Who plans pre-season friendlies? The manager or the board of directors?
Whoever ... the bugger needs to get his 'shit together' ... because fans (who usually book their summer holidays around pre-season games) are still in limbo.
Newcastle United are mulling over whether to take on St Mirren in pre-season – with July 30 pencilled in as a possible date by the Scottish League Cup winners.
United are yet to commit to the fixture or decide whether a full XI will be sent north of the border to take on Danny Lennon’s side.
However, the wheels are in motion for the clash to be part of a domestic pre-season programme that could also include games at Blackpool and Glasgow Rangers.
United are likely to firm up their pre-season plans in the next week or so and, while their tour of South Africa collapsed, it seems increasingly likely they will be heading to Portugal for the second summer running to play games in the Algarve.
Last summer the Magpies tackled SC Braga and Olympiakos at the impressive Algarve Stadium and won the Trofeu Internacional de Futebol do Guadiana by holding the Greeks to a draw, then beating Champions League participants Braga 2-1.
It also looks likely at this stage that a home friendly fixture will not take place at St James’ Park.
WE TELL IT AS IT IS - NO BULLSHIT!
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