In need of a Toon-up
NEWCASTLE have been on a terrible run of form since finishing fifth in the Premier League in the 2011-12 season, flirting with relegation last season before ending in 16th place. Alan Pardew's side have won just seven of their last 22 matches.
Newcastle form since August 2012 (all competitions):
P 65 W 21 D 17 L 27 Win PC 32
PARDEW'S CUP WOES
Pardew has a poor record in domestic cup competitions at Newcastle, failing to make it past the fourth round in five attempts.
2010-11 – FA Cup: Third round.
2 011-12 – League Cup: Fourth round. FA Cup: Fourth round.
2012-13 – League Cup: Third round. FA Cup: Third round.