It's that day that makes it all seem that little bit closer! It's even almost enough to make us forget the Joe Kinnear Debacle. Almost. So without further ado, this is who the likes of Yohan Kebab, Hatem Ben Afrie and Shola Amemobi will be facing next season:
The first port of call for many of you (me included) would have been to look for the two Sunderland games, with them being held on the; 26th October away and then the home derby the 1st February. The first couldn't be tougher as we are handed Manchester City away, but then it's followed by four winnable games. A boxing day home game is sure to appease many fans followed by Arsenal away (again!). But overall there is a lot of chances to get a good run going and stave off relegation after a turbulent pre, pre-season.
Obviously throughout the course of the season, fixtures will be moved around and changed due to weather, Sky etc etc. But these fixtures, for the most part will be correct and should allow fans to make plans for travel for the first few games at least. Hopefully if we can manage to get a good run going we'll have a strong start and look to be back in the top half. Howay the lads!
In other news, Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias has resigned, more on that later, keep it at Coming Home Newcastle for reaction to fixtures and the Llambias news.