Pardew – We’re Ready For The Darlington Game


Newcastle will play Darlingoton tonight,  in their very first pre-season game, before heading off to Kansas City on Sunday for their American tour.

Darlington’s Northern Echo Arena

It’s now nearly two weeks since the lads reported back for training, and tonight will be the first time to see some of Newcastle’s new players, plus fit again Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling.

The lads will kick off at the Northern Echo Arena, against the Blue Square Premier club at 7:45 pm tonight.

Alan talked about the game today:

“It’s the next step for us. We’ve had a good week of preparing ourselves for the Darlington game,”

“We are tired and a little bit fatigued in terms of the work we’ve done, but you would expect that in pre-season – to go into some games with some fatigue.”

“But we are just very conscious of not picking up any injuries, so we will probably change the team at half-time or just after to make sure that we don’t get any problems.”

“”We look in good shape though, and there’s only one or two players we need to really get up to speed. Everyone else is nearly there.”

It’s a short four weeks tomorrow before Newcastle kick off their Premier League season with a plum home game against Arsenal, in front of probably a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park.

The game will obviously get some good coverage, if only because of the amazing fixture in February, when eight goals were scored and Newcastle came back fighting, from 4-0 down after 26 minutes, to tie the game with just one minute to go in regulation time.

What a game that was.

Comments welcome.



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179 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Please say there will be a link please

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Lets Hope We Get a Good result Then Alan !!!! It will Be good to see H.B.A in Action …

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    can’t wait to see HBA in action. hope he’s as good as before. Sometimes players with that injury may never be the same player again.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Yea I hope we can see the Game on The PC …. Is Forster In The Squad ?? Would Be good to see him in a Newcastle Goal For a Change !!!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Is it only Tiote and Marveuax that are missing for tonight?

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    ilovetoon8788

    check out the pic’s on nufc website..he will be the same by the look of it…also i noticed kaz lualua is with the first team reguarley now

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    I hope this thread is to talk football and not money!

    Can’t wait for tonight, its the first match ive been to in awhile and I can’t wait to see how the teams looking, see how our style has changed.

    Pretty gutted colo, tiote and marveaux won’t be playing though.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Stuart

    Where’s the 35mil gone?

    😉

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Did xisco really have a better u21 record than torres?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #10

    God damn you Jack! haha =D

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    We are ready for a team who should be largely below us in quality…..thanks for letting us know Pardew haha

    I agree Stuart lets keep this one on football and ignore the transfer stuff and money stuff just for a little bit

    Is this match being broadcasted anywhere or is it too small a match?

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  • cousto

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    try myp2p.eu for the match

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I dont think it will be broadcast like WWJBD. I reckon the USA tour will be though.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Stuart

    HAha Sorry mate, couldn’t resist that
    🙂

    hoping for a good performance and result tonight to get this pre season off on the right foot.
    Anyone know if it is being covered by local radio?

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    By my knowledge ..Streaming can be any1 with a camcorder or even there phone…so we might get lucky

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  • davo

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Thank god for the first friendly of the campaign. A welcome distraction to the transfer window.
    Can’t wait to see Gosling,hba,Vuckic Airey and the like get a run out.
    HWTL

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  • dutchy

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    Ckecked myp2p, nothing on there atm

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Aye I didnt think it would be broadcasted anywhere, bit of a shame considering how many geordies are dying for the distraction

    Might get lucky though

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Ba first goal?

    cabaye assist?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    I really think we should give Xisco a proper go.

    I’m disappointed he is not ready for tonight.

    Also, would rather him on the plane to USA than Enrique.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    Nothing on freefootballstreaming.info either.

    I’d get my phone out and stream it tonight but i have no clue at all how to do that lol.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Any news on what the charity news is this afternoon?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Arfa to score 😉

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #26

    WWJBD

    heard last night (off twiiter though) that there will be a charity game for Sir Bobby’s charity and that they will be renaming one of the stands after him?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #28

    I think Vuckic and HBA could form a formidable midfield partnership, with Cabaye, Marveaux and Jonas

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    haha snap kevy

    JB
    Really thats actually quite good news.. I hope thats it.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #30

    NUFC_ then were would the lion king go

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #31

    @26

    @SJP?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #32

    Ben arfa, Ba and a cheeky Stevie Taylor goal at least tonight I reckon.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    @30

    Who?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Any links for the match I can stream on my W995

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #35

    NUFC_Richyg01

    Apparently, but it’s off twitter so don’t know how much truth there is in it

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #36

    Doubt that this will be online at all. Shame really.

    Be nice to see how the new lads gel with the rest of the team.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #37

    You put vukic,jonas,cabaye,marveaux,hba…were would tiote go?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #38

    tiote i reckon richy.

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  • bentoon

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #39

    We should have a statue of SBR outside the ground like Ipswich. Cant thank the great man enough for what he did for our club.

    Its a shame we have been dragged through the gutter these past few years. I also regret that he passed before we were promoted back to the EPL.

    Il always remember that some of his last words to the press were ‘What have they done to my club?’

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #40

    WWJBD – I take it back. That does look promising.

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