Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle team v St Patrick’s Athletic.

The United boss though having earlier today said he will be giving as many players as possible time on the pitch, over the course of the 90 minutes.

Tonight is the first of five friendlies, with the Premier League season kicking off in only 25 days time.

Rafa naming the following eleven to start tonight (kick-off 7.45pm):

Karl Darlow, Josef Yarney, Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Rolando Aarons, Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diamé, Sean Longstaff, Víctor Fernández, Ayoze Pérez, Joselu


Martin Dúbravka, Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark, Kenedy, Jonjo Shelvey, Callum Roberts, Christian Atsu, Adam Armstrong, Dwight Gayle

Also earlier today, the club confirmed that the Magpies will be playing in their new 2018/19 home kit for the first time.

Rafa has said he won’t be risking either Jacob Murphy or Paul Dummett after they picked up knocks.

Amongst those back home on Tyneside are Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet, Jack Colback and Isaac Hayden, whilst Chancel Mbemba had been told not to bother reporting for pre-season and instead concentrate on getting a move elsewhere sorted.

Meanwhile, Ki Sung-yueng and Mitro are on extended leave due to their World Cup involvement.


  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    following on the chronicle website. looks like the Hoss has already missed 3 chances in the first 15 minutes.

    • Leicester Mag

      Bears defecate in woods the Pope is Catholic Hos can’t hit a 🐮rse with a banjo. However scouted this plank aught to shot just not by Hos. If Hos shot JFK he’d be a 101.

  • DeadToiler

    Where is Lascelles?

    • Megatron1505


      • Peaky


      • DeadToiler

        I do hope not but you fear the worst

    • Andy Mac

      According to the Chronic he has a muscle strain but those of us who remember the Andy Carroll injury shambles before the January transfer window………..

  • Peaky

    For some reason only known to themselves this effing useless platform is putting my posts as “detected as spam” in bright red and “we are working on it” ??? Bloody amateurs….

    • Leicester Mag

      Spam isn’t that Hos’s next move?

      • MP01

        After last night, “Spam” have opted to look elsewhere…..

  • Andy Mac

    Live on YT. Google StPatsFc

    • MinnesoToon

      Thanks for that, decent stream.

      Nice of the club to offer to take our money to watch when it’s free on YT, typical. :rolleyes

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    first penalty in our favor in what feels like 10 years

  • mentalman

    Strange that Sels was on the bench when he clearly doesn’t have a future at the club and elliott was nowhere to be seen.

    Is Elliot injured?