Confirmed Newcastle team v Barnsley: Hendrick, Carroll, Ritchie, Clark all start
The new season is fast approaching and the Newcastle team v Barnsley has just been named.
After a 3-0 win over Crewe, now Steve Bruce’s team host the Championship team who just escaped relegation on the final day of last season. The game being played behind closed doors at the NUFC training ground.
Only two weeks to go and with no money spent in the transfer window and Schar, Gayle and Dubravka injured, with Joelinton and Muto also missing.
As well as those five listed above, no sign of Jamaal Lascelles either, in the team or on the bench. Matty Longstaff also not named in the squad for the friendly.
The starting Newcastle team v Barnsley, kick-off at 1pm, is:
Darlow, Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick, Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Carroll
Gillespie, Yedlin, Manquillo, Lejeune, Barlaser, Saivet, Atsu, Murphy, Almiron, Saint-Maximin
Also, listed below is a summer timetable, showing important dates and moments to note:
Hopefully in the days and weeks to come, we will be adding in a few credible new signings…
Friday 3 July – New third choice keeper Mark Gillespie signs on a free transfer
Sunday 26 July – Newcastle end season with 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, ending the season with 4 wins in final 20 games
Monday 27 July – Summer transfer window opens
Thursday 30 July – Saudi PIF release statement saying pulling out of Newcastle United takeover.
Friday 14 August – Premier League / Richard Masters finally respond with public letter on NUFC takeover.
Friday 21 August – Steve Bruce says that Saivet, Lazaar and Aarons are on transfer list (not exactly news as this has been case for years!)
Saturday 22 August – Matty Longstaff signs new two year contract.
Monday 24 August – Jeff Hendrick signs on a free.
Tuesday 25 August (2pm) – Newcastle win 3-0 in friendly against Crewe at training camp base near York
Wednesday 26 August – The club refuse to comment on the absence so far of Joelinton and Muto in pre-season.
Friday 28 August – First set of live TV Premier League choices announced, not a single NUFC game chosen.
Saturday 29 August (1pm) – Friendly v Barnsley at NUFC training ground
Tuesday 1 September (1pm) – Friendly v Middlesbrough at Boro training ground
Saturday 5 September – Newcastle v Stoke, final pre-season friendly, 3pm kick-off at St James Park.
Saturday 5 and Tuesday 8 September – First international ‘break’ of season, England play Iceland and Denmark
Saturday 12 September – (Premier League kick-off) West Ham (a)
Tues/Wed 15/16 September – League Cup second round
Saturday 19 September – Brighton (h)
Tues/Wed 22/23 September – League Cup third round
Saturday 26 September – Spurs (a)
Tues/Wed 29/30 September – League Cup fourth round
Saturday 3 October – Burnley(H) and the first chance of some fans potentially being let into St James Park, news awaited.
Monday 5 October – Summer transfer window closes
Thursday 8 October, Sunday 11 October and Wednesday 14 October – Second international ‘break’ of season, England play Wales, Belgium and Denmark
Saturday 17 October – Man Utd (h)
Saturday 24 October – Wolves (a)
Saturday 31 October – Everton (h)
Saturday 7 November – Southampton (a)
Sunday 15 November and Wednesday 18 November – Third international ‘break’ of season, England play Belgium and Iceland.
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