Newcastle United season ticket price/details release expected with no knowledge of owner, manager…
Newcastle United fans are now waiting…on pretty much everything.
We are now 16 days into the summer 2019 transfer window and no signings as yet.
However, that is the least of our worries for once, for the time being anyway.
There is zero certainty on who the manager will be when pre-season kicks off in five weeks time, nor indeed in 10 weeks time when the 2019/20 Premier League season begins.
Even more importantly for supporters, they haven’t got a clue as to who will own the club by the time that 2019/20 season kicks off.
An interesting factor which is expected very shortly to be thrown into the mix, will be the release of the Newcastle United season ticket prices/details for next season.
In 2017, the NUFC season ticket prices/details were released on 1 June, whilst in 2018 it was the 14 June. So it is a case of when, not if, the season ticket info will be made in the coming days.
Some fans last summer discovered they had to pay over 20% more than in 2017/18, so obviously Newcastle supporters will be keen to know ASAP how much they will have to pay.
This though could well be to a backdrop of not having a clue as to who will be owning the club or managing the team (never mind new signings).
Mike Ashley is refusing to allow any comment from the Newcastle United side on a potential takeover, whilst from the Middle East there are claims from alleged Bin Zayed Group sources saying it is likely to be sometime in July at the earliest when a potential takeover could be completed.
Below I have put together a list of dates of varying interest for Newcastle United fans.
Fixture releases, the first two friendlies confirmed, expected Live TV date announcements, NUFC squad returning for pre-season, Newcastle players involved in international tournaments and so on.
Hopefully I can do an update soon where I can add ‘Newcastle United takeover completed…
Important dates this summer:
Thursday 16 May
Summer transfer window opens and domestic transfers can be made
Sunday 26 May (3pm)
League Two Play-Off Final – Charlton 2 v Sunderland 1
Sunday 26 May
Breaking news claims a Newcastle United takeover is set to happen
Monday 27 May (3pm)
Championship Play-Off Final – Derby 1 Aston Villa 2
Monday 27 May
Bin Zayed Group MD releases statement claiming ‘terms agreed’ with Mike Ashley to buy NUFC.
Wednesday 29 May
A second statement released by Bin Zayed Group MD reaffirms that terms have been agreed with Mike Ashley, as well as stating that Proof of Funds were provided back on 17 April 2019.
Friday 31 May
Now on 16th day of summer 2019 transfer window and Newcastle have not bought (or sold) anybody.
Saturday 1 June
Season ticket prices/details…No word from the club as to when they will be released but as a guide, last Summer (2018) they were announced on 1 June and the previous year (2017) on 14 June.
Saturday 8 June
FIFA transfer window opens and overseas signings can formally go through
Saturday 8 June
Newcastle United retained list…No word from the club as to when this will be released but as a guide, this was released on 8 June last year (2018) and on 9 June the previous year (2017), so very likely to hear around similar time this summer.
Thursday 13 June (9am)
Premier League fixtures released.
Saturday 15 June (ends Sunday 7 July)
Copa America kicks off and Salomon Rondon and Miguel Almiron have been named in their respective Venezuela and Paraguay squads.
Friday 21 June (ends Friday 19 July)
African Cup of Nations kicks off, Christian Atsu looking likely to be the only NUFC player involved.
Tuesday 2 July (Although some media claim Thursday 4 July)
Newcastle squad return for pre-season
Friday 5 July (based on last year’s release dates)
Live TV matches for August and September were announced on this day in 2018.
Wednesday 17 July
Premier League Asia Trophy – Nanjing, China
Newcastle United v Wolves
Saturday 20 July
Premier League Asia Trophy – Shanghai, China
Newcastle United v Man City or West Ham
Tuesday 6 August (based on last year’s release dates)
Live TV matches for October and November announced on this day in 2018.
Thursday 8 August (5pm)
Premier League transfer window closes (Though most other countries remain open, meaning they can still buy players from Newcastle and other PL clubs)
Saturday 10 August (weekend of)
Premier League season kicks off
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