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