Newcastle will face either Rochdale or Boston United away in the FA Cup. Boston United are in the National League North while Rochdale are in League One.
#nufc travel to Rochdale or Boston in round three of the FA Cup.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) December 2, 2019
Steve Bruce has said that he would like a cup run but was handed a tough tie against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup in August. Despite having a few players injured and fielding a weakened side, the lads were still able to push the Foxes to a penalty shoot-out where they were ultimately dispatched from the competition.
Now, it’s on to the FA Cup where Newcastle have not fared too well of late. Newcastle haven’t progressed beyond the fourth round since Mike Ashley bought the club in 2007. It’s well-known that the owner just does not care about the cups.
It’s such a shame for a club with a rich history in the competition having played in 13 FA Cup finals winning 6 of them. The last of which was in 1955.
Whether Steve Bruce can change Newcastle’s fortune in this storied competition remains to be seen. Though they should be getting to the fourth round with this tie. Rochdale play at Boston next Tuesday evening for the right to host Newcastle.