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Everyone knows that Newcastle have not won a significant trophy in 45 years. That's a long wait for one of the most passionate fanbases in English football.
Riding high in the top eight at the turn of the year, hopes were high that the Magpies might end the drought this season in the FA Cup—especially when the third-round draw handed them a winnable home tie against top-flight strugglers Cardiff.
Unfortunately, no-one told Alan Pardew and his players, as they contrived to lose 2-1 at St James' Park despite taking the lead through Papiss Cisse's 60th-minute goal.
Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell turned the tie around for new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sending Newcastle crashing out and extending their trophy-less streak for at least another season.
Cardiff, meanwhile, eventually lost in the fifth round at home to Wigan.