Newcastle Arrange Three Pre-Season Friendlies


It may be that Alan Shearer has started work at Newcastle, because magically we have arranged three friendlies as part of our pre-season preparations for one of the most important seasons for a very long time at Newcastle.

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Alan Shearer – three friendlies quickly arranged by somebody

We have lined up an away game with Darlington, managed by Colin Todd, at the Darlington Arena on Saturday, July 18th, with a 12:30 pm kick off time.

And we will visit Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town (surprise, surprise) in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, 21 July at the Galpharm Stadium at 7:45 pm.

Town manager Lee Clark is of course a former player and coach at his home-town club and a former team-mate of the new Newcastle manager Alan Shearer (there’s a little bit of hope in the last part of that sentence). 😀

And Newcastle will host Leeds United, a team we have got to know rather well since we were relegated, and it’s great we’ll be playing them in pre-season. Maybe in a couple of years both teams will be back in the Premier League – where we both belong – hope so anyway.

The game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th, 7:45 pm kick off, and Leeds United manager Simon Grayson said:

“It should be a great game for both sides.”

“Newcastle are obviously preparing for what they hope will be a promotion-winning season for them and we are doing likewise.”

“It may be a pre-season friendly, but I don’t think there would be many people out there that wouldn’t say that Leeds against Newcastle doesn’t have all the hallmarks of a Premier League game.”

With Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship we have heard a lot from Leeds fans, and they’ve been very sympathetic, unlike a lot of the press we’ve received, and we know the Leeds fans have gone through hell and high water with their team since 2004, but it now looks like they could well be on their way back.

Those are three decent friendlies for Newcastle – now we just need Alan announced as manager tomorrow, and we could be Three on our way!

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed – afternoon. Is it still raining? Its peeed it down on the toon today.

    Im glad we got the friendlies sorted. I will be at SJP to see the boys play leeds.

    Lets hope tomorrow does in deed bring further communication from the club. Im doubtful but hey after everything this last few months you cant blame me

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  • JAM

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Can’t WAIT!!!!!……………not

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  • OHurley

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Graeme-

    Doesn’t it do that everyday in England? lol 🙂

    Seriously looking forward to the Leeds preseason game. Though I wish Leeds the best of luck in getting back to the Premiership, I’ll be sportin’ my black and white and hoping to catch the game ower here across the pond!!

    Graeme- what are you feelings about shearer as manager under a possible new FFS regime?

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  • Doocey

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve a wee feeling it was Chris Hughton who organised these 😐

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #5

    OHurley // Jun 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Graeme-

    Doesn’t it do that everyday in England? lol

    there was floods a couple of days ago

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #6

    and were suppossed to be near summer

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  • stk85

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #7

    we just don’t need freddy shepherd back at all. not one bit. it would be like recovering from a tricky brain operation only to find we’ll be needing a triple bypass extremely soon!

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  • Christoon

    Jun 17, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #8

    hey! just a quick question about frendlies, how do i get a ticket, or is it just pay on the gate?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 17, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Are we not having a tornument with Deportivo?

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 17, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #11

    BTG, excellent. What a ponce. I’m sure that’s a bikini top he’s wearing! Rio, you’ve been merk’d. …or should I say berk’d.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 17, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #12

    TF, the official site said there were more fixtures to be announced.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 17, 2009 at 8:53 PM

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  • Nick D

    Jun 18, 2009 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #14

    stk85 – superb analogy about Shepherd

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #15

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