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Newcastle Get Rochdale Or Boston United Away In FA Cup

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.

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.

49 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #41

    In Bruce we trust.

  • jane

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #42

    “Newcastle United’s shocking Premier League net spend under Mike Ashley – behind, Sunderland”

    that’s good isn’t it?

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #43

    Surprised people get upset by toon22s posts , there is some complete crap posted here – toon22 may be repetitive but he states the fact… nothing will change until fatty leaves who’s ultimate aim is a net spend of zero – think the list says how much we’ve wasted …disgrace , but it’s all down to fattys policy

  • posada

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #44

    Yes I remember Hereford.
    Also remember the following year when we reached the final.
    One reason I mentioned the pitch etc.
    Think Rochdale may be the better option.

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #45

    Think we can beat sheff utd, they’ll find it hard to break down our two banks of 5 and 4 and may struggle with counter attack – they’re better away from home – they’ve done well against sides who play football and play a more open game – going for a 2-0 win for toon – we’ll be level on points with them come Thursday night… cant believe people think they’re good – the league is wide open this season and organised teams such as sheff u and toon could easily end up 6th this season

  • Pain in the Blog

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #46

    Moonraker #34 last thread,

    “It would be interesting to get a wages comparison with other PL clubs”.

    You got me interested there so I did a bit of Jibbing. According to Swiss Ramble Newcastle enjoyed the 5th highest wage bill in England before Ashley bought the club in 2007, but since then this has risen by just £34m (57%) from £60m to £94m, while others have increased wages by significantly more, e.g. Spurs up £104m (237%) from £44m to £148m.

    As a result, Newcastle £94m only had the 14th highest wage bill in England in 2017/18, around the same level as the 3 relegated clubs (Stoke City £94m, WBA £92m and Swansea City £91m) and much lower than Everton, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Southampton, West Ham and even Bournemouth.

    In that season the top salary bills were Manchester United £296M, Liverpool £263M, Manchester City at £260M, Chelsea £244M and Arsenal £223M. Ours, remember, were £94M.

    I assume this is all genuine.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #47


    I think the quality of pitches throughout the leagues has improved massively so whether it’s Rochdale or Boston we shouldn’t be playing on a quagmire, but as you mentioned earlier, pitch dimensions could play a part, a smaller pitch size could suit either of them.

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #48

    Yes we’re getting a shafting all round by Ashley! Our support will be in the top 4 or 5 as well! No need to investigate that one; it’s a fact!
    Why did we have to get Ashley? When he bought us and said he wanted to use it to promote his SD I thought that a positive, but I didn’t know they were tat shops!

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #49

    Still on the subject of wages you also have to look at the figure as a percentage of turnover. I think ours is about 55 or 60 % which is good from an accounting point but shows we could spend a lot more if run as a football club rather than SD’s promoter!


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