Watch Newcastle v CSKA Moscow Live on TV – At a price
Saturday sees Newcastle v CSKA Moscow over in Spain.
Due to NUFC’s usual January departure from the FA Cup, fifth round weekend is a blank.
Rafa Benitez taking his team for a break to Spain, with a few days of training culminating in this friendly which will be played at the Pinatar Arena.
If you are in the region tickets are only around £4 (5 euros) with kids getting in free. The game kicks off 12 noon local time, which is 11am UK time.
However, if you aren’t in the area, the club have announced that you can see it via their NUFC TV.
What I can’t understand is why they bother charging punters to watch a nothing friendly such as this, it sums up what a small-time outfit we are under Mike Ashley.
Ashley has them charging you £2.95 to watch from home but for the limited number of people who will be prepared to watch a kick around such as this, a thousand maybe? Why not make it free and maybe get ten or twenty thousand willing to watch it? Maybe Miguel Almiron will score a goal or two and help to try and get soewhere near a full house (only Man Utd at home has sold out so far this season and that was on the day of the game) for the vital relegation clashes with Huddersfield and Burnley in the next 11 days.
Also, the quality of the stream/footage from their previous coverage of these type of friendlies has been so bad at times, even having to give punters their money back after complaints.
Less hassle just to let people watch free and even if it is a rubbish service, people will have got their money’s worth…
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Saturday’s mid-season friendly against CSKA Moscow will be shown live on NUFC TV.
Rafa Benítez’s Magpies take on the Russian side – who played in the Champions League this season – at 11am GMT, with Miguel Almirón in contention to make his first start for Newcastle United after a week of training in Spain.
The match will take place at the Pinatar Arena, in the Murcia region on the south-east coast of Spain.
Tickets can be bought from the venue at €5 general admission, with under 16s free.
But if you’re not in the area, you can watch the game live from the comfort of your front room for just £2.95.
Coverage will be available to supporters anywhere in the world (except for Russia).
NUFC TV is compatible with Chromecast, meaning you can stream the game via your television.
You can sign up here.’
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