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.

Comments welcome.



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74 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Make that 38 next season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley out !!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Tsunki,
    Previous thread.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    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.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Every game is going to be tough.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    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!

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  • Graeme

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    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.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8

    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.

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  • BandB

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #9

    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.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Hard first 6 games. That will judge Mclaren

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    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.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

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

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

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

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    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 !!

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #15

    £18-20m? Ha ha. Bon Chance.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    withhold your renewals

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17

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

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  • Graeme

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

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

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    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.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

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

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #21

    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 ?

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  • BandB

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Ron,

    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.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #24

    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
    Penfold……………………………….OOT
    Multiples……………………………..OOT
    Jib/Jeff/Jane ………………………..OOT
    Other associated knackers……….OOT.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Pokat – OOT

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

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

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    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 …

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #28

    If we win the wooden spoon will Ashley leave?

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  • The Great Valerio

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #29

    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.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #30

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

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  • richyg01

    Jun 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #31

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

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/06/newcastle-contact-yohan-cabaye-agents-french-reports/?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #32

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #33

    asking him to return the keys to the club flat

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #34

    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 🙂

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  • richyg01

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    SAKHO STAYS!

    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.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki
    Is Minchellas still there?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #37

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

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  • richyg01

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #38

    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!!

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #39

    i can see us down well before the palace game

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #40

    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?

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