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Newcastle United Pre-Season Tour Dates Reported

9 years ago

Newcastle United’s pre-season was thrown into chaos last summer, when the club’s proposed tour to South Africa was abruptly halted with the cancellation of the ‘Vodacom Challenge’.

It is now reported that last summer’s failure hasn’t put Newcastle United off and that they will be travelling to South Africa  in July.

The website have named the following dates for a triangular tournament in Cape Town;

Newcastle United v Ajax Cape Town (20 July 2013)

Newcastle United v Everton (27 July 2013)

Everton v Ajax Cape Town (27 July 2013)

The Cape Town spokesman, Grant Pascoe, is quoted as confirming the matches but says it is subject to the council signing off the costs.

There has been no confirmation of a South African tour by Newcastle United and indeed there had been strong rumours that North America was the preferred option this close season.

What the priority must be though is to ensure there is no repeat of last summer when neither the fans…or the club appeared to know what was happening, with confirmation of some of the friendlies on the continent only giving fans a few days notice to make travel arrangements.

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