Welcome one and all to this “Game On” article which today will see us do battle with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Yes that is correct, the FA Cup is here once again and ordinarily I’d be up for the cup. I just can’t seem to get myself excited about this year though.
Still that is just me and I don’t want to tread on any toes so if you still have love for the cup don’t let me get in the way. We still have to play the game anyway so me may aswell try and win the damn thing, although we’ve been trying, and failing miserably, to do that for weeks now. Perhaps, in that case, the cup could be just the distraction we need? I doubt it…
United head to Sussex looking to avenge our fourth round exit of last season when Will Buckley’s deflected strike was enough to give the home side a 1-0 win and send Newcastle tumbling out of the cup to lower league opposition for a second year running.
The match preview for this game is online here for you to peruse at your leisure. It features news of injury concerns for both sides, a brief look at the history of the fixture and some facts and stats to whet your appetite.
As ever team news will be published in full below, and today it will be provided by Big Dave as I don;t actually finish work until halfway through the first half. I’m sure he’ll have the team news up as and when it becomes available.
We’re on ITV1 which is when you know the masses are looking for an upset, but on the plus side it should mean that getting a stream from them, or from any of the overseas broadcasters showing the game, should be pretty easy. Once again normal rules apply and if you happen to find a decent one then please feel free to share it with your fellow NUFC fans.
Howay the lads!
Brighton:Ankergren; David, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Hammond, Bridcutt, Dicker; Orlandi, Mackail-Smith, Barnes
Subs:Kuszczak, Dunk, Crofts, LuaLua, Buckley, Dobbie, Hoskins.
Newcastle: Elliot; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, Santon; Anita, Bigirimana; Obertan, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi; Shola Ameobi.
Subs: Krul, Dummett, Ferguson, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Campbell, Ranger.