Four of Newcastle’s Upcoming Fixtures Rescheduled

The Premier League have informed Newcastle United that four of their upcoming fixtures have been rearranged with either new dates or rescheduled kick-off times.


Instead of playing Derby County at St James’ Park on December 22, the match will now take place at 2pm on December 23rd. That’s a vital game for Newcastle because we need to hammer Derby after they beat us at Pride Park on September 17th in our worst performance of the season.

Newcastle’s home game with Manchester City, which was scheduled for New Year’s Day, will now be played on January 2nd with a 7.45pm kick-off. That’s another revenge game for Newcastle and hopefully we’ll be able to take all 3 points.

It has also been announced that the home game against Arsenal, which was cancelled early in the season because of Arsenal’s European Champions League commitments, will now take place on December 5th with a 7.45pm kick off. That should be a great game against probably the best side to watch in the league.

Finally, the game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on December 15th has been put back to a 5.15pm kick-off.

Of course most of these changes are to accommodate the TV, with the Premier League now being a top global TV attraction for football fans around the world. Unfortunately these changes don’t help the fans one little bit.

In summary here are the four rescheduled games, and each one of them is live on TV except the Manchester City home fixture:

Wednesday 5th December 2007
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Kick off 7:45pm – Live on Sky
previously 15th August 2007 – kick off 7:45pm

Saturday 15th December 2007
Fulham v Newcastle United
Kick off 5:15pm – Live on Setanta
previously 15th December 2007 – kick off 3:00pm

Sunday 23rd December 2007
Newcastle United v Derby County
Kick off 2:00pm – Live on Sky
previously Saturday 22nd December 2007 – kick off 3:00pm

Wednesday 2nd January 2008
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Kick off 7:45pm
previously Tuesday 1st January 2008 – kick off 3:00pm

9 comments so far

  • leo

    Oct 12, 2007 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #1

    how come all of newcastles tele matches have been home matches. well not all but most, for the last couple seasons, its not one bit fair at all…. means i can not see the away games if i cant get to them till 10 at night… whats that all about

  • Bill F

    Oct 12, 2007 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Leo do you mean what the Beeb show, I don’t have Sky etc. and have to avoid news programs etc. so as not to hear scores and also keep steadfastly away from blogs. It can be a real pain in the ass at times. Then they always seem to show us last or nearly so almost as an afterthought, bast**ds!!

  • Wez

    Oct 12, 2007 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #3

    i was going the derby match. me and my m8 we r from northern ireland and we have the plane booked already:(…

  • Wez

    Oct 12, 2007 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #4

    now ive lost the flight money:@

  • ToonKing

    Oct 12, 2007 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Wez that sux mate, u should take the FA to court for a refund. 😉

  • Aussie geordie

    Oct 13, 2007 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #6

    I reckon the NUFC and Sky should be able to scrape some money together to make sure Wez and his mate get ferkin box seats next time they want to go to a game! Lets moot a committee haha

  • Ross

    Oct 13, 2007 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #7

    mate if you get in touch with whomever you’re flying with i reckon they’d be able to put you on another flight and just take the money you’ve already paid?, if you can still make it to the game n all that?

  • SingKing

    Oct 13, 2007 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Here regular games kick off at 10 or 11pm so we meet down the pub. Evening matches are 3am for us.

  • Wez

    Oct 13, 2007 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    we did get in touch with the ppl we r flying with we wood have to pay extra to move it to Sunday:@ i was soooo looking 4ward to it as well.. my 1st time ever going to see the magpies and it’s been crushed:(


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