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 nineΒ  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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  • Andy Mac

    …and yet we’re a small club, with deluded fans, that no one wants to watch ?

    • Wor Lass

      We only support them because there`s no other team in the Toon, Andy. If you don`t count Real Zaragosforth, that is!

      • Andy Mac

        Aye if only Sunlun was closer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Rich Lawson

      It’s baffling isn’t it,I presume the’re just being kind and giving us the benefit of the doubt,good to know the’re rooting for us really !

  • Sing in the Leazes

    Because it’s a guaranteed atmosphere for the ‘product’. Pundits can try to diss’ and snide and insinuate that we ain’t all that… (never mind what the deluded mackems have been saying recently) …but money talks and actions speak louder than words.
    Best away fans in the country.
    More supporters x more miles with more noise and better crack than ANYONE.
    Highest supporter to trophy ratio in the world!
    Loyallest doesn’t come close.

  • steve pearce

    Doesn’t bother me – curled up at home watching for nowt on the computer!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    No other team in the world gets put on telly every away game for the first half of the season the reason is we sell out at the stadium and pack the pubs which puts ratings up and gets more advertising in for Sky. Swansea, Brighton and Southampton all in a row Sunday away at four is a new record. Bring it on as Newcastle fans will still follow the team.

  • Rich Lawson

    It’s disgraceful,Sky pundits show nothing but disdain for us in their predictions,but they keep picking us up for live games and their viewing figures seem to suggest that other parts of the country like watching us too.As they cause so much disruption to people’s travel plans can they not reasonably be restricted to how many times they choose one team in a season ?

  • Kev-82

    What’s the obsession with Saturday 3pm games? Games being on Sky means more fans get to see the games and the club gets more money. We still sell our away allocations so clearly those going don’t mind or they wouldn’t buy a ticket.