City away Newcastle in FA Cup

09 December 2013 09:56
A tough draw for the Bluebirds.

The excitement of the FA Cup third round draw yesterday was dampned slightly when City were drawn away at Newcastle Utd.

Not because of who we were drawn against. It's quite an attractive tie if both teams take it seriously but it's just too far away. I still like a little bit of romance and would have liked to have played a team much lower down and a bit nearer to South Wales, although that didn't come off so well last season as we were knocked out in round 3 by non league Macclesfield.

This fixture adds to an already daunting January. City's fixtures are now:

Arsenal (League) A

Newcastle (FA Cup) A

West Ham (League) H

Man City (League) A

Man Utd (League) A

And the possibility of a cup replay if there is a draw at Newcastle and a 4th round game if City were to overcome the Toon.

Full FA Cup 3rd round draw:

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield

Nottingham Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons

Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford United

Manchester United v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich City v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland v Carlisle

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Manchester City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton

Ties to be played over the weekend of 4-5 January

Source: Cardiff City Online