It seems that Newcastle United are starting to put their pre-season plans together for the summer, before we start our season back in the Premiership.
Newcastle will face Norwich City in a pre-season friendly at Carrow Road on Saturday, July 24th, 2010, with a kick off at 3:00pm.
Both Newcastle and Norwich have won their leagues this season, Newcastle won the Championship and Norwich won League One, so are both on an upward trajectory hopefully, and Newcastle manager Chris Hughton commented on the fixture this morning:
“We’re delighted to be travelling to Norwich for a pre-season friendly.”
“Like us, Norwich have enjoyed a tremendous season and we’ll both be looking forward to the new campaign with much relish and anticipation.”
“I’m sure it’ll be a good game of football and a terrific pre-season work out for both sets of players.”
Of course when we think of Norwich we think of our young goalkeeper Fraser Forster who spent almost a full season in East Anglia and had a terrific season for the Canaries.
It could be that that Hughton allows Fraser to play another season in East Anglia, and that seems to be what the Norwich club would like, and it will certainly give Fraser lots of games in the Championship next season.
The last time we played Norwich City was almost four years ago, when Glenn Roeder’s side were there for the Craig Fleming testimonial match.
Surpisingly enough only Steve Harper and Steven Taylor remain at the Tyneside club from the Newcastle squad in East Anglia that night.