This is why Newcastle United's FA Cup third round clash will kick off at 12:31

Newcastle United’s FA Cup third round tie away to either Rochdale or Boston United has been selected for live TV coverage.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:27 pm
Newcastle United's FA Cup Third Round clash has been selected for live BT Sports coverage
Newcastle United's FA Cup Third Round clash has been selected for live BT Sports coverage

Steve Bruce’s men begin their FA Cup campaign on Saturday, January 4 and await the winner from the replay on Monday, December 16.

Rochdale, in League One, and Boston United - the lowest-ranked team left in the competition - drew 0-0 in the first meeting last week.

In front of the BT Sports camera, the Magpies’ kick-off time is listed at 12:31pm - which has caught a few fans out as to the meaning behind it.

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All third round matches will kick-off one minute later than their traditionally scheduled to encourage fans to 'Take A Minute' to think about looking after their mental health.

During the minute delay, fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.