Newcastle Unitedâ€™s friendly against Rangers on August 6th has now been canceled, after Rangers saw their chance of winning the SPL fail due to their 2-0 defeat at Aberdeen last night.
Celtic won 1-0 at Dundee United, so Celtic win the title for a 3rd season in a row under Gordon Strachan.
Walter Smithâ€™s side now face a Champions League second qualifying round second-leg tie on either August 5th or 6th, which means the friendly game on Tyneside that was previously arranged, can no longer take place.
But Newcastle are now moving fast to finalize their alternative plans, and the game with Valencia at St. James’ Park looks is now almost certain to go ahead. Valencia finished in 10th place in the Spanish Primera DivisiÃ³n last season.
The game against the Spanish side is set for Saturday, August 9th, and there are also three friendly games to be played against local opposition.
Newcastle are set to send a team to play against Bishop Auckland on July 11, and then they go to newly-promoted Gateshead on July 21st, and then on August 6th a Newcastle side will play against Newcastle Blue Star.
Not exactly top-class opposition, but it will certainly help the local clubs at the gate.
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