Newcastle drawn away at Nottingham Forest in Carling Cup

Up for the cup? Or focus on the league?

Up for the cup?
Newcastle have been drawn away at Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carling Cup. The games will be played on the week commencing 19th September.

Newcastle were given two tough games by Nottingham Forest during our Championship winning season although things have progressed since then. We’ve of course gone on to secure Premier league survival whilst Forest failed to push on from where we left them and missed out on promotion again.

It won’t be easy though as they are a vocal set of fans and will be up for the match at the City Ground. I was there back in 2009 when we lost 1-0 and I remember it being a cracking atmosphere although perhaps the most vivid memory of the match was my brush with the law outside the ground after the game.

The full draw is as follows.

Cardiff v Leicester
Wolves v Millwall
Chelsea v Fulham
Aldershot or Carlisle v Rochdale
Arsenal v Shrewsbury
Burnley v MK Dons
Leeds v Manchester United
Brighton v Liverpool
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle
Manchester City v Birmingham
Blackburn v Leyton Orient or Bristol Rovers
Swindon or Southampton v Charlton or Preston
Everton v West Brom
Crystal Palace or Wigan v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Bolton
Stoke v Tottenham

Obviously we have a tough draw. Going away to a Championship side is not easy, but if we can get through we will be only one of a handful of Premier league clubs left in the competition. In fact there will be a maximum of nine left in the competition after this round, not including us.

Let’s try and get Forest out of the way first though!

20 thoughts on “Newcastle drawn away at Nottingham Forest in Carling Cup

  1. Hopefully the scunny game is a wake up. After what AP said about targeting cups, would have been awful to go out to them.

    Should we be looking at cups with a small squad? I think yes. Hwtl.


  2. Chelsea have signed Mata and are still pursuing Modric if they are sucessful quite fancy an approach for McEachran on loan. Good idea? 🙄


  3. Ice – Just replied on the old thread 🙂

    Just said that I don’t know mate. It’s working well enough for me 😕


  4. Après un transfert manqué à Schalke 04 en Allemagne, Nolan Roux pourrait finalement prendre la route de l’Angleterre avant le 31 août. Intéressé par les services de l’attaquant formé au RC Lens, Newcastle, pensionnaire de Premier League, s’est rapproché du Stade Brestois et aurait effectué une offre conforme à la clause libératoire du joueur, soit huit millions d’euros. Il se murmure que vendredi soir, les dirigeants brestois attendaient l’aval du RC Lens, qui détient encore 50% des droits du joueur, pour conclure l’affaire.


  5. After a transfer failed to Schalke 04 in Germany, Nolan Roux could finally take the road to England before August 31. Interested in the services of striker trained to RC Lens, Newcastle, Premier League resident, approached the Stade Brest and would have made ​​an offer in line with the player’s release clause, eight million. It is rumored that Friday night, officers were waiting for the approval of Brest RC Lens, which still holds 50% of the player to close the deal.


  6. Soccer saturday boys stating the obvious we need a top draw striker.
    Also only one of them thinking we will be bottom six.
    For me it is a 14 team mini league


  7. I fooking hate Forest, I hope we smash them. Famous? Famous for being koonts.


  8. But number 19, and it’s a very big but.

    Newcastle United have never actually won anything have they?

    Air simply comes rushing out of that mouth doesn’t it…….


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