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Krul & Colo Return For Newcastle United’s Toughest Test

8 years ago
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Newcastle United head into by far their toughest pre-season test so far as they face Champions League bound Fenerbahce.

The friendly this Saturday 21st July at 6.30pm UK time is also due to be covered by ESPN, plus if you miss it you can watch highlights 2-3pm on Sunday.

If you happen to be in the area then get along (7.30pm local time) to the stadium of Austrian minor league side SC Ritzing, close to the Hungarian border (not In Hungary as the original declared venue was!).

Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini are expected to make their season reappearances and it could be just as well because Fenerbahce finished second in the Turkish league and could feature new signings Dirk Kuyt and Cisse & Ba’s international colleague Moussa Sow. Good news also with Papiss Cisse now back training after illness, though he’s unlikely to be risked at this stage.

If you already have ESPN then you will find it at Channel 417 on SKY and Channel 529 if you have Virgin Media, if you haven’t got access to ESPN then it might be an ideal time to sign up as they are offering a cracking deal at the moment and already our first two Premier League matches have been snapped up by them.

Also, if you have SKY or are thinking of getting it, see the great weekend deal at the end of this article.


The following six matches have already been confirmed as televised live, with no doubt many more to follow.

Spurs (H) – Saturday 18th August but moved to 5.30pm (ESPN)

Chelsea (A) – Saturday, 25th August but also moved to a 5.30pm kick-off (ESPN)

Everton (A) – Monday 17th September 8pm (was Sat 15th Sept) (SKY)

Manchester United (H) – Sunday 7th October 4pm (was Sat 6th Oct) (SKY)

Mackems (A) – Sunday 21st October 1.30pm (was Sat 20th Oct) (SKY)

Liverpool (A) – Sunday 4th November 4pm (was Sat 3rd Nov) (SKY)

****Sky Sports are giving non-Sky Sports customers a whole weekend of world-class sport for free.

From 6am on Friday July 20 to just before midnight on Sunday 22, even if you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription you could watch all the sporting action on all six Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports F1 (options may vary depending on your provider).

For those of you who have a Sky + HD box and a HD Ready TV, you can watch the weekend’s action in HD on Sky Sports HD1, HD2, HD3 & HD4 as well as Sky Sports News HD and Sky Sports F1 HD (again, options may vary depending on your provider).


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