Newcastle To Participate In Majorca Tournament


It’s being reported today that Newcastle United will participate in a pre-season tournament in Majorca, as part of their preparation for what promises to be an important Premier League season.

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Kevin Keegan – will take team to Majorca Tournament

Newcastle are busy completing arrangements before formally announcing their involvement in the tournament, although organizers say that it’s already a done deal.

Newcastle will join hosts Real Mallorca, and German Bundesliga teams Hertha Berlin and Hannover 96 in the Summer International Cup in Majorca.

The tournament will take place in early August, with the semi-finals on August 1st, and the final on August 3rd.

Hannover 96 are said to be late replacements for Manchester City, who had to cancel their plans for Majorca, when they qualified for the UEFA Cup through the Fair Play League at the end of last season.

Newcastle have not yet revealed any plans for the pre-season, but Kevin hinted towards the end of last season, he would be taking his team away for some games.

Ylan Singer, is one of the organizers of the competition, and said today:

“It is all official.”

“Newcastle United will be going to Majorca along with Hertha Berlin and Hannover 96 for the competition with Real Mallorca, which will take place in the Ono Stadium.”

“The two semi-finals will be on August 1, with the final and the game for third and fourth place two days later.”

“We are now talking to both the German clubs and Newcastle about the distribution of tickets and details will be available soon.”

The venue is already a popular resort for English and Germans vacationers, and it wouldn’t be surprising if a huge contingent of fans turned up for the tournament.

Newcastle in particular are expected to have many of the Toon Army there to watch the tournament, which will of course will include Newcastle’s new signings for the summer, whoever they finally turn out to be. 😀

Newcastle are expected to augment the tournament with one or two friendlies at St James’ Park, to complete their pre-season preparations.

Spanish club Valencia are expected to be confirmed soon as visitors to St. James’ Park, and in addition, we expect recently promoted to the Championship, Doncaster Rovers, to also play Newcastle.

Kevin Keegan, of course, was born on Valentine’s Day in Armthorpe, Doncaster, back in 1951.

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44 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Why Ask Local Lads Very Interesting Riddles Given It’s Newcastle Inspiring The Ylan? 🙂

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  • Tez131

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    I hate that Wall Virginity thing….

    ITS POINTLESS…

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #3

    this is great news, the missus wants to go to Greece this summer but with a little convincing 😀 , she’ll take to Mallorca real fast. Where can i get tickets ??

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  • geordie genius

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    WHAT TEAM ARE WE TAKING-WE WON’T HAVE ONE BY THEN.sorry i am a pessimist and should not have said that.I am away to take my tablets now so buzz off.

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  • geordie genius

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5

    toonking- JOSES BAR IN PALMA NOVA,now clear off as i have a migraine.

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #6

    This is a good thing.

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  • ELFER

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    oh, so KK’s birthday is only 2 days after mine 😉 nice!

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Really good news!!

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  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    It good so we can improve our squad and if we win this then we can try improe our chances for going for any of the titles next season!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Some really stern tests there..hopefully we can win a trophy in this tournament..the dog shit cup !

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Gloryhunter stop being a nob

    w@nker ass asshole lesbian
    vermin idiot rapist goofball insane nob imbecile twat yid

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Great chance to get the youngsters playing. Will any of the games be on TV.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #13

    First rumour us and west ham chase Gudjhonsen…next guess who’s name is involved?

    Guessed right tottenham shitstain..my hate for them now is on par with the mackems easily !!

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  • shaneyboy

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #14

    spurs wont be signing gudjonson…. they seem to be buying GOOD players, dos santos deal official and for only 4.7 million!!

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    yeah sirjasontoon my hate towards the mackems is like love compared to the f**kin’ yids..

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #16

    This was in Viz top tips. I changed the team from ManU to you know who.

    Spurs fans. Save money on expensive new kits by simply strapping a large fake penis to your forehead. It is now clear to all, as to your allegiance.

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  • BRAD

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #17

    I said on here last week spurs would sign dos santos, capel , bentley and veloso. They have just announced santos with capel signing this evening. They will be challenging for the league when they get the other two.

    Have heard that newcastle are discussing moses from palace.

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #18

    damn ed 😀 , why am i moderated every time i post??? if it includes links or not it always appears 2 hours late in the last 2-3 days……. it’s kinda hard having a conversation like this 😉

    PS: hey this one appeared on time…..go figure…

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #19

    i am no big fan of Dos Santos, but he is a decent prospect and Spurs just signed him for 4.7mill…FOUR POINT SEVEN MILLION!!!

    That is a serious coup. Of course they will have to pay 3 or so milion extra if he appears a lot, and scores alot etc but this is stil a very impressive deal. Barca obviously do not need or want him if they are letting him go for such a dirt cheap price.

    Tottenham are somehow pulling off these crazy bargains, i dont get it.

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Also, Gudjohnson has apparently said that he will go to West Ham over us if he has to come to England…lol.

    Just keeps getting better and better for NUFC doesn’t it. not that i would want him anyway, but it seems the media have caught on to the whole
    “….. snubs NUFC” frenzy and they are having a field day.

    we are officially the current joke of the premiership

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  • MarK

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #21

    dos santos will fail in the premier league…modric on the other hand…

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #22

    i dont think he will be a hit in the premiership either, but the fact is, if he isn’t, they haven’t exactly lost a lot of money have they. It is almost like no matter what happens it wont turn out to be too bad of a signing. They could probably sell him back to Spain for around the same price even if he does flop.

    You cannot deny that this is a good piece of business on Spurs’ part

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  • Joe

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Totally agree Mark think Dos Santos is a bit of a lightweight and a prima donna! Carlos Vela – Arsenals young lad who has just got a work permit is a much better prospect.

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  • Davies

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Does anybody have any news on the following prospects:

    Turan
    Digard
    Aimar
    Emana
    Gomez
    Zigic
    Cisse
    Riise
    Crouch

    Some of these are worthwhile additions. Perhaps dennis Wise should be looking at this site. Perhaps Tom_Toon could sort him out with a few pointers…

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Very true Spyro re Gudjohnssen…though as has just been pointed out to me he’s far more likely to sign for a club owned by a fellow countrymen isnt he?

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #26

    By the way, people said Zarate woud be too weak for the prem and he wouldnt cut it, however,he didn’t do too bad for a player who joined mid season did he. There is always a chance Dos Santos may set the prem alight even if it does seem unlikely.

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Faustino, i think the ‘London’ factor is the more influential one.

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    True…but given the size of Iceland, Eidur’s Dad is more that likely friends with Egghead, this I can assure you 😉

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Faustino, what are your honest thoughts on how you think this summer transfer window will go?

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  • chennai toon

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #30

    mclaren eyes blackburn job………………………sorry blackburn

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  • James

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #31

    The spin on Eidur story is a joke – he was a Fat Sam target, NEVER a KK one. So because we bid for him with a different manager the media assume we are bidding for him again. He is nothing like the kind of player KK would be interested in. So when he signs for West Ham, or someone else, the media will say he turns down Newcastle.

    WE ARE NOT BIDDING FOR HIM YOU STUPID LONDON MEDIA.

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  • Spyro

    Jun 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    exactly James, they are doing it on purpose to make us look ridiculous…or more ridiculous, which ever one lol

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Spyro – My head tells me to wait until the 31st of July and see what happens. We’re in total limbo in a PR sense, as a business and and as a club so it’s VERY difficult to predict. The only thing that’s certain is that we have nothing but money, 50k fans and the promise of a potentially exciting football team to offer on the world scale, which is why, sadly, it’s more likely we’ll sign a majority of PL old boys and ‘promising’ 2nd string Europeans again.

    Currently, we occupy the same space in the market as we have done for the last ten years – a hypothetical bargaining chip for agents to negotitiate with i.e. our high wage average gives agents an ability to demand more from other Premier League clubs. I believe that’s why we get mentioned in the same breath as every player going and why every player we want is offered to other clubs.

    In essence we’re in that world of the wonderful ‘catch 22’ of needing a decent signing to attract decent signings. I still believe if a certain Alan would stop titting about and started coaching at the club, the knock on effect would be a big help. I’d be a hell of a lot more confident of Owen signing a new contract and surely the prospect of working with that coaching set up would be an attraction to a lot of young attacking minded players around the world. In a dream world Gomez and Berabtov would surely salivate at the chance of working with Keegan and Shearer. But egos will prevail and ‘Europe’ will be the key word.

    By the end of July [yes July!] last year, Big Sam had only brought in Viduka, Smith, Geremi and Rozenhal and shipped out, Bumble, Bernard, Moore, Gooch, Sibierski, Parker and O’Brian. A situation some people creamed over. Worth remembering I think.

    I think it needs remembering that we currently have the worlds greatest motivator in charge so whatever we end up with we’ll have a better season than last year. If next term has to be an interim to develop our exciting young players and navigate into a position to make bigger signings next June/July/August then so be it imo. Just makes for an amazing 2009/2010 and when you’ve waited as long as I have, one years not such a long time.

    EDIT : Actually add Pedro to that coaching staff to.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #34

    from nufc.com regarding this tournmanet in mallorca. looks like anal oliver is up to his old tricks.

    S-pain in the arse

    Anyone who has happened to read the German FA’s website since early May will have seen a news item (in English) referring to a pre-season tournament involving Bundesliga and Premier League sides.

    Newcastle and Manchester City were mentioned, along with German outfits Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin – competing for the Multi Media Sports Cup in a four team tournament at Real Mallorca’s Son Moix Stadium in Palma.

    However the subsequent award of a UEFA Cup place to Manchester City meant that their opening round in that competition would clash with the Mallorca event.

    City then withdrew, leaving the organisers to find a replacement side – and NUFC unable to confirm their participation, for fear of possibly misleading supporters.

    Unfortunately the Chronicle have now chosen to mention this, leaving fans in a dilemma over whether or not to risk booking flights before the prices increase still further.

    The same source also claim that Hannover are replacing Man City when in fact they themselves publicised the event on their own website in early May.

    And the dates they claim of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of August differ by 24 hours from information posted to German fans, whose schedule starts 24 hours before – which would make a big difference to flight bookers.

    There’s also a blatant attempt at sh*t-stirring in the piece by writing “unless he is overruled by director of football Dennis Wise, United manager Kevin Keegan…..”

    After being blamed by fans booking flights to Amsterdam last year when we wrote that Newcastle were listed by SkySports as participating in that event, we opted not to mention this Mallorca jaunt until it was confirmed 100%.

    As of now, that’s still the case.

    So, if you want to book flights etc. for this tournament, then go right ahead – but at your own risk, not ours.

    And if it all turns to dust, blame the slack-jawed old fool at Thomson House. If he was a horse, they’d shoot him.

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  • faustino

    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #35

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/authors/alan-oliver/p98

    For anyone who wants to message Anal…with words of love naturally.

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #36

    If Dos Santos is really that great then he won’t be sold at less than 5mil with none of the big four showing interest.

    Fact is, he is not that good.

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  • Leo

    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #37

    tenerife might be changed to majorca i will just tell the lads its a haven for the night outs haha

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    faustino, i have emailed him sveral times. (today in fact)

    his email address is alan.oliver@icnewcastle.com

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #39

    i have also emailed mick dennis and barry glendinning as a result of their shite they write in their daft rags,

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  • broon ale

    Jun 6, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #40

    canny boring being a toon fan at the mo like.

    can anyone reccomend any easy lasses. prefably good looking and up for some no strings business.

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