Newcastle Have Very Tough First Four Games Next Season

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.

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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.

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