Newcastle vs A-League All Stars: Kick-off time, where to watch and team news as the Magpies are set to play their second post season friendly in just two days following the end of the Premier League season

Newcastle will play their second friendly in just two days in Australia on FridayThe Magpies who played their last Premier League game just five days ago will face an A-League All Stars team in Melbourne on Friday, May 24If this is the future I want no part in it... why are Spurs and Newcastle playing a post-season friendly in Melbourne!? - Listen to It's All Kicking Off! podcast 

Just two days after playing Premier League rivals Tottenham in a post season friendly in Melbourne, Newcastle are scheduled to take on this year's A-League All Stars men in a exhibition game.

The two post season friendlies arranged for Eddie Howe's side has faced wide criticism from the football world with former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer describing it as pure 'madness'.

Shearer wasn't the only one to voice his concern over the quick turnover faced by the players who played their last Premier League game just five days ago.

England manager Gareth Southgate who has named Newcastle's Kieran Trippier in his provisional Euro 2024 squad described the friendlies as 'not good news'.

Here is everything you need to know about the Newcastle vs A-League All Stars friendly in Australia including kick-off time, where to watch and more.

Newcastle will conclude their post season tour of Australia against the A-League All Stars on Friday, May 24

Newcastle will conclude their post season tour of Australia against the A-League All Stars on Friday, May 24

This will be the second game the Magpies have played in Melbourne just five days after the conclusion of the 2023-24 Premier League season

This will be the second game the Magpies have played in Melbourne just five days after the conclusion of the 2023-24 Premier League season

Eddie Howe's men faced Premier League rivals Tottenhan in their opening game in Melbourne on Wednesday

Eddie Howe's men faced Premier League rivals Tottenhan in their opening game in Melbourne on Wednesday

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When is Newcastle vs A-League All Stars?

Newcastle will take on the A-League All Stars in the one-off fixture on Friday, May 24 at Melbourne's Marvel stadium

The stadium located in the suburbs of Docklands in Melbourne holds a capacity off 53,000.

 

What time is Newcastle vs A-League All Stars?

Newcastle's game against Australia's best has been scheduled to kick-off at 5:05pm local time.

Which is 8:05am UK time on Friday, May 24.

 

Why is Newcastle vs A-League All Stars taking place? 

Newcastle are in Australia this week to play out two post season friendlies as part of 'Global Football Week - Melbourne'.

The Magpies played the first of their two scheduled friendlies against Premier League rivals Tottenham in a thrilling 1-1 spectacle which ended with Eddie Howe's men winning the fixture on penalties.

Newcastle will conclude their post-season tour on Friday against the A-League All Stars in the one-off fixture.

Each year a team from Europe's top flight League's makes the journey over to play the All Star team.

Manchester United were the first team to do so in 2013 and since then, teams such as Juventus and Barcelona have made the long trip to face Australia's best.

The two sides will face off against each other at the Melbourne Marvel stadium which holds a capacity of 53,000

The two sides will face off against each other at the Melbourne Marvel stadium which holds a capacity of 53,000

The side from England's Toon have a big following down under and many are expected to show their support on Friday

The side from England's Toon have a big following down under and many are expected to show their support on Friday

 

Where to watch Newcastle vs A-League All Stars 

The game will be available to watch live on NUFC TV.

The live broadcast will be available to watch to fans all over the world for the price of £4.99. You can sign up and watch here.

However 2023-24 club members and season ticket holders will be able to watch the game free of charge.

Broadcasting for the game on NUFC TV will begin five minutes before kick-off.

Other broadcasters showing the game:

  • Middle East and North Africa: KSA Sport 
  • United States: ESPN  
  • Worldwide: IMG Arena  

England Euro 2024 hopeful Kieran Trippier is one of the player's included in Newcastle's squad for the friendly

England Euro 2024 hopeful Kieran Trippier is one of the player's included in Newcastle's squad for the friendly

 

What Newcastle players will feature? 

  • Goalkeepers: Nick Pope, Aidan Harris, Mark Gillespie
  • Defenders: Dan Burn, Lewis Hall, Paul Dummett, Kieran Trippier, Harrison Ashby, Dylan Charlton, Emil Krafth, Alex Murphy, Ciaran Thompson  
  • Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Matt Ritchie, Jacob Murphy, Elliot Anderson, Lucas De Bolle, Travis Hernes, Ellis Stanton, Jay Turner-Cooke, Joe White  
  • Forwards: Miguel Almiron, Harvey Barnes, Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson, Garang Kuol, Amadou Diallo, Ben Parkinson 

A-League All Stars manager Kisnorbo has selected 21 players to call upon for Friday's All-Stars contest.

Including a former Liverpool and Manchester United academy player, 32-year-old defender Scott Wotton.

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