Newcastle On The Road – Yet Again

Newcastle United have not got a particularly easy draw in the third round of the FA Cup, as we were tonight drawn away at Premier League club Leicester City.

Pity we couldn’t have been drawn at home to a division three side.

Leicester City  svg

All of out three wins in the Capital One Cup have also been away form home – so as we said it would have been nice to have had a home draw.

Our first win of the season was against Leicester at home when a great goal by Gabby Obertan was the first of six successive wins in all competitions.

Sunderland are drawn at home and against Championship side Leeds United.

Other all Premier League ties are Everton vs West Ham and Arsenal vs Hull – which is a a repeat of last season’s final.

Blyth Spartans are at home to Birmingham City.

The games are to be played between January 3rd and January 6th, and that will probably be the last game Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Mehdi Abeid play before they go off to play in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Here is the FA Cup third round draw:

Arsenal v Hull City
Southampton v Ipswich Town
Stoke City v Wrexham
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Oxford United/Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
Cardiff City v Colchester United
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland v Leeds United
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
Millwall v Bradford City
Derby County v Southport
Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Scunthorpe United/Worcester City v Chesterfield
Everton v West Ham United
Cambridge United/Mansfield Town v Bury/Luton Town
Chelsea v Watford
Barnsley/Chester FC v Middlesbrough
Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United
Accrington Stanley/Yeovil Town v Manchester United
Preston North End v Norwich City
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City

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14 comments so far

  • Moe

    Dec 8, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Not a bad draw .. Could’ve gotten much worse

  • lesh

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #2

    AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

    Lucky scouse gits, given yet another virtual bye to the next round, just like Manure and Citeh!

    Good draw for the Heed and Blyth v Brummingham could prove interesting.

    Leicester away? With their form of late, we should be alright(ish).

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Not great but could have been worse. Life at NUFC in a nutshell really, eh?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Please do tell, how is a team that finished fifth one season and almost got relegated the next, followed by a decent first half of a season and a catastrophic collapse in the second, getting consistently better, it is the polar opposite of consistent.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Nigel Pearson will put his reserves out for the cup if he has any brains

  • Howard

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #6

    I remember the Magpies playing a Third Division club at home in the FA Cup 1962. They lost to a goal by Terry Bly of Peterborough United.

  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #7


    Now you’re taking it out of context. Our TEAMS have consistanly gotten better, in terms of the players we have signed and the quality of them. Our playing season consistanty has not been so good, of course following the 5th place season. I can’t explain why that is, we have had good teams the past few years but have been finishing lowly. I don’t udnerstand this as much as you do.

    All i know is that the quality of the signings over the past 3-4 years have been consistantly good. That’s what i mean!

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Getting back to the goalkeeper problems -and having to play an unfit Elliot – it used to be the case that if a goalie had a leg injury/niggle then one of the fullbacks/defenders would take the goal kicks for him. It seems to me that this is not done thesedays -wonder why not. If the practice had been employed perhaps Elliot would not have aggravated his existing injury. Again I wonder why they didnt get someone else to take the goal kicks.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #9


    You said in a post on the previous thread that you couldn’t understand people on Ashleys case and that this would take a few years. I think the frustration is we are four years into the touted 5 year plan and no where near where we were meant to be. If that’s not firmly at Ashley’s door then who is responsible.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Valid point but I think the problem is across the whole team. These niggly injuries are not been given the time they need to fully heal. These things will be recurring if they are just patched up and then players played again before being fully fit. I understand that to some extent it can’t be avoided when we are short but for the most part we are doing this to ourselves.

  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #11


    People talk about a 5 year plan but it’s nonsense really unless you think you’re somewhat of a Mystic Meg. You can’t predict how other teams around you will progress and get better than your team in 1 year, never mind 5!

    Also when you consider only 5 yeears ago we were relegated, how high can ones expectations be for a team like that to re-establish themselves in The PL and then set lofty ambitons of challenging for europe or the top 4-6 so soon? Name me one team who have been promoted from the championship and within 5 years were playing champions league footy or constantly finishing top 6 -7?

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #12


    Not trying to say your wrong, just trying to explain the way some people might see it. And why there is such Anti-regime feeling on here at times is because if the club isn’t doing as well as one might wish then ultimately the buck stops with the people in charge.

  • Dulcinera

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #13


    Aye i know! you’re just trying to start discussions here, it’s all good, that’s all im trying to do too!

    I realise some people will always be Anti-Ashley but it’s very easy to target the owner when the team aren’t producing the goods!

  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Totally, too often the manager will cop all the flack when it’s blatantly obvious that the players don’t give a toss. This was evident with our lot earlier in the season and towards the end of last. Glad to see it seems to have changed. Maybe with the young ‘uns coming through they’ve had the kick up the arse they needed.


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