Newcastle Fixtures Forecast – Cold Xmas With Clouds Gathering Over End of Season
Yes I know you have to play everybody home and away over the course of the season but like the rest of you, I can’t help looking at the new Newcastle fixtures and try to make sense of them.
Two major things stand out for me.
December 6 Chelsea (H)
December 13 Arsenal (A)
December 20 Sunderland (H)
December 26 Manchester United (A)
December 28 Everton (H)
If you then jump ahead to the end of the season, you have two distinctly different runs of games.
I don’t think it ever does a team any favours to have such a concentration of what would be termed difficult and ‘easy’ matches.
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Firstly, just like in December, you have half a dozen matches in a row, with Newcastle not getting a single point out of eighteen from the equivalent games last season.
March 4 Manchester United (H)
March 14 Everton (A)
March 21 Arsenal (H)
April 4 Sunderland (A)
April 11 Liverpool (A)
April 18 Spurs (H)
This then leads into what looks like a comfortable end of the season, at least on paper.
April 25 Swansea (H)
May 2 Leicester (A)
May 9 West Brom (H)
May 16 QPR (A)
May 24 West Ham (H)
However, our experience tells us that playing teams such as these who are very likely to be fighting for their lives, is fraught with danger.
Of course I’m looking on the negative side and I’m sure we’ll all be having a laugh about this come the end of May next year….hopefully.
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