The Newcastle United fixtures are out, another year of our life we can now plan away…

To nobody’s surprise, United have the honour of kicking the Championship off, the visit to Fulham selected as the opening live TV game at Craven Cottage on Friday night (5 August).

The full set of fixtures are below (subject to further TV interference…) but here are some standout matches.

Newcastle will end the season at St James Park, Barnsley are the visitors and always good to have that last day at home to celebrate…hopefully.

Newcastle are home on Boxing Day, so a lazy morning rather than travelling from early on. A big bonus is that it is Sheffield Wednesday, a big away support will help ensure a cracking festive atmosphere.

Newcastle are also at home on New Year’s Eve, with another cracking game and big away support in prospect, Nottingham Forest the visitors. After the pleasure in the past of Norwich away on New Year’s Eve and Southend away on New Year’s day, this is definitely a case of home comforts being a massive improvement.

Newcastle’s closest thing to a derby match sees NUFC travel to Leeds on 19 November, great to renew our friendly rivalry…

Newcastle then host that ‘derby’ on 15 April, the fifth last game of the season.

Newcastle visit Burton Albion on 17 December and this will be a game that many regular travellers will look forward to, a new ground to tick off.

The Newcastle United fixtures 2016/17


Aug 5 Fulham (a)

Aug 13 Huddersfield Town (h)

Aug 17 Reading (h)

Aug 20 Bristol City (a)

Aug 27 Brighton and Hove Albion (h)


Sep 10 Derby County (a)

Sep 13 Queens Park Rangers (a)

Sep 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)

Sep 24 Aston Villa (a)

Sep 28 Norwich City (h)


Oct 1 Rotherham United (a)

Oct 15 Brentford (h)

Oct 18 Barnsley (a)

Oct 22 Ipswich Town (h)

Oct 29 Preston North End (a)


Nov 5 Cardiff City (h)

Nov 19 Leeds United (a)

Nov 26 Blackburn Rovers (h)


Dec 3 Nottingham Forest (a)

Dec 10 Birmingham City (h)

Dec 13 Wigan Athletic (a)

Dec 17 Burton Albion (a)

Dec 26 Sheffield Wednesday (h)

Dec 31 Nottingham Forest (h)


Jan 2 Blackburn Rovers (a)

Jan 14 Brentford (a)

Jan 21 Rotherham United (h)

Jan 28 Brighton and Hove Albion (a)


Feb 1 Queens Park Rangers (h)

Feb 4 Derby County (h)

Feb 11 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)

Feb 14 Norwich City (a)

Feb 18 Aston Villa (h)

Feb 25 Bristol City (h)


Mar 4 Huddersfield Town (a)

Mar 7 Reading (a)

Mar 11 Fulham (h)

Mar 18 Birmingham City (a)


Apr 1 Wigan Athletic (h)

Apr 5 Burton Albion (h)

Apr 8 Sheffield Wednesday (a)

Apr 15 Leeds United (h)

Apr 17 Ipswich Town (a)

Apr 22 Preston North End (h)

Apr 29 Cardiff City (a)


May 7 Barnsley (h)