ESPN To Televise Newcastle’s First Two Premier League Games


Here is a press release we have just received from ESPN, which details their initial coverage of the English Premier League, with Newcastle featuring twice in the first two weeks of the season,  against Tottenham at home and Chelsea away.


Here is the ESPN press release in full, and they have details of their games from August through November, with Newcastle only appearing in the month of August. Former Newcastle players Kevin Keegan, John Barnes  and Chris Waddle are part of the commentary teams.

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ESPN UNVEILS INITIAL 2012-13 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES

Season opens with Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur on 18th August
ESPN’s Barclays Premier League matches all on Saturdays at 5:30pm
Premier League coverage also includes ESPN Goals and ESPNFC.com

ESPN has confirmed its exclusively live Barclays Premier League fixtures for the first four months of the 2012/13 season. On the opening weekend ESPN visits St James’ Park as Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur. The match presents new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas with a testing first league match at the helm while Magpies chief Alan Pardew will want to send a signal that last season’s fifth-place was not a one-off.

The action continues the following week as Newcastle United travel to West London. ESPN viewers will have an early opportunity to see last season’s UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea as newly-installed permanent manager Roberto Di Matteo looks to build on their 6th place finish last season.

Champions Manchester City will feature three times on ESPN as they welcome Queens Park Rangers on 1st September and Swansea City on 27th October to the Etihad Stadium, before they make an away trip to play newly-promoted West Ham United on 3rd November. ESPN viewers will also get a look at Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side as they face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on 15th September. Manchester United make their first appearance on ESPN on 29th September as they host Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs’ north London rivals, Arsenal, will feature in the first of their three away fixtures on ESPN, first at West Ham United on 6th October, before travelling to East Anglia to face Chris Hughton’s Norwich City on 20th October. The 24th November will see Arsenal visit Villa Park, a happy hunting ground in recent years, to play an Aston Villa side under the stewardship of new boss, Paul Lambert. Manchester United complete ESPN’s November line up as they play Norwich City at Carrow Road on 17th November.

ESPN’s coverage will be presented by Ray Stubbs with Kevin Keegan alongside him as lead analyst. Robbie Savage, Martin Keown as well as former Liverpool legends Steve McManaman and John Barnes will also be part of ESPN’s line-up of football analysts. In the commentary box, Chris Waddle will join Jon Champion, with ESPN’s Rebecca Lowe continuing to get the exclusive stories from managers and players from pitchside.

Jeroen Oerlemans, Vice President TV Channels, ESPN, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said:

“Football fans watching ESPN’s Barclays Premier League coverage in the coming months will be able to follow the very top sides as well as the newly-promoted outfits. Alongside ESPN’s offering of top football coverage from around the UK and Europe, we look forward to the start of what promises to be another fantastic season of football on ESPN.”

PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE ON ESPN DIGITAL MEDIA

ESPN’s multiplatform coverage of the Barclays Premier League next season also includes ESPN Goals, the mobile app that hosts ESPN’s exclusive mobile highlights rights to all 380 Barclays Premier League matches. The rights allow ESPN to deliver every single goal to mobile devices within minutes of the action. ESPN also provides complete news, analysis and coverage of UK and international football on ESPN.co.uk. In the coming weeks around the new season, ESPNFC.com will provide football fans with a new global connection to worldwide football.

SCHEDULE: BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES TELEVISED ON ESPN

August

Saturday 18th Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur 5:30pm
Saturday 25th Chelsea v Newcastle United 5:30pm

September

Saturday 1st – Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers 5:30pm
Saturday 15th – Sunderland v Liverpool 5:30pm
Saturday 29th – Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 5:30pm

October

Saturday 6th West Ham United v Arsenal 5:30pm
Saturday 20th Norwich City v Arsenal 5:30pm
Saturday 27th Manchester City v Swansea City 5:30pm

November

Saturday 3rd West Ham United v Manchester City 5:30pm
Saturday 17th Norwich City v Manchester United 5:30pm
Saturday 24th Aston Villa v Arsenal 5:30pm

Live HD television coverage of the Barclays Premier League on ESPN is complemented by exclusive live televised coverage of the FA Cup, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, continental European league football, international football, plus the best in North American sports, motorsports, UFC and much more.

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This is the last season ESPN will be televising the Premier League games and starting next season Sky Sports and BT will be those that have won the rights to televise the games for the following three seasons.

Here are the details of the new deal we published three weeks ago.

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108 comments so far

  • Hatem

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    not bad, might get some HD links for once 😉

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Also James tavernier tweeted today first day of pre season so excited so he must of signed new deal

    On arsenal are there fans thick they signed giroud n podolski to replace rvp

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Ufea n prem can f off screwing us like this Europa league game on Thursday then Chelsea away Saturday

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Davybtoon – just because he tweeted that doesnt mean he’a signed a new deal, all the players whos deals ran out could stay and train until they find a new club.. Even Lovenkrands has been in

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  • Hatem

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    davy, their both good strikers, Giroud i’m not sure about, not pacy but proven record in Ligue 1, wonder if he can make the transition. Podolski is a great player, but he’s more of a creator than a goalscorer, seems more like a replacement for Nasri/Arshavin.

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Gt89 Tav will stay u don’t let a player u describe as sensational walk away for free

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Also great to see remi streete running n jumping yesterday in the toon pics hopefully makes pre season n can play some games

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Davyb

    Where are the pics??

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #9

    spurs at home 5.30 KO, same time sat as when they beat us 5-0, time for revenge i think 😉

    though that day we had guthrie and perch in CM and Obertan on right

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Teg ?@ToonTeg
    Talksport “Arsenal hope to persuade NUFC to sell Tiote for a lot less than the £20M they’re looking for” Not. A. Hope. In. Hell.

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  • magpiemover

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #11

    And I hope NUFC can persuade Barcelona to sell Messi for a lot less than £2b.

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Does somebody know when we will start to buy some players and stop the fire sale?

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #13

    anyone else surpirsed that patrick van aanholts name has not been linked with us, young, left back, been here before, probs would be available for 2 – 3 million?

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  • magpiemover

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    ashley just getting rid of dead wood first so we can complete the messi deal 🙂

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Davy @ 3 – bloo-y right mate! Beattie – pics are on official club website.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Does anyone know if Simmo has returned for training today?

    jimmymagpie has sparked good ideas into my head 😉 god I hope Debuchy is arriving.

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  • Batfastard

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Does ESPN show uefa cup games ?

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Thanks jimmymagpie

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Jimmy – your reputation as being the only one on the blog with any real news is on the line with this one, if Debuchy signs and Simmo has gone by this time next week i will give you a lamb shank.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    I am still counting on both Good and Hoilett as well.

    That will probably conclude our business for the first team this season.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    BTW did anyone else notice the new photos of the team back at Benton featured a certain Nile Ranger?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Where can we see the photo?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #23

    hopefully tomorrow brings a new hope.

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  • chris_g

    Jul 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #24

    LGFUAD21 – Ed did mention in one of yesterday’s articles that Ranger was one of the players who returned early for the pre-season:
    http://www.nufcblog.com/2012/07/04/newcastle-brazilian-star-just-glad-to-be-back/

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25

    I thought we had already signed Good. Also why do people think he will go straight to the first team?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #26

    In and around the first team; like Abeid, Vuckic and Amalfitano 🙂

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    I haven’t seen any articles of us being linked with Hoillet, I assumed he would go to some one like Arsenal especially since he is free

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Maybe that’s a good thing you haven’t seen any article mate 😉

    Use to work in our favor; don’t usually get the players we are linked with. There are always exceptions I know 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #29

    MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Ed did post this a few days ago, and there have been talks going around:

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2012/07/01/blackburns-junior-hoilett-likely-to-join-newcastle/

    There is nothing concrete, but there are whispers in the dark mate 😉 lol

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Danny guthries tapping up Simpson on twitter! Love it of he left though tbf

    @dannyguthrie20: I would also love to see @dannysimpson join me at reading fc #signhim

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #31

    people forgetting kalou is free?

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  • geordie157

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Can see the good deal being official tomorrow.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Guthrie shouldn’t be trying to tap his mate simmo up. That is just wrong!……..cough cough cabaye/debuchy cough cough 😉

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  • geordie157

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #34

    We’ve made a signing, oh no its just xisco reporting back for pre season. i’m slapping down a bet on Cisse to be poem top goalscorer.

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  • kullmano

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #35

    @dannyguthrie20: I would also love to see @dannysimpson join me at reading fc #signhim

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Quite happy for guthrie to tap up simpson. Gives us more money for an upgrade

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Can anybody tell me if Peter Lovenkrands has been retained??

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #39

    if Guthrie is doing some tapping up which can annoy most owners and he’s doing it so openly. Means Simpson is definitely leaving and Reading are interested.

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  • pappiscisse9

    Jul 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #40

    BREAKING NEWS: it is all over twitter Mathew debuchy was at Newcastle’s training ground this morning and there is a medical booked in for tommorow!

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