Newcastle Announce 6th Pre-Season Friendly At FC Utrecht


Some real work appears to be getting done at Newcastle for a nice change.

FC Utrecht

Following the good news that 17 year-old Shane Ferguson has signed a new 3 year deal at the club, Newcastle have announced they will travel to FC Utrecht in Holland on Sunday, July 26th – kick-off is 2.30 pm local time.

Utrecht finished 9th in the Dutch Eredivisie last term, and they play their home matches at the Stadion Galgenwaard, which has a decent capacity of more than 24,000.

FC Utrecht was founded on July 1, 1970, and it was a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: DOS, Elinkwijk and Velox.

This game, which is the 6th arranged by the club, will complete the pre-season friendlies for our preparation for an assault on the Championship title next season – hopefully.

So the schedule for pre-season is a good one, and starts across the Irish Sea to face Dublin side Shamrock Rovers on July 11th before away matches at Football League clubs Darlington (July 18th) and Huddersfield Town (July 21st).

Them the Newcastle side travel to Utrecht, before a home friendly with Leeds United on July 29th.  And last up for the Magpies is a trip to Scotland to play a good Dundee United side, in their Centenary Match on August 2nd.

We then start the Championship in earnest 6 days later, with a trip to WBA, and we’ll be hoping we can get a win in that first important game.

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Recipe for disaster, mackems are playing the same dy in Holland

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  • toonsy

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Who is aranging these? It seems more likely that things are happening behind closed doors that nobody yet knows about.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Last time sunlin supporters were in europe they had rifles on their backs

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    according to danny dyers football factory internatuonal these are the milwall of holland

    so if you go be ware

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    beware

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #6

    saw that movie green street hooligan. out of topic does is the nufsc anything like the GSE ?

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    damn my english.

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  • Tino 11

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Gremlins!

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  • Partizan

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #9

    We need players like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o35Zci8Wa60

    He simply took out 4 PSV players

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #10

    no the nusc isnt a firm its a supporters club, newcastles equivalent to the gse(althought west hams firm is intercity firm in reality) would be the gremlins, NME or bender boys

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  • Partizan

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Zola is making some excellent moves for West Ham by taking Luis Jimenez on loan from Inter.

    Smart move from the little wizard

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #12

    nick 69 these firms actually kill people while fighting ???

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Didier would definitely prefer to stay in the Premier League. He would do very well at Sunderland, they’re an absolutely massive club,” Anderson told the Sunderland Echo.

    “There are not many clubs Didier would leave Tottenham for but I think Sunderland are one.

    priceless words

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 23, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #14

    nah they dont kill ppl, they just fight, although they dont really do that much even these days, the police are on top of it nowadays, although i dare say there have been deaths as a result of it in the past but they dont go out planning to kill ppl.

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  • antz1uk

    Jun 23, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #15

    yes, absolutely wonderful organisation by the club, a friendly the same day as SBR’s charity game.

    I know where i will be going and it aint to Holland!

    complete and utter lack of respect for the great man!

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 23, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #16

    But nw I want to kill someone -*-

    I don’t know behind the closed door, What happen inside ? It’s just a bad, very bad feeling to see our beloved club count down to diaster and we cannot do anything to help.

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  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 23, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #17

    im struggling over here. any information or rumours from anyone over in England?? heard anything??? i need something to hang my hat on…..

    =/

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  • newcastle29

    Jun 23, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #18

    well done nufc you bunch of halfwits, organising a away friendly on the same date as SBR TROPHY MATCH! all the players should be attending this as a mark of respect! idiots!

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  • OHurley

    Jun 23, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #19

    I’d really like to see us have a friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. My best m8’s fav team.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #20

    newcastle29, I’m also finding it difficult to fathom the date – due to Utrecht being full of mackems for that weekend, and Utrecht’s hardcore fans. Sounds like a light the blue touch paper one to me.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 23, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #21

    ….*Amsterdam full of mackems.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 23, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #22

    …then again, most mackems probably couldn’t afford the flight anyway.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Tom Mo. About all we hear over here you can find on here:

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Championship/Newcastle+United/All+Sources

    …9 times out of 10 it’s b0llocks or bad news though, so I wouldn’t get too excited 😉

    In the UK we’re still as ‘in-the-dark’ as a man in a cave, underwater, with dark sunglasses on, inside a shark, in the dark.

    You’ll know about it pretty quick if owt happens, but so far, @rse all I’m afraid.

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