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Last updated : 11 January 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Sky Sports supremo Vic Wakeling: "I think it's odds-on that Newcastle's tie will be shown live.

"There are some good games, like Liverpool at Portsmouth and Bolton at home to Arsenal, while Manchester United will go to Wolves if they beat Burton Albion in their replay. The BBC have first pick, but we fancy Newcastle."

United have never played Cheltenham in any competition, but how can we forget Chester's 2-0 FA Cup third-round victory at St James' Park in 1980?
That it the game Ian Rush, then a young striker, scored the second goal for Chester that day and Newcastle offered Chester £100,000 for him but he prefered a move to Liverpool. But he did sign for the Toon in 1997 from Leeds United.

Rush: "That was a real FA Cup shock because Chester were in the old Third Division while Newcastle were flying high. But if there's one thing I remember from my time up on Tyneside it's just how much the FA Cup means to the Newcastle fans."