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Seagulls and Magpies – Brighton vs Newcastle United FA Cup match banter!

Posted on January 28th, 2012 | 98 Comments |

Brighton v Newcastle United in the FA Cup.
Seagulls and Magpies battle for cup glory!
This afternoon sees Newcastle United cruising down to the UK’s “LGBT” (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgendered) capital, Brighton.

However I shall reftain from indulging in the practically limitless opportunities for cheap, tacky innuendo about Poyet’s men getting Newcastle United “round the back” and giving them a good pounding and so on… Instead I will just rise above all that, behave myself abd concentrate on telling you that for an in depth look forward to this FA Cup clash, you can do far worse than checking out UTD111’s excellent preview of the game, which has all the team news, pre match gossip and lots of other stuff too. I will also be publishing the official teamsheets for the game below when they become available. If I may borrow a little from the preview mentioned above, here’s what Alan Pardew and Gus Poyet have been saying about the forthcoming game:

Alan Pardew: “For us, it’s a competition we can focus on. We’ve got ourselves in a good position in the league. We’ll be sending a strong team. Brighton are a good team. They play the ball about and move you around. They are good technically, and we will have to be at our best to get the right result.”

Gus Poyet: “It’s a cup game, and you always have a chance, Saying that, in terms of their quality, their performances and the way that they’ve been playing, you would say that Newcastle are favourites. That’s not me trying to put pressure on Newcastle, or trying to play any mind games. That’s just the reality.

“It’s one-off game, and with the atmosphere and the players’ excitement, it’ll be a great game. We will need to be very good and we need to be playing the way we did against Sunderland, because we were very good defensively and going forward. We were decent against Liverpool, and that’s what makes us think that maybe we had a chance. We need to make sure that we are very good on the day.”

The game will be shown live in the UK on ESPN.

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets

Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3): Peter Brezovan (G), Gordon Greer, Lewis Dunk, Adam El-Abd, Iñigo Calderón, Liam Bridcutt, Matt Sparrow, Will Buckley, Jake Forster-Caskey, Ashley Barnes, Craig Mackail-Smith.

Subs: Casper Ankergren, Romain Vincelot, Grant Hall, Alan Navarro, Ryan Harley, Will Hoskins, Torbjorn Agdestein.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul(G), Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Davide Santon; Danny Guthrie, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best, Shola Ameobi.

Substitutes: Rob Elliot (G), Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan, Peter Lovenrkands.

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98 Responses

  1. Supermac says:
    January 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    “thanks worky – HWTL – 0-2
    but who on earth subscribes to ESPN ?”

    I have ESPN on my cable package Supermac (it’s on there anyway) but I’m wishing I took up Stephen C’s offer of a ticket and got the train down there earlier :-(

    I’ll get some links up for those who don’t have ESPN.

  2. Supermac says:
    January 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    thanks worky – HWTL – 0-2
    but who on earth subscribes to ESPN ?
    ____________________________

    *Cough* *shuffle* erm…..me! LOL!

  3. Cheers again lads,
    not actually surprised with the team sheet. I guess Pardew is planning to give Shola last chance games until he turns into frozen substitute, just like Obertan. Wise decision about Collo’s case.Perch would be one risky hand this match.
    Anyway, any news about buying defender after Mariappa’s rejection?

  4. workyticket says:
    January 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    It’s the only advantage of having beardie Branson’s extra large package UTD111.
    _____________________________

    I pay the extra tenner to Sky :(

    I’m rootin for James Perch as MoM :)

  5. old boy says:
    January 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    “I guess Pardew is planning to give Shola last chance games until he turns into frozen substitute,”

    Wishful thinking old boy, he’ll be playing with us at 40! :-)

  6. i think we’re watching with one eye for blackburn visit. But of course, too slow movement and giving a little bit more respect to brighton

  7. old boy says:
    January 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    i think we’re watching with one eye for blackburn visit. But of course, too slow movement and giving a little bit more respect to brighton
    _______________________

    Aye we must be playin slow cos Strolla is looking comfortable LOL!

  8. This is dull. Cabaye is playing too deep. Best isn’t a wide forward and Brighton’s stadium is weird.

  9. Jimbob says:
    January 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    “Brighton’s stadium is weird.”

    Not as weird as our big lopsided thing though Jimbob (thanks to Dolly Potta and the Metro).

  10. See Des Lynam is in the stadium…..remember when he was banging that Bond Girl Shemale?
    Bet he is out on the town tonight getting busy.
    Dirty Sod.

  11. As the home team, I expected Brighton to come bombing at us – it just hasn’t happened – they’ve shown nothing, I can understand Pardew’s caution but we can finish this here if we attack them.

    It’s like boxing somebody you know you’re better than, and can’t hurt you but deciding not to punch him. Wierd.

  12. I’m sure they’d be able to fit more seats in, seems to be a lot of unfilled space.

    I’ve basically spent the first half being an architectural critic. Haven’t really noticed much on the pitch…

  13. sirjasontoon says:
    January 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    “See Des Lynam is in the stadium…..remember when he was banging that Bond Girl Shemale?”

    Eh SJT????

    I know a VERY famous celebrity chef who was deein’ a tranny in Soho. Can’t say who it was like.

  14. I dunno why we are so desperate for Simpson to sign a new deal. He cannot cross or run with the ball. Santon doesn’t look right at left back.

  15. UTD111 says:
    January 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    “http://www.seagulls.co.uk/page/GullysGirls”

    We could have “Maggie’s Maidens” if they could find enough maidens in Newcastle that is, which would be highly doubtful.

  16. UTD111 says:
    January 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    “http://www.seagulls.co.uk/page/GullysGirls”

    We could have “Maggie’s Maidens” if they could find enough maidens in Newcastle that is, which would be highly doubtful.
    __________________________

    Sure you’re not thinking of essex mate?

    Why do Essex girls go to the toilet in pairs?
    Because they’re not used to pulling their own knickers down.

  17. i can’t believe my eyes ‘re seeing every time the same film
    what a non-character team Pardew built.Actually he is not to blame that is for last 10 year. We are even far away from teams like Stoke, Everton and others middle table.
    Honestly don’t wanna watch players like Simpson,Perch, Shola, Best and the rest half, if you lose, then lose with your own youngster.They just play by heart.

  18. This is why I don’t like Pardew, He just doesn’t have the tactical knowledge to change a game when things aren’t going our way

  19. old boy says:
    January 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Aye, you missed something- we had one and in the first half.

    Sorry I meant apart from the Best effort.

  20. agree with Harry.
    The same thing happened vs Fulham. Pardew lost the game with his totally tactical mess

  21. We create fook all.
    Manger is clueless and the triple substitution with a couple of minutes to go was laughable.

  22. Yeah don’t care, expected a lose alot more than any other result. But the most unsuprising thing is 0 goals scored.
    Why do I care so little? Strange.

  23. I know Ben Arfa scored that great goal against Blackburn on the right but he was ineffectual today. I would of stuck him upfront with Best as Ameobi hasn’t offered anything. Thought Santon had done well getting forward but he was taken off.

  24. I’m sorry, I don’t understand anything Pardew does. We need a goal, so he subs off Santon and Ben Arfa, for Ryan Taylor and Ferguson. Shocking. Oh, and Shola should NEVER play another game in the black and white. That was the laziest performance I have ever seen any professional athlete, in any sport ever give. What a piece of shit

  25. I’ll bet the boogers get Crawley at home

    Face your critics Pardew – Carr deserves to produce diamonds for a slightly better manager

  26. Trophy?
    I would be glad if we start looking decent no matter we are at SJP or playing away. Every game is different Newcastle performance. I don’t know how can be 6th

  27. yet again pardews non existant tactics cost us, alan there’s a lad at birmingham doing a smashing job, who knocked four in today.
    i’ve heard a lot of newcastle fans putting the boot into liverpool, how they’ve wasted money, king kenny’s meltdown etc.
    when it comes to the end of the season, they will probably have a trophy to show off, and we’ll have f-all.

  28. What the f**k does pardhew see in shola that i dont?? that bloke is an absolute waste of space. Brighton were there for the taken but when a team turns up with Best & Ameobi upfront they must be licking their lips.

    THEM SUBS have got to be the worst subs ive seen in the last 10 years Taylor, Ferguson & Gosling are not going to change any game. shitty tactics and formation AGAIN. yet pardhew will blame that penalty that was not given.

    Thank god we have 2 decent strikers coming back to push best and shola outta the team for good

  29. Pardew parked the bus and it got a flat tyre…

    And as usual “Plan B” was to take good players of and leave poor players on

    Woop-e-doo :(

  30. GeordieMagpie,
    i pray Dembas to replace BEst adn Shola forever, but as i see Pardew’s “tactical and football knowledge” ,can’t be sure. Still believe Shola is Championship class, even worse.Best scores in 3 months. Lovenkrands probably has forgotten his last game. And why they are here? Not better than our second team forwards, sure about that!

  31. I’ve got the unfortunate job of writing this game up for the blog :(

    But I don’t suppose anybody is desperate to read it – most of us saw what happened and know why.

    I’m gona calm down first and have me tea :(

  32. Typical cup exit. Fail to take changes away from home, you concede one (own) goal and your out.

    I’ll move on, the team will.

    HWTL

  33. UTD111,
    calm down, take a cup of tea and remember: This season we have never had two consecutive awful performances. So, wish you have a lucky report after Blackburn on Wednesday.

  34. UTD111 says:
    January 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “I’m gona calm down first and have me tea”

    I’ll pop down the supermarket then. I wouldn’t be too harsh, they did defend very well and we weren’t so bad at all in many areas of the pitch where we dominated possession at times, we were just a bit “toothless” upfront and we did miss out on a definite penalty.

  35. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    January 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    “alan there’s a lad at birmingham doing a smashing job, who knocked four in today.”

    He’s just lost another one of his best players too Trojan, Jean Beausejour. Now they’ve got Europe out of the way, they’ve won five and drawn one of their last six games in the Championship, and beaten Wolves in the Cup.

  36. old boy says:
    January 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    UTD111,
    “calm down, take a cup of tea and remember: This season we have never had two consecutive awful performances.”

    Is this sarcastic? Can’t tell. We’ve just have Fulham and Brighton!

  37. TROJAN RECORDS 73 says:
    January 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    “worky, chris is different class to pardew, end of story.”

    The Bluenoses divven’t half gush about him down there (well, up there for me) Trojan. He’s got another rancid owner though, every time he starts to get somewhere they just swipe another top player from under his nose and sell him on.

  38. @ old boy

    Shola is deffo championship quality at best. i dont understand hes never been a quality striker so why do
    managers still persist on playing him? LuaLua was better than shola.

    Besty does all the right things but finish. again only championship quality.

  39. For those of you whining give over, We just played them off the park, it was clear the difference was the finishing on our part, dont forget were playing with our 3rd and 4th choice strikers here, If we had of stuck one of them chances in then no doubts im confident we would have won that game. Rest assured though, Senegal are out and our strikers are back next week, were still having a good season, 6th place, played Manure twice, can now concentrate on cementing a Europe place. Those complaining about Pardew get a grip he’s doing a great job with what he’s been given… my only note from today was the reluctance to give HBA the ball when he was asking for it and was the obvious pass out wide, is there something going on?

  40. It is quite worrying though that we can’t find that final through ball because if we can’t break down a stubborn championship defence, how are we going to do it against a premiership defence? I know people may argue that we’ll have Ba and Cisse in a week or two but who is going to find these if Cabaye continues to play deep and Ben Arfa stuck on the wing?

    I think this may have been posted on a previous article but it’s quite a good read

    http://www.eplindex.com/8944/double-demba-dominate-goals.html

    This also confirms our lack of creativity in the final third

    http://www.eplindex.com/9035/premier-league-passing-trends-2011-12.html

  41. Titch says:
    January 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “dont forget were playing with our 3rd and 4th choice strikers here,”

    We were only playing with one striker Titch, Ameobi. Best played behind him on the left.

  42. Supermac says:
    January 29, 2012 at 12:33 am

    “like the last match, I can’t think owt anything worth saying about this game, so I’ll say nowt”

    You could say that James Perch was quite possibly our man of the match Supermac.

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