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Leicester fans comments on Steve Bruce and Newcastle United ahead of tonight’s match

4 weeks ago
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Interesting to see what Leicester fans are saying about Newcastle United and their own team ahead of tonight’s match.

The Foxes have gone out at the quarter-final stage these past two seasons.

Matching Manchester City both times in open play, only to lose on penalties twice.

In comparison, Newcastle have’t reached September, losing both times to second tier Forest.

For both sets of fans, team selection is the big talking point.

Leicester fans encouraged to hear Steve Bruce talking about a big injury list, though they wonder if this is simply an excuse not to play them in the cup and save the best players for Saturday’s Premier League game against Watford.

More than a few Newcastle supporters wondering the same…

Leicester fans comment via their Foxes Talk message board:

‘Perez needs a goal. Hopefully see Justin get a run. Good chance for Praet to get involved.’

‘Looking forward to this game.

Would be confident we can get to the quarter finals yet again before the inevitable home defeat to Man City on penalties.’

‘That’s some injury list Newcastle have, gives BR a bit more wiggle room.

I’d be happy with 5/6 changes, if BR thinks it is necessary.

Would like to see Morgan, Albrighton, Mendy, Justin and Barnes start, maybe Demmy if he has done enough in training and it fits whatever system we are trying this time.’

‘Lump on Perez to score against these.’

‘Genuine question – why has the Newcastle away end not been moved down to the bottom tier as was the Premier League regulations put in a couple of years ago (that away ends had to have at least 1 section in the bottom tier).

I know the initial excuse they gave was that they didn’t have time to implement sufficient safety regulations after being promoted from the championship but it’s been a few years since then? If anyone knows?

Putting that in the bottom tier would make it an unbelievable away.’

‘Haha this was so pointless by the PL. The only teams that needed to make changes were Newcastle and Man Utd and they were both given exemptions’

‘This is the perfect game for Perez to get off the mark. I’m not saying he’s feeling the pressure but he might loosen up a little and play with a bit more freedom and confidence if he does bag one on Wednesday.’

‘It’s always a difficult one for me this, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t as a manager. Logic suggests that you can’t play your best players for every league and cup game over a season and that there could be fatigue and a mental attitude consequences for this. Vardy is perhaps a good example of this particularly at his age.

Many of us in the summer, have also called for strength in depth in our squad but, how exactly to we get or maintain match fitness and maintain a competitive mental attitude into squad players if they’re not given the odd 90 minutes chance to prove themselves.’

‘If James can’t do it against a lower-quality division rival like Newcastle, he shouldn’t really be on the bench. He’s going to need to play at some point.’

‘A lot will depend on the Team they put out against us. They were really good against Spurs but were worked really hard by Spurs with a few picking up

Hamstring injuries and muscle tightness etc. This should give us an advantage the longer it goes.

We have a decent squad now so I’ll be happy with whatever team we put out knowing we have a real chance to progress.’

‘Surely Newcastle have got to concentrate on relegation?’

‘Nothing to concentrate on. They’ve got that in the bag already.’

‘No pi..ing about this season, show our intent put out a strong team and lets get the job done.’

‘If they really have that many injuries i’d play as strong a team as possible and get in to the next round, we’ve missed a trick 2 seasons on the spin in this cup and we can make a raft of changes if the opposition in the next round is much easier.’

‘So all of Newcastle’s strongest players have injuries?

Or is Bruce just saying that so he can rest them for the league?’

‘I’m worried that, with all their injuries, we’ll turn up cocky, not put the effort in and their B team will beat us. Play Hamza and Barnes. They’re young and eager to impress.’

‘Bruce has said that he intends to take the cup competitions seriously so I’d imagine we ourselves will be pretty strong. Won’t be a walkover like some seem to think.’

‘Newcastle’s first 11 is sh.., so i wouldn’t worry too much.’

‘Can’t say that after Sunday’s performance against Spurs, we tend to get battered by Spurs away, but Newcastle’s defence played brilliantly and now they seem to have a class striker in Joelinton.’

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