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Mike Ashley and the FA Cup – 10 years, 18 games, 4 wins (matches, not trophies…)

1 year ago
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There are many incredible/unbelievable stats when it comes to Mike Ashley and Newcastle United.

Difficult to believe we are already almost halfway through his 11th season of owning the club.

Everybody of course hoping that the end isĀ  nigh (of his ownership…not of the football club).

Of all the stats that sum up Ashley’s reign, it is surely the FA Cup ones that take some beating.

Newcastle have drawn out League Two side Luton to play in this season’s FA Cup third round and if they were to beat the Magpies, it would be the sixth season out of eleven under Mike Ashley, when NUFC have gone out of the FA Cup to a club who were outside the Premier League.

The overall record in the FA Cup under Ashley is played 18 and won four (games).

The four glorious victories have come against Stoke (a Championship club at the time), Plymouth (Championship), Blackburn (Premier League but relegated that season) and Birmingham (Championship).

To put Newcastle’s four third round victories into perspective, in the time that Mike Ashley has owned Newcastle, both Chelsea and Arsenal have lifted the trophy three times each.

Yet both sets of fans have regularly moaned about what is happening at their clubs and it is Newcastle supporters who are tagged as ‘too demanding’ and ‘deluded’.

All 18 FA Cup matches played by Newcastle under Mike Ashley:

Oxford 3 Newcastle 0 – 28 January 2017 (Fourth round!)

Newcastle 3 Birmingham 1 – 18 January 2017 (Third round replay)

Birmingham 1 Newcastle 1 – 7 January 2017

Watford 1 Newcastle 0 – 9 January 2016

Leicester 1 Newcastle 0 – 3 January 2015

Newcastle 1 Cardiff 2 – 4 January 2014

Brighton 2 Newcastle 0 – 5 January 2013

Brighton 1 Newcastle 0 – 28 January 2012 (Fourth Round)

Newcastle 2 Blackburn 1 – 7 January 2012

Stevenage 3 Newcastle 1 – 8 January 2011

West Brom 4 Newcastle 2 – 23 January 2010 (Fourth round)

Newcastle 3 Plymouth 0 – 13 January 2010 (Third round replay)

Plymouth 0 Newcastle 0 – 2 January 2010

Newcastle 0 Hull 1 – 13 January 2009 (Third round replay)

Hull 0 Newcastle 0 – 3 January 2009

Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0 – 26 January 2008 (Fourth round)

Newcastle 4 Stoke 1 – 16 January 2008 (Third round replay)

Stoke 0 Newcastle 0 – 6 January 2008
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