Newcastle are in the midst of having a fifteen day break between Premier League games because of the International break, when World Cup qualifying and African Cup of Nations qualifying games will be taking place.
Newcastle will travel to Everton a week on Monday, then face CS Maritimo on the following Thursday in the Europa League, Norwich City on the following Sunday, and then Manchester United in the League Cup on the following Thursday, and then we’re at Reading in the Premier League the Sunday after that.
In total Newcastle will play 7 games in a short 20 days once we get under way again, and that’s after we started with 5 games in just 15 days at the beginning of the season, and as we’ve found out, all these games tends to take a toll on the squad.
And currently we have Ryan Taylor, Danny Simpson, Checik Tiote and Fab Coloccini all injured since the season started a short 20 days ago.
Here’s the schedule for Newcastle through October 7th in three different competitions:
September Mon 17 20:00 A Everton - Premier Thur 20 20:00 A CS Maritimo - Europa League Sun 23 15:00 H Norwich City - Premier Thur 26 19:45 A Manchester United - Capital One Cup Sun 30 15:00 A Reading - Premier October Thur 4 20:05 H Bordeaux - Europa League Sun 07 16:00 H Manchester United - Premier
With experienced players in short supply at Newcastle, we’ll have to rely on the youngsters, and if they can come through for Newcastle, we should still be in decent shape.
We hope. 😀
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