Hold off booking that holiday, here we bring you the definitive list of Newcastle United dates for your summer diary.

Even the most miserable fan can’t complain too much about the gap between seasons this summer.

23rd May The public sale of tickets recommences for the Olympic football matches (both men’s and women’s) to be played at St.James’ Park 26th July – 4th August), on some days the ticket price covers two matches.

31st May This is the final day for fans to renew their season tickets.

1st June The club will start contacting people who are on the season ticket waiting list, call now on 0844 3721892 to add your name to the list.

8th June – 1st July The Euros kick-off in Poland/Ukraine, with Ingerland involved, as well as fingers crossed; Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and Tim Krul.

18th June Premier League fixtures for the 2012/13 season announced.

19th June SKY TV change all the fixtures released the day before.

26th July  Olympic football matches kick-off at St.James’ Park starting with a double header (Men’s – 2 Matches): Mexico v South Korea (2.30pm) Gabon v Switzerland (5.15pm)

29th July (Men’s – 2 Matches): Spain v Honduras (5pm) Japan v Morocco (7.45pm)

31st July (Women’s – 2 Matches): Canada v Sweden (2.30pm) France v Colombia (5.15pm)

1st August (Men’s – 1 Match): Brazil v New Zealand (2.30pm)

3rd August (Women’s – 1 QF Match)

4th August  (Men’s – 1 QF Match)

10th August The draw is made for the Europa League fourth qualifying round which is the stage when Newcastle are due to start their European campaign.

18th August The 2012/13 Premier League season kicks off.

23rd August The first leg of the Europa League fourth qualifying round.

30th August The second leg of the Europa League fourth qualifying round.

20th September Assuming Newcastle successfully get through the fourth qualifying round they will play their first Europa League group match.