Newcastle Announce Six Games For Pre-Season

Newcastle have finally announced their pre-season schedule, which sees them playing six games, before the season starts against Tottenham at St. James’ Park on 18th August.

Here is the official list of pre-season games that Newcastle have just announced.

Fri 13 July KO 6;30 pm Chemnitzer FC - Lost 1-0Stadion an der Gellertstraße - Chermnitz, Germany
Mon 16 July KO 7:00 pm AS Monaco - Won 1-0Landsberg am Lech, Germany
Sat 21 July KO 7:30 pmFernerbahce - Drew 1-1 Sonnenseestadion, SC Ritzing, Austria
Fri 27 July KO 8:45 pmOlympiacos - Drew 1-1 4-4 on penalties Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal
Sat 28 July KO 8:45 pmFC Braga - won 2-1 Algarve Stadium, Faro, Portugal
Sat 4 August KO 5:00 pm Den Haag - Drew 0-0Kyocera Stadium, Den Haag
Tues 7 Aug KO 7:30 pmHartlepool - Won 5-1Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Sat 11 Aug 3:00 pmCardiff - Lost 4-1Cardiff City Stadium

There is  definitely a game also scheduled at the International Stadium against Gateshead on Wednesday, 1st August, but  Newcastle will send a Development eleven to that game.

And the game that was supposed to be arranged in August against ADO Den Haag in Holland, Tim Krul’s former club, doesn’t show up in the schedule.

The Newcastle first team squad will leave this afternoon from Newcastle Airport and spend nine days in Germany and Hungary, playing three friendly games that  have been widely reported in the press, and are detailed above.

The club is saying that because of the cancellation of the Vodacom Challenge in South Africa, Newcastle had to scramble to arrange alternative friendly games, and they seem to have done a good job.

That’s bad news for Newcastle’s South African fans, who were looking forward to the club visiting South Africa.

Later in July, Newcastle will have a second mini-trip and travel to Portugal to compete in the Guadiana Torneo, in the Algarve Stadium in Southern Portugal, near Faro.

And as we reported a few days ago, FC Porto have been replaced by SC Braga in the game on Saturday, 28th July.

That’s who former Newcastle midfielder Hugo Viana currently plays for, and the games in Portugal have an 8:45 pm KO time.

It looks a very decent pre-season schedule with some good games arranged.

Comments welcome.

203 comments so far

  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Looks like a decent line-up. Hope we can bring in some players before the end of this run of games to help them settle into the squad. Otherwise the games against Spurs and Chelsea could end up being a bit of a baptism of fire. Really looking forward to seeing the matches in the next week or so. I’ve been suffering from football withdrawal since the end of the Euros.

    Just posted a new article up on my blog if you guys want to check it out. You can find it here:


  • check the toastie

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Some really uninspiring games there, dont know why we just dont play local teams, as if paying european teams in august will bare any relevance once we embark on the Europa league properly. Preferred Darlo and Leeds meeself. Much better pace to british friendlies.

  • t00ntime

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    @check i think its more about letting our european fan base see our players live, like last year in the usa.

    The ‘helps us with europa’ is probably nothing cause i agree with u that it probably wont help…

  • Beattie25

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Somebody appeared on the blog last night and mentioned Kara Mbodj.

    Don’t know why! Don’t know how! I hope it’s true though as we would have the beastliest midfield in existence.

  • Peejay1990

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know how to book away tickets? Specifically the Cardiff game?

  • markmac

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    pre-season seems to have arrived very fast again! now lets get someone signed…..the suspense is killing me :-/

  • Beattie25

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Is anyone else not excited??

    Pre season baby!!!

    Winder what shirts we’ll wear?

    It seems like it was only yesterday when I was Orlando watching the lads get beat 1-0. The last time I ever saw Enrique in a nufc shirt.

    Roll on 2012-2013 for more heartbreak, anger and revulsion!!

    And of course some good times too!!

  • t00ntime

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Rumour has it (in the french press) that debuchy doesnt want to sign a new contract and inssists he wants to go to nufc, lille are looking for £7,8million and nufc are preparing a bid (source: twitter: le equpie (or something lyk that xD)

    Dont know how true it is… But fingers crossed

  • jakesome

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Chek@ you heard of adverising? Gateshead already know about nufc whereas Hungarian and German clubs not so much

  • Spellcheck

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Water water i need some water.Indian where r u when i need u!! HWTL. Roll on footy season.

  • jakesome

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #12

    @mings I see it but don’t understand it- translation please

  • Toon_Jock

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Liverpool are ready to make a £25m loss on striker Andy Carroll this summer, with former club Newcastle preparing a £10m bid to bring him back to the North East.

    hahaha awesome!!!!

  • Spellcheck

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @11 Je ne comprendez pas. In english please?

  • Mings

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #15

    With googletranslate… We have met the players representatives…. 🙂

  • eastend toon

    Jul 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #16

    He was only 17 years and not even two full seasons in Ligue 1 in the legs, but M’Baye Niang has already put the English club Arsenal to his feet. Party in London to take a test at the Gunners striker Stade Malherbe de Caen is always the other side of the Channel. Reportedly, the Caen have successfully passed the entrance examination and convinced the vice-European champion in 2006, although for now, nothing concrete to report.

    But the Gunners will have to accelerate if they expect to enroll striker Lower Normandy. Certainly very fond of rookies made ??in Ligue 1, Newcastle is indeed the forcing to engage the services of the player. A meeting between representatives of the Magpies and Niang had already taken place. But again, no information about an offer not filtered.

    Anyway, with the departure of Pierre-Alain Frau (Bastia) and the likely transfer of Niang, the SMC would be left without its two main assets offensive when starting his season in League 2. But more generally, a departure from Niang abroad so young would fuel the chronic hopes promising French left early without having done a long time viewers enjoy their talent.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Guidetti wants to go to Italy; his granddad is from Italy.

    Who’s our next target please? 😉

    Stil thing we will sign:

    CB: Good ( work permit problems then someone else)

    RB: Debuchy

    FW: Hoilett ( inside forward)

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    * thing = think 🙂

  • Batfastard

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Urrrr o.k. Let’s get this right rumour has it Carroll back to nufc for 10M 25.5 M profit he is on at least 70k a week at liverscum most we will pay a Player is 55k per week not happening what a load of shit the long haired twat can rot in there reserves for me !

  • kevin8701

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #20

    @Beattie25 – I was at the Orlando match last year as well. It was great seeing the team up close. But I’m definitely ready for the season to get here!

  • Geordie-Jake

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Does anyone know if the match 2moro night is on the radio?

  • super magpie

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Hopefully these matches will give us a bit of European experience, also I wouldn’t believe a word that of what pardew says about transfers, I think we’ll sign more than 3 players. He’s just trying to answer the media’s questions albeit probably ( hopefully) lying.

  • t00ntime

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #23

    The rumour is that carroll wil take a paycut so that he cud come back to newcastle, tbf i cant see it happening but wud it be that bad to have ba+cisse+carroll fighting for a place…
    With the loser on the bench and the others upfront in a 4-4-2

  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #24

    @t00ntime – see that’s the problem for me, if we get Carroll back we’ll be playing 4-4-2, when we’ve been lightyears better with 4-3-3.

  • t00ntime

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Pardew has already said ba will play as a striker :S which means ba+cisse upfront so i think we will be playing a 4-4-2 type of formation 🙁

    I agree with u though we looked much better with a 4-3-3

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    I expect we’ll sign all our new players before August (except Douglas if were still in for him). Hopefully we’ll finalise moves for Hoilett & Good, finally end the Debuchy saga and sign a young CF like Castaignos but i’d take a look at Sakho as i fear we’ll need 4 good CBs for that tight start to the season.

    In the Prem we’d go straight in against Spurs with:


    Then in Europa League Qualifier:


  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #27

    What Pardew said is that Ba wants to play as a striker, didn’t he? He didn’t say he’d play them both as strikers to my knowledge.

    Personally I’d rotate Ba and Cisse for most games, as long as they were happy to do so. Occasionally a 4-4-2 may be preferable, in which case they could partner each other or it may be an opportunity to bed in the new striker or give Shola an odd game?

    I’d be much happier having a fit and rested Ba or Cisse per game.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Somebody like Anita as well would be a useful aquisition with his ability to play CDM, LB or RB so we could play him at LB in Europa League and then CDM competion for Tiote in the Prem/Step in when Cheick is at ACON.

  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #29


  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #30

    what uv shown is we have cover for all positions but i think hel only make 3 or 4 changes at the most for every game, depending on opposition and player fitness

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #31

    How good is Paul Dummett everybody? Could he be good back up to Santon or does he need some loans?

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #32


    aye but it depends who we get in the qualifier really (quality of team & distances to play away leg). If we’re playing some Estonian side then i think the 2nd side would be appropriate as the quality would be low and then players like Cisse won’t be jet lagged for the Chelski game. If it’s somebody like Inter Milan then yes we probably would play a stronger side & just rest 4 key players: Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Cisse & Collo.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m not actually on to comment about anything NUFC related, just want to comment on something I saw whilst trawling through the comments of today that disturbed me.

    Did anyone else see a blogger called “bloody marveauxlous”

    The audacity and cheek to blatantly rip off my witty moniker. I demand he be reprimanded and removed….immediately!

    That is all.

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #34


    i dont think pardew is arrogant enough to write any team off, so if it was an estonian team or woteva id still expect to see a hand full of the first team, then if were hamering them take them off with plenty time to go,

    any team can cause an upset in cup competition…..its one of the many reasons we love football haha

  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #35

    @32. There’s only one Ruddy Marveaux-lous!

    That is all! 😉

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #36

    News on twitter is that Debuchy has told Lille that he wants to join Newcastle and that Lille will accept 10 million euro. Is this true?

  • Peter

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #37

    excited football is back felt lost for a while

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    I think it’s ridiculous that the team winning seven games to lift the FA cup goes straight in to the group stages while the team finishing fifth after a 38 game slog could end up.facing a top team to get to the group stage.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #39


    Well I certainly like to think so 😉


    I’d find it hard to believe that Debuchy would sign a new contract with Lille, he has a host of Prem clubs chasing him, with Inter Milan supposedly interested. Cabaye is his best mate and we need a ball playing RB. The ingredients are right for him to come to RB, would be a perfect fit for both player and club. Let’s hope both clubs can come to an agreement and soon.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Ruddy…to be fair, it went unopposed due to your absence from the blog. Now you’ve returned, we can turn our attentions to driving him out 🙂

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