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Toon dodge the bullet! Accrington Stanley 2-3 Newcastle.

August 26th, 2010 | 145 Comments |

Ryan Taylor after his wonder strike.
Ryan Taylor after his wonder strike.
Newcastle safely negotiated a potentially hazardous passage through to round three of the Carling Cup last night as they beat Accrington Stanley 3-2 at The Crown Ground.

The catchy advert once said ‘Accrington Stanley….. Who are they?’, and I can pretty much safely say that a largely second-string Newcastle side will know full well just who Accrington Stanley are now.

A decent game with chances at either end probably yielded the correct result come full-time, although if it wasn’t for a combination of poor finishing, the woodwork and some good goalkeeping then the score could have been much higher, for either side in fairness.

Newcastle made most of the running as the game got underway, something you would expect a Premier League team to do against opposition that sits a full three leagues below them, with Nile Ranger looking particularly lively. (more…)

Accrington Stanley v Newcastle – Match banter.

August 25th, 2010 | 273 Comments |

Who are they?
Who are they?
Expect lots of references to that famous 1980’s milk advert tonight as Newcastle take on Accrington Stanley in the Carling Cup 2nd round.

I expect a good old-fashioned cup tie tonight. The chance of an upset, non-stop rain, less than glamorous surroundings and TV cameras will all add to the spectacle. In fact it all smacks a little bit of Hereford United all those years back to be honest.

It is the first ever meeting between the two clubs and it will be broadcast on Sky TV, so if any of you guys and girls know of any coverage that you wish to share then please feel free to post a link in the ‘comments’ section below and get involved with the banter.

As ever, this is the place for us all to come together and piss and moan about the match, as we usually do, although hopefully there won’t be much to moan about. (more…)

Accrington Stanley v Newcastle – Carling Cup match preview.

August 25th, 2010 | 17 Comments |

The Crown Ground - A real football ground.
The Crown Ground - A real football ground.
Newcastle take on Accrington Stanley tonight in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup.

A largely second string side will be charged with trying to help us get past this potential banana skin of a tie, and Sky TV, who will be broadcasting the game live, will no doubt be waiting for and willing for an upset.

The match will give some our brightest young talent, such as Haris Vuckic, the chance to show everyone what they are made of. If things do start to go wrong and Newcastle need to dig themselves out of a hole though then there will be a number of senior players, like Kevin Nolan, who will more than likely be on the bench to try and dig us out and avoid an upset.

Trying to guess the team is going to be a bit difficult as I just don’t know how many of our young players are going to play. The key is balance, playing enough of the kids but not too many of them at the same time like we had last season at Peterborough. (more…)