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.