Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Friday January 2 2009
Known for his sunderland roots Phil Brown is hardly Mr Popular in Newcastle circles with this and his Allardyce leanings. Speaking ahead of the cup team, pitting two poor teams against each other, he believes the winner will go on to up their league form. The permatanned one said:
"Most probably no-one in football would have predicted a 5-1 defeat. I thought Joe Kinnear had certainly steadied the ship if you looked at the scorelines and form. It looked like they were going to push up to the top half of the division.
Certainly, they`ll be coming here like a wounded animal and the shoe`s on the same foot for ourselves. We deserved to get something from the Aston Villa game, but unfortunately the decisions and everything else went against us. We were very unlucky against an in-form team who are certainly capable of breaking the stronghold of the top four.
We gave them a good game and more than matched them. Both sides haven`t been in the best of form and will be looking to get back to winning ways. We`ve lost the last three and understand the FA Cup can help our league form. I certainly found that in my own playing career and hopefully the current players will be the same. It`s a tough game, though.
Joe has talked about his injury problems and that he only has 11 fit players, but they`ll come out fighting after the Liverpool game. We`ve sold about 21,000 tickets, and I know Newcastle have sold their 2,500 allocation. The KC Stadium makes for a tremendous atmosphere when it`s full.
A win against Newcastle would be a timely reminder to us of what it takes to win a game of football. It would give us a boost, not that we`re suffering. The response I`ve got from the players has been magnificent."
Date:Friday January 2 2009
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned (Thursday December 18 2014)
Pardew - We Can't Let The Fans Down Again (Thursday December 18 2014)
Alnwick Picks Up Shoulder Injury? (Thursday December 18 2014)
Haidara - Second Tottenham Goal Was Crucial (Thursday December 18 2014)
Stats: Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Team Line-Ups - Tottenham v Newcastle (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Trio Of Concerns Ahead Of Spurs (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Spurs v Newcastle - How Will It Go? (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Pardew Relishing Spurs Cup Chance (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Rolando Aarons Suffers More Injury Concerns (Tuesday December 16 2014)
|Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
» Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
|Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
» Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
|Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
» Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
|John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
» Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
|Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
» Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00