and win this one. Last season Rovers whimpered out against Hull in the third round. Given that promotion back to the championship was a real possibility last season it was the right thing to do to field an under strength starting eleven. Also it would not be fair to regular players like Bradley Dack not to give them an opportunity to see what they can do on a big stage. Rovers fans too paying good money to venture up the the northeast deserve to see their team give themselves the best possible chance of a good result. With Newcastle stating they are going to be without five players who may have played a part in the game the good omens are there to be seen. Maybe its too optimistic to think we can challenge a premier league team on their on patch. Especially the way Rover defend and even more especially how Rovers defend in the last five minutes.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:55 pm

I think we were handed a large advantage when Burnley won and United beat Newcastle in the week. This piled the pressure on Benitez and I wouldn't be surprised to see him field an exceptionally weak team.
For Rovers I think Travis has played himself into a regular first team spot, Armstrong will be hammering on Mowbray's door to play in this one and I foresee a strong Rovers line up.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:20 pm

I imagine the usual suspects will play at Newcastle. Only thing that might be different is Graham off for Brereton, flip a coin on Bell or Williams, and maybe see Rodwell instead of Evans. Rodwell last played at Leeds, so he might be due for a match and see where his fitness is at.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by mcteeth » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:04 am

Williams is out I’m pretty sure and we’ve got a week after this before Millwall so I think he’ll go pretty strong. Just think I’d be tempted to rest Graham and Dack on the bench.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by WacoRover » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:58 pm

I like this starting 11; our best would have a healthy Nyambe, but I’m not complaining

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Half time, 0-0 still. Very open match, Rovers racking up the corner count, Newcastle can't find the target. I like our chances going into the second half.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by mcteeth » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:27 pm

Holding our own. Doesn’t look like Premiership v Championship in the slightest. Although that probably says more about Newcastle than us :lol:

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by WacoRover » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:14 pm

Drat

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by WacoRover » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:27 pm

Well, we get a replay at Ewood.

Taken altogether, not a bad result. Magpies had some great chances, but Rovers must’ve defended well.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:31 pm

Well done lads. Newcastle will not fancy coming to Ewood Park.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by yankfan » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Another goal conceded in the last 10 minutes that costs us. Is it possible the lads lack fitness to finish off 90 min?

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:39 am

A little disappointed at the penalty conceded. Really had this match in the bag and Evans gives away a cheap penalty. It's good for the squad to have the extra match though, more experience for younger heads.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by mcteeth » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:26 am

Managed to watch the game, thought we did really well and probably just shaded it over 90 minutes. Our goal was excellent too.

Unwanted replay really as I think we could easily be targeting 3 wins in the league with the upcoming fixtures and this will be shoehorned into the middle of that. Looking at their fixtures they’ve got Chelsea away then a must win at home to Cardiff so they won’t want the replay either.

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Re: FA Cup: Newcastle v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 5 Jan, KO 17:30

Post by theadore » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:10 pm

Armstrong winner would have killed them? Piff

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