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Nottingham Forest fans react to playing Newcastle United first match

1 year ago

Nottingham Forest fans are back watching their team in the top tier, with a play-off success at Wembley ending an absence of more than two decades.

Along with supporters of every other Premier League club, Nottingham Forest fans keen to see the release of fixtures on Thursday morning.

The 9am announcement revealing Newcastle United (see the NUFC 2022/23 Premier League fixtures HERE) away first up for the newly promoted club.

Whilst the release of the live TV choices for UK broadcast (see HERE) have perhaps surprisingly seen Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest as NOT one of the five choices.

So as things stand, it appears the match remains at 3pm Saturday 6 August to kick off the season at St James Park.

The last time Nottingham Forest fans saw their team win in a league visit to St James Park, was a 1-0 away victory on 29 October 1988. That season saw Newcastle United relegated…

Nottingham Forest fans debating their first match of the 2022/23 Premier League season on their Forest Forum message board:

‘(Before the fixture release, who want first game) Newcastle as I want to absolutely batter them.’

‘(This morning before the fixture release) Newcastle away first up is the rumour…’

‘(Also before the fixture release) Ive seen the same leak, it has us down as a 3pm kick off against Newcastle though, it’d seem very odd for us not to be on TV first Premier League game back in 20 odd years.’

‘Leak was real, Newcastle away!’


‘Newcastle might try to buy a complete new squad. Get em before they know how to play together.

It all feels very real, suddenly. Over to the recruiting guru’s to get us an 11 that can compete.’

‘I would always want to play the bigger sides first because you get used to what to expect and don’t go into your cup final games (September) blind.’

‘Finally we have a 3pm kick off game on Saturday. They’ve released the TV schedule and thankfully our game vs Newcastle isn’t moved.

Also have you seen Bournemouth’s start 😳 – Villa – Man City – Arsenal – Liverpool’

‘This isn’t that bad I’m quite happy with the initial games and feel like we’ll be ok with some points on the board by the time Man City arrive.’

‘We still owe these cheats from 1974.’

‘This times a million.’

‘It hits home how tough it’s gonna be!

I will take 3 points from the first 5 games!’

‘The Everton and Bournemouth games will be big for us and who knows what Newcastle will look like come the end of the window.’

‘Don’t see why we shouldn’t target wins in the first three games.’

‘It’s a tough 1st match. Newcastle will be looking for at least a push at top third this season. Hopefully we can catch them cold.’

‘My best pal has access to fancy dan put yer best cravat on corporate tickets at St James.

Reet up bonfires strasse, you can get egg and chips at these do’s can’t you ?’

‘I’m gonna try and get Geordie to arrange a visit to visit her mum that weekend.

Imagine a Forest victory, then me you out on the lash in Seaburn.’

‘I’m amazed Sky or BT haven’t picked up our first game back.’


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