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.


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


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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


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)


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


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)


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.

22 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    September is a difficult month !

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Nice start, with a game on tv for our overseas fans to enjoy at least. Can see us being rearranged several times for tv, but we can live with that. Good chance to get off to a flier with the Fulham game followed by two quick home games. Nice to see we’re at home on the final game to celebrate promotion as well. 😉

  • carl

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Come what may it will give us a chance to see McCormack at close quarters.


    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Need to get off to a good start and August gives us a fine chance of doing that then go into September with confidence

  • Goromagpie

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Good start ….we should win all the Matches ?

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Carl, not sure McCormack is even on our radar, not at that price anyway. We’ll pack the away end, as we always do at Fulham, so they’ll be happy with that. Not a bad start all in all, with some decent games to warm up with. I’m not listening to any rumours about players coming in because past experience tells us we’re linked with every player on the planet! 😉 I expect Rafa to do his business on the quiet and the first we’ll hear will be when they’re signed. Can’t afford to advertise our targets or the competition will increase.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Will be nice to see Chris Hughton in August and give him a proper welcome. One of a few ex managers who will always be welcomed back to SJP by a grateful fanbase. A proper gentleman imo.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    October and January seem reasonable, and a nice run in too. Hopefully we will make the most of it.

  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    ACON fixtures

    Brentford vs Newcastle United – January 14, 2017
    Newcastle United vs Rotherham United – January 21, 2017
    Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United – January 28, 2017
    Newcastle United vs Queens Park Rangers – February 1, 2017
    Newcastle United vs Derby County – February 4, 2017

    Mbemba, Cisse, Tiote and Saviet are the players who could be missing, if, and it’s a big if with some if not all of them, they are still with us !!!!!!!!!!

  • Yo-yo

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10


    From last night’s thread. Given your sense of irony I suspect that you know you’re confirming my point on entitlement.

    Who says England are good enough to get as far as the Semis ?

    It’s possible but equally likely they go out in the round of 16 given current form.

  • carl

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11


    As I have frequently said I first started posting in 2007. No big deal but I don’t view you as being part of the dirty tricks games and thought it worthwhile to give you reassurance. This is the very last time, promise.

    10carl // Oct 7, 2007 at 11:40 AM

    2-1 newcastle with martins scoring both.little obas going to explode soon and i see it starting today.

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12
  • clinath@ed

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Always thought that in this division, it’s who finishes the season best gets up.
    We have quite a good run thru the last couple of months.

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Burton in Xmas week

  • carl

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Brighton had looked nailed on and blew it in play offs.e

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Ha ha
    Reading fans ticked off at missing Sat night in the Bigg mkt

  • cyprus

    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #17

    So first win in October then 🙂

    Anyways, we’ll need to prove how good we are with that lot.

  • clinath@ed

    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #18

    exactly carl….get to the top too early and your there to be shot at.

  • hibbitt

    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s not going to be the the walk in the park some on here think
    we will be the team they all want to beat
    for most teams the biggest game of the season

  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Yo-Yo @10 not entitlement at all mate, no. The “semis” was a for instance not an expectation. I agree with the rest of your comment. I think I speak for most England support and haven’t expected much from an England team in ages, despite the media insistence we are a world power constantly falling short. And I have little confidence in the progress of the current crop.

    I’ve always had secondary support for the home nations as well, excluding the Scots who I summarily consigned to the support bin when watching the Germans score against us in what was the 5-1 win – it was in Scotland and the support for Germany at England’s expense was unpleasant and rabid everywhere I turned. I may not feel entitlement, but I do feel a bit smug that unlike Scotland, our prospects of reaching competitions are comparably good 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Hibbit it was like that last time. I never saw so many teams play cup finals at SJP 🙂 we still mostly thrashed them though.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d just like to point out I’m not anti-scot btw. Some of my friends are pale and freckly with ginger hair.


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