More good news as NUFC are handed FA Cup boost ahead of quarter final clash vs Man City

The FA have handed us a huge boost as they have reiterated their commitment to completing the current FA cup campaign.

We were set to face Man City in the quarter-final at St James’ Park on March 21st until the season was cut short due to the coronavirus.

However, despite calls for the cup to be scrapped to help ease the fixture congestion, The Chronicle are reporting that FA chief executive Mark Bullingham has told council members that it is still in everybody’s best wishes to complete the competition – suggesting it will NOT be scrapped.

The quarter-finals would still take place at the respective grounds originally drawn, with Wembley remaining as the location for the semi-finals and final – all played behind closed doors.

This competition could become a lifeline for Bruce – who deserves a crack at the cup – as it would be hard to not keep him in the job if he achieved the unlikely possibility of us winning our first piece of silverware in over 50 years.

So, not only is a takeover ‘expected’ to go through ‘next week’ and Project Restart underway following the players safe return to training, it looks like our FA Cup dream is still alive!

Personally, I am more looking forward to this fixture than any of our other remaining league games, and I’m pretty sure most of our supporters would feel the same – even if it’s bittersweet not being able to attend what could’ve been a memorable night at St James’ Park!

The FA Cup journey has been the highlight of our season, and it would be a real shame if we couldn’t complete it yet had to play out another nine meaningless fixtures in the league.

Only at Newcastle United would we be on the verge of a Wembley appearance after all these years, only for it to be played behind closed doors if we got there!

6 thoughts on “More good news as NUFC are handed FA Cup boost ahead of quarter final clash vs Man City

  1. Knowing the Toon’s usual ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory (ie losing their last league matches and going down) I’ll forego our non-existent Cup chance anyway this season to begin a new Premiership slate for our new owners.
    Anyway if we did win the Cup could you imagine all the mates of Bruce coming out to support him to stay in the job? Doesn’t bear thinking about.

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  2. Bruce deserves to stay in the job at least for now.He has done nowt wrong and has as good a record as Benitez both playing negative football generally due to lack of investment from Ashley.We would have took survival and a decent cup run before the season.

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  3. Bruce has done plenty wrong. Worst stats in all leagues, mouthpiece for FCB, kissing the mackem badge, refusing to get a striker, as there was no one better than joelinton, taking the job in the first place, blaming everyone else for his shortcomings etc, etc. Should be first out with FCB and chunky.

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  4. RmF
    Could not agree more .. i think the only thing you missed was Bruce saying when playing United and meaning Man Utd

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  5. I hope that Newcastle give Bruce a chance . They could bring in a Director of Football or an advisory panel of say Shearer, Keagan and Ferdinand. Please don’t go rushing out to buy more foreign players.It is really depressing to see teams full of foreign players and calling themselves Manchester or Arsenal. Give British and local players a chance. I live in Swansea now but have been supporting Newcastle since the days of Jackie Milburn, Ernie Taylor, Bobby Mitchell and Joe Harvey. In fact I saw Albert Stubbins play a game. I am 85 now and I got such a thrill when the news broke of the takeover. Please keep a real Newcastle team with the odd top class foreign players. Good luck for your future Newcastle United. Don.

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