Venue: Kyocera Stadium, the Hague.
Kick off: 5.00pm local time, 4pm UK time
UK TV: None.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our latest “match banter” feature.
This match will see more birds in combat as the Magpies of Newcastle clash with the Dutch Storks of ADO Den Haag at their Kyocera Stadium in Den Haag, or “The Hague” in English.
If you were looking for some more in depth background for the game, please check out part two of my previous guide to Newcastle United’s pre season fixtures. To give you some idea of the opposition here though, Den Haag were 15th in last season’s Eredivisie. As I also pointed in the abovementioned pre season guide, rather like Millwall over here, it used to be that Den Haag had more of a reputation for their fearsome fans rather than their football, though they did once have Austrian tactical genius, Ernst Happel, as their coach. He brought them Dutch Cup success in 1968 before moving on to bigger and better things, including a European Cup triumph in 1970 with another Dutch club, Rotterdam’s Feyenoord.
As you may know already, Den Haag was also the original club of the Magpies’ current goalkeeper, Tim Krul. He was signed by Newcastle as a youngster in 2005, after failing to sign a professional contract with his previous club after nine years as a youth player there.
But getting back to this afternoon, this game will not be shown on UK TV like the last few of Newcastle’s pre season friendlies, though I will endeavour to post links for the game below if there are any, teamsheets when they become available, and also highlights after the game if there are any around too.
Howay the lads!
ADO Den Haag (4-3-3): Gino Coutinho (G), Kenneth Omeruo, Vito Wormgoor, Gabor Horváth, Aaron Meijers; Danny Holla (c), Jens Toornstra, Kevin Jansen; Mike Van Duinen, Rydell Poepon, Tjaronn Chery.
Subs: Robert Zwinkels, Ahmed Anmi, Dion Malone, Christian Supusepa, Tom Beugelsdijk, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Kevin Visser, Stanley Elbers, Charlton Vicento
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba,
Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano, Shola Ameobi.