The Newcastle United fixtures for 2018/19 were announced at 9am on Thursday 14 June.
Then almost immediately after the fixture release, the Premier League made their own announcement, stating when they intend to let us know the Live TV matches for each stage of the season.
The first date to look out for is today, Friday 6 July, when the live matches for August and September are set to be revealed.
The revealing dates aren’t set in stone and at times last season they were revealed slightly later than as advertised – but that was when issues such as whether to have live tv games on Christmas Eve were being argued about, so surely no excuses with these opening ones.
Then a few days before the season kicks off, we are set to find out on Tuesday 7 August which Newcastle United fixtures have been selected for live TV in October and November.
All planned dates are detailed below and the very final set of live dates is for the final matchday, all clubs will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday 12 May 2019, with the live games chosen after the 37th round of matches have been played.
Today’s imminent announcement looks guaranteed to see major changes for Newcastle fans.
The matches under threat are:
11: Tottenham (h)
18: Cardiff City (a)
25: Chelsea (h)
1: Man City (a)
15: Arsenal (h)
22: Crystal Palace (a)
29: Leicester (h)
With the first five games against Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as at Cardiff, which is their first PL home game of the season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see all of those opening five games moved.
Premier League official announcement – 14 June 2018:
With the release of the 2018/19 Premier League fixtures, supporters can begin their planning for the season ahead.
Fans are reminded that throughout the season there will be alterations to the fixtures.
Match dates can change for a variety of reasons, including live TV broadcast selections and to accommodate matches in European and domestic cup competitions.
For this reason, Premier League fixtures are always advertised as being subject to change.
Below are the approximate dates for when the announcements on matches that have been selected for live TV broadcast will be made.
Period of matches (then planned approx date of announcement):
Aug/Sept 6 July
Oct/Nov 7 August
Dec/Jan 12 October
Feb 12 December
Mar 25 January
Apr 22 February
May 5 April
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