Newcastle Game Delayed Until 5:00pm

The official web site is reporting that the Newcastle United’s pre-season friendly against Valencia at St. James’ Park today, will now kick off at the later time of 5pm.


This is apparently due to the delayed arrival of Valencia from Spain following a technical issue concerning their aircraft.

Supporters using corporate areas will still be able to enter the stadium from 1pm.

The club apologizes to supporters for the inconvenience caused by circumstances beyond the Club’s control.

Not sure why it had to be delayed, because obviously the Valencia team must now be in Newcastle.

Well, that will probably hit the gate, which is unfortunate for everybody concerned.

We’ll really have to trounce them now.  😀

23 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Spot on Ed, apparently though they left David Villa behind in the toilet when they eventually took off 🙂

    Anyone got any idea on the team line-up? I know Oba’s getting a run out, not sure if Faye is fit? I recon somthing like….




  • sweendog

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    see we’re linked with another midfielder.. not too sure on this guy .. but it is in the well respected sun

  • sweendog

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    theres a write up about him .. a holding midfielder .. maybe this was our second choice after inler

  • joe

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    the real reason will be because members of the nufc hierarchy are busy doing other things!!! 😉

  • greg

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    unveiling of Colo! G’wan Ashley 5-Bellies, show us what you’re spending our money on!

  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    they are saying that tymoschuk is russian, i thought he was ukranian and playing in russais league.

    i cant go to the game now aaarrrgggghhhhhhhh

    i was going to be getting the train in 45 mins from dundee to get to newcastle for 2ish and then go to the game, then after get the 6pm train back to dundee and it is the last one and now the game is at five i wont be able to make it back home if i went nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Leo

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    magic, it just means i can get to the game

    sweet. 3 pm i would have missed the first 20mins now i can have a pint or 3 before

  • Spuggy

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Rain supposed to clear up from about 4pm onwards too so sweet all round!

  • Ben_BKK

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah I saw the rumour about Tymoschuk, and I also thought he was Ukrainian, rather than Russian…I swear I’ve seen him in the Ukraine national team on Pro Evo 😛

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10
  • beye the great

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    tymoschuk is a brill player but not what we need we want someone who can create not someone who can defendweve already got barton and butt

  • AshHague

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    If Ashley did say that then it’s very encouraging.

  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    beye the great if we do get tymo we would be able to push guthrie into AM and he can create and score if pushed forward

  • Gunnar / Iceland

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Tymoschuk is a great player. But I tink he won’t come cheap so it might be better to spend the money to buy a attacking midfielder.

  • toon up

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    I have a friend who works at the ground on match days. He has just told me that the match could be off! It seems the Valencian officials have been trying to call it off since last night but the toon officials are furious with them. Latest is they are still in Spain so unless something happens soon expect it to be off.

    Hope not my 5 year old will be pretty upset!

  • Tom

    Aug 9, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Instead of going for a huge player, why not go for Tymoschuk and then someone like Skjelbred? Supplemented with Derdiyok and a left back, that might look good!!!

    Say Tymoschuk for 7 million, Skjelbred for 4 million, Derdiyok for 6 million and 5 million for a left back (Unless we go for the chap from Tolouse, who would be 2 million). 21 million For 4 players in this market would be an outsnading move, and if we sell Smith for 3 million it lessens the blow 🙂

  • Ben_BKK

    Aug 9, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Tymoschuk was recently (as in February 2007) bought by Zenit St Petersburg for about 10 million pounds, so he won’t be moving on for 7 mil so soon…
    That’s not to say he won’t move, but he won’t be cheap, that’s for sure.

  • Fergie

    Aug 9, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #18

    thats lucky. i was thinking about going down to the game from Edinburgh and would have booked tickets on specific trains. i.e leaving newcastle at about 6. i would have been extremely pissed off!

  • Nilos Da Gangster Rapper

    Aug 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Da game is bieng delaid cos we iz gonna unvail 3 new singings and we ned da extra time 2 do dis

    Wate an see

  • reppin aus

    Aug 9, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #20

    any1 got link to todays game much appreciated

  • Tony

    Aug 9, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Wasn’t it reported that the Valencia team had flown in to Newcastle yesterday? there wasn’t any mention of a delay then.

  • xfer

    Aug 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe its to unveil the 2 new signings =p


    Aug 9, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Scottish mag just stop over in travel lodge & go party with us geordies! get the train in the morning big man! hope we do unveil 2/3 signings be class!


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