Colne are said to be up for the Cup as they look to make it a 4th consecutive happy trip home from the North East in this Seasons FA Cup. They've already beaten Marske, South Shields and Dunston in the earlier rounds and head to North East with as they put it nothing to fear. This has to be the biggest "Banana Skin" we've had so far this season so the players need to step up to the plate and show the grit and determination needed to get through. The 1st Round proper being the prize and a potential Cup tie against the likes of Sunderland or Portsmouth. All to often the HEED have been left ruing Cup exits at crucial points and missing out on bumper days. FA Trophies and FA Cup heartbreak is nothing new for the HEED ARMY who've seen the team get to the brink and fall short. That's not to say we haven't enjoy some marvellous moments as well the win over Halifax in the 1st Round 18+ years ago springs to mind. However, aside from the trip to West Brom we've never enjoyed much FA Cup Glory and even in the FA Trophy a competition we've comparatively done well in in the past 20+ years we've never managed to get beyond the Semi-Finals.
Anyone expecting this game to be a walk in the park for the HEED had better take note we never do anything easily at Gateshead, I fear we may be sweating it out right up to the final whistle on Saturday but hopefully when it comes we've won through and can look forward to the 1st Round proper and we potentially become the "Banana Skin" that no one will want to play.
And the usual suspects will act as though someone has been killed if the team get beat ha ha. Sadly i cant be there but hopefully the lads progress and enjoy a good cup run and give the good people in charge some money on the investment. This is a good read:
Almost a perfect game from the lads today. Won the battle in the first half, went 2-0 and then 3-0 up, and then played some really lovely football and took the game away from them. Best away support I've heard at the Int for some time. Their no.9 was a handful, but apart from the early chance which he fluffed, I thought Mike had him in his pocket. Very pleasing to see 5 of our forward players all on the score sheet, and very magnanimous of Josh to fluff his penalty kick, so JJ could stick one away. A very impressive all round team performance, from the substitutes too. Couldn't be happier! Now Sunderland home or away in the next round would be the dream tie, but if we can't have Sunderland, let's have a lower ranked club at the Int! Ha'way the Heed!
Superb 2nd Half performance. Only one downside was I had £5 on a 4-0 Win. I also like the look of the set up after the two subs were made Connor Oliver and Jordan Preston impressed, admittedly Colne were out on their feet by then.
Im gutted my trip to kidderminster has been canned (will now be midweek) but over the moon with result. Here hoping its a league 1 team at home whoo cares of the team gets hammered it will be a good pay day