Essential Dates For All Newcastle Fans
Newcastle United have finally released details of their pre-season programme, with one other away fixture expected to be added in early August.
After the collapse yet again of a trip to South Africa, the itinerary definitely has the look of a cobbled together schedule.
Plus a few will also take advantage of combining friendlies with a bit of sun in Portugal.
The really important factor is that the friendly schedule prepares the squad in a much better way than last summer and new signings (here’s hoping) are integrated as soon as possible.
Obviously bear in mind as well that SKY etc. haven’t had their wicked way with the early season fixtures as yet, so these are all subject to change.
Tues 16 Jul Motherwell (A – 7pm KO)
Sat 20 Jul Rio Ave (A – 6pm KO) (Finished 3rd in Portuguese league)
Tues 23 Jul Pacos de Ferreira (A – KO TBC) (Finished sixth in Portuguese league)
Sun 28 Jul Blackpool (A – 3pm KO)
Tues 30 Jul St.Mirren (A – KO 7.30pm) (NB NUFC have said that this will be a NUFC XI)
Sat 10 Aug Braga (H – 6pm KO)
Sat 17 Aug Manchester City (A) (Premier League Starts)
Sat 24 Aug West Ham (H) (First Home Premier League Match)
27/28 Aug Capital One Cup Round 2
Sat 31 Aug Fulham (H)
Sat 14 Sept Aston Villa (A)
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