There is a report in Holland that Newcastle will play Dutch side ADO Den Haag on Saturday, 4th August at the Kyocera Stadium.
Newcastle have only announced four pre-season games so far, and we would expect them to announce their full schedule of pre-season games very shortly, and maybe before the end of this week.
Of course ADO Den Haag is the club we got Tim Krul from, back in 2005 when Tim was just 17 year old, so it would be good to go back there.
Tim has become a huge success on Tyneside, and he must be close to becoming the Dutch number one goalkeeper soon.
The report seems to be on a fan’s website, and we have don’t know if the news is accurate.
The Dutch club had a spare date in their pre-season itinary, because of another club pulling out, and if this is correct Newcastle will play there on Saturday, 4th August.
That seems to fit in nicely with Newcastle’s current official schedule, and is two weeks before the Premier League season begins, when we face Spurs at St. James’ Park, and one week before Newcastle visit Cardiff City in South Wales.
This is Newcastle’s current official schedule:
|Fri 13 July KO 6;30 pm||Chemnitzer FC - Lost 1-0||Stadion an der Gellertstraße - Chermnitz, Germany|
|Mon 16 July KO 7:00 pm||AS Monaco - Won 1-0||Landsberg am Lech, Germany|
|Sat 21 July KO 7:30 pm||Fernerbahce - Drew 1-1||Sonnenseestadion, SC Ritzing, Austria|
|Fri 27 July KO 8:45 pm||Olympiacos - Drew 1-1 4-4 on penalties||Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal|
|Sat 28 July KO 8:45 pm||FC Braga - won 2-1||Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal|
|Sat 4 August KO 5:00 pm||Den Haag - Drew 0-0||Kyocera Stadium, Den Haag|
|Tues 7 Aug KO 7:30 pm||Hartlepool - Won 5-1||Victoria Park, Hartlepool|
|Sat 11 Aug 3:00 pm||Cardiff - Lost 4-1||Cardiff City Stadium|
And both Monaco and German third division side FC Chemnitzer have previously announced they will also be playing Newcastle in pre-season, with these dates announced:
- July 13 – Friday – Chemnitzer FC at the Stadion an der Gellertstraße
- July 16 – Monday – AS Monaco at Landsberg am Lech
And yesterday there were reports in Turkey that Newcastle could be playing Fenerbahce in pre-season, with another possible match with Polish side Wisla Krakow – and both games would be played in Vienna – and those games would probably be before Newcastle play in the Algarve tournament on July 27th in Portugal.
ADO Den Haag play in the Eredivisie and last season finished in 15th position, which was 4th bottom, and avoided the drop by a good 8 points.
The game will kick-off at 5:00 pm local time.