Toon get Scunthorpe in League Cup.

Bad memories of Glanford Park.
Newcastle have been paired against Scunthorpe United in the draw for the second round of the League Cup.

It’s a match that brings back memories of our season in the Championship to be honest. Bad memories. We were beaten 2-1 that evening and Scunthorpe celebrated by acting like Sunderland and getting mugs and t-shirts printed in celebration of the day when they beat a team in the same league as them at the time.

How things change though. Of course we went on to achieve promotion at the end of that season and consolidate Premier League survival in the season after whilst Scunthorpe are now plying their trade in League One. However before anyone says this will be an easy tie just remember that much the same was said about Accrington Stanley and Stevenage. Granted we scraped through the first one, but look what happened in the second one. Upsets can and do happen!

The draw is in full below.

Millwall v Morecambe
Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday
Bury v Leicester City
West Ham United or Aldershot Town v Carlisle United
AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace or Crawley Town v Wigan Athletic
Peterborough United v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Hereford United
Bristol City or Swindon Town v Southampton
Exeter City v Liverpool
Everton v Sheffield United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Sunderland
Shrewsbury Town v Swansea City
Reading or Charlton Athletic v Preston North End
Norwich City v Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Bolton Wanderers v Macclesfield Town
Burnley v Barnet
Scunthorpe United v Newcastle United
Leyton Orient v Watford or Bristol Rovers
Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Queens Park Rangers v Rochdale

Games will be played week commencing 22nd August with the likely date being Tuesday 23rd August, although that is as yet unconfirmed so don’t hold me to it!

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27 thoughts on “Toon get Scunthorpe in League Cup.

  1. Yeah I’m not too thrilled about it. I don;t think anything good can ever come out of these types of matches to be fair. We either get made to look silly or get made to be the bullies by being the winning Premier League side against plucky lower leaguers in the eyes of the media.


  2. Youve never banned booby ??

    I dont agree with most of his comments and he was writing the same stuff on .org this time last year, But hes not that bad surely people are entitled to a opposing view… 🙄


  3. Who say he is not entitled to an opposing view like? Erm nobody?

    My point being the subtle put downs and ****e like that is tiresome. The judging of people, the thinly veiled insults and derogatory comments and childish in the extreme whether the are meant as playful or not, which is of course a convenient excuse for someone to use when they push something too far on the internet. The comments policy is there for all…

    It’s not his views I have an issue with at all. As I’ve said (which you’ve completely ignored by the way), others have the same views as him yet manage to not rub people up the wrong way.

    I was in the verge of letting him back on so cheers CC for reminding me just why I’d done it in the first place.


  4. “We were beaten 2-1 that evening and S****horpe celebrated by acting like Sunderland and getting mugs and t-shirts printed in celebration of the day when they beat a team in the same league as them at the time”

    What you have to remember is that the championship was a huge achievement for us, one that we may never repeat again, it was the best time ever to be an Iron supporter. To beat a team like Newcastle – a massive club – was an incredible achievement, and probably to beat Newcastle in a league game is something that will never happen again.
    Sure, we were in the same league, but it was clear neither of us belonged there. To compare us with Sunderland is to be honest a little insulting.

    So be gracious, allow us the “mugs and t-shirts” to remind us of probably our greatest time as supporters.

    Good luck in the cup, I hope we get the chance to do some more t-shirts but if not I hope you go all the way.

    Scunny Fan


  5. Is Bobby banned? 😥 He was making progress, he admittted he was wrong yesterday 😯 …..seriously though, Bobby’s a good lad, can he be patronizing, yes, can he be arrogant,yes but he also makes alot of valid points. He’s entertaining too imo. You just have to take it with a pinch of salt as Bobby takes the abuse aimed at him.


  6. Scunny
    August 12, 2011 at 08:13

    “To compare us with Sunderland is to be honest a little insulting.”

    😆 😆 😆 😆


  7. I agree with rich, He was funny as ****, Remember him telling everyone Ray wilkins was sacked by chelsea before we played them last season because he was gonna chin hughton for taking his number 2 role to ancelotti… 😆


  8. Toonsy, what witch hunt?….there may be more agree with him being banned than
    I just don’t mind Bobby and I think there’s worse abuse typed by people on here than owt Bobby says, just my opinion tho, not a witch hunt mate 😉


  9. Scunny…..quality mate 😆 ……actually went down there, wor lass loved it as she found £20…..nae beer for the away fans though(if I remember right)


  10. I’m sure he’ll be heartened by your reading your backing. As I said, I was going to mail and give him an 8th chance to change his patronising and condascending tone but now I’ve just realised that it will happen again and again and again.


  11. Booby banned?

    Ne’er mind, we’ve still got his alter ego, Stardust, to keep us entertained…. but for how long 😉


  12. You stick to your guns, toonsy.

    He can park his bull**** bus on wanky tissue’s blog. The pair of them are probably made for each other anyway.


  13. Manager Alan Pardew has stressed that Newcastle United must re-evaluate their status as a club.

    Pardew has had to get his head round various contractual issues from the previous regime, which have resulted in potentially both Jose Enrique and Joey Barton leaving the club cheaply.

    Newcastle fans and some high-profile players have grown increasingly frustrated at the lack of a big-name striker being signed following Andy Carroll’s £35million move to Liverpool in January.

    But gone are the days of Newcastle splashing the cash, with modest signings such as Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux, Mehdi Abeid and Gabriel Obertan reflecting owner Mike Ashley’s new prudent approach.

    And Pardew admits that is something everyone involved with the club will have to get used to.

    “Some of the problems I have inherited that have gone on before haven’t made it easy, and I have picked up some history of what has gone on in contract negotiations et cetera,” he said.
    New understanding

    “It’s very, very important that we try to build a new understanding of the club going forward together.

    “It’s documented that the club needs to be sustainable from its own funds, and that put us in a category of clubs that probably we are not used to being in.

    “Maybe 10 years ago, we would be able to rival the Arsenals and Manchester Citys and Chelseas of this world in terms of transfers.

    “But that looks difficult at the moment until such times as we grow the club and show on the pitch that we can bring some success, then hopefully keep our better players and build on that.

    “Unfortunately, the business of this Premier League makes it difficult. These top clubs can come and grab our players and until such time as we are financially strong enough to hold off sovereign states, we are going to have a problem.”


  14. Enrique explains £6m switch
    Last Updated: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:54

    Jose Enrique has revealed that he chose to quit Newcastle for Liverpool because he has a better chance of winning trophies with them.

    A fee of around £6m has been agreed by the two clubs, Enrique has undergone a medical and the left back will complete his move to Anfield in the next 48 hours providing there are no last-minute hitches.

    The 25-year-old Spaniard was an outspoken critic of the Magpies and was fined two weeks’ wages for criticising Newcastle’s transfer policy on Twitter in January following the sale of star striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool and he revealed that it was his desire to win silverware that prompted him to leave St James’ Park.

    Enrique told the Sun: “My move is purely dependent on the sporting opportunity – not money.

    “I want to fight for titles and I think it more possible to do that with Liverpool than Newcastle.”

    Enrique reportedly rejected £50,000 a week to extend his Newcastle contract and added: “I prefer not to comment on that. But Newcastle did promise to solve my situation before the season and this has happened.”


  15. Joe…..I reckon there may have been a “we’ll let you go before the season at a decent price but you don’t slag the club down” sort of deal….time will tell.


  16. ref my 2 post above:….none of this is good, but reality is very clear. If we are to achieve anything in the coming seasons, we must stick together as a unit, the team, the manager & the fans. The owner is an imponderable…we just don’t know what the **** he’s about. Most of us have decided that he’s a write off and I tend to agree, but we as fans are going to either have to grin & bear it…or stop giving him money!….I’ve [for my sins] bought a season ticket so my decision has been set for the next season at least, now I just intend to support the team & the manager to try and salvage something from this car crash of a kick off to the season…fortunately Arsenal seem to be almost in a worse state than us…small mercies eh!


  17. What T shirts and mugs. I can’t remember seeing them for sale? Is someone making this up for a Geordie style laff?


  18. Unfortunately, there weren’t T-shirts & mugs, otherwise I’d have bought them.

    This is just the usual rubbish made up to snipe sadly.

    The fact that we were even ever in the same league speaks volumes – as does the fact that even that season, your home attendances were close to 10x ours.

    Gutierrez & Enrique, (who didn’t get past our RB all night), were on £50k p/w each. Our captain was on £2.5k p/w. Not too bad eh?

    Happy days eh!?


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