The Tyneside giants haven’t won English football’s illustrious prize since 1955, coming closest in 1998 and 1999 when the Magpies finished runners-up on both occasions.
One of the members of that period, Rob Lee, is set for an emotional game in the FA Cup third-round after his former side Newcastle, where he spent nine years, were drawn against Luton Town- the side where his two sons currently play.
The League Two title hopefuls have been in spectacular form this season and sealed their spot in the third round of the FA Cup after a 5-0 drubbing of Gateshead, with the Hatters looking to emulate the cup run they enjoyed a few years ago.
In 2013, Luton, then in the conference, knocked Premier League side Norwich City out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory at Carrow Road, and Newcastle will hope to avoid a similar fate in the tie in early January.
— Rob Lee (@7RobLee) December 4, 2017
Amazing. I'm nufc season ticket holder & dad's huge Luton fan. They my 2nd team and NUFC are my Dads. Went to Gateshead together! #cantwait
— Lawrie (@lawrie9) December 4, 2017
It’s ok it’s not as if Luton has ever knocked us out of the cup before!!
— John (@Shoottherefs) December 4, 2017
Bet you can't wait till they walk out the tunnel, into he best stadium n fans in world. Welcome home Rob for the day.
— Michael Guy (@michael214) December 4, 2017
No way! That is amazing!! They are having a cracking season!
— ⚪️ʂαɾα-ʝαყɳҽ⚫️ (@SJ_NUFC) December 4, 2017
Unbelievable that Olly called it out post Gateshead match interview too.
— Paul Gudgeon (@paulgudge81) December 4, 2017
Absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait