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Newcastle Have Very Tough First Four Games Next Season

11:09 am, Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 74 Comments

The Premier League fixtures have been announced and Newcastle have  a tough first game at home to Southampton on August 8th, but things don’t get any easier, and after that as we are away to Swansea and Manchester United and then home to Arsenal – and those are four very tough games to start the season.

steve mcclaren nufc smiling

Steve McClaren – tough start for Newcastle

It will be very important for Newcastle to get off to a good start this season too, after our poor start last time when we got just four draws ion the first seven games.

It will be difficult to pick up to many points in those first four games, and the fifth game is at Upton Park against West Ham.

Here is the fixture list announced for Newcastle United.

Saturday, August 8
Southampton (H)

Saturday, August 15
Swansea City (A)

Saturday, August 22
Manchester United (A)

Saturday, August 29
Arsenal (H)

Saturday, September 12
West Ham United (A)

Saturday, September 19
Watford (H)

Saturday, September 26
Chelsea (H)

Saturday, October 3
Manchester City (A)

Saturday, October 17
Norwich City (H)

Saturday, October 24
Sunderland (A)

Saturday, October 31
Stoke City (H)

Saturday, November 7
Bournemouth (A)

Saturday, November 21
Leicester City (H)

Saturday, November 28
Crystal Palace (A)

Saturday, December 5
Liverpool (H)

Saturday, December 12
Tottenham Hotspur (A)

Saturday, December 19
Aston Villa (H)

Saturday, December 26
Everton (H)

Monday, December 28
West Bromwich Albion (A)

Saturday, January 2
Arsenal (A)

Wednesday, January 13
Manchester United (H)

Saturday, January 16
West Ham United (H)

Saturday, January 23
Watford (A)

Wednesday, February 3
Everton (A)

Saturday, February 6
West Bromwich Albion (H)

Saturday, February 13
Chelsea (A)

Saturday, February 27
Manchester City (H)

Wednesday, March 2
Stoke City (A)

Saturday, March 5
Bournemouth (H)

Saturday, March 12
Leicester City (A)

Saturday, March 19
Sunderland (H)

Saturday, April 2
Norwich City (A)

Saturday, April 9
Southampton (A)

Saturday, April 16
Swansea City (H)

Saturday, April 23
Liverpool (A)

Saturday, April 30
Crystal Palace (H)

Saturday, May 7
Aston Villa (A)

Sunday, May 15
Tottenham Hotspur (H)

The Sunderland fixtures are on at the Stadium of Light on 24th October, and then we are at home to the Black Cats on March 19th.

The fixtures are one week early this season because of the Euro 2016 tournament next summer in France.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Fixtures · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League

74 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Make that 38 next season.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Ashley out !!!

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Previous thread.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    I can’t believe people bought Ash’s interview!! As soon as the words ”pound for pound” were uttered you knew it was game over.

    8 years of misery and counting…… we have a sacked championship manager who isn’t even allowed to appoint his underwhelming sidekick Paul Simpson, due to wage negotiations. YCMIU

    I hope Ash gets the biggest shock of his life with non ST renewals. How long can any community keep sanctioning this.

  • 5 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Every game is going to be tough.

  • 6 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Lindisfarne – make no bones about it this tail has some good sauces. We need a cure for the missing Quay striker position and this guy could fillet easily. He could even be the new Clubs Kipper! Get his agent on the line and reel him in!

  • 7 Graeme // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Game 6 is probably winnable though, as is game 9. So, 6 points by November – situation normal.
    Unless there is some serious improvement in quality, that is not an unlikely situation we could be in.

  • 8 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Jail yes I accept that as I said probably not well thought out in the long run. But on the other hand I think jeff being given a hard time by the likes of Pokat made him shape shift once too many times, no matter what name he assumes he still can’t help coming across as him.

  • 9 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    If the Premier League had set up a secret commission with the remit to “get this p*iss-taking club OUT of our league” this is the fixture schedule they might have devised.

  • 10 will die for the toon army // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Hard first 6 games. That will judge Mclaren

  • 11 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Don’t know why the fuss about the fixtures, unless there’s some big changes here I’d say Bournemouth was a 3point loss, never mind any of the so called big clubs.

  • 12 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    he will be gone before then
    promise’s promise’s

  • 13 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    According to The Chronic, there’s an £18-20 million price tag on Sissoko!

  • 14 mickalfas // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Honestly I find it hard to see us with over 15pts at the new year break ,doomed
    Thats taking for granted the promoted clubs are shit !!

  • 15 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    £18-20m? Ha ha. Bon Chance.

  • 16 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    withhold your renewals

  • 17 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    We have to jealously guard our reputation as the club everyone wants to play against.

  • 18 Graeme // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Ron, they only put 15 million tag on Cisse mate – thats not very fair at all lol

  • 19 Mister Tuff // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    What was said earlier has a ring of truth to it – that Wallys’ assistant(s) have been offered a low basic wage – with performance bonuses should we do well.
    Seems like that trait of penny pinching is at play again.
    We were told by both Carver and Penfold that the club had made mistakes and they would be rectified.
    I would love to know (officially) what they deemed were the mistakes and who was responsible. I suspect we’ll never get to know. Good Fans Forum question if it is ever to be held again.

  • 20 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Don’t worry, Bid Vest will be banging them in by Crimbo.

  • 21 lochinvar // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Man City offer Liverpool £35.5 million for Sterling – so bye bye Sterling.
    Liverpool make £500,000 profit v purchase of Andy Carol but will have lost Carrol, Sterling and Suarez , all goal scorers.
    Suspect they might be in the market for some more strikers to keep their fans happy ? Wonder who they will target ?

  • 22 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Have a laugh here:

  • 23 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:37 AM


    Perhaps those “warning off” price tags are just for public consumption.
    The old meme that we only sold for “silly money” began and ended with Andy Carroll.
    They rather blew the gaff on their selling policy in Charnley’s January statements and in their justifications of the sales of Santon and Mbiwa.
    They are opportunists.
    I imagine Sissoko and Cisse will continue to tout themselves for sale all summer without the club saying a dicky bird to discourage them.

  • 24 Mister Tuff // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    I think that those first four games are a blessing in disguise. They will “measure” the status of our team, the new signings, the ability of the coaches. So there will be a “factual test” as to what the club has been doing over the summer – and fans opinion will not necessarily lead the debate – the result will lead the debate and allow fans to make an informed decision about the newly reformed board.

    Mr Tubbs…………………………….OOT
    Jib/Jeff/Jane ………………………..OOT
    Other associated knackers……….OOT.

  • 25 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Pokat – OOT

  • 26 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    we are destined to be pl fodder this season
    get the lot oot

  • 27 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    For McClaren it must be like being in one of those horror films where the couple move into their new house full of eager anticipation, only to find that things are not quite what they seem …

  • 28 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    If we win the wooden spoon will Ashley leave?

  • 29 The Great Valerio // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Tough? Same hackneyed clichés trotted out followed by the same tired, predictable responses. What I really want to read about is how John Carver did in his time as interim head coach innit.

  • 30 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    if he doesn’t he needs beating to an inch of his life with a giant one

  • 31 richyg01 // Jun 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Apparently we have been in touch with Cabaye’s agents:

  • 32 RUNAWAY777 // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    say no to season tickets but i guess some mugs will have already shame on yous

  • 33 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    asking him to return the keys to the club flat

  • 34 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Where is johnny C now? Did he go back on the tools? Is he fixing leaking gutters or plumbing in washing machines now? I think he should get a job with Minchellas. He was always a dab hand with cones 🙂

  • 35 richyg01 // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM


    West Ham are adamant that they have no intention of selling striker Diafra Sakho to Newcastle, according to the Evening Standard.

    The striker was linked heavily with a move away in this morning papers with Steve McClaren looking to bolster his striking options at St James’ Park.

  • 36 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Is Minchellas still there?

  • 37 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    John T that giant wooden spoon thing sounds like something G2 will take you up on.

  • 38 richyg01 // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Trick relegation run in for us this season lads:

    Southampton (a)

    Swansea City (h)

    Liverpool (a)

    Crystal Palace (h)

    Aston Villa (a)

    Tottenham Hotspur (h)

    Pardew could actually send us down. LOL!!

  • 39 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    i can see us down well before the palace game

  • 40 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Ron, I haven’t been that close to the darkness since the last airshow I took the kids to, and they’re married now! They had a posh place by that boat lake in shields didnt they?

  • 41 will die for the toon army // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Backroom staff. Its Wednesday. Mclaren said Monday.

  • 42 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    I just remember the van coming round when I lived in Bill Quay.

  • 43 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    It could actually be a good time to recap on some hackneyed old cliches and tired arguments that should have died of shame by now.
    But are kept going by former posters under new names.

    1 …Ashley only sells for silly money….in fact we have be proven to sell for just about market value in most cases.

    2..Ashley just laughs at bad publicity….shot to shitereens the moment he hired a crisis management consultant.

    3..We’ve seen worse……LLLLLLL…you’d have to be some age to have seen worse.

    4..Fans have no power….the boycotts have utterly transformed perceptions about the way the club is run, Ashley is forced onto live TV, and the club is reduced to sending begging letters to season ticket holders.

    5 Fans showing positivity and optimism is good for the club……is it? Or does it just make it even more complacent?

    6 Everyone who left wanted to go….some who left were asking to be allowed to step-up….as they were promised when they signed. Many others were forced out for failing to sufficiently buy into the Ashleyfication of the club.

    Anyone got any others.

  • 44 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Wdftta – have a look and see what the Media Partners are saying. They have the truth.

  • 45 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Bandb Awww you didn’t mention one of my favourites the ickle wickle teeny tiny tiddly widdly itsy bitsy small potaaaaaaaatoes that Season Tickets are in the scheme of club accounts. And how the club aren’t begging holders to renew, up to extension three aren’t we?

  • 46 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM


    You let your kids MARRY?


  • 47 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    I enjoyed jeffs educational for all us knuckle draggers on the complexities of buying stuff, and how we can be led to understand small matters in transfer activity in words of very few letters. To recap for the feeble of wit and limp of intellect – we should all be patient as it takes time to read through all the bits of paper that agents have written with numbers on and to decide when or if to call them and ask if they would take an offer. It could take as long as until after sufficient Season Tickets have been purchased. Coincidentally.

  • 48 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    BandB ha ha ha haaa HAAAAAAAAA! You said it like I was allowed a choice ha ha haaaaa.

  • 49 richyg01 // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    New Name – Troy Deeney

    We soon dropped from looking in the window of Harrods to Tesco like, next stop Poundland!

  • 50 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:19 PM


    Unable to compete with most teams in the league despite being 8th in the money made table.

    Building a new training ground, because Ashley wants to improve the club. ???

    Can’t sell advertising in the ground, unlike every other club in EPL.

  • 51 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    no go direct to charity shops

  • 52 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Here’s one – the Lowering of Perception of NUFC as a club in the Premier League remember? We aren’t a big club so what are you all whining about? We haven’t won anything in years, stop thinking we should be competing with the likes of Spurs or Liverpool etc, we should be glad to be around 10-12th, our level is more like Swansea, Palace etc. ..

  • 53 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Certainly can’t compete with the buying power of say, Southampton…

  • 54 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    cant fuskin compete with the likes of darlo or miton keynes for that matter

  • 55 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    afternoon all

  • 56 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Bot D Ass must be so excited to join us. Such amazing ambition.

  • 57 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    The clubs right mind, I didn’t see NUFC compete with many EPL teams last year.
    Unless it was a rolling over contest which we won hands down.

  • 58 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Thanks OP

    I guess folks won’t be able to sleep for the noise of bulldozers up at the training ground?


    I think punching above our weight means hoping the promoted teams are crap and that Sunderland, Leicester and West Brom don’t out-develop us.

  • 59 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    ashley has made it up

  • 60 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM


    Drove down coach lane yesterday, didn’t pull into the estate where the entrance is but no obvious signs of activity.

    I’d have expected to atleast see “site access” signs.

  • 61 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Fair point

  • 62 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:36 PM


    I’ll make a point of going and having a proper look tonight or tomorrow.
    If I go right to the entrance if any things happening I should be able to spot it.

  • 63 dok - the horrid colonial // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:54 PM


    have we signed anyone yet?

  • 64 Ron Knee // Jun 17, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    We haven’t even signed the coaching staff.

  • 65 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM


    I’ve just been past myself.
    There are new signs up.
    It’s been renamed Slow Coach Lane.

  • 66 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Is he now? get some players in!!!

  • 67 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    is this transfer window gonna be like waiting for a bus and then 5 come at once?

  • 68 John Tudor // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    being shit on again
    wise up ffs

  • 69 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM


    There’s a new No Carr lane also.


    Surprised you weren’t up first with that Troy Deeney link..

  • 70 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    troy deeney? ffs

  • 71 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    I’m not so well today B&B still waking up lol

  • 72 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Last thing we need.

    New manager
    Fans like these

    Oh and then we get this fixture list.

    Cant wait to see the fans turn on Mcclaren after 4 games without a win and then the precedent is set.

    “Club in crisis, grab your pitchforks”

    The rest of the campaign will be doom and gloom, will they wont they be relegated.

    My have to take a hiatus season.

  • 73 terencelim // Jun 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    And some Ashley ass lickers used to say those games doesn’t count. Wow

  • 74 bobby mango // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    We’ll be lucky to get 6 points from the first ten games. Sets us up for a terrible season.

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