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Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United – What the managers are saying.

October 26th, 2011 | 10 Comments |

Alan Pardew and Steve Kean: Old friends
Alan Pardew and Steve Kean: Old friends
Hello and welcome to our review of what the managers have been saying in the run up to Newcastle United’s League Cup game with Blackburn Rovers, which kicks off at 8PM this evening at Ewood Park.

For an in depth preview of the match, please check out our match preview, in which I take a look at the team news, previous stats between the sides, squads, possible selction and tactics etc. We will also be running our usual “match banter” feature during the game, which will go out around an hour before the kick off.

With Blackburn already fighting for survival at the foot of the Premiership, and Newcastle United currenty riding high in fourth place, it might seem that Blackburn would be the underdogs in this League Cup battle. However, Blackburn will have the home advantage, and Newcastle United’s Silver Supremo, Alan Pardew, has insisted that this will be a tough game, but that he will definitely be going for the win. Though he has been very cagey about what team he will be putting out, he insisted to BBC Radio Newcastle’s “Total Sport” programme:

“We want to win, we want to win it. Don’t worry about that!” (more…)