Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: We Are Still Alive and Kicking, Says Rozy

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: We Are Still Alive and Kicking, Says Rozy

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Byline: By LEE RYDER

DAVID ROZEHNAL today insisted: "Newcastle United's season is still alive and kicking."

That was the defiant message from the big Czech Republic defender who helped keep United in the FA Cup after a battling performance at right-back against Stoke City.

And after SIX Premier League teams were dumped out of the competition over the weekend Rozehnal was just delighted that the Magpies live to fight another day.

He told the Chronicle: "We are still in the FA Cup and that's the only thing that counts.

"We wanted to beat Stoke, they played a good game and they are a good team.

"It will take a replay to get through but we are still alive."

However, there were still some heartstopping moments for the travelling Toon Army at the Britannia Stadium as the Potters attempted to claim a real scalp in front of a national TV audience.

Rozehnal added: "During the game we had some good chances but we know that Stoke missed some big opportunities as well. …

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