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Newcastle United summer stand out dates – Another pre-season friendly added on Thursday

2 months ago
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Newcastle United have confirmed a third pre-season friendly on Thursday.

Having already announced they’d be playing both Harrogate Town and York City (with a split squad) on Sunday 18 July.

Newcastle have now added an away trip to League One Burton Albion on Friday 30 July, that game having a 7.45pm kick off.

Listed below is a summer timetable, showing important dates and moments to note, including the three friendlies.

No doubt I have missed one or two, happy for you to put me right.

Hopefully in the days, weeks, months to come, we will be adding in a few other things, such as departure of Mike Ashley and confirmed takeover, confirmed signing of Joe Willock and other credible players, departure of Steve Bruce etc etc.

Saturday 29 May – Championship play-off final at 3pm, Swansea v Brentford. Decides which will be the 20th Premier League club next season, Freddie Woodman v Ivan Toney.

Saturday 29 May – Champions League final, Manchester City v Chelsea (8pm kick-off), will dictate whether four or five (if Chelsea win) PL clubs will be in next season’s Champions League.

Wednesday 9 June – Summer transfer window opens.

Friday 11 June – Euro 2020 finals kick-off.

Monday 13 June – Copa America kicks off and Paraguay (Miguel Almiron) play Bolivia in the first of four group games in June, the quarters, semis and final in July – all games to be shown live on BBC.

Wednesday 16 June – Premier League fixtures released at 9am.

Monday 21 June – The mass return of fans to football grounds could be announced as part of final wholesale lifting of virus restrictions.

Monday 5 JulyNewcastle United squad return to start pre-season preparations.

Saturday 10 July – Copa America final in Argentina (possible Miguel Almiron participation).

Sunday 11 July – Final of Euro 2020 at Wembley.

Sunday 18 July – Newcastle United splitting their squad and playing two friendlies on this day, away at York City with 2pm kick-off, away at Harrogate Town with kick-off time to be confirmed (these games linked to training camp at nearby Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate campus just outside York, where NUFC also went last summer).

Friday 30 July – Friendly away at League One Burton Albion, with a 7.45pm kick off.

Saturday 14 August – Weekend that 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off.

Monday 30 August – First international break starts.

Tuesday 31 August – Summer transfer window closes at 11pm.

Monday 4 October – Second international break starts.

Monday 8 November – Third international break starts.

Monday 21 March 2022 – Fourth international break starts.

Sunday 22 May 2022 – Premier League 2021/22 season ends.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

‘Newcastle United will face Burton Albion away from home in a pre-season friendly this summer, it has been confirmed.

The Magpies will travel to the Pirelli Stadium on Friday, 30th July, with kick-off set for 7:45pm.

It will be just the second time United have faced Burton away from home, with the first coming in the 2016/17 Championship-winning campaign, where goals from Dwight Gayle and Mo Diamé earned a 2-1 win.

They also faced each other at St. James’ Park that season, in a game best remembered for Matt Ritchie’s penalty being controversially ruled out by referee Keith Stroud. Ritchie’s subsequent winner sealed a 1-0 win on that occasion.

The game against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men, who secured safety in League One towards the end of last season, is the third pre-season fixture announced by Newcastle ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Steve Bruce’s side will face both York City and Harrogate Town on Sunday, 18th July, with the Magpies’ first team squad set to be split between the two fixtures.

Ticketing information for the trip to face the Brewers, along with the York and Harrogate friendlies, will be confirmed on nufc.co.uk in due course, along with details of any further pre-season matches.’

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