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Preview | Newcastle United (H) - Emirates FA Cup Third Round

3 January 2020

Match Previews

Preview | Newcastle United (H) - Emirates FA Cup Third Round

3 January 2020

Rochdale v Newcastle United | Crown Oil Arena, Emirates FA Cup Third Round, Saturday 4th January 2020, 12:31pm Kick-Off

Dale host Premier League side Newcastle United in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, with proceedings getting underway from 12.31pm.

The visitors enter the competition at this stage, whilst Dale beat two rounds of lower opposition - in Wrexham and Boston United - to advance into the third round. 

This will be the first ever competitive fixture between the two sides, in what is set to be a real spectacle in front of a bumper crowd at the Crown Oil Arena. 



Brian Barry-Murphy believes Saturday’s game is "a chance for everyone to embrace and show what we’re about."

Click HERE to read what he had to say, or iFollow subscribers can watch his full pre-match interview HERE.



Magpies boss Steve Bruce says he will play as strong a team as possible against Dale on Saturday.

Click HERE to read what he had to say in full on Newcastle's official website.



Please note that this fixture is ALL TICKET ONLY. There will be no tickets available on the day.



All ticket collections can be made from the Ticket Collection Cabin, which is located on the Club's car park, opposite the five-a-side pitch.

Tickets will be available to collect from 10am.



Are you a first-time visitor to the Crown Oil Arena? Click HERE for all of the information you may need in order to plan your visit and make the most of the matchday experience at Rochdale Football Club!



If you are an Newcastle United fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Saturday's game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information.

We wish all the Toon Army a safe journey!



Junior Dale fans can join us in Desmond’s Den, located inside the Carlsberg Lounge. Youngsters can also play plenty of fun games, and play on the PlayStation 4s with the latest FIFA on them, as well as a junior event before the game.

Desmond’s Den / Carlsberg Lounge opens at 10.30am. Click HERE for full details on how to access.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Club's car park, are open from 10:00am.



For just £1, you can be in with a chance of winning £1,000 at Saturday's game!

There will be one guaranteed winner of £100, and the chance to win the Man of the Match's shirt.

Get your ticket from one of the sellers around the ground or from the Club Shop. Click HERE for full details.



Referee | David Coote

Assistant Referees | Stuart Burt & Philip Dermott

Fourth Official | Scott Oldham



Sky Bet make Dale have Dale at of 10/3 for a win on Saturday.

Don’t forget that Sky Bet customers who select Rochdale as their favourite team on their Sky Bet profile, for every losing bet made, 50% of the stake will be passed on to the Club!

So, if you are having a flutter ahead of the match, make sure you do it via Sky Bet and select Rochdale as your favourite team!

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – returns for Saturday's game!

Purchase from the Club Shop and around the ground on matchday for just £3. Click HERE to read the full preview.



Emirates FA Cup licensing and broadcast agreements mean that Saturday's game will not be streamed visually, either domestically or internationally, via iFollow. 

However, we will still be providing live audio commentary. Purchase your audio pass HERE for just £2.50. The programme will start at 12:15pm.

To access commentary via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

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