Newcastle Announce 24 Man Squad For America


The Newcastle squad to tour America in the next ten days has just been announced on the Newcastle web-site and the lads are flying out to Milwaukee today for their first game which will be on Tuesday night against Club Atlas at Miller Park.

The squad is as follows:

Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Adam Armstrong, Gael Bigirimana, Papiss Cisse, Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini, Karl Darlow, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Curtis Good, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Jamaal Lascelles, Gabriel Obertan, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Moussa Sissoko, Steven Taylor, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining squad later), Mike Williamson, Freddie Woodman

rolando aarons in training

Rolando Aarons – will get a chance to shine again this pre-season

Here is the squad via playing position.

Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman,

Defenders: Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Curtis Good, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara, Daryl Janmaat,

Midfielders: Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Shane Ferguson, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko,  Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Georginio Wijnaldum (joining the squad later)

Strikers: Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere

Remy Cabella, Mehdi Abeid and Paul Dummett don’t make the trip because of injury, and goalkeeper Rob Elliot, Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux are also missing.

The explanation is that all of the above players missing are either nursing injuries or coming back from long term injuries.

However, it could be a decent indication of who are on their way out of the club this summer – Rob Elliot, Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux.

Here is Newcastle’s full pre-season schedule including the three games in America.

DateOpponentVenueResult
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

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153 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    ron i was at the game,,,,,,,,,, no one had a good game just a training run out more to help the heed money wise nothing more then a evening training session in the first week back

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Those defenders will strike fear onto the heart of Americ

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    America

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley Out!

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  • firebug666

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley Out!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    hibbit
    Thanks for the info. Disappointing score line, though!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Any tell me how Bigi did at Fullback. That wld be a revolution. May be Mcclaren doesnt see him as midfielder amd sees a fullback in him. Will wait and see where he plays in the states. if Bigi can b a RB. Then our dedefence is ok. Fergie is a good LB I remember him shutting up Anelka when we played Chelsea in the league cup. Anelka switched wings. I thought we had a gem then they started moving him to midfield and off he went off the radar.

    RB: Jannmatt, Bigi
    CB: Rudiger/Aymen, Durmett, S. Taylor, Lasaceles
    LB: Haidara / Fergie.

    Sell those old players Colo and Willo for 3m and we cut our losses.
    Janmatt…….Rudiger/Aymen…Durmett…Haidara

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Ledge

    It’s not meant to be funny anymore. It’s tongue in cheek… if you notice, it gets said once per article, then people move on to football, which is more than you have done in any of your posts so far this morning, by the way! Just saying.

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  • Slank

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Elliott isn’t included. On his way out ?

    The fringe players included are interesting. Gael Bigirimana and Shane Ferguson. Does this mean that they have McClaren’s seal of approval but Vuckic doesn’t ?

    Also Curtis Good and not Satka.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Ashley Out!

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  • scout

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Well done Ashley, on the lastest signing. Credit where credits due

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #12

    I can see where this is going. The blog is a cruel place for a humour critic.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    The Ledge Out! Ha ha only yankin’ yer chain mate chill ha ha

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  • the ledge

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    my appolgies Ashley out

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    YouCouldntMakeItUp Out!

    Nearly forgot that one Markaccus.. 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Looking at our ‘strike force’, I can only say: Thank you, Fatso, for all the investment you have put into our club.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Not bad first effort. Now let’s work on the capital ‘O’ and don’t forget your pling!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #18

    He has joined the dark side!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if there will be any news today reguarding mitrovic, I mean the teams that he has been linked with none of them have made a bid, surly if they wanted him that they would have done it by now and the player would have noticed it.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    ron……. to be honest we could have had 10

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Ron it sends a shiver down the spine knowing the long ball from Willo will soon be bouncing before an open goal as Riviere bears down on it….

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  • scout

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #22

    You’re stuck with Ashley so enjoy it when we sign players of this quality, or maybe its because you said he wouldn’t buy anyone and you look dafter by the day.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #23

    I see Munchingballsack are our last game. Wonder what the ticket prices are.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail – “Ledge hhhhhh hhhhh…I am your FATHER!”

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Scout

    Dont tell me you’re missing the point now?

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  • scout

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #26

    20 of your lovely English pounds will do it for the big man I’d say.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #27

    Welsh it’s all cat and mouse I am of the opinion that Myopic will only see a nice warm country and a champions league shoe in as an option.

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  • funkness

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #28

    Repost due to Ed’s overload of new articles:

    Hi Nut Meg ..

    I have been watching quite a few games with him, yes. You are exactly right – he is built like a CF and can play in that role as well. He is probably more an inside forward than a winger in the classical “hugging the touchline” sense. He can cross though, due to being equally strong with both feet, which is a real plus in compared to the more one-footed wide forwards who are oftem limited to cutting inside to shoot.
    We were linked with him before he went to Rennes for a measely £3m a couple of seasons ago. At that time he was a bit of a show off, doing too many step overs and taking on 3-4 players instead of picking out a pass. He had matured a lot though, and at 23 being a full French international and still playing at one of the lesser clubs in France, I’d say now is the time to pick him up. He has one eye on the Euro’s next summer, and with the fierce competition for places in the France squad in mind, we could give him exactly the platform to raise his game to get in ..

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Ledge “Thats not true… thats impossible”

    Jail “join me, together we will rule the blog as father and son”

    Ledge “NOÒOOOOOOO” (throws himself off metal thing)

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  • scout

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #30

    Im Ashleys biggest critic mate, but why not stop moaning and enjoy the signings. Dutch international for 14 million. That could have been a two bob player from Charlton

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Slaps forehead…

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  • funkness

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #32

    And another one:

    @Cestriasteve:

    N’Tep and a CB aren’t mutually exclusive, are they? I am not ignoring the need for defensive strenghening, just pointing out that I’d rather have a LW / LF instead of two strikers ..

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  • the ledge

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #33

    Tunski suck on my chocolate salty balls put in it mouth and suck em

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  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #34

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CmsxeIvqT48/maxresdefault.jpg

    This is Milan Mitrovic , Aleksandar’s big bro
    He plays Centre back in the Turkish league
    He is 6′ 2″ so he is hard to miss
    Is this the guy in the alleged SJP fotos?

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #35

    YCMIU – throws himself off…a ledge?

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #36

    Okay dokeys ledge. Sounds good to me.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #37

    Scout

    We are not moaning. It’s a tongue in cheek running joke. Everyone is happy with this first signing. More need to follow soon though.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Tsunki

    Yeah i thought of that one after i posted. So it has been left on the…. shelf.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #39

    jib is he any good ????

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  • nut meg

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #40

    repost
    Funkness
    Just had a look at N’tep on you tube & as always on you tube players look good. N’tep looked impressive,have you seen him play live? He’s built like a CF, do you know if he’s played that position before ? I seem to remember his name so we may have been looking /linked with him before.

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