Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Brighton vs Newcastle

Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United

Amex Stadium



Albion will aim for a repeat of last season's cup heroics as they again host Newcastle United - in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

A solo Will Buckley effort handed the Seagulls a path to the 5th round at the expense of a lacklustre Magpies side in January 2012, and Poyet's men will be hoping to pull off a similar upset and try and further spark a New Year revival at the Albion. The television cameras may well be in agreement.

Alan Pardew's Toon have been a shadow of the side that won plenty of plaudits in the Premier League last season, as they currently find themselves in 15th place - with only 2 wins in their last 15 outings. Despite a handful of injuries, they'll be wanting to find some light relief as they turn attentions to the cup.

Vital Quotes:

Gus Poyet is keen to see his players sticking to their usual game as they tackle a top flight team who will look to impose their own style.

He told, "I was very impressed with the power, strength and how competitive Newcastle were against Everton. If it's the same type of game on Saturday then it will be very difficult for us. It is up to us to make it a different game and I have to concentrate on picking the players that are good enough to do that.

"We need to be solid and good technically. If we impose our game and they don't have their best of days then we will see. They are very quick and strong and will make it difficult for us to play our style of football, but that's what we need to do.

"I prefer to play Premier League teams and not Championship sides, so it's great for us. When you play against better teams you need to be very good and make it difficult for them as well as hoping for a bit of luck. This game is even more interesting because of last year. Newcastle will come here in a different way, they will make it even more difficult and it will be another great game of football for the supporters."

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Bruno and Inigo Calderon remain sidelined, meaning David Lopez looks set to continue at right-wing back, with the Seagulls light in defence.

Will Buckley has recovered quicker than expected from a hamstring injury, but will most likely take a place on the bench, whilst Vicente misses out.

Player to watch: David Lopez

The ex-Bilbao midfielder has showcased all his La Liga experience in recent weeks as he's filled in at an unfamiliar right-wing back position with unerring competence. Showing a great eye for a pass from deep positions, Lopez will be looking deliver another accomplished performance in-front of the cameras on Saturday.

Newcastle United Team News:

Newcastle have been hit by further injuries, with Pardew revealing that both Papiss Cisse and Fabricio Coloccini have both ruled out of this tie.

Cheick Tiote is away for for African Cup of Nations, whilst Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez and Steven Taylor, amongst others, remain sideline by injury.

Player to watch: Shola Ameobi

The towering Nigerian proved to be one of Toon's more capable performers in the corresponding cup tie last season, and will be required to step up to the plate in the absence of the recently departed Demba Ba, and the injured Papiss Cisse. Bound to pose an aerial threat against an Albion defence who can often looked vulnerable in the air.

Past Meetings

As already mentioned, the Seagulls edged out the North-East outfit at the Amex last season, with Will Buckley (technically a Mike Williamson o.g) securing a 1-0 win.

You would have to go back to March 1990 to find the last meeting that Newcastle came out on top in, with the Seagulls winning 3 and drawing 2 of their 5 fixtures since.

Date:Friday January 4 2013
Time: 9:23PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital BHA
Write For Vital BHA
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By:

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 7 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 5:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 21 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League