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SpVgg Unterhaching 1
Adi-Dassler Stadium
Saturday 20th July
Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by
  NUFC.com in 2024/25:




Hull City (a) SOLD OUT
Girona (h)
Public sale now
Brest (h)
Public sale now
Southampton (h) Member ballot now

Premier League:
Home game 
ticket details 

Details of ticket sale dates for Newcastle's opening three PL home games of the season have now been announced by the club.

A reminder that ticket sales are restricted to members, but a limited sale on a first come, first served basis now follows the ballot.

Full details of that are online here

Southampton (h)
Ballot open: now
Ballot close: Thu 25.07.2024 @ 10am
Winners notified: by Thu 25.07.2024 @ 5pm
Online sale open: Fri 26.07.2024 @ 10am
Online sale close: Mon 29.07.2024 @ 10am
Ticket fwd/resale: Mon 29.07.2024 @ 10am
Member sale: Tue 30.07.2024 @ 10am

Spurs (h)
Ballot open: Tue 30.07.2024 @ 10am
Ballot closes: Thu 01.08.2024 @ 10am
Winners notified: by Thu 01.08.2024 @ 5pm
Online sale open: Fri 02.08.2024 @ 10am
Online sale close: Mon 05.08.2024 @ 10am
Ticket fwd/resale: Mon 05.08.2024 @ 10am
Member sale: Tue 06.08.2024 @ 10am

Manchester City (h)
Ballot open: Tue 27.08.2024 @ 10am
Ballot closes: Thu 29.08.2024 @ 10am
Winners notified: by Thu 29.08.2024 @ 5pm
Online sale open: Fri 30.08.2024 @ 10am
Online sale close: Mon 02.09.2024 @ 10am
Ticket fwd/resale: Mon 02.09.2024 @ 10am
Member sale: Tue 03.09.2024 @ 10am

Japan hints & tips 

Latest advice from NUFC for fans going to the friendly matches in Japan is
online here

PS: One official ticket site shows the Red Diamonds game with no availability. The site online here however does have tickets left.

PPS: There's no word on whether either game will be available live in the UK, but the following overseas coverage is now listed for both:

VG+ (Norway)
CBS Sports Golazo, Paramount+ (USA)

96 tears:
"Love It..." offer

Following a successful run there last year, "Love It If We Beat Them" returns to the Live Theatre on Newcastle Quayside from September 10th to the 28th.

Rob Ward's play mixes football and politics against a backdrop of Newcastle's fruitless pursuit of the 1995/96 Premiership title.

NUFC.com readers can buy tickets for just £19.96 by using promo code NUFC

The discount also extends to personal callers at the box office but is only valid until the start of the PL season on August 17th. 

Hull City (a) 

Newcastle play the first of five advertised pre-season friendlies this Saturday, when they travel to the Championship Tigers.

It's a 2pm kick-off and all 4,500 away section tickets have been sold.

Team: to follow

Injury deprives United of Callum Wilson, Lewis Miley, Matt Targett, Jamaal Lascelles and Sven Botman, while Lloyd Kelly, Joe Willock and Tino Livramento weren't fit enough play in Saturday's behind closed doors kickabout against SpVgg Unterhaching.

Miguel Almiron, Martin Dubravka, Anthony Gordon, Bruno Guimaraes, Fabian Schar and Kieran Trippier
were granted extra time off following post-season international duty

Sandro Tonali
remains ineligible to play pending the end of his ban.

HCFC: To follow

German-born coach Tim Walter was installed at Hull in late May following a season when they finished seventh and missed out on the promotion playoffs by three points.

This is City's fourth pre-season test, after a 1-1 draw with Kasimpasa and 1-5 loss to Fenerbache during a training camp in Turkey. 

Ahead of facing Newcastle, Hull make the short trip to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday. 

UK TV: None (Live Stream available as part of the Tigers+ subscription, £5.99 per month).

Overseas TV


VAR: n/a


Parking advice
from HCFC is online here

The Hull Pride event takes place this Saturday, with city centre road closures expected. Full details will appear here later this week. 


This will be Newcastle's ninth visit to this venue and fourth kickabout there: 

Toon @ KCOM/MKM Stadium:
(PL games unless otherwise stated)

2018/19 drew 2-2 Joselu, Perez FR
2016/17 drew 1-1 Diame (lost 1-3 pens) LC
2014/15 won 3-0 Cabella, Ameobi, Gouffran
2013/14 won 4-1 Sissoko 2, Remy, Anita
2008/09 drew 1-1 S.Taylor
2008/09 drew 0-0 FAC
2007/08 lost 0-1 FR
2003/04 won 4-0 Chopra 2, Shola, Cort FR

Jacob Murphy, Jamaal Lascelles and Sean Longstaff remain in the first team squad from the 20 players who featured in 2018.

Three stripes,
three goals
SpVgg Unterhaching  1  Newcastle  3

Match report

Brief match footage is
online here

Miodrag is a Mag 

Saturday saw confirmation that Newcastle had signed 19 year-old Serbian youth international Miodrag Pivas, some days after he was spotted outside St.James' Park.

The defensive midfielder joins from Serbians FK Jedinstvo for an undisclosed fee, having made 26 appearances in his debut season as they gained promotion to the Super Liga, 

Nippon 8:
And it stoned me

Ahead of United's first games there in almost 30 years, our Japan correspondent Simon Moran talks about cars and cava here

Travis plays on 

Sunday saw Norway U19s round off their group stage fixtures at the European Championship finals with a 2-0 win over tournament hosts Northern Ireland.

Newcastle midfielder Travis Hernes made his third start of the week for Norway, playing 86 minutes before being substituted.

The Norwegians missed out on a semi-final place after finishing third in their group, but have qualified for a playoff to determine who takes the fifth and final European place at next year's U20 World Cup in Chile. 

That takes place on Wednesday at Seaview in Belfast. The opposition will be Turkey. 



In addition to photos of the senior squad at the adidas HQ, Newcastle recorded interviews with some key figures in Germany:

CEO Darren Eales here

Sporting Director Paul Mitchell here

The club also published their first Fan Engagement Review document, which is explained here
. The actual report is here


Here are the 
young men

Update: there's news of an addition to the pro contract list below in the shape of teenage goalkeeper James Taylor, who featured for Hemel Hempstead Town last season.

Newcastle confirm that 11 players have signed their first professional contracts at Gallowgate:

Aidan Harris, Dylan Charlton, Anthony Munda, Harry Powell, Rory Powell, Johnny Emerson, Sean Neave, Scott Bailey, Josh Donaldson, Adam Harrison and Darren Palmer.

Meanwhile, an intake of 14 new scholars was announced by United's Academy:  

Will Anderson, Guy Bloomer, Jude Cogdon, Jake Durrant, Matheos Ferreira, Henry Johnson, Tyler Jones, Alex O’Donovan, Matt Taylor, Mo Waddani, Kacey Wooster, Kayden Lucas, Ezra Tika-Lemba and Aaron Epia. 

Three of those were previously with other clubs:

Kayden Lucas striker, Clevedon Town
Aaron Epia defender, Everton
Ezra Tika-Lemba defender, West Ham


First team arrivals and departures:


Odysseas Vlachodimos Nottingham Forest
John Ruddy unattached
Lloyd Kelly unattached
Lewis Hall Chelsea 

Elliot Anderson Nottingham Forest
Yankuba Minteh Brighton
Paul Dummett unattached
Matt Ritchie unattached
Loris Karius unattached
Kell Watts unattached
Jeff Hendrick unattached  

Old boys:
Unlikely lads

SJP old boys with new clubs/jobs include:

Craig Bellamy
Wales Manager
Kyle Cameron
St.Johnstone (loan)
Adam Campbell
Hartlepool United
Lewis Cass
Grimsby Town
Ian Cathro
Estoril (Portugal) Head Coach
Luke Charman
Hartlepool United
Stephen Clemence Barrow Head Coach
Kyle Crossley South Shields
Mathieu Debuchy Lille (France) C
Ryan Donaldson
Blyth Spartans
Cameron Ferguson Inverness CT (Scotland)
Owen Gallacher Stockton Town
Dan Gosling
Jamie Holmes
North Shields
Jack Hunter
Hartlepool United
Al-Gharafa (Qatar)
Dan Langley
Morpeth Town
Michael Ndiweni Darlington (trial)
Michael Ndiweni Gateshead (trial)
Michael Newberry Cliftonville
Scott Parker
Burnley Manager
Ben Pollock
Allan Saint-Maximin
Fenerbahce (Turkey)
Antoine Sibierski
Troyes DoF (France)
Moussa Sissoko
Dylan Stephenson
Dagenham & Redbridge
Jude Smith
Carlisle United
Lewis Suddick
North Shields
Ben Tozer
Forest Green Rovers
Dan Ward South Shields
Kell Watts Cambridge United
Callum Williams Tow Law Town

Ex-Magpies looking for new clubs include:

Mehdi Abeid Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey)
Chris Basham Sheffield United
Ciaran Clark
Stoke City
Shane Ferguson Rotherham United
Dwight Gayle Derby County
Paul Huntington
Carlisle United
Kazenga LuaLua Charlton Athletic
Jonathan Mitchell
Harrogate Town
Islam Slimani
Anderlecht (Belgium)
Patrick van Aanholt
Galatasaray (Turkey)
Josef Yarney
Tranmere Rovers

Off-field departures include:

Habib Beye Red Star Paris (France)
Ankaragucu (Turkey)
Steve Guppy
Nashville SC (USA)
Ryan McGuffie St.Albans Saints (Australia)
Kevin Nolan
West Ham

Privacy policy


Season 2024/25

NUFC ticketing website online here

NUFC Box Office: 0344 372 1892

Future STs:
No additional sale, none planned, no waiting list in operation.

2024/25 ST prices
online here

2024/25 Member info online here

2024/25 Member changes online here

SJP seating plan
online here  

Season ticket holder cup schemes closed at 5pm on Fri 21.06.2024. No applications are possible after that date.

ST holders on long-term deals had a price freeze for 2024/25 with standard pricing returning for 2025/26.  

Away tickets:
The PL £30 away ticket price cap for adults applies in 2024/25. A review is then scheduled.

Sat 27.07.2024 Hull City (a) @ MKM Stadium, 2pm. Friendly. SOLD OUT. Allocation: 4,500.

Wed 31.07.2024 Urawa Red Diamonds (a)
@ Saitama Stadium, Japan, 7.30pm local time. Friendly. Pre-sale from NUFC has now ended. Home club ticket sale information is online here

Sat 03.08.2024 Yokohama F Marinos (a)
@ National Stadium, Toyko, Japan 7pm local time. Friendly. Pre-sale from NUFC has now ended. Home club ticket sale information is
online here

Sun 04.08.2024 U21s v South Shields (a) @ 1st Cloud Arena, 1pm. Friendly.
Public sale now from SSFC, £10 adults, £7 concessions, £3 U18s online here

Fri 09.08.2024 Girona (Spain) (h) @ SJP, 7.30pm. Friendly. Public sale now, £25/ £20 adults, £15/£10 concessions.

Sat 10.08.2024 Stade Brestois 29 (France) (h)
@ SJP, 4pm. Friendly. Public sale now, £25/£20 adults, £15/£10 concessions.

Wed 14.08.2024 Carabao Cup Second Round draw takes place @ 10pm.

Sat 17.08.2024 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member ballot closes Thu 25.07.2024, 10am. No live UK TV.

Sun 25.08.2024 Bournemouth (a)
@ Vitality Stadium, 2pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited. Live on Sky.

Sun 25.05.2025
PL season ends.

NUFC live on TV:
Sun 25.08.2024 Bournemouth (a) 2pm Sky
Sun 01.09.2024 Spurs (h) 1.30pm Sky
Sun 15.09.2024 Wolves (a) 4.30pm Sky
Sat 28.09.2024 Man City (h) 12.30pm TNT

(PL Selections made to Mon 30.09.2024).

Live TV release dates:

Oct: Between 22.07.2024 & 19.08.2024
Nov: Between 02.09.2024 & 13.09.2024
Dec: Between 16.09.2024 & 14.10.2024
Jan: Between 16.09.2024 & 14.10.2024
Feb: Between 14.11.2024 & 09.12.2024
Mar: Between 02.01.2025 & 24.01.2025
Apr: Between 27.01.2025 & 28.02.2025
MW35: Between 17.03.2025 & 21.03.2025
MW36: Between 24.03.2025 & 28.03.2025
MW37: Between 31.03.2025 & 04.04.2025
MW38: Following MW37

Carabao Cup Round dates:

w/c Mon 26.08.2024
w/c's Mon 16.09.2024 / 23.09.2024*
w/c Mon 28.10.2024
w/c Mon 16.12.2024
SF1: w/c Mon 06.01.2025
SF2: w/c Mon 03.02.2025
F: Sun 16.03.2025

* split over two midweeks

FA Cup Round dates
(NUFC enter in Round 3: draw takes place on or around Mon 02.12.2024).

R3: Sat 11.01.2025
R4: Sat 08.02.2025
R5: Sat 01.03.2025
QF: Sat 29.03.2025
SF: Sat 26.04.2025
F: Sat 17.05.2025

Replays are abolished in Proper rounds.

EFL Trophy:
(NUFC U21s in Northern Group H)

Provisional fixture list:
Tue 03.09.2024 Bradford City (a)
Tue 08.10.2024 Rotherham United (a)
Tue 12.11.2024 Mansfield Town (a)

Northumberland Senior Cup:  details tbc.

Other events @ SJP:

Sat 10.08.2024 NUWFC v AC Milan Women @ SJP, 1pm. Friendly. 

Euro 2028 - date(s) awaited

2024/25 Transfer windows :

Fri 30.08.2024
window closes
Wed 01.01.2025 window opens
Mon 03.02.2025 window closes 

International Magpies
National Service

International breaks:


Coxy's Corner

Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then?
Click here  
for a rambling explanation of sorts....

On This Day in History
23rd July

Born Or Died:

No-one today.

What Else?

1978 Trollhättans IF (Sweden) (a)
Kennedy, Bird
Scorer tbc
Crowd tbc
The Magpies began pre-season preparations on the West coast of Sweden, in a town to the North of Gothenburg.

1991 Rynninge IK (Sweden) (a)
Quinn 4, Elliot, Clark, Robinson, Peacock
Scorers tbc
The second match of United's Swedish tour saw them in the town of Orebro (to the West of Stockholm) at the Eyravellen Stadium - one of the venues for the 1958 World Cup.

1995 Douglas Hall, Freddie Shepherd and an unnamed Tyneside restaurant owner flew to Turin with the aim of returning with unsettled Juventus star Roberto Baggio. 

Amid farcical scenes, they were shunned by the club and player, who ultimately signed for AC Milan.

1997 A Magpies Reserve XI travelled to Croft Park, Blyth, winning 1-0 thanks to a Stuart Elliott penalty in front of 2,200 fans. 

2001 Newcastle made their debut at Galabank, home of future Scottish League side Annan Athletic.

A reserve XI won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Annan old boy Colin McMenamin. Jamie McClen bagged the other.
NUFC.com match report.

2005 FK ZTS Dubnica (Slovakia) (h)
(won 5-1 on aggregate)
Intertoto Cup 3rd 
Round 2nd Leg
United qualified for the semi-finals of the Intertoto Cup, although the manner of their win (three weeks ahead of the Premier League opening day) was hardly inspiring. 

Alan's second half headed brace brought his personal Toon tally to 194 and gave a healthy St. James' Park crowd something to belatedly cheer.
NUFC.com match report

2005 Meanwhile a Magpies XI defeated Hebburn Town 5-1 in a friendly fixture at Victoria Road.

Goals were a brace from Marc Walton and one each from Daryl Smylie, Scott Marshall plus an OG.

2008 United's Academy U18 side began their pre-season programme by playing out a 2-2 home draw with Hartlepool United. Phil Airey and Campbell Bell netted for the Magpies.

2009 A Gateshead College XI held Newcastle U18s to a 2-2 draw in pre-season, Phil Airey scoring twice.

2011 The second game of United's Dutch reserve tour of Holland saw them recover from a two goal deficit to claim victory over an FC Utrecht XI on a training pitch. 

Joey Barton, Michael Richardson and Ryan Donaldson were all on target.

NUFC.com match report

2011 Orlando City (USA) (a)

The second leg of Newcastle's USA jaunt saw them make the 1,000+ mile journey from Kansas to Florida - and be embroiled in a pitch battle over the playing surface at Orlando's Citrus Bowl stadium.

Agreeing to the fixture on condition that it was played on grass, United turned up for training to find that rolls of turf had been unfurled over the artificial surface and just as easily became dangerously loose.       

Amid some rancour from the United squad, the game eventually went ahead on the astro turf, which was sanded to try and lessen its excesses.     

With Danny Simpson heading back to England to be at the birth of his child, Ryan Taylor played at right back and quickly departed with a groin strain. It got no better.

As we commented, "for those US-based Newcastle followers present, this game did provide them with an authentic Magpies match day experience - it's just a shame that the match day in question was our FA Cup defeat at Stevenage...."
NUFC.com match report

2013 Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal) (a)
1-1 (0-1)

Coloccini (36 - fighting)

United's second game against obscure Portuguese opposition ended disappointingly, despite an improved display and outcome from their 1-3 loss at Rio Ave.

Shola Ameobi got his second goal of the tour but Fabricio Coloccini's first half tangle with a home player saw both red- carded, as things got "a bit tasty" in the words of manager Alan Pardew.
NUFC.com match report

2016 KSC Lokeren (Belgium) (a)

Perez(13,38), Janmaat(26), Shelvey(48)
Gamez(88 - violent conduct)
Following visits to Dublin and Doncaster, United travelled to Belgium to emulate the scoreline of their 2001 Intertoto Cup win at the Daknam Stadium.
NUFC.com match report

2016 United U21s beat hosts Corby Town 3-0 in the Steel Park Cup - a tournament also involving Leeds United and PSV Eindhoven. 

Sean Longstaff grabbed a brace, after Luke Charman had opened the scoring.
NUFC.com match report

United reached agreement with FC Porto over the permanent transfer of central defender Chancel Mbemba.

The 23 year-old DR Congo international left SJP almost three years to the day after arriving from Belgian side Anderlecht for a reported cost of £7m.

The first signing of the transfer window - and since Steve Bruce was appointed as Head Coach - was confirmed as Joelinton from German side Hoffenheim.

The 22 year-old Brazilian-born striker arrived for a claimed club record fee of around £40m.

2021 Doncaster Rovers (a)
Fraser(12), S.Longstaff(24), Wilson(56)
Rowe(30), Bogle(76)
3,000 Newcastle fans made their presence felt at the Keepmoat Stadium as away fans returned following the COVID ban.

Their backing was rewarded as Ryan Fraser, Sean Longstaff and Callum Wilson netted against the League One hosts - the last-named on target for the first time since gaining the number 9 shirt.
NUFC.com match report

2022 Newcastle played simultaneous games against Burnley behind closed doors at the Portuguese FA HQ near Lisbon.

The two Magpies XIs swapped pitches at half time while their Clarets counterparts stayed in situ. The combined score was 9-2 in favour of Eddie Howe's sides.
NUFC.com match report

2023 Aston Villa (n)

Anderson(28), Isak(45+2), Wilson(55)
Watkins(7), Buendia(11,48)

United recovered from a two goal deficit to retain their unbeaten pre-season record in the Premier League USA "Summer Series" opener.

Elliot Anderson, Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson netted at the Lincoln Financial Field home of NFL side Philadelphia Eagles.

The acquisition of winger Harvey Barnes from Leicester City was confirmed earlier in the day and he came on for the final 20 minutes.
NUFC.com match report