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Blackburn vs Newcastle Carling Cup Match Banter

October 26th, 2011 | 122 Comments |

Blackburn v Newcastle, Carling Cup 2011
Battling for a place in the last 8
Good evening and welcome to the match banter thread for tonight’s Carling Cup tie between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

A place in the last 8 beckons for one of us and I’d quite fancy our chances at this one if it wasn’t for a strange sense of foreboding I’m feeling about the game.

As you all know by now, I’m blessed with more than the mere 5 senses of normal mortals and both my 17th and 23rd sense are tingling slightly. Although that might just be the curry I had last night.

For more details about the game, my colleague has prepared an excellent match preview and a look at what the managers have said ahead of tonight’s game.

Without Cheik Tiote (knee) and Steve Taylor (conk), Pardew will be forced to make a few changes and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod. I wouldn’t be surprised to see appearances by Smith and Perch in this game and I reckon Benny will get a starting place up front with either Ba or Best. But I’m just guessing. . (more…)