German Club Announce Friendly Against Top Club Newcastle

The German third division side, FC Chemnitz, have just announced on their web-site,  that Newcastle United will play them in pre-season on Friday night, July 13th.

Here’s their web-site in which they have announced that Top club Newcastle United is coming to Chemnitz.

Here’s the full text of what what they have put out on their  web-site about the Newcastle visit, with the game being played on Friday, 13th July – unlucky for some – with some help from Google and myself in the translation:

The Chemnitz FC  club will play during the official season, opening on Friday, 13 July 2012,  a  friendly match against English club Newcastle United FC . The encounter with the “Magpies” will kick off at 18:30 in the stadium at Gellert  Road.

Newcastle United have finished the past season in an excellent fifth place in the English Premier League and is eligible in the coming season for the UEFA Europa League. The Newcastle club have already confirmed that the team is traveling with their entire senior squad to Chemnitz.

These include for example the two Bundesliga experienced Senegalese national team players, Demba Ba and Papiss Cissé, and two of the French national players Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, and the two Argentine national players – Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutiérrez.

Head coach Gerd Harmful  is very pleased with the friendly match against the team from the Premier League and he had this to say:

“We are very happy to be able to deny our last preseason game against an opponent so attractive.  Chemnitz can look forward to a top international club, which will require the best from our team. “

Similarly, the Chemnitz CEO,  Dr. Mathias Hanel , has said this about the opponents from England:

“We can be proud that such an ambitious club will give his business card in the stadium at the Gellert Road.”

Detailed information about the season opening and of the ticket sales will follow.

We will need to wait for the official message from Newcastle of course, which should be coming out on their web-site, but this is now the 4th friendly to be arranged for pre-season, and we still need another couple of games, some of which could be against local sides too.

In September of 2006, the German Football Association (DFB) announced the formation of the 3rd Liga in Germany, which is where Chemnitz play, and it is administered by the DFB and not by the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga).

FC Chemnitz finished in 9th place last season in the third division in Germany, and Chemnitz is located in the eastern part of Germany and is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony,.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Bless they seem so happy to be playing us

  • Tsunki

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #2

    the club were desperate as the new owners and their renaming antics have angered the crowd

  • dmac

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Seems a bit strange to me this one. Almost very randomly particular. There is more too this…

  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    B good if we could play Dortmund or shalke aswell when we’re there

  • gfp13

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Any chance this could become some sort of connection between clubs. Raise our profile in Germany a bit more and give us the possibilty of looking at a few German youngsters and then loan them to this club? Just a thought

  • LewSpi

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Almost certainly an attempt to raise the clubs profile in the lower echelons of the German divisions, i.e where the youngsters initially begin at 14/15 year old.

    Smart move.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    That Sone Aluko is english but has a cap for Nigeria, he started his career at birmingham and was capped for england at all levels up to under 19s

  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Carr said he spends most of his time watching German football so he probably recommended them

  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    So, what are the subjects under discussion today?

  • gringo burt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    somthing away here, another motive me thinks

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki to answer your question from a previous thread “Does the pope live in Rome?”.

    No he doesn’t actually.

    Does the pope live in Rome? Is no more accurate than asking does the pope live in Europe.

    Where he lives is not rome and is even handier for work. 😉 🙂 🙂

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13

    I wouldnt be suprised if we sign a couple of young germans over the summer, could do with a couple of italians aswell oh and english please 🙂

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14

    Same as always Niafron same as always

    and Hi to you too

    Do you have any insight into Frances implosion the other night I would never have expected 2-0

  • bollance

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15


    Watched the reserves last game of season against liverpool. Young kitchen looked a good defender although small. Central defender is a difficult position for players to come thro which is why I think many start as full backs then move into central defence. One to watch out for in next couple of seasons.

  • dmac

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Haha Cupid i wasnt going to say anything about his mishap. The saying is is the pope a catholic? Or even do bears sh!t in the woods? But the pope actually lives in the Vatican City which is seperate to rome.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    A see the Best deal is better than reported weve accepted a £3million bid and if they get promoted it goes up again so i’d imagine its going to be around £4million, we should use that £4million and sign John Guidetti from City

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Dmac @ # 16

    Awwww you gone and spoilt it I was waiting to see how long it was going to take him to work out where he went wrong. 🙂 🙂

  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19


    Probably no more than you. In a first time, Diarra started to criticize openly Nasri and also Ben zema.
    He was quickly supported by Malouda. It seem Ribéry was also involved.
    It was really hot.

    Then, Blanc, who choosed to didn’t stop the lads and to let them solve their problems themselves, noticed Ben arfa was away, looking something on his phone.

    He reproached Ben arfa to not being involved in the discussions.

    Then, we don’t really now what happened. Some people said nothing more happened, some others told Ben arfa answered to Blanc it was unfair to bring him out of the game.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20


    What is the general attitude in France towards the three Amigos Benzema, Nasri and Ribery?

    In Denmark we think they are ruining what could be an amazing Euro for France 🙁

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Good chance for some of the youngsters to play but also possibley draw attention from some undercover deals we may have in Germany at the same time.

  • dmac

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #22

    I feel a bit sorry for Best as he is a decent enough player. He has fallen so far down our pecking order its probably time to move on again. He has been a decent enough player for us and goodluck to him.

  • magpiemover

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    GeordieToon89 @ # 17

    If that info is correct I think it is a far better reflection of his abilities.

    I know there are some on here that do not rate him but I think Best is potentially a quality striker who just needs a consistent run to get his confidence up to where his skills are, he is two footed sound in the air has reasonable pace and is quick to react in the goal area.

    He showed on several occasions that he has good first touch and know where the goal is, with the right type of midfield pushing the ball up I think Leon cold well be back in the prem again.

  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #25


    I ‘ll answer on the new topic.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #26


    I think Best will do alright in the Championship for Blackburn if he can keep himself fit and work on his lazy attitude, but if Blackburn gets promoted if think you will find that Best is just not up for it.

    For a player like Best it is very important for be surrounded by far better players – it keeps in at his toes and takes the pressure of him. He doesn’t know how to create much on his own.

    Just my opinion.

  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Something fishy here.. Friday the 13th, playin oul silent h hanel and mr harmful.. could be a bad omen

  • AsprillaCartWheels

    Jun 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #28

    “Head coach Gerd Harmful” is it for real?

  • Munich Mag

    Jun 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #29

    I’ll be there…


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