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Remarkable – Newcastle fans have no 3pm Saturday away games for 9 months

3 years ago
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Newcastle fans who are regular travellers to away matches have had some tough times over the years.

The general mood is usually to have a good time no matter what, with any positive result a massive bonus.

With a win and a draw from the opening four away games it hasn’t been too bad this season but one thing hasn’t changed, the utter contempt the authorities have for those prepared to travel and support their team.

You might find this difficult to believe but in a nine  month period, Newcastle have not a single away game that kicks off at 3pm on a Saturday.

Saturday 18 March saw a 3pm kick off when Newcastle got a point at Birmingham but after today’s TV fixture announcement, it means the next one is going to be Saturday 16 December when Newcastle visit Arsenal.

That’s right, in between those two dates, nine months apart, Newcastle will have had 11 other away games and none are Saturday 3pm kick-offs.

Isn’t that great when you are the set of Premier League fans who already have the furthest to travel anyway!

The final three Championship away matches of last season have been followed by the first eight in the Premier League.

These first eight away games this season, seven of them have been shifted for live TV coverage, and the only one they have left alone is West Brom, which is a Tuesday night kick-off!!

Saturday 18 March 3pm

Birmingham 0 Newcastle 0

Saturday 8 April 5.30pm

Sheff Wed 2 Newcastle 1

Monday 17 April 3pm

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1

Friday 28 April 7.45pm

Cardiff 0 Newcastle 2

Sunday 20 August 1.30pm

Huddersfield 1 Newcastle 0

Sunday 10 September 4pm

Swansea 0 Newcastle 1

Sunday 24 September 4pm

Brighton 1 Newcastle 0

Sunday 15 October 4pm

Southampton 2 Newcastle 2

Monday 30 October 8pm

Burnley v Newcastle

Saturday 18 November 5.30pm

Man Utd v Newcastle

Tuesday 28 November 8pm

West Brom v Newcastle

Saturday 2 December 12.30pm

Chelsea v Newcastle

Saturday 16 December 3pm

Arsenal v Newcastle
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