Posh Going For Broke!

Last updated : 21 September 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor


Arsenal v West Brom
Chelsea v QPR
Bolton v West Ham
Leeds v Liverpool
Manchester Utd v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn
Hull v Everton
Stoke v Blackpool
Manchester City v Fulham
Sunderland v Birmingham
Scunthorpe v Port Vale
Preston v Tottenham
Aston Villa v Cardiff
Barnsley v Burnley
Carlisle v Portsmouth
Peterborough v Newcastle

The competition has long been Newcastle's 'best chance of silverware' ... and that came from Sir Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness, and Alan Shearer.

But we've never had a sniff since we made the final in 1976.

What will this season bring?

Obviously we need a result tonight, and I cannot remember us playing so badly and winning by two clear goals like we did on Saturday.

That follows the horror show at Blackpool in midweek. We're in a healthy position in the league, probably because the competition is not very good.

Peterborough are 'not very good' if their league position is anything to go by, but they will be up for this one.

Ferguson saw his side finally claim their first league win of the season against Reading on Saturday and is likely to field the same XI against the Magpies at London Road.

Posh were again indebted to their front three of George Boyd, Aaron Mclean and Craig Mackail-Smith at the weekend and all three will line up on Tuesday night.

The trio all scored against the Royals and have now contributed 133 goals between them since the start of the 2007/08 season.

Utility man Charlie Lee remains sidelined with the ankle injury he picked up in training last week but Ferguson has no other injury problems.

He confirmed all three of the players he replaced during Saturday's win, Chris Whelpdale, Toumani Diagouraga and Tommy Williams, were substituted for tactical reasons and should all start.