Hartlepool United today announced they will play Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly next month.
Newcastle have also announced they have arranged nearly all of their pre-season games.
Danny Wilson’s side will take on Newcastle at Victoria Park on Saturday July 19 â€“ KO 3:00 PM, two days after Hartlepool return from their pre-season tour of Scotland.
Newcastle visited Hartlepool last year on the 17th July, and came away with a 3-1 victory â€“ James Brown scored for Pools, and Michael Owen and two from Shola Ameobi were the goalscorers for the Magpies.
This may become a yearly event.
On Saturday, July 26, Newcastle will then visit the Keepmoat Stadium, home of newly-promoted Championship side Doncaster Rovers for a 3pm kick-off.
Newcastle will then take part in the Mallorca Summer Cup tournament in the ONO Estadi, Palma.
Fixtures for the tournament are as follows:
Friday, August 1
Newcastle United v Hertha Berlin (kick-off 8pm)
RCD Mallorca v Hannover 96 (kick-off 10pm)
Sunday, August 3
Hannover 96 v Hertha Berlin (kick-off 8pm)
RCD Mallorca v Newcastle United (kick-off 10pm)
The format for the tournament is 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 1 point for every goal scored. A 2-0 win would get us 5 points and a 3-2 defeat would get us 2 points.
Matches that finish all square after 90 minutes will be decided on penalties, with three points going to the side that wins the shoot-out.
Newcastle then return home for a friendly with Spanish side Valencia on Saturday, August 9 (kick-off tba).
Newcastle are also still looking at the possibility of one additional home friendly, to be played on either Tuesday, August 5, or Wednesday, August 6, according to the official Newcastle United Site.
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