Newcastle Pre-Season Friendlies Increased To Five


Newcastle will play 3 games on their stateside tour this July, and they’ve just announced two more pre-season friendlies in July.



FA Trophy winners Darlington will host Newcastle at the Northern Echo Arena, on Friday, July 15th, with a 7.45 pm kick-off.

And on Sunday, July 31st,  Newcastle will travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United, and that game was announced back on May 1st by the Leeds United club on their web-site, with the date at that time being either July 30th or July 31st.

Newcastle played both clubs two years ago when the lads thumped Darlington 7-2, and they then drew 0-0 with Leeds United at St. James’ Park.

Unfortunately Leeds just missed out on a play-off place in the Championship this season finishing 7th on 72 points, and  we hope sincerely they can win promotion to the Premier League next season.

We’d also like them to sell Max Gradel to Newcastle in the summer. 😀

We’ll never forget the support Leeds United fans gave to Newcastle when the club was relegated two years ago, and they sent me some emails also about what relegation was like for them. when they finally finished up in England’s third tier.

Newcastle were at the time being linked with doing a Leeds United by the so-called experts in the press, and falling through the leagues.

We had a number of the Leeds fans come on the site with words of support for the Newcastle fans, who at the time were completely devastated by relegation.

Those kind souls from Leeds made a big difference, so much so we still remember it,  and it’s very rare in the world we live in today, to get that kind of support from other fans.

They did Leeds proud, that’s for sure.

It would be very fitting for Leeds United, a top club, to be back where they belong – in the Premier League – just as soon as possible.

Maybe Newcastle will be playing Leeds next pre-season, as a warm-up for their return  to the Premier League.

Comments welcome.



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26 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    i don’t real sure how pre-season fixtures are set up, why don’t we played against the big europe team for pre-season???

    Let the players motivate and train against good players.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Transfer news plzz.

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  • The Entertainers

    May 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Remember playing Juve a few seasons ago and Buffon saying our young striker Andy Carroll would go on to great things……..what does he know haha!

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Brutoon agree wit u, we always play pre-season friendlys wit smaller clubs, y nt play against, ajax, barca, lyon etc.

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Will be at Elland Road for the game against Dirty Leeds. Nice easy trip for me & should be a decent work out for the lads.

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Get real they will all be involved in the big money spinning tournaments or in Asia selling shirts. Why would they want to play us.
    This is why we are playig in the states to try and get into the $$$$$$$$$$ market

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Y dnt v play against indian club. We would get more money then

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  • LoonyToonyMagPieMan

    May 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #8

    If we play easy teams then there is more chance of us winning which will give our youngsters more confidence. I think we should let the youngsters play against the easy teams and then try and find some challenging teams for the players such as Nolan,Barton, HBA maybe Gosling but he might be suited for easier games since he is coming back from injury.

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #9

    JAMSHA, because we play football and not cricket.

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  • 09nufc09

    May 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #10

    we will be playing a pre season friendly against a better quality team at sjp, happens every year. play a small local team, then a tournemant abroad, championship team then a better quality of team when team are getting fitter.
    makes sense if you ask me.

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  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #11

    why not play against a random mexican team, a random south african team and a random asian team.

    mixture of all football round the globe!

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Im afraid no English side would play in India for the the foreseable future. Apart for the issues which have been raised by Cricket tours etc there is, as far as im away no decent football infrastructure in the country hence the failure of a country of Indias size to make any inroads in international football.

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Its called logistics Brutoon, the lads would be shagged after all that travel. Or are you suggesting Ashley funds all these financially bereft teams to come to the UK

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #14

    the salt lake stadium in Kolkata is ver good capacity >100,000, one can imagine money being made. in addition any BPL side would great revenue.

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  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #15

    On the same time, those big teams will play some of their youngsters against us therefore we couple bag some good young signing

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Yea indian magpies. Agree , an by the way most of da indian follow epl an as I know most of v indian love football dan cricket

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #17

    All the money has been pumped into cricket so no infrastructure for football. Millions of kids watch the game but no oppurtunity for them to make a career in football.

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  • Billy1985

    May 13, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #18

    they play lower teams to build the confidence and fitness then we play better quality teams, why play barca when they would torture us thats not good for confidence or morale really is it

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  • Brutooon

    May 13, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    billy1985, make sense but what if we lose against this “small” team?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    we could play an all star team. why do u care abt infrastructure. the cliub can make money and that is why other teams go to US etc. the brazilian team went to Zimbabwe b4 World cup for goodness sake

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeaaa bt india is investng money in futbal , might take 10yr to build da nationl team

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  • DarloGeordie

    May 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Get in Darlo vs Newcastle in my home town 😉 happy days….

    Think Newcastle may just edge this 1 but may be close haha

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  • Selbymag

    May 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Allstar team – what stars? Brazil went to Zimbabwe to aclimatise for the world cup. A tour of India will hardly get us aclimatized for a tuesday night in Norwich will it.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 13, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #24

    we are talking preseason, why do MANU play teams in south africa. all stars mean a team of pros playing in india no necessarily indian players.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Bayern munich playd in india against east bengal. Then y nt newcastle.

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  • gonz

    May 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Couldn’t be happier. I’m an American NUFC supporter living in Leeds, so definitely going to this friendly and good to see Newcastle taking advantage of the American $’s aswell. They are hungry for “SOCCER” over there and since Newcastle Brown Ale is so popular with the students over there you should get good crowds watching the games.

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