United will have to Roll With It at Stevenage again!

By Lee Ryder on Nov 28, 10 06:19 PM

Newcastle United have landed a sensational FA Cup third round draw away to Stevenage.

The tie fires up bad memories of the 1998 fourth round meeting of the then non-league side and the Magpies in a clash that caused much controversy.

Back then United took on the Hertfordshire outfit at Broadhall Way and were held to a 1-1 draw after a row before the game was sparked when Kenny Dalglish offered to play the game at St James' Park.

However, after TV and sponsorship money was taken into consideration the game took place at Broadhall Way with the Magpies taking the lead through Alan Shearer only to be pegged back for a draw and a replay.

Stevenage, now in League Two, were beaten 2-1 at St James' after a double strike from Shearer as the Mags marched to Wembley under Dalglish only to be beaten by Arsenal.

The draw was made at Wembley by Oasis star Noel Gallagher and Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno.

Incredibly Gallagher and Pizzorno paired the two sides they support together in Leicester City and Man City in an incredible draw which also paired Man United and Liverpool.


toonagain said:

memories of Phsyco Pearse grabbing some local numpty around the neck, which was a hoot, and not much else happening... I would like to see CH try a bit of experimentation in this game. Bring Soderberg in, i believe he plays at left back, push Houlio-GeordieO-Enrique up to left mid field and swap Jounas to his prefered right wing where he may possibly turn in a few crosses.

Johnny said:

Ole Soderberg is a goalkeeper you spanner!

toonagain said:

haha I'm no good with names, who was the young left back who played in the carling cup game? him, thats who I meant...

Jack said:

I think you are talking about Shane Ferguson, who i would also select as he needs more games. Not sure about playing the bull Left wing i would rest him and keep Jonas Lm as i think whichever wing you put him on his crossing is not great either way. Also play Ranger maybe on the wing again and i would like to see Lovenkrands get a runout upfront with Big AC.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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