Newcastle Kick Off Season Against Arsenal On ESPN


It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle’s  first game of the season, against Arsenal at St. James’ Park will be televised live – by American broadcaster ESPN.


Of course last season’s  fixture, when Arsenal were 4-0 ahead after just 26 minutes and then Newcastle mounted the greatest come-back ever seen in the Premier League when they scored four goals in the last 25 minutes to end up 4-4, was a game for the ages, and showed how fantastic Newcastle’s team spirit was last seaosn.

The match at St James’ Park will be televised on ESPN and it has a 5:30 pm kick off time on Saturday, 13th August,  while the first Sky Sports Super Sunday will see reigning Premier League champions Manchester United at West Bromwich and new manager Andre Villas-Boas and his Chelsea side will be at Stoke.

The Newcastle derby clash with Sunderland, on Saturday, August 20th,  will now kick off at 12:00 noon, after local police requested the time change.

The Newcastle game at QPR has been moved to a Monday night game on September 12th with an 8:00 pm kick off time on Sky Sports, and that means an early morning return for Newcastle fans traveling to London for that game.

And Newcastle’s home game with Tottenham has been moved to Sunday, October 16th and will have a 4:00 pm kick off time.

And the game at Stoke has been moved to Halloween day, Monday, October 31st, by Sky Sports and then on Saturday, 5th November – Guy Fawkes night – is Newcastle’s game at Everton,  and it has been given a 12.45 pm lick off time.

And finally, the game at Liverpool on New Years Eve, which is a Saturday,  now has a kick off time of 12.45pm – by police request – obviously a good 3 points there for the lads.

Sunderland have only one game being televised in the same period, but that’s because the TV channels want to see good, open and exciting football – which is why Newcastle are on 5 times and Sunderland on TV only once – obviously.

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30 comments so far

  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    toonmauritius do u want a medal

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    ARSEanal is the only team which I fear, on their day, they are untakable, and also if your team has a poor defence

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Toon_Sydney
    No thanks, I have plenty a home, I can give some, if you wish.

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  • Burni

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Hahahahah clearly the case well put too me ol china!

    U know this first thing? I can’t understand why it annoys so many on here! U must live ya lives with a frown constantly etched on ur face! Don’t get me wrong i don’t do it and wouldn’t and I know they’re not actually contributing but haway…. It’s a bit of fun man! People who complain about ‘1st’ or even ‘denied’ are the type of people who would stick a rake through ya ball if it landed in their garden! Whew rant over!

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  • boater

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    “well we always knew this was going to be a really tough ask! For us it’s a question of picking ourselves up again and getting ready for the sunderland game, we know how much that means to the fans. To be honest, the season starts next week for us”

    pardew’s post-gooner match drivel 😉

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Chron Article on Striker Search:

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/506114044?-11058

    “The Magpies’ hunt for a centre-forward will intensify this week as they look to ensure there is a new face on Sunday’s flight to the United States for the club’s summer tour.”

    Bendtner – not interesting United at this stage
    Bothroyd – United are cool on him.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Ranger is in Blackpool today to agree terms + Medical.

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  • Burni

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Take it ur thinking a loss against arsenal this time boater? I think if the team gel then it will be too close to call! I do however think we will tank the mackems

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #10

    boater — thb .. i have never felt this confident before an arsenal match …. benny will tear them apart

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #11

    ED.

    Manchester United Matchday VIP Advert, on a NUFC blog, not cool mate!

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Burni – Thks
    Toon Sydney, sorry (was just joking),
    I’m a bit fustrated, no new signing, with this actual team we have 11 good players (4-5-1 formation), we need another striker quality striker for the (4-4-2 formation), otherwise we will suffer in the league

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    tbh*

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  • alex84

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #14

    i think erdinc will come…just a hunch,

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #15

    TM — we could play 4 4 1 1 … benny behind Ba

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    alex agree can see erding signing this week infact wonder b suprised if asked is agent to say he wasnt coming to calm down the talk n tie it up on the hush the way we like deals done but id still like shane long aswell as erding

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #17

    i think we will sign a striker that we haven’t been linked with .. a hunch

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  • 09nufc09

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon mauritius… We are playing 4231 next year from what people have been saying and pardew says hba will play behind The striker.

    Nufc_richy… I dont have anything about man u on my screen…

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #19

    can see erding, long or el arabi coming in this week all the same age all similar type of strikers shud try for all 3 wud cost around 18mill n el arabi can play on the wing

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Cheick and Bake,
    I agree, but in the 442 formation, B.Arfa will be appropriate as a left winger, especially when playing at home.

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #21

    12:45pm lick off time?
    Think I’ll give that one a miss, they’ll be too much dribbling involved.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22

    4231 will b what we play most season with hba switching from behind the striker to the wing depending on who we play

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  • boater

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #23

    I am always in knots over arsenal and liverpool games, based on past experiences… that sinking feeling when 2 goals are conceded in quick succession. Last season we were fantastic against the top sides,,, worked really hard, kept our shape and pressed all game long. Still depends on what happens between now and then for both clubs… still think we are 2 first team signings, and 2 younger ‘development’ guys away from being ready.

    I think we should be realistic about arfa, he is exciting and a potential match winner, but at never has he been really consistent – Niafron has said that a few times on here. Hope he gets off to a good start against arsenal.. can’t wait now!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #24

    hba is gonna b awsome this season i think he will b a hero by end of season

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #25

    just seen this on twatter.

    schizoid007 John Lacey
    #nufc Taylor from Swansea at training ground ahead of proposed move
    1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #26

    no i don’t think so … pardew already said he’s playing behind the strikers .. thats his fav position .. he doesn’t like to play out of position .. i think he would get a free role behind the striker/s

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #27

    But last season we were short of strikers, thus we have to adopt that formation. This season we have already signed one striker (BA) and looking one additional plus we already have Shola & Lovers as backup

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 11, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    toonmauritius were not being forced to adopt 4231 it is planned to play that he even tested v chelsea n played jonas in that hba role

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  • Burni

    Jul 11, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #29

    I agree boater!we DO tend to do well against the top sides as you say but the feeling of uncertainty is still there I also agree about two new players, striker obviously and i personally think we need another cb, we do not need any more midfielders pardieu!

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  • vanderlee

    Jul 11, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Team to play Arsenal…

    Harper

    Simpson Colo Saylor Enrique

    Barton Tiote

    Guttierez Cabaye Ben Arfa

    Ba

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