Newcastle Announce Friendlies To Simulate Championship

Newcastle have today announced their fifth preseason friendly and the lads will travel south to play Southend United on Tuesday, 26th July for a 7:45 pm kick off.

Rafa has now set up two games a week over a two week period at small stadiums to simulate what we will have to go through in the Championship next season, with the last friendly being at home on Saturday 30th July against SBV Vitesse.

Our first game in the Championship is at Fulham on the following Friday.


This is the information Newcastle have put out about the game:


Newcastle United will travel to Southend United for a pre-season friendly later this month.

The Magpies head to Roots Hall on Tuesday, 26th July, for a 7.45pm kick-off, where they will face a Shrimpers side who finished 15th in League One last term.

Southend are managed by former Hull boss Phil Brown, who hails from South Shields, and their Essex-based stadium has a capacity of 12,392.

The teams have met four times in competitive action, with their last clash coming in January 1993 at Roots Hall, when Gavin Peacock’s goal helped United claim a 1-1 draw en route to the Division One title.

The fixture takes Newcastle’s first team pre-season campaign to five matches, with games also scheduled against Bohemian (Saturday, 16th July), Doncaster Rovers (Wednesday, 20th July), KSC Lokeren (Saturday, 23rd July) and Vitesse (Saturday, 30th July).


Here’s the preseason friendlies as they now exist.

ClubLocationDate and KickoffResult
BohemianDalymount ParkSaturday, 16th July
Won 6-0
Doncaster RoversKeepmoat StadiumWednesday, 20th July
Drew 2-2
KSC LokerenDaknamstadionSaturday, 23rd July
Won 4-0
Southend UnitedRoots Hall
Tuesday, 26th July
Won 2-0
SBV Vitesse St. James ParkSaturday, 30th July
3:00 pm
Won 3-2

6 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Aye spoof plus i have never seen him get outclassed by any winger
    i remember when he was accused of being slow as well then against city he had navas in his pocket one of the fastest wingers in the league


  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Playing in small stadiums to get used to championship type stadiums, I just hope that our home support doesn’t frighten the life out of our new lads due to not playing in good stadiums ?


    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Haha u dont have to worry about unfriendly times mate, its the internet and I cant be chewed with that malarkey

    But aye we arent going to agree best leave it, what will be will be though I would certainly rather have Janmatt playing than Dummett

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    See Mourinho is on about getting several more “specialist” players and that they have too many -general purpose type players.

    Simple stuff to get people who can do a specific role- they know what they are doing -leads to much better team play – which at the end of the day is what it is all about.

  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5


    Your going to be disappointed, did I not tell you that I’m Rafa’s great grandad and I’ve told him to sell Janmaat lol

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 5, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Hey, isn’t this a chance for Phil Brown to show off Nile Ranger?

    Newcastle needs Nile.


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