Three weeks without a game for Newcastle fans is a bit of a nightmare.
The fact Rafa’s players beat Southampton was a bit of a lifesaver, as enduring these three football-free weeks would have been even more unbearable if it had been anything other than three points.
At least starting Thursday (tomorrow) there is something of interest for Newcastle fans.
The international friendlies start kicking off and there are a number of NUFC players involved.
Here are the day by day dates of those games that could feature Newcastle players, as well as the two England matches if you are interested…
Thursday 22 March 2018
Algeria v Iran – Islam Slimani
UAE v Slovakia Martin Dubravka
Uzbekistan v Senegal – Henri Saivet
Northern Ireland v Spain (Under 21s) – Mikel Merino
Friday 23 March
Scotland v Costa Rica – Matt Ritchie
Morocco v Serbia – Aleksandar Mitrovic
Turkey v Republic of Ireland – Ciaran Clark
Holland v England
Saturday 24 March
England (Under 21s) v Romania – Freddie Woodman
Sunday 25 March 2018
Thailand v Slovakia – Martin Dubravka
Monday 26 March
Bosnia & Herzegovina v Senegal – Henri Saivet
Tanzania v DR Congo – Cancel Mbemba
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Algeria v Costa Rica – Islam Slimani
Hungary v Scotland – Matt Ritchie
Nigeria v Serbia – Aleksandar Mitrovic
USA v Paraguay – DeAndre Yedlin
Spain (Under 21s) v Estonia – Mikel Merino
England (Under 21s) v Ukraine – Freddie Woodman
England v Italy