Here’s Newcastle’s New Schedule – Shelvey Available For Replay


With Newcastle only drawing 1-1 yesterday at Birmingham in the FA Cup, the replay looks like it will take place on Wednesday 18th January.

And with Brighton beating MK Dons 2-0 at home yesterday they have reached the 4th round which is on 28th January, so our game with them will need to be rearranged.

Jonjo Shelvey available for replay against Birmingham

Since Newcastle are in poor form at the moment, that’s probably more of an advantage to us than it is to Brighton, who seem to be able to keep winning and also keep clean sheets at the moment under Chris Hughton.

Here’s the schedule we had before yesterday’s games through January and the first couple of games at home in February.

January 2017	
Brentford v Newcastle 	Mon 16 Jan	19:45	
Newcastle v Rotherham 	Sat 21 Jan	15:00		
Brighton v Newcastle 	Sat 28 Jan	15:00	
February 2017
Newcastle  v QPR	Wed 1 Feb	19:45	
Newcastle v Derby 	Sat 4 Feb	15:00	

This looks like the new schedule for that time period.


January 2017	
Brentford v Newcastle 	Sat 14 Jan	15:00
Newcastle vs Birmingham	Wed 18 Jan      17:45 FA Cup replay
Newcastle v Rotherham 	Sat 21 Jan	15:00		
FA Cup 4th round 	Sat 28 Jan	15:00	
February 2017
Newcastle  v QPR	Wed 1 Feb	19:45	
Newcastle v Derby 	Sat 4 Feb	15:00	

We’ll have a free weekend on 28th January if we lose the replay to Birmingham.

Jonjo Shelvey will be available after the Brentford game so hopefully Rafa will play him in the replay and that could give us a decent chance to get through to the next round of the FA Cup a week on Wednesday.

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66 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Hilarious if you think about it
    Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has joined the race ( with West Ham ) to sign Sunderland’s England striker Jermain Defoe, 34. (Sun)

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    The only surprise yesterday was we did not lose!
    People seem shocked we did not flow, with so many changes?
    Murphy, Hanley, Yedlin apparently played well.
    Lazaar, some differing reports.
    Tiote looks toast!
    How is Mitro?
    A ce totry ierent formaton() and a run out for the squad fillers.
    How did Haidara get on?

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    After the Cup replay we now have 3 home games on the trot against Rotherham, QPR, Derby
    We need to win at Brentford and then with Shelvey back go for broke in those home games.
    12 points available and that would restore clear water at the top and the play offs – that would break the resistance of the chasing pack.

    If we strengthen the squad in time that’s only go to improve matters

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4

    ….a chance to try out different formation(s) even!

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5

    The replay offers chance to play the squad fillers again, guess dependant on the draw for round 4!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #6

    from nufc.comBirmingham City 1 Newcastle 1

    Newcastle will be in the draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup on Monday but only just, as they escaped from St. Andrew’s with a draw that they barely deserved on Saturday afternoon.

    Daryl Murphy gave United the ideal start when he fired in from close range following a fifth minute corner but they failed to build on the lead and increasingly stumbled and stuttered as the game wore on.

    A nasty injury to Aleksandar Mitrovic, as Murphy scored, saw the Serb stretchered from the pitch with a gaping wound and the introduction of Yoan Gouffran did little to aid the formation that Rafa was trying out.

    It appeared to be a 3-5-2 but the midfield looked absolutely clueless; Jack Colback continuing his decline in spectacular fashion while Cheick Tiote did little to attract any large transfer bids from China….

    Achraf Lazaar had started the game well, providing some fine balls into the box, including the corner for Murphy’s strike but he looked more and more lost on the left.

    There was a welcome return for Massadio Haidara who didn’t do too much wrong before being replaced, while Vurnon Anita looked a bit lost in a more advanced role.

    DeAndre Yedlin’s pace down the right always caused a threat and Jamaal Lascelles and Grant Hanley didn’t let much get past them, as they did the bulk of the defending.

    And as for our custodian, Matz Sels, we will never progress in any competition that gives this absolute liability the chance to cause consternation with his penchant for punching and flapping.

    Gouffran had two clear opportunities to double the lead but shooting appeared to be the last thing on his mind when well placed, including the chance to shoot at an empty goal having rounded the ‘keeper.

    The home side equalised shortly before half-time when United failed to regroup following a quickly-taken free-kick and Jonathan Grounds beat Lazaar before crossing to Lukas Jutkiewicz who netted to make it 1-1.

    The former Burnley striker then had two clear headers in the second half that he did well to miss, while the black and whites failed to create anything of note, despite Isaac Hayden and Matt Ritchie coming off the bench.

    The replay means the game with Brentford will revert back to next Saturday and with Brighton beating MK Dons to reach Round Four, our fixture at the Amex (originally 28th January) will now need to be rescheduled.

    Benitez confirmed afterwards that Mitro was taken to hospital with a bad cut which was sustained when Blues’ ‘keeper, Adam Legzdins, slid into him.

    just about sums it up

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Hibbit @6 – sounds about right as I haven’t seen the highlights yet.
    What’s up with Gouffran – he has a shot on him as we know from the first few games ,has he slowed down as he looked fitter earlier in the season

    Tiote – is he trying not to get a pay off in China ? Surely playing well with energy would increase his chances of a move. At this rate he’ll end up at Kilmarnock or another fine club but at a level more suited to his lack of ambition.

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Mitro ordered to rest for 10 days
    Must be stitches in his knee (do they still do stitches ?)

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes they do Jib lol

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Five PL clubs straight out of the FA cup
    Stoke
    Bournemouth
    WBA
    Hull
    Everton

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  • Pottsclock

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I only realised today that Palace have Remy too. Unfortunately that measn they have some decent firepower and Sam should be able to keep them up

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Anderlecht thought that M’Bemba being away at AfCoN and hardly having played in the championship that they could borrow him until June – but Rafa has told them to get lost

    https://www.walfoot.be/fra/news/lis/2017-01-07/anderlecht-nenrolera-pas-mbemba-et-ryan

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  • sparky55

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Form is temporary…class is permanent. Our overall class in the realms of the Championship is obvious for all to see and will see us clear…we’re in the middle of a dip in form that every team in the division will go through and we’re only 2 points behind the leaders who haven’t had their blip yet…last year they did fcuk all in January and February with their small and limited squad…this year by the time we get through to the last furlong we’ll be back in front again and we’ll win…so sit back…relax…and believe in Rafa.

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  • martoon

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry Jib but Hull are still in it – they beat Swansea 2 0 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Sounds like Mr T was abysmal again yesterday from many at the game.
    Picking up his last few pay packets before being moved on.
    There was a time when Mr T was a pivotal point in the side and a top player, But is yet another player that has been kept on far to long

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    If we had lost, it would appear those eight changes would struggle to see the light of day again. Tiote needs to be payed off as he can hardly be a good influence clinging on to a squad place and performing poorly. I wonder if Sels will be given another season to bed in, but as we are likely to be in the PL it will be even more difficult and he hardly inspires comparisons to De Gea who also initially struggled.

    I would like to see Hanley operating in a back three including Clarke and Lascelles, with Yedlin and Haidara as more natural wing backs. However we struggle to form a midfield group of three that have the creative quality required to control the game and create openings.

    I was shocked and delighted to see Murphy and Mitrovic both playing as they would possibly be the perfect partnership to battle against a packed defense. Rafa really showed his ability to be flexible, only to be spurned by an early injury. The real surprise was that with all the opportunities being provided to squad players, Perez was no where to be seen and not even a substitute.

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    I wonder if Big Al taking most of the goalies attention when Murphy scored counts as an assist ?

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Martoon
    So swansea are the 5th
    I was 80% right
    😀

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Although I suppose playing three of our current central defenders would be a waste, as we would still need Shelvey to drop back and play the ball forward.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Mitrovic kneeds all the credit he can get…..v.poor

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Pottsclock

    Big Sam is not as big a mug when it comes to feigning an injury, I have no doubt Remy was told to make himself available or suffer the consequences.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #22

    Lindis
    Bit harsh on Perez considering he was injured mate

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    Toontaff

    The replay is definitely not a problem and more like an opportunity, especially to give Shelvey some minutes prior to facing the Gulls.

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #24

    If Rafa was hesitant to use him , Gayle should have been left at home.
    FA cupties are ideal fixtures to blood young’uns – Heardman , Gilliead or Toney could have made the trip
    Any of them ahead of Goofy when Mitro got injured would have been OK

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #25

    WWSRBD

    Ahh, that would explain it. But hardly harsh, more a realistic evaluation of his current form. Not good enough to start in the first team, looking uncomfortable when playing and in need of more match practice. He would of probably have been a definite starter if fit and unfortunately taken an opportunity away from another player….now that is being harsh.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #26

    The ‘v.poor’ I used earlier relates to my pun and not the players performance…..just for clarity.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Lindis
    Haha yeah true, may of saved Mitro a cut to the knee though

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #28

    This is what Rafa said after the game with special praise for Daryl Murphy – whom he called a great professional:

    “A replay is not ideal, for them or us. We made a lot of changes and changed the system but we had started well and had control before the injury to Mitrovic.”

    “Daryl Murphy put in a tremendous effort. I’m really pleased with him and the fact that he scored too.” “He’s a great professional.”

    “I always approach every game looking to win.”

    “For me, the FA Cup is a massive competition. I won it with Liverpool in 2006 and I will try to do it with this squad too.”

    So then Rafa, you approach every game looking to win, well you could have fooled me, all I’ve seen when taking the lead is defend the 1goal lead then consede a goal.

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Positives from yesterday
    Haidara
    Hanley
    Lazaar all seemed to do OK (no more Tiote though)

    In the U23s game yesterday

    Rob Elliot played another full 90 mins with one save in particular being described by Beardsley as a game – changer.

    Curtis Good has put a few 90 minutes in now and could be joining the senior squad again soon.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #30

    any one know who the spaniard working with beardsley is

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #31

    Welshie @28.

    I can see how you may irritate the more sensitive of our posters at times.

    We went to Birmingham

    From KO they shat themselves

    We scored the first goal in fairly short order
    Then
    Mitro decided he wanted a full medevac for a cut knee instead of just hobbling to the touchline.
    I was expecting to see a Huey helicopter land with the M.A.S.H. theme playing !
    The resultant dramatics knocked us right out of our stride and took our impetus away.
    Big rough tough Serbian thug ?
    MEH

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  • kimbo

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Well the comment that we had the strongest squad the championship has seen, well that is totally garbage. We have one one premeirship class player in Shelvey and maybe bench warmers in Lascelles, Clark and Gayle. We need a clear out of massive size to compete in the PL and buying second rate Everton failures isnot the answer.
    Ritchie has lost his magic hat and has been poor for months.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #33

    I’m sorry but has Gayle, 19 goals for the season and best goals to minutes ratio for any CF England, just been alueded to as a bench warmer?
    Along with Clark, our stand out CB of the season?

    Unbelievable

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #34

    toonarmydownsouth
    You’ve missed his point
    That’s what they were when they were in the PL last time.
    Don’t bother thanking me
    😀

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #35

    Gayle was a bench warmer for CP for 2 seasons under Pardew yet still their top scorer !!!!

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  • kimbo

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #36

    Well toonarmydowndouth, Gayle was a bench warmer for Crystal Palace before we strpped in. We could not beat Hull and they will be relegated so convince me our squad is good enough. Least we could get a trip to Wembley for the play offs as we are struggling at present.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Mitro’s cut knee will still need time to heal well if it’s where he flexes the joint and if it’s deep then that will take a lot longet before he can kick a ball or anyone else for that matter

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Kimbo
    He was a regular until Pardew took over, who as we all know has a great record…
    Palace fans were fuming they sold him

    Shelvey was also not starting at Swansea if that’s the general strange point you’re driving at…

    Jib
    Don’t worry i won’t because his point is gibberish

    Welsh
    “So then Rafa, you approach every game looking to win, well you could have fooled me, all I’ve seen when taking the lead is defend the 1goal lead then consede a goal”

    Played 27
    Won 19
    Drawn 3
    Lost 5
    Goals for 39
    Goals against 19

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    Loch
    No training for 10 days Lee Ryder reckons

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Ten days sitting at home watching cartoons with the bairn and eating Torta Cokolada (choccy cake – a Serbian favourite) and he’ll come back to Benton as fat as butter.
    😀

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