Newcastle United’s first team squad signed on Saturday.
An excellent win at St James’ Park over Chelsea, the perfect way to conclude what has been a run of amazing form and results.
Since the September 2022 international break, Newcastle United’s first-team squad have played nine games, winning eight and drawing one, scoring twenty-one goals and conceding just four.
In the process, accumulating 22 points out of a possible 24 and progressing to the fourth round of the League Cup.
Now, of course, we have the Qatar World Cup splitting the season.
Kieran Trippier, Bruno G, Fabian Schar, Nick Pope and Callum Wilson in the tournament, while the rest of Newcastle United’s first-team squad take a slightly different route… overview and key dates below.
Newcastle United’s first team squad for the next two weeks…
The Athletic reports: “Newcastle’s non-internationals will be given a fortnight of formal training. During the first week, they will be given a holiday, then during the second week they will be given personalized training programs to carry out in their own time , but they won’t have to do them in Benton.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 fit the highest physical form”.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
NUFC’s first team squad fly to Saudi Arabia for a break from the heat.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Scheduled date for release of Premier League TV selections, although we are still waiting for TV selections for most of January, which were due to be released weeks ago.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 (Friendly)
Al-Hilal v Newcastle Time and venue to be confirmed
Saturday, December 10, 2022
NUFC’s first team squad returns from Saudi Arabia tour.
Saturday, December 17, 2022 (Friendly)
Newcastle – Rayo Vallecano 12.30
(Starting week) Monday 19 December (fourth round of the League Cup)
Newcastle v Bournemouth – TBC
Monday 26 December 2022 (Premier League)
Leicester v Newcastle (Amazon Prime) 3pm
Saturday 31 December 2022 (Premier League)
Tuesday, January 3, 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 match
These first few weeks of vacation and then warm weather training camp will help allow significant work to be done in today’s training camp.
A brand new state-of-the-art training ground elsewhere is in the planning stages and will take several years to complete, so in the meantime we are currently in the middle of a process whereby the current facilities. at an acceptable level. Due to almost a decade and a half of neglect by Mike Ashley, which had made the facilities unfit for a Premier League club.
So a lot of work has already gone into upgrading the current training ground, but these weeks without Newcastle United’s first team squad will allow that work to be accelerated significantly.
Athletic reports that a third friendly is also planned during this World Cup break, but the opponents and date/time/venue have not yet been announced.