I can’t imagine it’ll take many seconds to arrange. “Hey Steve, Woodgate here. Do Newcastle want to play a friendly next Wednesday. You’re welcome at rockliffe at 10 am. We play at noon. Bring your own kit, bottles etc and we’ll provide a ref. Ok?”
”Hey woody. Thanks for calling. Sure we’ll be there.”
I didn't think it'd be possible to arrange a friendly in the time we have left before the season restarts, since it's only 12 days til the PL campaign resumes for some teams! Thanks for clarifying, though.