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Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United League Cup match preview.

October 26th, 2011 | 30 Comments |

It's a dog's life at Ewood Park at the moment!
It's a dog's life at Ewood Park at the moment!
Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
Date: Weds, October 26th, 2011
Kick-off: 8:00pm
Referee: Robert Madley.

This evenong’s game sees Newcastle United facing a struggling Blackburn Rovers side for a place in the last eight of the League Cup.

Alan Pardew has been saying he has no worries of relegation and that he will definitely be going for a win. Meanwhile, embattled Blackburn are currently lying right at the bottom of the Premier League, and survival in the highest division will undoubtedly be their highest priority, especially after what happened to last years winners, relegated Birmingham City. On the other hand, Blackburn will have home advantage at Ewood Park, and as we all know, anyhting can happen in a cup game!

Stats, previous matches etc…

Blackburn have actually gone one better than Newcastle in the League Cup, having won it in 2002 when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the final. Newcastle’s Previous Best was as losing finalists with the Gordon Lee “Dream Team” in 1976, when we were beaten by the same scoreline, 2-1, by Manchester City. (more…)