Our Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern really cannot wait to see their side kicking a Premier League ball about again in 2017/18.
The men from St. James’ Park had to come through a season in the Championship to get back to this point but they are now at least here and so the building work can begin.
Indeed, many eventually want to see Rafa Benitez and his Magpies challenge for trophies but little steps need to be taken now before they can start thinking properly about that.
And, as we wait to see what shape the second tier champions are in for the new campaign, they have released the news that one of their pre-season fixtures is going to be against League 1 side Bradford.
The Bantams, then, should provide quite the challenge with them in the League 1 play-off final last month and fans have certainly reacted to the news – scroll down to see the best:
PRE-SEASON: Newcastle United will travel to @officialbantams on Wednesday 26 July (kick-off 7:30pm BST).
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 6 June 2017
Any older fans remember that night game in 80’s when so many Mags showed up they delayed k/o & split home end to allow NUFC overspill ?
— DougOTC (@DougNUFCBoyle) 6 June 2017
The 3-2 was a midweek game late in the season, Could’ve been high demand since the automatic promotion race was wide open.
— Dean Woods (@wuds100) 6 June 2017
Looks like a snide st james
— Stevo (@MarylDurphy) 6 June 2017
— Oliver Bell (@OGBELL84) 6 June 2017
— abs (@abbeybelll) 6 June 2017
Will Disco Des Hamilton be leading the team oot again!??
— Gavin Richmond (@gavthegeordie) 6 June 2017
Bang it on a Saturday
— Daniel Barfield (@_DanielBarfield) 6 June 2017
Consider me there #nufc
— Darren (@DAZM6988) 6 June 2017
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