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Newcastle have to play everybody but this 10 game run of Premier League fixtures looks key to next season

9 months ago
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The Premier League fixtures are now out (see below).

We all know dates and times are not set in stone with live TV intervening later – but we do know now in which order Newcastle are playing the other 19 clubs home and away (apart from potentially the very odd fixture postponed due to later round cup involvement for one of our opponents, or indeed for Newcastle…).

Looking at the fixtures, no doubt what catches the eye first.

The opening five games sees Newcastle face Spurs, Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal, four of the top six last season (and pretty much every other season).

The first away game isn’t a help either, meeting Cardiff in their first match at home.

Even the sixth game sees Newcastle away at Palace, which isn’t an easy looking game.

I don’t know about you but I would be very happy with five or six points from the first possible 18.

In fact, leaving aside Cardiff, if you look at the games right up until the end of November, the same fixtures last season produced only two wins (Arsenal and Chelsea at home) from the 12 matches – nine points from a possible 36.

Hopefully the very end of the season won’t see Newcastle desperate for points, as finishing off with Brighton away, Liverpool home, and Fulham away, could be tough, especially if Brighton and Fulham were desperate for points.

I know things rarely work out as you expect but looking from 20 October right up to Christmas, this looks a key period of time for Newcastle to pick up points.

A nine week stretch sees Newcastle up against 10 clubs where you have to think we have a chance of getting something in every game.

That 10 game run sees home matches against Brighton, Watford, Bournemouth, West Ham, Wolves and Fulham , whilst there are away games at Southampton, Burnley, Everton and Huddersfield.

Now we just have to sign the players in order to properly compete next season…

August

11: Tottenham (h)

18: Cardiff City (a)

25: Chelsea (h)

September

1: Man City (a)

15: Arsenal (h)

22: Crystal Palace (a)

29: Leicester (h)

October

6: Man Utd (a)

20: Brighton (h)

27: Southampton (a)

November

3: Watford (h)

10: Bournemouth (h)

24: Burnley (a)

December

1: West Ham (h)

5: Everton (a)

8: Wolves (h)

15: Huddersfield (a)

22: Fulham (h)

26: Liverpool (a)

29: Watford (a)

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January

1: Man Utd (h)

12: Chelsea (a)

19: Cardiff (h)

30: Man City (h)

February

2: Tottenham (a)

9: Wolves (a)

23: Huddersfield (h)

27: Burnley (h)

March

2: West Ham (a)

9: Everton (h)

16: Bournemouth (a)

30: Arsenal (a)

April

6: Crystal Palace (h)

13: Leicester (a)

20: Southampton (h)

27: Brighton (a)

May

4: Liverpool (h)

12: Fulham (a)


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