Final Newcastle Pre-Season Friendly Reported

The Chronicle is reporting it’s their understanding that Newcastle United will host Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem at St. James’ Park on Saturday, July 30 (3:00pm kick-off) and that’s exactly one week before the Championship season begins the following Saturday on August 6th.

This will be Newcatsle’s final pre-season friendly, although all the first team friendless have not been announced yet.

Vitesse finished 9th in the Eredevisie and we have never played the Dutch club in a competitive game.

The club was founded in the same year as Newcastle United – 1892.


Vitesse finished ninth in the Eredivisie last season on 46 points as PSV repeated as Dutch Champions with 84 points, 2 points more than Ajax.

It’s expected Newcastle will play up to seven friendly games in preparation for the Championship season – a very important season for the club.

Here’s the list of preseason friendlies currently announced by the club and taken from the Newcastle web-site – they are for different levels within the club.


Saturday, 9th July – Friday, 15th July
First-team training camp in County Kildare, Ireland

Sunday, 10th July
Bradford Park Avenue v Newcastle United XI, kick-off 3pm at the Horsfall Stadium, Bradford.

Saturday, 16th July
First-team friendly v Bohemian, kick-off 2pm at Dalymount Park, Dublin.

Wednesday, 20th July
First-team friendly v Doncaster Rovers, kick-off 7.45pm at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.

Saturday, 23rd July
Day one of the Steel Park Cup;

Corby Town v Newcastle United XI, kick-off 3.30pm at Steel Park, Corby – more information and ticket details here

Sunday, 24th July
Day two of the Steel Park Cup;

Newcastle United XI v PSV Eindhoven XI, kick-off 12 noon at Steel Park, Corby – more information and ticket details here

Monday, 25th July – Friday, 29th July
Newcastle United Academy side compete in the NISuperCup (formerly the Milk Cup) in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Schedule, kick-off times and venues to be announced on Monday, 13th June – tomorrow.


These fixtures don’t include first team games with Vitesse and Belgian club Sporting Lokeren, which have been reported by the Chronicle

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13 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    With all the good feeling and momentum at our club (at the minute) it would be great if they could bring in a signing shortly to show some kind of intent.

    Just to keep this ‘happiness’ going

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Transfer window opens 1st July – so we’ll have to wait.

  • expatmag

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Some will leave before anyone comes in.

  • Back Door Man

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Taking-up the devine Mr Tuff”s suggestion about turning this place into Pets’ Corner, what about…

    Gareth Bale should emulate all those dippy c-list heiresses by always carrying a small dog (or a lamb … for those private moments) in his handbag so as to distract attention from his ugly mug. 

    When is playing days are over his face is perfect for radio punditary.

  • Back Door Man

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    punditry even.

  • expatmag

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Morning TUFF

    Get those jobs done yet?

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #7

    I wondered how long before McClaren jumped on the Rafa bandwagon! Blaming the regime of which he was a part and only got the job because it existed! He continues to be a total prat!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Looks like the footballing world is as baffled as we were last night on Kane taking corners.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #9

    What’s he been saying

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s pretty much admitted to being a patsy which we all knew anyway.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    expat – rained all day yesterday -it’s raining now with no signs of it stopping so cannot mix any cement to do my jobs.

  • loonie-toon

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Won’t mind Redmond here next season what defenders and strikers would people like to c here for start of season

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 12, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Bale is without doubt an ugly fellow and has very big ears.


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