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Newcastle Lining up First Pre-Season Fixture

As things stand, there has been no confirmation from Newcastle regarding their pre-season plans. Though there have been rumours of the club taking part in a three-team tournament in Cape Town, along with Premiership rivals Everton, it hasn't been 'officially' announced yet.


Now the news is that Newcastle are in talks with Blackpool, regarding a pre-season friendly at Bloomfield road.

This is what Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston told the local media about the visit.

“We will have a friendly against Newcastle which we are working towards but there is no desperate panic – everything is on schedule.”

The fact that Blackpool’s season starts on the weekend of Saturday the 3rd of August, a date somewhere in July would probably make sense.

Given that both the teams are sponsored by the same brand, the news of a friendly comes as no surprise. There have, however, been murmurs of the friendly being linked with a possible transfer swoop by Newcastle for England U21 wide-man, Tom Ince. However, this is highly unlikely.

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About Himanshu Dhingra (115 Articles)
I am a Newcastle United Fan and an Economist by Degree, Follow me on Twitter @HD_07. I love Indian Politics, Cricket, Formula 1, lawn Tennis

1 Comment on Newcastle Lining up First Pre-Season Fixture

  1. Himanshu Dhingra // May 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm // Reply

    I understand that the game could be on 28th of July

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