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Newcastle Sounding Out Clubs For A Weekend Friendly



A lack of match sharpness could come into play by the time the fixture at Fulham rolls around next month. The postponement of the trip to West Ham and the current international break means Newcastle will have just one match under their belts in a span of four weeks.

To combat this, Luke Edwards is reporting that Newcastle are sounding out other clubs over a potential friendly this weekend.

This is a good idea from Eddie Howe and his staff. This season was already a unique one with a six-week break for the World Cup beginning in November. Clubs will likely schedule friendlies during that break.

Hopefully, Newcastle can find some takers for a practice match to keep sharp. While Eddie Howe’s sessions are notorious for their intensity, going four weeks without a competitive match could lead to some rustiness at Craven Cottage.

Last season, Newcastle held training camps in Jeddah and Dubai during international breaks. The purpose of those trips was to build team camaraderie for the survival push. Eddie Howe has found ways to use these breaks to the squad’s benefit.

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62 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #41

    I think small world nailed by quoting Wor song “who’s that team we call United, who’s that team we all adore”

    How long before Manure fans start chanting it as their own. The amount of singer they thieve from us is scandalous. not the only team either.

    We should copyright our songs

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  • Small World

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #42

    Don’t even get me on about London teams being in the “wrong place”

    Millwall FC on the wrong side of the river
    QPR FC not being in Queens Park
    Chelsea FC not being in Chelsea
    Arsenal being wherever they felt like !

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #43

    Crystal Palace in france!
    😀

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  • Small World

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #44

    Fenham to Chalfont:

    I think they may occasionally sing it too with their own words.

    Worst is when they pinched the Blaydon Races tune… war has broken out with less justification than that.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #45

    Is the team with as many songs as us…i think not!

    Our away support puts the home team to shame, usually.

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  • Small World

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #46

    I’d possibly give Chelsea a free pass as they’re “just on the wrong side of the tracks”. Problem is that they’re in Fulham :0)

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #47

    Small World

    When they sing the Blaydon races, it’s actually treachery. They need to stick to their nursery rhymes “Nik nak paddy wack, give the dog a bone” that’s what they’re good for…

    Out of all the other clubs they have the most glory hunters and it tells. However, of late that glory hunting has fell off right off the rails. Won’t be long at all and they will see the proper UNITED pass them to glory. They can F off and not even think about jumping ship like a load of long tails. 😉

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #48

    My post #4o should should be song* not a Singer

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #49

    Post 41 I meant ffs grrrr

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #50

    here is an idea.

    Notts Forest United. That will go down well. Although, they could a spa in the Trent after their new stadium is built across it. lol

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #51

    or even build a spa

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #52

    come on then blog names of merging clubs. West Villa Wolves

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #53

    Barrow in ” I wish I wasn’t here” Disunited.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #54

    TDS,
    You’re seeing things differently to everybody else on VAR/ refs going against us. Everybody is looking at it from the perspective of what goals should have counted and which were dodgy decisions. If We’d got 3 dodgy goals we didn’t deserve plus lost 3 that would be balancing out. Whether they were overturned, refs mistakes, not sent to VAR when they should have been, or whatever is irrelevant. The stats you showed are pointing out one of the above, overturned decisions and 3 v 1 went in our favour. But 3 were over turning crap decisions against us and the other teams had no complaints. The one against us wasba scandal. So there is a difference. If I pulled up stats specifically showing big decisions that would usually get VAR treatment but the Ref chose to ignore it would back up the other argument. Selective stats tend to do that. Most the decisions against us has been.from refs refusing to use VAR which is a failing of the VAR ststem as they are possibly less likely to ignore a big team’s penalty claim.

    If they over turn 20k bad refs decisions in our favour we aren’t gaining anything we hadn’t earned. But one dodgy decision is a goal you should have had that you were robbed of.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #55

    ZG 140 characters or less

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #56

    If they aren’t actually United, they should be compelled to use the name; Divided!
    😀

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #57

    Peter,

    I reckon Nottingham Woods Thistle Wanderers FC

    That’s a cracking name for them. Got a ring to it, it nearly has as many letters in it’s name than their sqaud

    Their neighbours can be called the Notts Bounty Hunters FC.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #58

    ZG – no I’m not! I’m pointing out that VAR has changed 4 decisions in our favour and 1 against. So, without VAR we’d have the Palace goal but we’d have lost Almiron’s goal, Trips would have been sent off, the Wolves goal would have counted, and Isak’s
    penalty wouldn’t have happened. So the existence of VAR is a positive to us this season.

    What everyone is in agreement with is that the one overrule against Palace is BS. Nobody is arguing that.

    What I am arguing is that VAR was correct in not changing the on-field decision for the Wilson “goal” and the Isak offside. Though an argument could be had for speaking to the ref and suggesting he has a look at the Longstaff penalty decision, I still don’t think it’s a guaranteed penalty.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #59

    😀

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 20, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #60

    ZG – I’m comparing VAR to before VAR also. With VAR, more decisions are being made correctly. It’s not perfect but it’s better.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 21, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #61

    Hi

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #62

    😀

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