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Newcastle Get Cardiff City At Home In FA Cup

4:41 pm, Sunday, December 8th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 68 Comments

Newcastle have been given a decent draw in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, and the draw has just been made and Newcastle have been drawn at home to Cardiff City.

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With a home draw Newcastle will be expected to win that game, and maybe we can have a good run in the FA Cup this season?

Sunderland are at home to Carlisle United and Arsenal are drawn at home against Tottenham – in a north London derby.

The games will be played over the weekend of January 4th and 5th, and here is the full draw:

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton

Derby v Chelsea

Ipswich v Preston

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley

Arsenal v Tottenham

Brighton v Reading

Everton v QPR

Blackburn v Manchester City

Bolton v Blackpool

Sunderland v Carlisle

Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Norwich v Fulham

Port Vale v Plymouth

Manchester United v Swansea City

Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford

Wigan Athletic v MK Dons

Rochdale v Leeds United

Newcastle United v Cardiff City

Southampton v Burnley

Stoke City v Leicester City

Doncaster v Stevenage

Kidderminster v Peterborough

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough v Hull

Southend v Millwall

Bristol City v Watford

Nottingham Forest v West Ham

Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield

Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient

Comments welcome.

Tags: FA Cup · Newcastle News · Other News

68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Tough draw but one we should get through.

    Will be plenty of Premier side going out at the first hurdle :D

  • 2 clinath@ed // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Everton giving Arsenal a football lesson at the emirates

  • 3 Tsunki // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Arsenal v spuds ha ha

  • 4 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM


    Sorry – just plain forgot your longrunning feud with Ian (amongst others). Bit tactless that.

    Cardiff at home is do-able and better than a potential giant killer pairing – where we seem to come unstuck far too often.

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Not easy hut could’ve been a whole lot worse.
    Looking forward to the game next weekend in hope of another win

  • 6 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM


    We should be thinking of NO losses in the next three games – if we get 6 or 7 from 9 then we’ll keep our momentum. Other sides won’t be wanting to play us either – even form teams like Southampton though that game may well be an accident wating to happen

  • 7 Ian Toon // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    yo-yo- LOL.

  • 8 Ian Toon // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Let’s hope Brighton get knocked out in the third round then maybe we might progress this season!

  • 9 Ancientcoptic // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Everton v QPR… Joey Barton will be happy with that one.

  • 10 Tsunki // Dec 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Chuffed as anyone about yesterday’s win and don’t want to put a downer on the achievement but saying Pardew was tactical genius is stretching it. Ketsy is finally right, manure are a pale shadow of a CL Team of past days. It’s possible they will rev up at the end of the season but it looks more like a struggle to get into Europa for them. It was a great team performance but the Manchester United of a season or so ago would have done us in time honoured fashion. Perspective not criticism.

  • 11 Tsunki // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Ketsy was right. Yes I actually said that didn’t I?

  • 12 JackButler // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Wife asked me who did I want us to be drawn against.

    Told her anyone other than bloody Brighton

  • 13 Tsunki // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    …or the mackems?

  • 14 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM


    We should have had something there the last two years – but we missed out last season and got the point the year before but might have snuck the win then.
    Hope we treat Southampton with same respect but lack of fear. We need to keep up with challenging the opposition when they’ve got possession. – what we didn’t do agin Swansea

  • 15 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    News just in:

    “Around 50% of United fan’s around the world are reported to have thrown away their United kits and memorabilia in favor of Arsenal. Our top analysist believes that it is no mere coincidence that Arsenal have seen a surge in popularity due to their current position at the top of the table.

    When questioned about who Arsenal’s best striker was, one young youth replied with Emmanuel Adebayor. Another ‘fan’; who had just come out of the store with a newly printed ‘Arnold Ransey’ Shirt also claimed that his all time favorite Arsenal player was Robby Perez, the goalkeeper”

  • 16 nightfa11 // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    first off…congrats to the guys for beating a team i dislike the most;D

    2nd..we all read santon is about to leave blabla.. mourinho rates santon..but he doesnt rate mata.. if remy leaves, mata would be perfect to replace him… santon for mata anyone? & as a replacement for santon..if we could get vermaelen..

  • 17 Yohan Kebab // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    cabaye to psg in jan

  • 18 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Could have been worse .

  • 19 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    What a goal by Everton.

    Good result for us in the Fulham game as well. Aston Villa staying far away.

  • 20 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Everton are a better team without their old manager?

  • 21 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Martinez only fit for getting teams into a relegation scrap didn’t you know .

    Don’t see anyone slagging him off on here anymore even though I was slated for wanting him as NUFC manager .

  • 22 89Norcal // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Big Pappa

    I thought there were quite a few Martinez supporters here. It might have just been the fact the media was “w***ing” over him while he was at Wigan, which causes footie fans across the internet to harp on even more about him.

    But technically speaking, we tend to rate and love any manager who isn’t our own these days :)

  • 23 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    People were doing that? Really? Didn’t notice.

  • 24 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    89Norcal // Dec 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    If it is true that he said he prefers to lose beautifully than win ugly, than he must have a lot of fans. That is a very good approach. A manager that knows that the way is as important as the result for the long run.

  • 25 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Oleg, I dunno, ask a Wigan fan if he would have traded a few ugly wins for beautiful losses, they may have still been in the PL

  • 26 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    We are talking about the manager though, not about the teams he managed. A good manager not always equal a successful side. Everton sure love him so far.

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    tequila…sorry I had to step away for a while. Duty called!

    …it was meant as a smirky comment nothing more ;-) a bit tongue in cheak! Maybe it was bad taste if so I do apologies!

  • 28 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Oleg you judge a manager on his team surely?
    Everton are having a good season but it is largely Moyes team and in particular Moyes defence which are very very solid.

  • 29 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Surely it’s far too soon to judge Martinez ?

    I always liked him until he gave that spineless justification of McNanaman’s disgusting foul – he did it again defending another hatchet job one of his players did on someobody else soon after – so to clothe him with integrity in playing the ‘beautiful’ game just doesn’t ring true.

  • 30 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Apology accepted Jesper, if yo had read my earlier posts I had made the point that HBA was worth perservering with as he is still a huge asset for us.

  • 31 Ian Toon // Dec 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Jesper- Matey- you were going to explain your “maybe it’s a class thing” comment!!

  • 32 cyprus // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    So, we won at Man U and it didn’t even feel tense! I went for Sissoko MOM because he has taken to that winger role very well. Enjoying our results and games these days. Since I was a harsh critic I have to give credit where it’s due – for now :)

    Thanks coach.

  • 33 cyprus // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    On Martinez:
    His teams always play good football, even with crap players. That says something. Today, they gave the (future) champs a game.

  • 34 Rotonda heights // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Everton never played this exhilarating brand of football under Moyes

  • 35 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Moyes never had Lukaku. Martinez win rate with Wigan was 28.98.

  • 36 Rotonda heights // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Ask Wigan fans how much they loved winning the FA cup and getting in to Europe for the fist time.

    Martinez had to sell off Moses, Valencia, Palacios, Rodallega, Cattermole etc and regularly play the likes of Caldwell. Last season was just one season too far.

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Martinez has Lukaku, we have Remy, what’s the problem? Good use of the loan market.

  • 38 Himanshu Dhingra // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Don’t forget what martinez did for swansea.

  • 39 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I am sire the Wiagan fans loved winning the FA cup but on balance I am sure they would prefer playing Man U in the PL rather than Boro in the Championship.

  • 40 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    tequila…I am completly behind reading comments at the moment – had to leave suddenly just after my smirky comment (it was a bit bad taste so I do honestly apologies). I just saw a quick reply from you and a felt bad!

    Sometimes things that are meant to be funny just come out wrong and it doesn’t help when you leave someone hanging.

    I probably need to apologies to Ruddy as well. Ruddy if you are there I do apologies. You will get one “in person” so to speak later if you are not here :-)

  • 41 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Rotonda there is no problem with Everton getting Lukaku, good luck to them he is a great player. I just find it odd that Martinez is being lauded as a great manager when his league record at Wigan was awful..The jury is still out on Martinez as far as I am concerned. Good start but he is lucky to inherit a great defence based on another mans work. Give him a couple of years when he is using his own players and then judge the man.

  • 42 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Ian…hi there mate :-)

    ohh that one! Well we have a saying in Danish the kids of equal class play better together.

    Opposite is good but sometimes the gap is just too wide to bridge. It is just different mentality, different upbringing and all together different. etiquettes!

    Does that make any sense in English? :-D

  • 43 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Jesper dont sweat it mate, we are probably not so far apart from our opinions as it may seem. I am sure communication and explanation of ideas would be much clearer face to face over a pint, quite often in print it is easy to get the wrong end of the stick.

  • 44 Rotonda heights // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM


    You could use the same argument for Moyes at Manu.
    He had the team that are the current champions and he can’t cut the mustard.

    So even if they were Moyes’ players, Martinez has got them to buy in to his Spanish style.

    However, if that were the case Everton sold Fellaini and Martinez has very shrewdly bought in Barry, McCarthy, Oviedo, Lukaku and the kid from Barcelona, basically half the team!

  • 45 Geordie crappa // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    On this form and confidence we’ll do Cardiff like, SO proud of our lads yesterday…..wish my grandad had been around for that!!!!! Would’ve loved it!

  • 46 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Rotonda, fair point re Moyes he has inherited a team which on the face of it should be doing much better but I think the SAF effect can`t be discounted, Man U won the league at a canter last season but it was largely down to having a decent defence not a great defence and RVP who was on fire. Again Moyes should be judged on his performance once he has his own players, Man U are a team in need of a complete overhaul..
    The players you mentioned are all midfield players other tha Oviedo who has only played 2 or 3 games since Baines was injured. He can set up a team to attack but Wigan were a soft touch defensively.He is fortunate IMO to have inherited a great defence from Moyes.

  • 47 scout // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Never forget shearers volley against Everton, my grandad said he put his pit boots on to kick that

  • 48 toonfin // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Haha never let Tiote Stare at you

  • 49 scout // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Man U are crying out for some flair players, Ronaldo and iniesta and they’ll be knocking on the door again

  • 50 Quasimodo's tailor // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Even Sunderlnd would be knocking on the door with Ronaldo and Iniesta.

  • 51 Oleg G // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    scout // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Dagenham & Redbridge will also knock on some doors with Ronaldo and Inesta. Your point is?

  • 52 clinath@ed // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Scout….listened to a report today that a lot of stars are avoiding Man Utd….maybe they’d heard something in the summer!!!

  • 53 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:33 PM


    Hang on – that’s taking it a bit far isn’t it ?
    Wouldn’t they just come down to the ” P15 pts 8 GD -18″ level instead ?

  • 54 Ian Toon // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Jesper- American’s say- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: And It’s All Small Stuff.

    Emotional intelligence enables you to give people the benefit of the doubt by putting the best construction on their actions rather than the worst.

    As with all good intentions easier said than done.

  • 55 Quasimodo's tailor // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Yo-Yo – haha. Maybe you’re right. My nephew works at Nissan and he told me it was unbearable after the derby game having to go in to work, but each Monday now gets better and better. Their season revolves around beating us whereas…….well, we’ve bigger fish to fry.

  • 56 jimmysmith // Dec 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Van Persie was injured and so, largely anonymous. Rooney missing and Kagawa not playing. That is a massive, massive attacking threat they were without.

    They have trailed off, but are much better than that showing would indicate, they will spend in January, and they almost always find another gear as the season develops. I’d still back them for top 4.

  • 57 clinath@ed // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I know Kets over eggs it, but….they are a squad mainly made up of slightly better than average players. What made them a great team was Fergie…..he isn’t available for selection! Top 6 at best.

  • 58 wingspan // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    This is brilliant

    Struggling to idntify some of the lads tho (and not just the ones in the masks)

    Whos the joker???

  • 59 potski // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    RVP was largely anonymous because he was asked to play a deeper role, dropping into midfield like Rooney would do. But he was a fish out of water. And they were playing a defender in midfield where it is clear he is not suited. So our midfield were able to control the game in a way that wouldn’t normally be possible.

  • 60 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    @ Span

    I think Stevie Taylor is the Joker

  • 61 wingspan // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Great shout BPC

    Whoever is craig david is my new favourite player lol

  • 62 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    @ wingspan

    He is proper Bo I tell thee :) .

  • 63 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Ho! Ho! Ho! – great image

  • 64 Harley // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    I think it could be the end of an era for Man U. A bit like what souness did to Liverpool.

    Liverpool still haven’t ever got back to contender status. They’ve always been a top 6 club but never serious contenders.

    Man U could go the same way. I always said I was surprised when moyes landed that job. It’s probably the biggest job in football and it went to a guy who’s not won a thing in his entire managerial career.

  • 65 jimmysmith // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Man U are like Real Madrid. They might have one bad season here and there but that is it. They are far too big now not to compete for the very best players and they will sack Moyes if he doesn’t deliver beyond this season, maybe before the end of it if this form continues into the New Year.

  • 66 pedro // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Anyone else see Twitter rumour that Cabaye spoke to Man Utd officials and has agreed deal. Some Telegraph journo has tweeted that.
    If they paid 25+ mil for Fellaini then I would hope Ashley would push for a huge price. They will be desperate in January at this rate.

  • 67 lesh // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield…….. Lucky scouse gits!

  • 68 yo-yo // Dec 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM


    Manure have to service their mega-debt. Only way to do that successfully is CL every year. Glazers won’t accept a fifth place finish – that is for sure. Moyes will have to rebuild his side and keep the income levels up or his transfer budget will shrink. It’d only take a couple of poor seasons and they’d lose their financial edge too.

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