Bad news for Benitez & the Toon Army as NUFC look set to face barren spell next month- here’s why

Some unideal news for NUFC has emerged today, with Tottenham’s potential progression to the FA Cup quarter finals meaning we looks set to face THREE weeks without a game next month.

Some unwelcome news in our bid to gain momentum and beat the drop over the coming weeks and months, with us set to face a break from Premier League action from March 10th (Southampton H) to March 31st (Huddersfield H) – unless Rochdale pull off a big shock in their reverse leg at Wembley.

In between these two dates, we were due to travel to Wembley on March 16th to face Tottenham. The problem is, Tottenham will be on FA Cup duty that weekend IF they win their FA Cup replay against Rochdale, with them drawing 2-2 away to the League One side last night.

The week following this FA Cup quarter final weekend is the dreaded international break, meaning it’s looking highly likely that we don’t play for THREE weeks after the crucial home visit of Southampton on March 10th.

So, if Spurs beat Rochdale in their FA Cup replay on February 28th, here’s how the next few weeks could look for NUFC:



  • 24th Feb – Bournemouth (A)
  • 3rd March – Liverpool (A)
  • 10th March – Southampton (H)
  • 16-18th March – NO GAME – FA cup quarter final weekend (although clubs not involved in that stage will play their PL game)
  • 19th-29th March – NO GAME – International break
  • 31st March – Huddersfield (H)

From then on until the final day of the season on May 13th, we have a game every weekend, meaning the Spurs away game will have to be fitted in between one of our remaining fixtures. Not ideal, allowing other teams to gain on us in the period we don’t play for 3 weeks and also making our run in even more congested.

Also keep in mind that this will affect fans travel, with the ability to book cheap trains and hotels likely to be limited when the trip to Wembley is rearranged.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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