The Premier League this morning have just announced their league fixtures for next season.
Newcastle will have a tough game to start the season off, with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur, who we assume will have a new manager by that time, and it will be his first competitive game in charge of Spurs.
And it’s the ninth time in the Premier League that Newcastle have started with a match at home. Last year Newcastle drew 2-2 with Spurs in a terrific game in which a certain player called Shola Ameobi came on and scored a brilliant equalizer after 86 minutes.
Here’s the full Newcastle United 2012/2013 Premier League Fixtures:
Sat 18 August Tottenham H
Sat 25 August Chelsea A
Sat 1 September Aston Villa H
Sat 15 September Everton A
Sat 22 September Norwich City H
Sat 29 September Reading A
Sat 6 October Manchester United H
Sat 20 October Sunderland A
Sat 27 October West Brom H
Sat 3 November Liverpool A
Sat 10 November West Ham United H
Sat 17 November Swansea City H
Sat 24 November Southampton A
Tues 27 November Stoke City A
Sat 1 December Wigan Athletic H
Sat 8 December Fulham A
Sat 15 December Manchester City H
Sat 22 December Queens Park Rgrs H
Wed 26 December Manchester United A
Sat 29 December Arsenal A
Tues 1 January Everton H
Sat 12 January Norwich City A
Sat 19 January Reading H
Tues 29 January Aston Villa A
Sat 2 February Chelsea H
Sat 9 February Tottenham A
Sat 23 February Southampton H
Sat 2 March Swansea City A
Sat 9 March Stoke City H
Sat 16 March Wigan Athletic A
Sat 30 March Manchester City A
Sat 6 April Fulham H
Sat 13 April Sunderland H
Sat 20 April West Brom A
Sat 27 April Liverpool H
Sat 4 May West Ham Utd A
Sun 12 May Queens Park Rgrs A
Sun 19 May Arsenal H
At home to Tottenham and away to Chelsea, isn’t the easiest way to start the season off, but that’s what’s in store for Newcastle in August.
Newcastle play Sunderland away on 20th October, and then we’ll hammer them at home on 13th April – unlucky for some – namely Sunderland. 😀
And we’ll have another chance to hammer Manchester United at St. James’ Park, when we play them on October 6th.
And Chris Hughton will be returning to Newcastle early in the season with Norwich City, on 22nd September, a date to remember and maybe a day to remember too – and it’s a chance to thank Chris for all the great work he did while he was Newcastle manager.
Newcastle United enter the UEFA Europa League at the play off stage on 23rd and 30th August, 2012 – and the games against Chelsea away on 25th August and Aston Villa at home on 1st September will now probably be moved to the following Sunday.