Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Good Day to Deliver; YOUBET

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Good Day to Deliver; YOUBET

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THE FA Cup third round is supposed to be a thing of wonder, a chance for the minnows of the Football League and beyond to mix it with the big boys.

Looking back, it's usually a day for teams to rest players and slip up unnecessarily, leaving fans scratching their heads and feeling disappointed.

Mike Ashley stood in front of the Sky cameras and promised us a focus on the cups - now is a good time to deliver.

With Newcastle United languishing in the relegation zone it remains to be seen what kind of team Steve McClaren will put out to face Watford tomorrow.

With that in mind there are a couple of players trying to get back into contention after some time on the sidelines.

Emmanuel Riviere failed to live up to his price tag when he arrived on Tyneside and eventually lost his place in the first team. …

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