Newcastle’s first game is the maybe the toughest of the season and replicates our first game in our relegation season – a game at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
Chris Hughton – Manchester United away on first game
Two years ago we drew that game 1-1 after going ahead – but that was before Kevin Keegan left of course.
That’s a tough start on Saturday August 14th, and how come we have got that very same fixture twice in successive Premier League seasons for Newcastle?
We get Sunderland to St James’ Park on 30th October, but we should get out first win way before then – and we travel to the Stadium of Light on 15th January for the return derby fixture.
Now the PL fixtures have been announced, the selection games for TV coverage will begin.
It’s a tough start for the Magpies, but anything at all out of the first game will be something we don’t expect – so that’s one way to look at it.
It’s a whole new world back in the Premier League and there are siome matches to be played – that’s for sure.