We still have a chance to bring Newcastle United cup fever to St.James’ Park this season, yes despite the embarrassing efforts from the first team yet again in the cup competitions, cup glory could still be ours.
The opportunity is there and now all it needs is the will of our football club.
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As most of you will know, the Newcastle Under 18s had a great win at the weekend, a very special Adam Armstrong goal (click HERE to watch it) sinking Derby and sending Newcastle into the last eight.
Tonight Cardiff and Chelsea face each other for the right to face Newcastle and a place in the semi-finals at stake, when the match happens on Tyneside.
The FA Youth Cup quarter-final ties are loosely scheduled for the weekend of Saturday 8 March and by sheer coincidence Newcastle United (first team) now have a totally free weekend with the Everton match postponed on the Sunday (March 9) due to the scousers progress in the FA Cup.
So how about this for an idea…
Why don’t we all treat the Newcastle Under 18s FA Youth Cup quarter final exactly like a first team match?
I imagine the intention is to have the match at St.James’ Park regardless but rather than some random night-time kick-off, why not have it at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon (March 8) and put everything into making it a massive occasion and a real occasion to remember.
Get the press behind it and give it the big build-up with pre-match interviews on TV and in the press with the coach, the players and so on.
Let’s do everything to get a massive crowd, why not make it a fundraiser for the likes of the Alan Shearer Foundation and the SIr Bobby Robson Foundation, two great local charities who are doing so much good in our region.
We can put aside our collective misery with recent form and Mike Ashley’s running of the club, just for that Saturday afternoon we can show Adam Armstrong and all the other aspiring young Newcastle players just how good it can be playing for Newcastle United, and that they could potentially have a great future at this club if that right things happen off the pitch.
So come on Newcastle United, let’s be having you!