Newcastle Old Trafford Game Switched For TV

News today that Newcastle will now kick off the new season in front of the Sky TV cameras, when they play Manchester United in their first game.


Newcastle’s visit to Old Trafford to take on the giant Manchester club, has now been switched to Sunday, August 17, for a 4 pm KO, and it will be televised live by Sky Sports.

And the October 25th local derby game against Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light, will also be shown, with the KO time being brought forward to 12.45 pm.

That should be another excellent game, full of the usual passion of the famous local North East derby.

Sky Sports managing director said:

“The Sunderland-Newcastle game in October is one of eight big derbies live on Sky in the first four months of the season.”

“And we know it will not disappoint a nationwide audience.”

“It’s great also to feature Newcastle at Old Trafford on the first weekend.”

“We think this is our strongest start to a season in 17 years of Premier League coverage.”

It’s really good news for Newcastle fans, because it should be a great game (this time) and gives us all a chance to see the first upset of the season – live on TV.

Comments welcome.


The confirmed live Barclays’ Premier League matches on Sky Sports are as follows:


Saturday 16 Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion 12.45pm
Sunday 17 Chelsea vs Portsmouth 1.30pm
Sunday 17 Manchester United vs Newcastle United 4pm
Sunday 24 Manchester City vs West Ham United 4pm
Monday 25 Portsmouth vs Manchester United 8pm
Sunday 31 Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur 1.30pm
Sunday 31 Aston Villa vs Liverpool 4pm


Saturday 13 Liverpool vs Manchester United 12.45pm
Sunday 14 Stoke City vs Everton 1.30pm
Sunday 21 West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa 12noon
Sunday 21 Chelsea vs Manchester United 2pm
Saturday 27 Everton vs Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 28 Portsmouth vs Tottenham Hotspur 1.30pm
Sunday 28 Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City 4pm


Sunday 5 West Ham United vs Bolton Wanderers 1.30pm
Sunday 5 Everton vs Newcastle United 4pm
Saturday 18 Middlesbrough vs Chelsea 12.45pm
Sunday 19 Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur 4pm
Saturday 25 Sunderland vs Newcastle United 12.45pm
Sunday 26 Chelsea vs Liverpool 1.30pm
Sunday 26 West Ham United vs Arsenal 4pm
Tuesday 28 Stoke City vs Sunderland 8pm
Wednesday 29 Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur 8pm


Saturday 1 Everton vs Fulham 12.45pm
Sunday 2 Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City 4pm
Saturday 8 Arsenal vs Manchester United 12.45pm
Sunday 9 Blackburn Rovers vs Chelsea 1.30pm
Sunday 9 Fulham vs Newcastle United 4pm
Saturday 15 Bolton Wanderers vs Liverpool 12.45pm
Sunday 16 Everton vs Middlesbrough 1.30pm
Sunday 16 Hull City vs Manchester City 4pm
Sunday 23 Tottenham Hotspur vs Blackburn Rovers 1.30pm
Sunday 23 Sunderland vs West Ham United 4pm
Sunday 30 Manchester City vs Manchester United 1.30pm
Sunday 30 Chelsea vs Arsenal 4pm

61 comments so far

  • Jon Goodwyn

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Ah, have to wait an extra day >:(

  • carl

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #2

    i look forward to our first game, even though a defeat is on the cards unless we sign more players , oh and the official site has just confirmed the guthrie signing pretty much

  • Andrew Whitaker

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh no! Not the TV camera’s when we are play man utd again… Hopefully this will be the day that we surprise the critics and cause mass celebrations across tyneside!

  • Faustino

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Carl we could sign Real Madrid and still struggle against Man U first game – still no reason not have a little more faith!

    As a wise man once said, given you HAVE to play Man U twice a year, one of the games might as well be the first one of the season.

  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #5

    “League Champions, youre having a laugh”

    Is what i’ll be singing after we play them off the park!

    HAVE IT!

  • carl

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    agree faustino, and im a very optimistic person, but, like i said, we really, really need a descent couple of midfielders , yes the guthrie signing may be a good move , a good addition to our squad and good for the future but butt, geremi,smith? as our cm at mo is my opinion anyway

  • cooldj

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    and i’m in fcking italy on that weekend. big woop!!! 🙁 . anyone know if there’ll be italian pubs showing english football?? come to think of it do they even have pubs in italy!!?

  • Faustino

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Carl – All true mate 🙂

    But as I say its going to take faith and a whole lot of luck in the main to win this game! Regardless of who we get.

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ve got a feeling the clubs going to present at least 5 new signings on Monday… No idea why, I just do! Things appear to be too quiet in my opinion, and with KK refusing to speak about any football related matters until next week just does not add up.

    What ever happens, new signings or not, I’ll back KK and have full trust in what he does – I remember only too well the steps incident [Andy Cole]… Who was proven right! KK – everything he does is for the love of this club, therefore rather then criticising all of the clubs actions let us begin to support the decisions which are being taken, we’re on the right steps, if the fans of Everton and Pompy can be patience why cant we..?..

  • carl

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #10

    it would be nice to get, sebastion larsson, ilner,skjelbred on the books aswell

  • Ericles

    Jul 11, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #11

    No home games on Sky this year then? Just hope we get a few on Setanta. Is Sky hoping we lose our away games or is it the way the cookie crumbles.?

  • Irish Toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Nice way to start the season, a trip to Old Trafford and 3 points…….lovely!

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #13

    More money i suppose for the club for starters and lets hope with give them a good game this time.

  • Darryl

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Doesnt look like it, 4 away games on the bounce on sky sports.

  • DC Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #15

    carl unfortunately I feel that being linked with a player all but guarantees they will not be signing, shame but it appears to be the way.

    BTW reading some of L’pool supporter’s comments on Guthrie and they are all very positive. Many comparisons to a young Gerrard.

    Appears Rafa is even more skint than KK.

  • DC Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t matter to me as I live in the states and we get every single premiership game televised.

    Love it!

  • Spyro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #17

    guthrie eh, not a bad signing for around 2 million, decent player, young, hard working and he adds depth to our CM area. I am quite happy about this signing

  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Spyro: Mate you missed out on someone who called an ethnic person coloured. I put him in his place!

  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Cool dj
    What part are you going too?

  • Spyro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #20

    are you trying to be funny?

  • Spyro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21

    wheres Punk Skunk today? his comments normally make me laugh

  • ChrisL

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Any idea when Saltana sports will announce the games they’ll be showing?

  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Have you still got a stick up your poo hole?

  • cooldj

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    @ TAM TOON!!

    tam toon // Jul 11, 2008 at 16:25

    Cool dj
    What part are you going too?

    a place called todi in umbria. probably middle of nowhere :)!!

  • Fernando

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Kash2- you are about as amusing as that fat bloke stood next to ma.

  • euanpolo

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Here’s the Setanta ones:
    Saturday August 16 Sunderland v Liverpool 17.30
    Saturday August 23 Fulham v Arsenal 17.30
    Sunday August 24 Wigan v Chelsea 13.30
    -Saturday August 30 Arsenal v Newcastle 17.30
    Saturday September 13 Man City v Chelsea 17.30
    Monday September 15 Tottenham v Aston Villa 20.00
    Saturday September 20 Bolton v Arsenal 17.30
    Saturday September 27 Arsenal v Hull City 17.30
    Saturday October 4 Blackburn v Man United 17.30
    Saturday October 18 Man United v West Brom 17.30
    -Monday October 20 Newcastle v Man City 20.00
    Saturday October 25 Blackburn v Middlesbrough 17.30
    Saturday November 1 Tottenham v Liverpool 17.30
    -Monday November 3 Newcastle v Aston Villa 20.00
    Saturday November 8 Liverpool v West Brom 17.30
    Saturday November 22 Aston Villa v Man United 17.30
    Monday November 24 Wigan v Everton 20.00
    Monday December 1 Liverpool v West Ham 20.00

  • daiv

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #27

    How can you have a billionaire who cashed that sum when he sold half his company being broke? He’s just tight and now everyone is beginning to realize what I have been saying all along. He will sell asap. We are shopping ine the bargain basement and the sooner he goes the better. We’ve gone from Modric (a smoke screen all along to keep the fans onside) to Guthrie. That sums the guy up. Even Bolton are buying £10M players. The club is losing credibilty. At least we get to keep Smith and Duff and barton. Quality. Anybody think we might have a really bad season?

  • Fernando

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #28

    shame there is no spurs newcastle fixture on sky. I will just have to hope you can get through the early rounds of the cups as it might be shown. Heres dreaming.

  • Spyro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #29

    i actually agree with Fernando this time (comment 23)

  • Fernando

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Daiv- yeah me!

  • Fernando

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Christ spyro. are you offering the hand of friendship. Or will you whip it away if i was to outstretch my arm?

  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #32

    @Fernando: You wrote;
    “you are about as amusing as that fat bloke stood next to ma”

    That to me says that i’m as amusing as the fat bloke stood next to your mum, or as you call her “ma”.

    In response…. He maybe your dad!


    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Daiv – agree totally apart from Smith and Duff!!!

    even MA’s wife has been on the phone to pest control! she’s sick of hearing squeaking!!!

  • Fernando

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #34


  • daiv

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Hate Prawn
    I was joking about Smith and Duff. You don’t get my sarcasm.
    Zog wants to go. We might sell Milner. Viduka is constantly injured. We have the smallest squad in Prem. We are signing reserve players. The whole place is falling apart. Mark my words that the next person out the door will be the King. He has been deceived. King stays. Ashley out. But there will be some who still see Ashley as a saviour. They must be his dad.

  • Spyro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #36

    it is clear to me that many of the users of this site are much younger than i initially thought, looking at some of the insults thrown at each other from the recent articles clearly shows this.

    Fernando unfortunately i dont make friends over the internet.

    To everyone else, if a rival fan is annoying you then ignore the person, why is this so hard?

  • DC Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #37

    Give Ashley a chance he sounds pretty honest to me. He is looking to investors to help Newcastle’s chances of competing.

    Most of the clubs investing large sums of money have a conglomerate ownership.

    Nothing wrong with being shrewd in the transfer market, I’m pretty confident we will SPLASH THE CASH on at least one big signing.

    Patience is a virtue.

  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Cooldj -Todi in Umbria I have been to. It is a mediaeval hill town, locals are friendly and it has a few bars. Not the same as our pubs they are like cafe’s usually with a tv. There might be a sports bar if you are lucky. I seem to remember a cafe BIG that had a tv in -no not a tranny!
    I went in I think 1996 and 2002. I went to a place in Tavernelle Umbria a supermarket. I had a Shearer toon top on , the guy that owned the shop loved shearer. The next time I went to the shop his family invited me and the wife to watch us live v West Ham 0-0 big les done all but score. We finished 2nd again-dalglish. So they are very friendly round there- no knife wielding plebs. Most places have satellite for football worldwide, even the homes. So you should get to see it ok. Its a lovely place Todi.

  • furrygiblets

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #39

    On the official site,,10278~1342564,00.html

  • simon P

    Jul 11, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Looks like we are buying for the future….in division 2.!

    If Ashley does not invest in quality 1st team players and we get relegated, his investment will be worth less than he payed for it.

    Just look around.
    Even Portsmouth’s squad look good, Spurs are looking good, even Villa are getting stronger.
    shame, but it looks like we are falling further behind.

    If there is no investment forthcoming and we get injuries, we might find the groundsman in defence, and the pie-seller on the wing !


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