Responding to a tweet from Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder, Newcastle United supporters have laughed at the news their FA Cup fourth-round replay against Oxford United will be televised on BBC One – with some claiming this could be a bad omen.
The Magpies drew 0-0 at home to the League One outfit last time around, failing to capitalise on their home advantage at St. James’ Park and ultimately coming away with a disappointing stalemate. First team names such as Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton spearheaded a strong side for the FA Cup clash, including new loan signing Nabil Bentaleb, but Steve Bruce’s men were still unable to cruise past Oxford.
Now, with the replay scheduled for 4th February, journalist Ryder has confirmed that Newcastle’s game will be televised on BBC One – with some supporters taking that as a bad omen or laughing off the news altogether.
Find all of their best comments from Twitter down below.
Guaranteed defeat now. 😅😂
— Carl (@Tyneside82) January 28, 2020
Cue Newcastle doing their utmost to help Oxford
— Nige 50pence Smiff (@toastofworcesta) January 28, 2020
Coarse it is because they’ll expect us to get beat
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) January 28, 2020
The beeb smell a giant killing.
— Phil Round (@round_phil) January 28, 2020
They could put a montage of giant killings on Newcastle over the last decade
— Scott Mcilquham (@Mcilquham21) January 28, 2020
On live on BBC? We’re doomed.
— toon in lagos (@toon_in_lagos) January 29, 2020
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