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.’