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Liverpool, Inter Milan and Marseille Await Newcastle

9 years ago

The long road to Amsterdam will begin for Newcastle on  23rd August when United play their qualifier first leg.

On Friday though we saw some heavyweights involved in the draw as Liverpool, Marseille and Inter Milan were amongst the teams to join at that stage, one round before Newcastle.

They will play on August 2nd and 9th, before we enter the draw on the 10th August.

How seriously certain teams will take it is always an unknown but as usual you will also have the teams added who drop out of the Champions League.

If Newcastle got to the final on 15th May next year it would have meant playing sixteen matches to get to make a final appearance at the Amsterdam Arena.

Maybe more than any other competition the criteria on who you could play is totally at odds with any kid of fair play – what with co-efficients and clubs dropping out of another competition (Champions League) but all that should matter is that Newcastle United are in this to try and win it.

See you in Amsterdam.

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