Newcastle Pre-Season Friendly Announced Against Leeds

Leeds United have announced their first pre season friendly of the summer.

Leeds just about kept their hopes of a play-off place alive yesterday with a good 1-0 home win over Burnley, but it looks a little dubious that Leeds could be a Premier League club again next season.

They are in 7th position in the Championship, a full three points behind 6th placed Nottingham Forest,  but Forest have a better goal difference by 6 goals.

So even a Leeds win at QPR next weekend and a Nottingham Forest defeat at Crystal Palace may not be enough, after Forest increased their goal difference with a Scunthorpe 5-1 hammering yesterday.

Maybe Leeds can get promoted next season, and we hope that’s the case.

Newcastle United will play Leeds United at Elland Road on the weekend of July 30th and 31st, but no announcement of this has yet come from Newcastle, who will be back from their USA tour by then.

Leeds last faced Newcastle in pre season at St James Park in the summer of 2009, after Newcastle had been relegated to the second division and Leeds at the time were playing in the third tier of English football.

Both sides were promoted last year and there’s a chance, a very very slim chance, that Leeds could get promoted again in May.

But maybe that will come next season for the famous Leeds United club, who reached the semi-finals of the European Champions League in 2001.

11 comments so far

  • kilcline

    May 1, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Maybe this is part of the transfer deal for Gradel?

  • hainesy

    May 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Would be good to see Gradel in Black and White for this game 😀

  • GeordieGerman

    May 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    I wonder if this is part of the Gradel deal?

  • davybtoon

    May 1, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    yea i really think gradel will be a newcastle player next year a pal for tiote

  • ochytoon

    May 1, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Good point, teams do tend to arrange friendlies with clubs they have sold or bought players to/from. Then again, it could be a huge coincidence.


    May 1, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #6

    I am hopeful he will be a black and whiter by then. Very likely if Leeds dont get promoted.

  • hainesy

    May 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    OR It could be Alan Smith?
    Gradel or Smith would be my bet.

  • hainesy

    May 1, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Unchanged team today lads&lasses

  • GeordieGerman

    May 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Hey hainesy, wouldn’t it be something if Smith and Gradel changed shirts…

    … Before the game?

  • andre29

    May 1, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10


  • Neun78

    May 1, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Gradel is not good enough get in gervinho,yannis tafer, paulo henrique


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