Newcastle To Play In The Beer Capital Of The World


There’s some news coming through from the Milwaukee Brewers,  that Newcastle United will be playing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 14th and it looks like it’s a game against Atlas FC – a Mexican side.

The news was sent out on the Brewers Twitter feed.

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Miller Park – home of the Brewers

There’s nothing yet from Newcastle on this, so we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but one thing Lee Charnley has to do is to arrange some pre-season fixture,  and Newcastle were supposed to be in a tournament with Swansea City in Dallas in July – but we withdrew from that and then the tournament was cancelled.

It does seem the Magpies want to come over to the US again his summer, after the adventures of 2011,  where the players did a lot of travelling and found out just how hot and humid it is in the states in the summer.

Milwaukee is famous for its beer,  and is known as the beer capital of the world – and is the home to a number of American brands including Pabst, Schlitz, and Miller – which the stadium is named after – and the baseball team is named the Milwaukee Brewers – they don’t have an MLS team.

It reminds us when the Newcastle Breweries were straight across Barrack Road from St James’ Park, and you could smell the Newcastle Brown Ale – and that’s one reason our lads did so well in the 1950’s – winning three FA Cups in 1951, 1952 and 1955 – the smell of beer inspired them.

Right.

🙂

It will be interesting to see where the tour will be this summer and whether more games will be arranged in the US – but it’s leaving it late to get something arranged, and that has to be a priority – once we get a new head coach in this week.

Milwaukee is in the far north of  the US, and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan – and it’s freezing cold in the winter.

milwaukee map

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77 comments so far

  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope our form doesn’t continue to droop during pre season.

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Geordie two I actually did wonder if Willo did engage in any backroom activities with Johnny C I just couldn’t figure out how he kept getting into the first team.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I think the germans may disagree with this headline.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Just seen the interview with Jonas and RTaylor. It beggars belief. I remember as a young lad it was considered bad form if the office rang you to tell you the job was finished rather than the foreman. This guy just saved us from being relegated and he doesn’t even get a personal call. Churnley, Moncur Beardsley, they’re all in Ashleys pocket.

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  • newfan28

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #5

    As a US fan who chose Newcastle as his favorite team and grew up in Milwaukee WELCOME ALL MY FELLOW NEWCASTLE FANS! Come to Wisconsin. I promise we will treat all to a good time!

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Aww FFS ed, i read this and thought they were coming to Burton

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Jfa, BandB and anyone else who mentioned the Jonas ant Raylor thing….

    Yeah, it’s pathetic the way this has been done. I was hearing rumblings as earlt as friday night that it was done via phone, because they were doing coaching badges, but had no idea it was so blunt. Classless

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  • Belfast

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Those rumblings was probably just your stomach Markass

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Woah! What? I’m in total shock at this latest revelation.

    I thought the slug was going to change his ways after that not so staged interview?

    Getting penfold to Make honest john tell two seasoned pro’s over the phone that they were being fcuked off after years of loyalty and passion for the club.

    Surely not?

    This new leaf is looking decidedly like the old one. Classic classless slug.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Ok, who left the gate open at the tw@ farm?…

    How goes it Belfast 😀

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #11

    guess I have to toss out my sign I made for the dallas visit…

    “Ashley get the fcuk out of my club, AND my country”.,…

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  • Belfast

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s probably the first time all season where Carver has used his initiative. Killing two birds with one stone.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #13

    And the looney bin is not secure, either….

    Evening A_C :-p

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #14

    And to think that most swallowed the guff lol.

    He certainly picked the perfect club and set of fans to take the piss out of didn’t he.

    Jesus wept.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Evening dok…

    Ashley shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S… are there not enough obese people there??

    I kid, hows you?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Evening Markass

    I thought all nufc fans were current loony bin residents. Part of the criteria or so I’ve heard.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #18

    You lot obviously haven’t been involved in the modern method of sacking. Sometimes it’s a flaming arrow sticking in your flat’s front door with a message on it saying “you’re sacked pillock” and sometimes it’s just an obscene phone call with a heavy breather on the other end saying “Ashley says yor oot, so yor oot mate.”

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #19

    YCMIU…

    drying out after the monsoon hit us here in houston…

    Ashley is so fat, he has his own gravitational pull around his midsection…

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #21

    I wouldn’t say Garde is less ambitious than De Boer, Bielsa and Emery. The rest of our canditates are though.

    Vieira have a lot of things going for him but only managing on U21 makes him better suited as assistant to Garde.

    One of them could then go on to take over Arsenal when Wenger quits.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Who was it that said it’s brilliant news or at least good that sissoko pledged his future to us with a few other players? Something along the lines of “the players must know something we don’t” or words to that effect. Lmfco

    He’s name dropped Mourinho and mentioned champions league. Again.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes Mourinho is watching him and thinking Sissoko is a lazy barsteward who would never play for my team.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    A_C

    Three squares a day, and a nice warm padded cell. All you have to say id “I believe in Mashley”

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #25

    AshleyOut

    PenfoldOut

    HonestJohnOut

    GuffSwallowersOut

    Tacky, clueless and above all disgusting the fcuking lot of them.

    I’m off before I rant some more plus I’ve got a beef blackbean going cold 😀

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #26

    OK fat jokes open the floodgates.
    That’s not actually Lee Charnley, it’s a smaller Ashley orbiting the larger one, boom boom!

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #27

    or click your heels three times , and say, ” there’s no place like sports direct, theres no place like sports direct”…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #28

    I always suspected that Mourinho fella was a bit of a deviated prevert. Was he peeking through your bathroom window Moussa?

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashleys shadow weighs 7 pounds.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Markass

    That’s 3/4 of the fanbase then 😉

    Definitely off.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    last solar eclipse, wasn’t it simply Ashley on a ladder, blocking the sun?

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Ashley? More chins than a Chinese phone book ok sorry that’s phoneist

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #33

    I’ve just had a quick skim through previous posts and someone was having a go about viera being no good because he hasn’t brought any youngsters through in the three years he has had the position at city and comparing it to the set up at Barcelona. I thinks that is really unfair and just an easy way to knock him, when revamping a whole youth and development program it will take nearly a decade for it to bear fruits consistently. You might get the one one coming through here and there along the way. The Barcelona set up was already set up for decades so because viera doesn’t make it any success of it in three years means he’ll be a rubbish ‘first team’ manager.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34

    And Siem de Jong. What does he do at the club? Just curious like. Is it something to do with training, or hospitality, or season ticket renewals? Colour me puzzled.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Remember when mourinho called wenger a voyeur, I guess it really does take one to know one.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Ahhhh, I see. I have it on good authority that De Jong is in charge of non-fitness. Excellent. We have that well covered then.

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Nah Ronaldo viera is rubbish and that’s that. Even though we know nothing about him it’s a FACT!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Soccer sauce is saying that de boer wants the west ham job and sunderland are going for Martin jol.

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  • Pokat

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Sick De Note? No idea.

    Ashleys favourite song is the Embrace classic Gravity. Grrrravity boys and girls

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  • IITianToon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Dok,
    Will you be going to Milwaukee to watch the game? The Dallas cancellation was a bummer though..

    Newfan28,
    Is there any way I can get in touch with you to find out about decent places to stay in Milwaukee?

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