Newcastle’s Pre-Season Fixtures – Early Morning Viewing

Newcastle United have released their eight game pre-season schedule today and it includes three game in the US – in Milwaukee, Sacramento and Portland.

Milwaukee is on central time in the US – which is six hours behind UK time, and Sacramento and Portland are in California which is on Pacific Time and  eight hours behind UK time – so if any of these games are being televised in the US – there some nice early morning viewing for Newcastle fans.

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Lee Charnley – good job on pre-season fixtures

Since we assume the US fixtures could have been dependent on Newcastle staying the Premier League Lee Charnley – like he did last year – has done a good job in getting these fixtures arranged.

Here is the list of fixtures that the Managing Director has just released.

Fri 10th July (8:00 pm)Gateshead
International StadiumW 1-0
Tue 14th July (8:00 pm CT - 2:00 am Wed Newcastle time)Club Atlas
Miller Park, MilwaukeeL 2-1
Sat 18th July (8:00 pm PT - 4:00 am Sun Newcastle time)Sacramento RepublicBonney Field, SacramentoW 1-0
Tue 21st July (7.30 pm PT - 3:30 am Wed Newcastle time)Portland Timbers
Providence Park, PortlandL 4-3
Sun 26th July (1:00 pm)
Sheffield United
Bramall LaneD 2-2
Wed 29th July (7:45 pm)
York City
Bootham CrescentL 2-1
Sat 1st August (3:00 pm)
Borussia Mönchengladbach
St. James' ParkL 1-0

That’s a good fixture of having Borussia Monchengladbach at St. James’ Park on 1st August.

The games at Gateshead and York City will give some our younger players a chance to get a run out in pre-season.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Jayphoto, I totally agree. Carr is given waaaay too much credit by the local newcastle media re his transfer dealings.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Betty & Munster…I’m not proposing we do anything now. Obviously we’re in a “wait and see” stage, there is nothing to be gained in taking to the streets, however, I do think some are going completely the other way with it too.

    Surely you recognise there is a large area of scope between McLaren and Mourinho? 🙂

    We do have to let the club show their hand. I don’t think we all need to sit and say that we’re positive and optimistic about it though. That is just blind faith, and by the sounds of it, fake blind faith?

    There are two different issues for me.

    One is the HC situation. Fair enough, we have to wait.

    The major one for me has never been about the HC. It’s how the club is run and how they treat the fans. I have seen nothing yet to remotely suggest anything on that front has changed.

    Still the same smoke and mirrors and a mess of a system where ultimately, no one wants to take responsibility.

    Any news on the end of season fans forum meeting? You know, the clubs preferred method of communicating with the fans?

    There are many things the club could be doing, that would cost nothing, that would genuinely show that changes are being made at the club.

    Do the club and some of the fans think this has all been about Carver or something? I honestly find it baffling.

  • Graeme

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #3

    I can barely contain my total lack of interest to be honest.

    Maybe, once s few decent players have had their pics on the steps at SJP things may change for the better. Until some positive news starts to flow out of NUFC, THEN NOTHING HS CHANGED at NUFC.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza……I agree that some information ought to be forthcoming from the club about the fans forum meeting that was promised and a small statement about when the new HC will be announced would have been welcomed.

    Not to defend the club in any way but they are obviously preparing a statement for next week whe Mc Claren is back.

    They seem to justify their lack of communication with the fans by saying, ” Damned if we do, damned if we don’t. They have used these words several times and I noticed Carver said it a few times.

    This is an area that urgently needs addressing , costs nowt and stops a lot of speculation and resentment.

  • shaun__

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    On HC and Carr – hardly see 70 year old Carr going for a young or successful foreign coach, old boys club same old dross with mclaren. Why he gets such a vote is beyond me. Build a new operating mode, this one is not fit for purpose! At least fill with go getters and successful people!!

  • Oldgit1

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Whose bright idea was it to play York on the 29th July the same night as Sunderland plays at Doncaster.. The east Coast railway train will be interesting..

  • nut meg

    Jun 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #7

    The priorities are still the same……Centre Backs, Strikers first & foremost……..then the other positions ………and there’s plenty to choose from ! This window will tell a big story,a very big story.

  • optimistic prime

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Good to see we’re playing the Heed

  • JamesToon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #9

    There were plenty other candidates that I would have preferred over Schteve McClaren, such as Vieira, who would bring hope and excitement, and I do feel like this appointment is just another Pardew esc one, Graham Carr is obviously mates with him, that’s why he’s being appointed, because they can trust that he is a “yes” man. I think McClaren is an upgrade on Pardew, more experience, better style of football (at derby anyway), has actually won trophies. But We shouldn’t be settling for people who’s only attributes are “better than Pardew/carver” West Ham are in the same position as us, managerless, but we are the bigger club than them, but what happens? They are showing more ambition than us. Even though he rejected them, they approached de boer TWICE, at least they are trying, and are also due to have talks with Europa league winner Unai Emery, whereas US, NEWCASTLE UNITED, are settling for the Schteve McClaren, that is what p****s me off the most.

    But, I will back McClaren, hopefully we will significantly strengthen the squad, at the very least the club NEED to let him bring his own coaches with him, Simpson, Round and Steele, who are all massive upgrades on carver, stone and woodman.

    So looking at our squad this is who I think we should keep and who should leave (obviously jonas, taylor, alnwick have all left and we have darlow and lascelles coming in)
    Krul – keep
    Elliot – leave
    Woodman – keep
    Janmaat – keep
    S Taylor – keep (I think he will be good as long as he stays injury free)
    Coloccini – leave
    Williamson – leave
    Dummett – keep (still young so will only improve)
    Haidara – keep
    Tiote – possibly keep as mcclaren played him at fc twenty
    Anita – possibly keep (played very well against west ham, was determined however SC may decide otherwise)
    Colback – keep
    Sissoko – keep
    De Jong – keep
    Cabella – keep
    Marveaux – leave
    Obertan – leave
    Gouffran – leave
    Perez – keep
    Aarons – keep
    Ameobi – will have to keep him with his new contract
    Ferguson – leave
    Vuckic – leave
    Cisse – leave
    Perez – keep
    Riviere – leave
    Armstrong – keep

    Types of players we need:
    A commanding presence in the back line
    A backup right back
    A first team consistent left back
    A midfield general to pull the strings
    A set piece specialist
    A big target man who can win headers and hold the ball up

    Players i think we should buy (realistically)
    Carl Jenkinson (£4-8m)/Keiron Trippier (£4-8m)
    Ron Vlaar (free)/Curtis Davies (£3-7m)
    Andrew Robertson (£5-10m)/Luke Garbutt (Free)
    Alex Song (£4-10m)/Will Hughes (£6-12m)
    Matty Phillips (£3-8m)/Andre Ayew (free)
    Charlie Austin (£7-12m)/Andy Carroll (Would pay MAX £8m)
    So we need to spend around £35-50million on players in order to compete. I know i put carroll on my list and will probably get shot down but he’s alternative to Austin who should be top priority, we need a target man who can cause defenders havoc and score goals, we’ve been lacking that ever since he left.

    Hope McClaren brings his attacking 4-3-3 with the pass and move brand of football that derby played.

    Maybe our starting XI next season will look something like this:
    Janmaat, Taylor, Vlaar, Robertson
    Sissoko, Colback, Song/De Jong
    Phillips, Austin, Perez

  • stretchintoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #10

    we’ll do well to get 3 points from that lot & cisse scores alot more off the pitch than he does on ffs.

  • JamesToon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Carr and mcclaren will work a lot better than it did with pardew because they are actually mates with each other and signings will be made so that SC can get the best out of them

  • jimiley

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #12

    “I am staying until we win something. Even winning 4th place will do.” Bring on Schteve to save us. I wonder how the season ticket sales are doing? I will miss on that one even though Schteve has been brought in to win us 4th place. I think we have more chance on winning 16th place. Will MA then go if we win 16th? No, the 100 million a year is too good. It will be 150 million in 2017. Many losers and one winner. Hahahah. But at least I am not forking out wads for Mike to pocket. That makes me feel a bit better.

  • jimiley

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Ex Miss Toon picked Cisse for his looks and not his money apparently. At least the big fella at Stoke married to Clancey was honest enough to admit he would have been a masturbator if he had not been a footballer.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Fans should,nt blame Carver for the direction the club seems to be going, he is just a bad cog in what is already a broken down machine.
    He is a shit man manager and useless at running 1st team affairs but can you blame him for staying at the club? its either that or p45 time,cos lets face it ,i doubt he,d get a job in the same capacity paying the salary that it does.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Carver is a glory hunting egotistical fool who should have recognised his inadequasies long before he nearly took us down and stepped down if he loves the club like he says he does.

    He’s even trying to make a case for getting the job full time. What a dishcloth.

  • barkel

    Jun 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Why do people want Cisse to leave? He’s the closest thing we have to a 20goal striker that everyone goes on about. He had a great record this season when he was half fit and available.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #17

    McLaren and Carver
    The new Dukes Of Haphazard County
    Ashley is Sheriff Boss Hogg
    That must make Chanley Daisy Duke ( but don’t dwell on that thought too much )

    The whole set up is more rotten than FIFA and Blatter on a good day.
    What’s more perverse is that they are all so dumb as to not be able to understand how much they are all perceived as incompetent imbeciles.

  • the dark magpie

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    If Mclaren -as it looks to be- is our new manager… who has the bo~’&cks to do the following:

    I could see the headlines now…

    football wise, I am in a very dark place at the moment, I will support the team whoever is manager, but I must say i feel really deflated, Mr Ashley has really sucked the spirit out of our club.. i try to console myslef by thinking how many teams outside the top 4 have happy fans?

  • rwpoynter

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Whether Steve McLaren arrives as the new manager or not , and it is hardly set in stone yet, the club’s fortunes are not going to be served by hounding the guy before he has even arrived. If he comes we should support him. A lot of success in football is about confidence, and he won’t gather much of that if the fans are on his back before he gets his coat off. We are not going to attract the Pellegrinis an Mourinhos of this world until Ashley mends his ways so we should welcome him. I just hope he brings his own team with him.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #21

    So Advocatt is staying with the Mackems.
    No we we are faced with both north east teams each being managed by a Dick.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Did anyone notice how the Mag slagged this blog off?

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Rwpoynter………. Quite right. Everyone deserves a chance in a new position.
    Mc Claren hasn’t been involved with all our grievances with the Ashley regime.

    I’m sure he won’t be coming with the intention to fail. He must know the level of expectation up here and the brand of football we expect. I admire his gameness for taking on the challenge.

    He is what he is but he doesn’t deserve the dogs abuse he has already had on here before he even gets into harness to try and pull the cart.

  • JamesToon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #24


    Spot on mate

  • geordie157

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #25

    If McLaren is the going to be the new boss get it done, the man should have been in place this week and two or three key signings confirmed asap. Everything takes our board of muppets so long!

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #26

    TFL…No, when was that? Do you have a link?

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Who says toon fans are pessimistic moaners? Old Blackley’s clinging doggedly to the hope that McClaren won’t arrive. How’s that for upbeat optimism, old Chinleymag?

  • p

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @24, I think McClaren is already in place and they are working on their player targets.

    Perhaps they want to announce McClaren with a couple of decent players to try to placate those who don’t want him. Or maybe he just wants a week off before taking on what is a tough, high profile job.

    Either way, I don’t think it’s holding players up in terms of coming in.

  • Belfast

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    They also called me a blog legend Ibiza.


  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Belfast…Really? 🙂

  • Belfast

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Of course they did.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Belfast…Do you have a link?

    Have you had it printed and framed yet?

  • Wayayman

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #33

    I think it’s a good time to remind everyone why Carve, Charnley and Carr are in a powerful position, and that;’s simply because the owner doesnt have a scooby how to run a football club. Or maybe he does but he just doesnt care. Either way, I’m hardly holding my breath for Ashley to come through on (what some of us have taken as) his promised change of heart. Not sure it was a change or heart rather a change of tack aimed purely at confusing us fans and making us think that things are going to change. Sadly, it looks like it was all a ploy to divide us again, as they were clearly bricking it before the WHU game with the unrest.

    I look forward to and their next step, once we’ve appointed a mediocre manager and signed untried players. Hopefully we can get quickly back on track with at least trying to make a difference to the club.

  • Belfast

    Jun 4, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Nah only joking 🙂

    I didn’t see the incident myself the nasty kernts.

  • Dingo†®

    Jun 4, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Portland is in Oregon

  • AmericanMagpie

    Jun 4, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Best news ever. I live in Sacramento.


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