Jump to content

Utrecht game cancelled, playing Leyton Orient (a) £45rtn Train


Crumpy Gunt
 Share

Recommended Posts

http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1721386,00.html

13 Jul 2009

 

FA Withdraws Permission For Utrecht Friendly

 

NEWCASTLE United were advised today (13 July) by the Football Association that it has withdraw its permission for Newcastle to play their pre-season fixture with Utrecht on 26 July.

 

The FA released the following statement on their website this evening:

 

Following conversations with the KNVB and the Mayor of Amsterdam's office, The FA has reluctantly withdrawn permission for Newcastle United to play a friendly with Utrecht on Sunday 26 July.

 

Sunderland had applied for permission to participate in the Amsterdam tournament, with matches on 24 and 26 July, while Newcastle applied to play Utrecht on 26 July. After liaising with the KNVB and the UK and Dutch Police, permission was given to both clubs with assurances made to The FA that there were no objections to both teams playing in Holland at the same time.

 

Following concerns raised by the Mayor of Amsterdam, it became clear that only one of the two teams would be able to travel to Holland and The FA actively sought to resolve the situation.

 

Priority was given to Sunderland for three reasons; their application to play was received first, tickets have already been sold to their supporters, and travel arrangements have already been made. Newcastle United have not yet sold any tickets to their supporters.

 

Newcastle United wish to place on record that they are extremely disappointed by this decision, especially given the fact that on 30 June 2009, the Football Association had approved their application to play in Utrecht, this following discussions with the Dutch FA, Dutch Police, and our own UK Football Policing Unit.

 

The Club now finds itself with its pre-season programme of games disrupted and in the unenviable position of trying to organise another game over that weekend in a very short space of time.

 

It should be noted also that Newcastle United had already organised flights and hotel accommodation for its travelling party for the game in Holland.

 

Newcastle United would like to apologise to its supporters for this situation, particularly those that may have already made travel arrangements, however it is clearly a matter that is completely out of its own control.

 


 

According to BBC.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest ObiChrisKenobi

What a farce, the match was a farce in the first place, and now its even more farcical.

 

Derek Llambias might as well just change his name to Farcical Farce.

 

hahaha class

Link to post
Share on other sites

What a farce, the match was a farce in the first place, and now its even more farcical.

 

Derek Llambias might as well just change his name to Farcical Farce.

 

:lol:

 

So true. Couldn't organise a piss up in a fucking brewery this lot.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this not to do with the scum being over there at the same time?

 

or the clash with the Sir Bobby game

 

or the fact that you are taking a bunch of impressionable youngsters to a city of drink drugs and sex

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest Heneage

Is this not to do with the scum being over there at the same time?

That's one of the reasons, but the Mayor of Amsterdam said he'd prefer Sunderland to be booted out of the tournament.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this not to do with the scum being over there at the same time?

That's one of the reasons, but the Mayor of Amsterdam said he'd prefer Sunderland to be booted out of the tournament.

 

When they've been used to watching Arsenal, Liverpool & Man Utd annually in that thing, who can blame him. :lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest toonlass

Apparantly its the mackem game in Amsterdam that has been cancelled. That mackem knob on Real Radio is doing his nut  :mackems:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparantly its the mackem game in Amsterdam that has been cancelled. That mackem knob on Real Radio is doing his nut  :mackems:

 

Considering they got in first, and are actually taking part in a friendly tournament as opposed to our one-off match, I doubt it would be their game which was cancelled.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest toonlass

Apparantly its the mackem game in Amsterdam that has been cancelled. That mackem knob on Real Radio is doing his nut  :mackems:

 

Considering they got in first, and are actually taking part in a friendly tournament as opposed to our one-off match, I doubt it would be their game which was cancelled.

 

Oh they have changed it, it was reported on the last news bulletin that it was Sunderland who were going to be cancelled, now they are saying it is Newcastle.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...