Newcastle Begin Championship On 5th August At Fulham

Newcastle will play Fulham in the first game of the Championship season at Craven Cottage on Friday night. 5th August, and it will be a good test of how Newcastle will perform away from home next season.

In fact it will be a good first test for Newcastle in England’s second division.

So our season starts six weeks on Friday.

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Here is Newcastle’s full fixture list in the SkyBet Championship only just released.

AUGUST:

Friday 5: Fulham (a) (7.45pm)
Saturday 13: Huddersfield Town (h) (3pm)
Wednesday 17: Reading (h) (7.45pm)
Saturday 20: Bristol City (a) (3pm)
Saturday 27: Brighton (h) (3pm)

SEPTEMBER:

Saturday 10: Derby County (a) (3pm)
Tuesday 13: Queens Park Rangers (a) (7.45pm)
Saturday 17: Wolves (h) (3pm)
Saturday 24: Aston Villa (a) (3pm)
Wednesday 28: Norwich City (h) (7.45pm)

OCTOBER:

Saturday 1: Rotherham United (a) (3pm)
Saturday 15: Brentford (h) (3pm)
Tuesday 18: Barnsley (a) (7.45pm)\
Saturday 22: Ipswich Town (h) (3pm)
Saturday 29: Preston North End (a)(3pm)

NOVEMBER:

Saturday 5: Cardiff City (h) (3pm)
Saturday 19: Leeds United (a) (3pm)
Saturday 26: Blackburn Rovers (h) (3pm)

DECEMBER:

Saturday 3: Nottingham Forest (a) (3pm)
Saturday 10: Birmingham City (h) (3pm)
Tuesday 13: Wigan Athletic (a) (7.45pm)
Saturday 17: Burton Albion (a) (3pm)
Monday 26: Sheffield Wednesday (h) (3pm)
Saturday 31: Nottingham Forest (h) (3pm)

JANUARY:

Monday 2: Blackburn Rovers (a) (3pm)
Saturday 14: Brentford (a) (3pm)
Saturday 21: Rotherham United (h) (3pm)
Saturday 28: Brighton (a) (3pm)

FEBRUARY:

Wednesday 1: Queens Park Rangers (h) (7.45pm)
Saturday 4: Derby County (h) (3pm)
Saturday 11: Wolves (a) (3pm)
Tuesday 14: Norwich City (a) (7.45pm)
Saturday 18: Aston Villa (h) (3pm)
Saturday 25: Bristol City (h) (3pm)

MARCH:

Saturday 4: Huddersfield Town (a) (3pm)
Tuesday 7: Reading (a) (8pm)
Saturday 11: Fulham (h) (3pm)
Saturday 18: Birmingham City (a) (3pm)

APRIL:

Saturday 1: Wigan Athletic (h) (3pm)
Wednesday 5: Burton Albion (h) (7.45pm)
Saturday 8: Sheffield Wednesday (a) (3pm)
Saturday 15: Leeds United (h) (3pm)
Monday 17: Ipswich Town (a) (3pm)
Saturday 22: Preston North End (h) (3pm)
Saturday 29: Cardiff City (a) (3pm)

MAY:

Sunday 7: Barnsley (h) (12pm)

That’s quite a grueling schedule there – and we also have two cups to participate in – although we did get a bye in the first round of the League Cup – now called the EFL Cup.

Chris Hughton will be bringing his Brighton side to St. James’ Park at the end of August.

Comments welcome.