Friday morning has brought confirmation that Newcastle v Watford won’t be live on TV.

That is of course if the game actually happens.

Watford putting out an official announcement that the same (not on Live TV) will be the case if they end up playing Blackburn.

If Newcastle United win on Tuesday night at Ewood Park the fourth round FA Cup match will be 3pm on Saturday 26 January, rather than be moved for live TV coverage.

Adult ticket prices would once again be £10 ahead of matchday.

Good on Watford for laying on coach travel at just £10 each to encourage extra support, Mike Ashley won’t even allow Rafa Benitez to buy players – never mind subsidising Newcastle supporters getting to away games.

Watford though talking about potentially bringing 6,000 or more fans to St James Park is about as likely as Newcastle United getting to the final…

Watford Official Announcement:

‘The Hornets’ trip to either Newcastle or Blackburn in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round will be played on Saturday January 26 at 3pm.

Tickets will be priced at £10 for adults, with a concessionary price also available. Club coach travel will cost £10 per person.

The allocation available to travelling Watford fans will be at least 6,000, regardless of the opponent.

Further exact details and sales arrangements will follow in due course.

Watford have been drawn away to either Newcastle United or Blackburn Rovers in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The two sides are set for a replay at Ewood Park on Tuesday January 15, having drawn the initial tie 1-1 at St James’ Park on Saturday.

The fourth round fixture will be played over the weekend of January 25-28.’



  • Paul Patterson

    Woaaahh, first things first . .

    • Peaky

      …..said Paul to Holly….😂🤣

      • Paul Patterson

        Right before she got the police involved . .

        • Paul Patterson

          It’s ok, it wasn’t the rozzers. She likes to stick their greatest hits on . .

          • Peaky

            “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”…..🎵🎵

          • Paul Patterson

            No. It was more ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ . .

  • Themoscow72

    Ashley and the club gave all the fans the money back for the Everton away game last season when T.V. changed the game at the last minute. He also helps fund the disabled supports club who pick up fans in diverse areas such as Gloucester.

    • Ram Kishore

      There was this news I came across in BBC which told about the clubs that make fans pay crazy sums for their kids to be mascots at the match. It was nice to know that our club wasn’t one of the them.
      This is the list

      Most expensive mascot packages at Premier League clubs
      Everton £718

      West Ham United £700

      Leicester City £600

      Tottenham Hotspur £405

      Wolves £395

      Crystal Palace £375

      Brighton £350

      Burnley £300

      Cardiff City £255

      Watford £250

      Bournemouth £185

      Free: Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Newcastle United and Southampton.

      But still Ashley is a very poor owner and the club’s management is abysmally poor in everything and including the way they do the transfer business.

    • Kenny

      He`s a diamond geezer ok, just as Perez is the best player on the Planet
      😂😂

      • Themoscow72

        Not far wrong there. Perez is the only one constantly in the Sky Power rankings knew you know your football.

    • Big Hairy Man

      I hadn’t realised Uncle Mike was such a lovely💕 kind fella. He’s like the Easter bunny, the tooth fairy and a big cuddly Santa all rolled into one…. or is he just a lying, scheming fat [email protected]?

  • Mr_Kinnear

    Such arrogance Graham. There is tbe little matter of a Championship club to get past first. You need to calm down lad

  • deadtrail 74

    Expecting a lot of Anger from Blackburn fans about this, and rightly so. If this was the other way around you would of posted the Blackburn message board it would of come from!! Then asked for condemnation in the comments.

  • Mrkgw

    In fairness, why would the TV companies want to screen our games with tactics of 11 men planted behind the ball. Hardly entertainment under the present regime.