Newcastle United First Team Schedule – Next Seven Weeks Beginning January 2023
The Newcastle United first team signed on Saturday.
An excellent win at St James’ Park against Chelsea, the perfect way to wrap up what has been an astonishing run of form and results.
Since the international break in September 2022, the Newcastle United first team have played nine matches, winning eight and drawing, scoring twenty-one goals and conceding just four.
In the process, collecting 22 points from a possible 24 and progressing to the fourth round of the League Cup.
Now of course we have the Qatar World Cup split the season.
Kieran Trippier, Bruno G, Fabian Schar, Nick Pope and Callum Wilson at the tournament, while the rest of the Newcastle United first-team squad follow a slightly different route… preview and key dates below.
Newcastle United’s first team for the next two weeks…
Reported by Athleticism: “Non-Newcastle internationals will have a fortnight of formal training. During the first week, they will benefit from holidays, then during the second, they will receive personalized training programs to follow at their own pace, but they will not be required to follow Benton’s. For the remainder of the World Cup break, however, Eddie Howe will oversee what he describes as a “mini pre-season” schedule to ensure his players stay in top form.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
The NUFC first team flies to Saudi Arabia for a hot weather break.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Scheduled release date for the Premier League TV selections, although we are still awaiting the TV selections for most of January, which were due to be released weeks ago.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 (Friendly)
Al-Hilal vs Newcastle Time and venue to be confirmed
Saturday, December 10, 2022
The NUFC first team returns from a hot weather break in Saudi Arabia.
Saturday 17 December 2022 (Friendly)
Newcastle – Rayo Vallecano 12:30 p.m.
(Week starting) Monday 19 December (League Cup Fourth Round)
Newcastle v Bournemouth – TBC
Monday 26 December 2022 (Premier League)
Leicester v Newcastle (Amazon Prime) 3pm
Saturday 31 December 2022 (Premier League)
Newcastle v Leeds 3pm
Tuesday 3 January 2023 (Premier League)
Arsenal v Newcastle (Sky Sports) 8pm
(Weekend of) Saturday 7 January 2023 (FA Cup Third Round)
Newcastle United will play their FA Cup third round tie
These first weeks of vacation, and then the training camp in warm weather, will allow major works to be carried out on the current training ground.
A brand new state-of-the-art training ground at another location is in the planning stages and will take a few years to complete, so in the meantime, at this time, we are in the midst of a process whereby the current facilities are being brought into up to an acceptable level. Due to almost a decade and a half of Mike Ashley neglects which had made the facilities unnecessary for a Premier League club.
So a lot of work has already been done to update the current training ground, but these weeks without the Newcastle United first team will allow that work to be accelerated significantly.
Athletic report that a third friendly is also scheduled during this World Cup break, but the opponents and date/time/venue have yet to be made public.