Let's Hope The Balls Fall Right On Saturday

21 September 2011 05:27
Alan Pardew is hoping for a home draw in the Carling Cup after watching his side edge their way into the last 16 with a thrilling victory at Nottingham Forest. Alan Pardew: "It's a competition where we will be looked at as one of the possible teams who can win it, and we have got to believe that. "We are looking for a home draw because we have had two tough away games. "The first game might have been unglamorous, but to win here at the City Ground is always a good result, so hopefully [we will get] a home draw. "It was a funny game. When you make nine changes, you kind of know that the team is going to be slightly dysfunctional in some of its play. "But within that team individually, my goodness, we had some outstanding performances tonight. "We are unbeaten, we showed great spirit to come back again, get a knock-back, come back, knock-back, come back, knock-back and still get the winner. "It was fitting that the captain should get it because I did think long and hard about playing him, and I'm glad I did now."