Tough Start For Newcastle At Manchester United

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.

Here is the Newcastle fixture list for next season.

It’s a whole new world back in the Premier League and there are siome matches to be played – that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Tough but if we manage to pick up a point at Old Trafford, it can offer us some confidence to beat Villa.

  • listie

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Well thats our first game on Sky then MU v NU

  • Mags

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes tough start, but at least we end with a home match which is novel in itself. The following stats make interesting reading don’t they?

    NUFC – First Match of Season in Premier League (Includes last year in Championship):

    2010/2011 Away Man Utd
    *2009/2010 Away West Brom
    *2008/2009 Away Man Utd
    *2007/2008 Away Bolton
    2006/2007 Home Wigan
    2005/2006 Away Arsenal
    2004/2005 Away Middlesbrough
    *2003/2004 Away Leeds
    2002/2003 Home West Ham
    *2001/2002 Away Chelsea

    (8 away and only 2 at home)

    Last Match:

    2010/2011 Home West Brom
    2009/2010 Away QPR
    2008/2009 Away Aston Villa
    2007/2008 Away Everton
    2006/2007 Away Watford
    2005/2006 Home Chelsea
    2004/2005 Home Chelsea
    2003/2004 Away Liverpool
    2002/2003 Away West Brom
    2001/2002 Away Southampton

    (7 away and only 3 at home)


  • Bucks mag

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Glass half full – we get (arguably) the hardest game of the season out of the way first.
    Glass half empty – we have a tough start that can cause a drop in morale

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    can only see us getting 3 points out of the first 5 games..

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    To play the pessimist, our April / May fixtures look ominous if we have not cleared 40 points by March.

  • AngelOfDeath

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Whoa,we only have 2 matches in March/2011. 6 points for that a must. 😉

  • rob

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    The fixtures are spread out well for us between bottom teams and top teams. And boxing day at home. 🙂

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    .org struggle to get out breaking news yet again,they would rather talk about owen,what a joke..

  • jamie

    Jun 17, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    I went through all the matches and tried to rationally and objectivly see where we would pick up points next season and I counted us getting 39 points by the end of hte season, the only question is… will that be enough?

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    i hope so jamie,it seem the points to stay up has been dropping for a few seasons in the prem

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #12

    The best time to play Man U away is game 1, so I am confident we can come away with a point. Looking sensibly, we could be past 40 points by the end of January is we can remain unbeaten at SJP & target 3 points in selected away games such as WHU, Wolves, Wigan & Mackems.

  • jamie

    Jun 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #13

    thats what i was thinking all right, 2009/2010 west ham survived with 35 08/09 hull with 35 aswell 07/08 fulham with 36, 06/07 wigan with 38. i think it will come down to april and may where we have blackpool away (i suspect they will be nearly relageted by then so it whould be easy pickings), wolves and the brummies at home and finishing off against west brom at home. with one draw thats 10 points from the last 8 games. PS we should do a wolves on it and rest players for chelsea man u adn villa. But we should have a serious go at the scousers. we could turn them!!!!!

  • jayjo

    Jun 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    bring it on , just what we need a test , no mickey mouse just get behind the team no displays of petualance to the charmain

  • toongloom

    Jun 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    i dont mind a start against man u, if we ever going to have a chance to get a point from old trafford then its at the start of the season. All of our players will be refresh and most united at world cup.

    the other thing, if we do get hammered atleast ashely and houghton can work on the transfer front with another 2 weeks before window closes.

    But lads, december is worrying for me! Cant see my points in tht month n we dont want to be falling to far behind my xmas!

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #16

    carnt see us picking up many points before crimbo like..

  • Sav

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #17

    It all depends on what Hughton and Ashole do between now dn the kick-off. If its too little, too late we will get relegated. I’m behind the team (before anyone starts running off) but I’ve not got blinkers or tinted specs on.
    We can do the Geordie Haka all we want, it won’t change the results.

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    not bitter toonsy just you have banged on for days about the FIXtures,thought you would of been sh1t hot on it,but if you have got personal problems they come first…

  • toonsy

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Hitman – Do you want to come back? Water under the bridge and all that?

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #20

    nar toonsy cheers any ways m8.

  • toonsy

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Nah worries, but just remember the bigger man buries the hatchet and moves on, like I offered to do 😉

  • hitman

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    hey toonsy i went on one m8,which i appoligise much hot weather and silly juice 🙂

  • toonsy

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Hitman – I did kind of guess that 😉

    Like I said, divvn’t worry about it, water under the bridge and all that.

    Just remember, I have always got on with you, despite the fact we may not agree oneverything, but it would be shyte if we did, and I was a bit annoyed you started on me for what seemed to be no reason, well at the time it did but now the amber nectar came into play then I understand 😉

    Look, you don’t have to, but you can come back on. people have been asking about you 😉

  • toonsy

    Jun 17, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Or at least I think you can 😀

    If you do decide to come back, your comment will appear (or not) but if it doesn’t I can sort it then as it will be caught along the line by something somewhere

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 17, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Last day of the season againts West Brom could be deciding…..


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