Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Checkatrade Trophy Fixtures To Be Revealed

Checkatrade Trophy Fixtures To Be Revealed

Newcastle will be taking part in this season's Checkatrade Trophy this time round after last years tiff has been forgotten. Officially it was handbags over scheduling matches but unofficially it was down to being last choice or something.

Anyway, the club will find out which group it will be in after they were drawn the other day in an obvious Northern section with the Southern section having the same format before the two join together later on in the season.

Each group that was drawn has one gap where the teams still waiting to be picked will fill in.

Aside from us, the other seven teams to be selected are: Everton, Leicester, Man City, Middlesbrough, Stoke, Sunderland and West Brom.

The cup which will only feature our reserves and below will be drawn tomorrow at 3pm and the eight sides will go into each of these groups below:

Group A
Carlisle United
Fleetwood Town

Group B
Accrington Stanley
Wigan Athletic

Group C
Blackburn Rovers

Group D
Crewe Alexandra
Oldham Athletic
Port Vale

Group E
Coventry City
Shrewsbury Town

Group F
Bradford City
Rotherham United

Group G
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
Notts County

Group H
Doncaster Rovers
Grimsby Town
Scunthorpe United

The cup starting in the week commencing 28th August will see each of the eight teams waiting to be drawn play all of their games in the groups away from home with the top two teams going through.

The next round (round of 32) sees a regionalised draw where group winners face a runner up from a different group before the winners progress to a normal round of 16 with no seeds.

From there it is a straight knock out until the final at Wembley which is on a date not yet scheduled.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Talk of the Tyne
Date:Tuesday July 11 2017
Time: 10:53PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

190+ TV Games For 2019-20

It's been confirmed today that from the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign, a minimum of 190 Premier League games will be screened live on TV.

Rafa Benitez Latest

Speaking in his usual pre-match press conference ahead of the next game

NUFC Takeover Would Come With A Warning

Whilst it seems contradictory to everything we have angered against, this new wave of expectation could ruin a long term plan

The Newcastle United Injury Table Updated 17/11/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Newcastle United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
4 or 540%
6 or 730%
More than 713%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

4.The Pyrry26
10.Harry's Boy14
Vital Football Comment