The Premier League fixtures are out.
Newcastle United getting what looks like a nightmare set of games to start the season.
The first five games include four matches against clubs who finished top six last season.
As per last season, Newcastle kick off at home to Spurs.
As for the first away match that adds to the tough look of the opening matches, Cardiff fans will be bouncing for their first home game when we go there.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 14, 2018
Important dates this summer:
Thursday 17 May 2018
Premier League summer transfer window opened.
Friday 1 June 2018
Summer transfer window opened in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
Saturday 9 June 2018
International transfers can be processed as from this date (though transfers between two English clubs can already be processed). So for example, Newcastle could have announced the permanent signing of Martin Dubravka any time beforehand, but the paperwork would then be processed on this day (or after).
Thursday 14 June 2018
Premier League fixtures released at 9am.
Thursday 14 June 2018
Opening matches of World Cup take place in Russia.
Monday 18 June 2018
England v Tunisia (7pm)
Sunday 24 June
England v Panama (1pm)
Thursday 28 June
England v Belgium (7pm)
Monday 2 July 2018
Newcastle players report back for pre-season training.
Friday 6 July 2018
Premier League say this is the (approximate) date when they will reveal live TV games for August and September.
Tuesday 10 July 2018
Approx date for first lot of Premier League fixture dates/times for live TV games in August & September (it was 10 July 2017 last summer) to be announced.
Sunday 15 July 2018
World Cup final takes place.
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Friendly: St Patrick’s Athletic v Newcastle United – 7.45pm kick-off
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Friendly: Hull City v Newcastle United – 7.45pm kick-off
Saturday 28 July 2018
Friendly: Porto v Newcastle United – Kick-off time TBC
Wednesday 1 August
Friendly: Away from home but opposition still to be confirmed.
Saturday 4 August 2018
Friendly: Newcastle United v Augsburg – 3pm kick-off
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Premier League say this is the (approximate) date when they will reveal live TV games for October and November.
Thursday 9 August 2018
Premier League summer transfer window closes at 5pm.
Saturday 11 August (weekend of) 2018
First set of Premier League matches kick-off.
Friday 31 August 2018
Summer transfer window closes in Germany, Spain, Italy, and France (so after 9 August, Premier League clubs can’t buy any players but those in other European countries, and elsewhere, could still buy Premier League players until their windows close).
Sunday 12 May 2019
Final Premier League matches (all 10 games kick-off at same time).