Newcastle Fail To Get Date Change For Qualifying Tie


It seems that Newcastle have failed to get a change to the date of their first qualifying game against Atromitos FC in Athens Greece on Thursday 23rd August, and they will have to play that game just two days before they have to visit Chelsea in the Premier League. That’s really tough.



This is the statement released by Newcastle this afternoon:

Newcastle United can today confirm the details for their Europa League fourth qualifying round against Atromitos FC.
The Magpies will travel to Greece for the first leg of the tie, on Thursday, 23rd August, kicking off at 8pm local time at the Municipal Stadium of Peristeri, which holds 10,200 fans.

A week later, on Thursday, 30th August, the sides will meet at the Sports Direct Arena for the second leg, which will also kick off at 8pm.
Atromitos, who are based in Athens, finished fourth in the Greek Super League last season – 23 points behind champions Olympiakos, who Newcastle shared a 1-1 friendly draw with last month.

The winner of the two-legged tie will go into the draw for the main Europa League tournament, which will be made on Friday, 31st August.

There’s not too much the club can do about this now, so we suppose we’ll just have to get on with it.

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396 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #1

    no news on Anita ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Bugger!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Life’s tough. Get on with it. Teams do this every year, no need to moan about it. Make the best of it imo.
    Plenty of the youngsters can handle that game.

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Ohhh buggerh

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  • G

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Greek season kicks off on 25/08 so they are in the same situation as us. Don’t think UEFA were ever in mind to change it, but no harm in asking I suppose.

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  • roadfighter

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #6

    well, we have to forget out the date change and get on with the games… as mentioned above many teams have this problem. let’s hope the injuries mentioned previously are not serious. there’s still time but we need to get a move on now in the transfer market if we want to be competing in Europe next season as well…

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  • Hatem Ben Farta

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #7

    no I’m not 14 actually but atleast i’m not a 40 year old paedophile that sits on the blog on the dole all day now get a grip you creeps

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #8

    News on anita anyone???

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed – PLEASE BAN DICKHEAD ABOVE.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh well. Can’t see one day making all the difference anyway.

    It’s not been a good news day has it for us.

    Think Cabaye is just struggling with fatigue after Euros and heavy season.

    But then again part of this could be a smokescreen to prevent Tiote from going on international duty and some PR for Cabaye after he dropped out of france friendly. Wouldnt be good to be going on about how fit he is after that.

    Anita please. Hope this guys wage demands arent a problem. Its only competing against dutch league. If Pardew managed to get last years signings on board im sure he can with Anita.

    Im predicting another last ditch move for Debuchy.There’s gotta be something brewing within.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Creep…
    A detestable person.

    Hmmmm….Are you sure that applies to us and not you?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Hatem ben farta = biggest tw@ on the planet

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #13

    That wasnt you Darren by the way.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Hatem Ben Farta

    Cant see the NUFC blog being the best place for paedophiles to dwell.

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  • roadfighter

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #15

    @ Hatem Ben Farta – you’re right… a 14 year old’s words would sound a lot wiser.

    having a go at people with disabilities and football manager doesn’t sound very mature to me. you should be ashamed of yourself 🙂

    on to more important things NUFC are surely going to have cracking ratings in FIFA13 … 🙂

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #16

    im just guessing but anita will most likely sign a 3 year contract then after impressive performances go on a massive contract like tiote

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  • Oldgit1

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #17

    HBF has been trying to get a reaction with his two previous comments, best to totally ignore him and hope ed bans him from this site.
    A real creten, and a sick person.

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  • eastend toon

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18

    i can see pardew splitting the st role for our initial games, ba for europe cisse for EPL.

    and if HBA and cabaye arent fit, then they can also be used in europe and it be used to further their fitness etc…

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Old git

    Does ed even read the comments?

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    @hbf you are a total dipstick. Accusing us of all being jobless paedos? I got my money on you being the biggest loser here

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #21

    @jtoonj ed does peruse comments im sure

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #22

    JTOONJ
    Think he does browse them he even posts now and then!!!

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Am lost already

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Tads & PPB

    i know at start of blog he used to post to get converse happening..

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  • Oldgit1

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    @ JtoonJ Im sure he does, hope he does, dont mind banter but this guy or boy is looking for attention,
    Ed can you ban HBF please, his comments are not welcome on this site.

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #26

    @roadwarrior bet we are left disappointed by the fifa 13 ratings

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #27

    HBF

    either a mackem or some troll. Why don’t you go watch cbeebies.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Hatem
    You seem excited about the thought of being cornered by a peado thats not normal dude you need help
    Mind you living in sunderland your surrounded by sex offenders anyway so back to your cage in brambles basement

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Hatem i might be coming up 40 but it just shows your mentality. Calling people peado’s and taking the p!ss out of people with a disability. Grow up son.

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  • rainrix

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Whos this hbf dude? I assume the ban hammers hit him cant see his comments.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #31

    HBF is clearly a social inadequate,, You only need to look at the name he see that. And throwing out paedophile references. Classic projection of a personal issue he already has. HBF i suggest you clear off before you find yourself on a list

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    The guy is a total idiot. All it would have taken was “sorry. i was out of line. The blog insnt the place for that comment” but he’s in the wrong and lashes out instead. Tends to be children chavs and roid heads that do that.

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  • pardews plan B

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #33

    @tads. Win.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    On a side note;

    Does anyone fancy Swansea can surprise again this season?

    And what about the three promoted teams; can they do What Swansea, Norwich and QPR did last season?

    And who will the bottom feeders be?

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  • wreker16

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    HBF take a hint

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  • rainrix

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Oh wait found him 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #37

    I see that it’s just another typically calm evening on NUFC Blog

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Jesper

    Can’t imagine swansea being so good, no siggurdson, no allen, A few others may be leaving. also no brendan

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  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Moronic poster @ # 7

    Please explain in simple English how you come to the conclusion that we are 40 yr old unemployed paedophiles as I agree I also am not a 14 yr old and I am making a simple assumption that in your mind if we are not one then we are the other.

    Your comment on the Paralympics show you have quite some way to go in becoming an acceptable member of society and such crass puerile comments are normally associated with people that have an immature outlook on society which is normally the likes of pubescent teens.

    So if you are not 14 you have my sympathy as you are showing strong signs of emotional and social inadequacies.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 13, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    When someone as pathetic as this guy comes on here, how about you all do the mature thing and ignore him?

    He’s clearly either a young kid, or he’s a very very damaged.

    Just ignore him, and take solice in the fact that his life is going nowhere.

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