It’s a hectic schedule for Newcastle in this pre-season, and we are now half way through the eight game pre-season schedule set up by Lee Charnley in early May of this year.
Alan Pardew – Krul and Janmaat not available
And less than 24 hours after travelling back over 11.0000 miles from New Zealand, Newcastle were in action again on Wednesday night at Hillsborough, and won the game 1-0, to make it three wins in a row without conceding a goal.
Now Newcastle fly to Germany today to play games tomorrow and Sunday in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen Germany, where we will play Malaga and Schalke 04.
And then on Tuesday we are at Huddersfield Town, followed by our final game of pre-season – and the first home game a week on Sunday at St. James’ Park against Spanish side Real Sociedad – and then 7 days rest before we tale on Manchester City at home in the first league game of the season.
Pardew will give Remy Cabella his first run out over the weekend, but Krul and Janmaat will be missing.
This is what Alan has said today:
“I think Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat are the only two who won’t play, but they will come in and everybody will be together in Germany.”
“I expect to have a strong side at Huddersfield on Tuesday.”
And there is no mention there of Moussa Sissoko, who we assume is back at Newcastle in training, since France were knocked out of the World Cup before Holland, and our two Dutch lads are back.
Hope he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle this summer.
Note: There will be a meeting with Peter Beardsley at the Green in Wardley, Gateshead on Friday 22nd August from 7:00 pm. Tickets are now available priced at approx £25, and that includes a meal, a glass of wine and a talk with Peter – if you’d like a ticket for this event please call the Green at 0191 4950171.
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