Newcastle United have announced a third pre-season friendly. Thursday night seeing a game against Benfica made public, that match taking place on Tuesday 26 July. This Newcastle United official announcement…
Sometimes, I have a nagging feeling about how things are going to go. I’m sure we all do. I had a feeling that we would get to Amsterdam. Not win the tournament but get to the final. Classic heroic failure stuff, or classic Newcastle as I prefer to think of it.
One thing that I think can’t be forgotten is that we are missing arguably our 2 best players in HBA and Colo; they would be making a big difference on the pitch and to our options on the bench. With just a few injuries our squad just isn’t strong enough yet.
The comforting thing was undoubtedly the number of chances Newcastle managed to create and on another night Papiss Cisse would have been taking the ball home as well as three points for United. A goal early on at St.James’ and it will be some atmosphere.
The bench last night showed Newcastle were down to the real bare bones and any further injuries would be a killer, though there could be a chance of Massadio Haidara coming back in for that Benfica match at St.James’ Park.