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Newcastle Fans React To Premier League Fixtures Being Announced

Newcastle fans have reacted on Twitter to the Premier League fixtures being announced at 9:00 am this morning and we have a fairly easy first six games or so, to hopefully get off to a very good start for next season.

The fans’ reactions are generally positive although December looks a bit of a tough month, with three trips to London, but hopefully we will be a well oiled machine by then.

Newcastle fans – seem to be happy with fixtures

We don’t seem to be playing Sunderland – oh I almost forgot – they were relegated last month.


Here’s some of the initial comments from our fans.


35 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jun 14, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Blog warning, from above:
    Bobby’s going off with a bang! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Toon-Barmy

    Jun 14, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I think we have to be pretty happy with those fixtures. Only three of the big teams to play in the first 14 games and only one of those games is away from home.

  • martoon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    I notice a comment from our old friend Himanshu Dhingra (Indian Magpie).

  • one fine day

    Jun 14, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Remember playing Spurs the year we came back up under Keegan .they sneaked a one nil win .
    Tough start but can’t wait for this .

  • giimps

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    As good a set of fixtures as we could have hoped for, I’m happy with that, ……..bring it on…….I just wish it was a little sooner and we had our team/squad settled in and hitting the ground running

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6


    With respect at the minute we’re debating whether to extend Gouffran’s contract or not.

    The Chinese would put us on on a level we will never get with Ashley. I think a takeover now would be amazing.

    Still 2 months to go till the new season and they’re hardly going to kick Rafa out. It would be shopping at Harrods with the Chinese, or staying at Asda with Ash. Trying not to get relegated which is where we are now with the current squad and some of the players we’re linked with, or pushing for Europe. Life’s too short, bring a takeover on.

  • Salmon toon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Think Goufran’s possible new deal depends on who Rafa able to get.Seeing
    the transfer market become more competitive and difficult,Rafa may not get the players that he wanted.In that case,Goufran will be staying.I won’t be surprised if he ends up with the likes of McCarthy at the end and as a whole.

  • Pootle2118

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    I can’t understand why people think Rafa would be pushed out if the take over goes ahead. He’s a world class, champions league winning manager. He’s one of only 3-4 CL winners currently working in England and the only current one in England to win it with an English team. Not only that but he’s won at least one trophy at nearly every club he’s been at.

  • ToonHamster

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Feel that we have a pretty decent fixture list actually.

    I’m going to say that Man U is the first game that I expect us to lose. We’ll definitely lose in the run up to that game but I can’t predict who against because I reckon we’ve got a good fighting chance against all those teams.

    Spuds and Liverpool are massive, difficult games BUT they’re at home so I think there is a good fighting chance there. You’ve got to think about the other factors at play other than that they’re really good teams.
    For example, I reckon fans can play a massive part against the Spuds due to them being the last team we played in the PL and the first since coming back. Some will claim that they’ll be ‘up for revenge’ but I’m not too sure about that given that a whole season has gone by since that match. This match is bigger to us than it is to them.
    Barring 2013, we seem to have a decent home record against Liverpool too and I reckon Rafa will be confident in his ability to set up effectively against them.

    The other home games I would be very disappointed to not win.
    Barring Southampton and possibly West Ham, I’d be disappointed if we don’t leave with all the points from the away games too.

    Odds are, we’ll lose some matches unexpectedly BUT I’m very optimistic about this start. We just need to get some decent players in and be ready in time.

  • ToonHamster

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Btw, has anyone else had issues with Gravitar? I try to sign in through WordPress but it tells me that my log in time has expired.

  • cht2015

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    We just need 4 new first team quality premiership players and we’ll be ready for spurs. Cb, Lb, Cm, St. 80m.

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #12

    RIP Anita Pallenberg

  • martoon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Pootle2118 – I agree with you about the manager – who would you get that was better?
    However if it was a Chinese consortium I could envisage us with a couple of Chinese players in the squad for obvious reasons – hopefully these would not be forced on Rafa and pee him off!.

  • lesh

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron, who’s Anita Pallenberg?

    And, it’s a pity that the media’s speculating about a takeover/ investment. There’s a danger we could lurch from being strong and stable under Rafa to stuttering and tumbling – stumbling.

    Mmmm, stumbling reminds me of someone…..

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Ashley doesn”t do partners
    All or nothing methinks

  • nut meg

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Lesh, she used to hang around with the rolling stones..a lot.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Have to admit I had to google Anita but recognised the photo when it came up.

    People’s main fear seems to be that new owners would dispense with Rafa. Just can not see that being the case. Surely Rafa is a ”wow factor” that would draw new owners in, rather than your pardews, Carvers and McLarens.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Before we start boasting about how many points we will get from our first 6 games we need to bring in some quality, and fast. Even the likes of Burnley and Stoke are better than us, so a whole new spine of the team is needed just to compete against some of the weaker teams in this lge. The clock is ticking.

  • clinath@ed

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Not a bad set of fixtures to start the season. Should steady the nerves if the attitude is right. Certainly better that 2 years ago where the fixture setup had us almost relegated before October ffs…

  • clinath@ed

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #20

    I’ve got us a steady 50 points, which could make the top 8 (last seasons in prem) but I think anything in the top half would be a bonus

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    One fine day

    I was thinking the same about the Spurs opener. Beaten 1 nil on our PL debut game home to spurs in ’93 if memory serves me right, a ding dong game which we narrowly lost and had people sit up and take notice. I also recall we finished 3rd that season too???

    Its all finally hitting home that we are back with the big boys after the fixtures came out!


  • AncientC

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    ‘Swansea have offered French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 31, to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in exchange for 33-year-old Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor.’

    Seems only fair that you get a donkey for a donkey.

  • one fine day

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Krul to be kind ,
    Yes still recall it
    Think it was the first game proper with roof on the leazes again ( when it was still sub 40,000 ) but the noise was incredible .
    Think we won at Sheffield Wed the next game but my fav game that year was when we blew Liverpool away with snow coming down and Cole got a hatrick .
    Think we shocked most ” expert pundits” that year .

  • martoon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #24

    I don’t think anybody was boasting but just speculating. I can only speak for myself but my prediction of a good start was based on the assumption we will strengthen the squad.

  • TheBoss

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Strange , last home game in Premier before relegation was Spurs now it also the first game back where we should always be. Hope the score ends up the same . Lol

  • Bambams

    Jun 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Bob Moncur has just been interviews by sky.
    Reckons we are in good hands with RAFA, stated RAFA has been preparing for the window for ages and given Rafa’s connections throughout the world we will be ready for the season starting.

    Maguire 17 million to Leicester ! If that’s the yardstick we are going to need a Chinese consortium !

  • jezza442

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    yeah your right bambams and pickford to Everton 30m, how much does that a proven international keeper is worth like haRte,foster, but land or even time krill.

  • jezza442

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #28

    time krill OMG Tim Krull lol

  • DicBDoonToon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    In regards to the take over talk

    I was informed by a friend of mine at the end of last season that a deal had been signed to sell the club.
    To quote, ”it’s a done deal”
    I wasn’t so sure, and then the news broke the other day that Cashley was talking with possible investors.
    Not only that, its been mentioned that Mike Ashley mentioned to Rafa in their end of season meeting that he was speaking to possible investors.

    Which fits perfectly in line with what my mate was saying.

    Don’t be too surprised if this is ”late news” coming out, and everything has already been signed, sealed and we are soon to receive the delivery.

  • Salmon toon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Ancient – Gomis is not a donkey though to be fair.He has had couple of good seasons despite 30 or 31.May be his physical look and the way he runs made him look that way ha ha.

  • Belfast

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Indian Magpie always pops up in these fan reactions for some reason hehe. Another one that Tsunki bullied into submission.

    That’s not a bad set of fixtures to be honest. You’d take a draw in that first game. The next five are all winnable.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Red is the Chinese national colour and is associated with Happiness, Success and Good Fortune.
    Expect to see our black and white stripes changed to red and white stripes.
    Peanuts and pies to be replaced by fortune cookies.

  • martoon

    Jun 14, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Tuff – it must be a while since you’ve been to a match – no peanuts anymore ๐Ÿ™

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #34


    tell us more. very intruiged now

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Mr Tuff has never been to a match


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