Newcastle To Tour United States Or Far East This Summer


There were some rumors today that for the second time in three summers, Newcastle United could be touring the USA, and it seems another possible venue could be the Far East..

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Alan Pardew – looking at various scenarios

There were some hints even at the end of last years’ pre-season games, that Newcastle may return to the US this summer, after last year’s pre-season games got submarined, when the Vodacom Challenge in South Africa didn’t take place, and was canceled at the last moment.

Derek LLambias then had a few weeks to arrange some pre-season games, which he ended up doing, and we had some decent pre-season games given the circumstances.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the potential summer tour today:

“We’re looking at various scenarios.” “Obviously, we had the disappointment of South Africa getting canceled on us last year.” “That’s a process we don’t want to repeat.”

“We got really let down in pre-season last year.” “We don’t want to put ourselves in that situation again.” “It’s ongoing between myself, Lee Charnley and Derek.”

We think the US could be a likely venue again because of the money Newcastle can demand for their games against MLS teams, and there’s a lot of interest in top English sides over here.

And that’s especially true after Newcastle have done so well in Europe this season, already reaching the last eight..

Newcastle played against Orlando City, Sporting Kansas City and Columbus Crew in the United States during the summer of 2011.

But that tour took its toll on the players and there were long air flights between the venues, and of course the temperatures are really high in late June and July – and often top 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the afternoons.

Hopefully Newcastle will get something sorted out soon, and as Alan says we don’t have the unfortunate circumstances of last year.

Since the heat was a problem for our players last time they toured the US, maybe locations where the lads will play become important, as well as the travel schedule.

There’s also growing support for Newcastle United in the US.

It seems that the Far East and Hong Kong, where football is also growing quickly,  could also be a potential tour venue.

Which of the venues would you like the lads to tour this summer?

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19 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Why not tour France 🙂 . As if our following there wasn’t noticed enough. We might start stealing Arsenal fans 😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #2

    I see there are rumours about Torres who we might be showing an interest in.
    I hope it is not true as there is no gaurentee that he will return to his previous form.
    Whilst I suppose there are no absolute gaurentees about any player I do not think he would be a good acquisition. We apparently put an offer in for him a few years ago -which was obviously declined so I would say he had his chance. I do expect Demba Ba to “win” the centre forward role at Chelsea with the loser being Torres.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Torres is a non event

    The guy is injury prone, will want to much in wages and will also think he is too good to come and play with us

    Would rather we go for someone anyone other than Torres !

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  • JackButler

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Forget the marketing and exposure for the club we should stick to Europe limit the amount of travelling and head to somewhere like Austria, Belgium or Holland

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  • OhioToon

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Come back to Ohio! Pleaaaaaseee! I so enjoyed going to see them thrash the Crew 0-3. Got to see a rare Haris Vuckic thunderbolt. I can’t tell you how excited I would be to see them again. Hope the Crew use that same top shelf announcer they had..priceless.

    And for the love of Jebus make sure Cabaye can come this time. And don’t sell him. He’s the melted cheese that holds our hamburger together.

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  • VanCanToonFan

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #7

    The lads need to come to the west coast. Vancouver, Seattle and Portland are all close together and football-crazy, and the summers here are much cooler than the rest of the continent.

    Peter Beardsley needs to place a call to his old mates at Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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  • Oui Club United

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #8

    please come to new york city!!! I’ll pay for a lap dance for papiss and moussa

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  • al

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Well, I live in Guangzhou in south east china at the moment so far east and Hong Kong would be awesome!!! Guangzhou Evergrand are Chinese champs too, not a bad side for a preseason game!

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  • cndrbrown

    Mar 26, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Vancouver would be amazing! The Canadian womens national team is coached by a die hard Newcastle fan, And he is very vocal about it! anywhere on the west coast ill be going!

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  • Constanstine

    Mar 26, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Comment #11

    COME TO THAILAND!!

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  • magpie018

    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Come to Malaysia!!! 🙂

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  • YankToonFan

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Can’t beat Seattle and Portland in the summertime, and those are probably the two best game day atmospheres in all of MLS. Get it done!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Great to see other Toon fans from across the globe.

    Living here, you forget how popular we actually are abroad.

    Quality.

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  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #15

    @,5 Jack, can you or someone help me understand how Halsey who photo’s confirm was U sighted but said he’d have sent McMannaman off had he seen the foul, has been punished yet the official who did see it but thought nothing of it, wasn’t?

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  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #16

    • U sighted = unsighted

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  • kingkat_army

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Come to any country in the SouthEast Asia.

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  • Something Clever

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Atlanta. Indoor stadium/dome. Cooled. Hosted the likes of Man City, AC Milan, Club Americas, & several national teams.

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  • JAMSHA

    Mar 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    cum to india

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