Key dates Newcastle United must watch ahead of potential Premier League disruption
Just over a fortnight has passed since this season’s Premier League fixtures were published – but there will be changes in the near future.
The new Premier League season is now just over a month away and Newcastle United supporters are already formulating their plans to support Eddie Howe’s side over the next nine months.
The Magpies will kick off what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory with a home game against newly promoted Nottingham Forest on the first Saturday in August.
Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime are showing Premier League fixtures over the course of the season, but have decided not to produce live coverage of United’s encounter with Steve Cooper’s side.
But there could be disruption to further Magpies fixtures, with the three broadcasters yet to select their fixtures for live broadcast in the early weeks of the season.
NewcastleWorld takes a look at the key dates for the announcement of match picks and which Newcastle fixtures could be impacted in each round.
Match period: August – September
Provisional announcement date: Tuesday, July 5
The top picks for the live stream will be announced next week – although opening weekend selections have already been made.
Crystal Palace’s home game with Arsenal will kick off live matches following Sky Sports’ decision to broadcast the game on Friday August 5.
BT Sport’s season kicks off with newly-promoted Fulham meeting Liverpool at lunchtime on the first Saturday of the season before coverage returns to Sky for Chelsea’s trip to Everton in the evening.
The first ‘super Sunday’ of the season sees Sky show Brighton’s visit to Manchester United and champions Manchester City opening their title defense with a game at West Ham United.
However, any remaining fixtures in August and September could be affected by the decision to be announced on Tuesday.
This means Magpies fans will have to wait to finalize their plans for seven games following the home opener against Nottingham Forest.
Devices possibly impacted: 13/8 Brighton (A), 20/8 Manchester City (H), 27/8 Wolves (A), 31/8 Liverpool (A), 3/9 Crystal Palace (H), 10/9 West Ham United (A) ), 17/9 Bournemouth (A)
Match period: October
Provisional announcement date: Friday, July 29
United return to the Premier League after an international break with a visit to Fulham on Saturday October 1.
It kicks off a turbulent month with six games in 28 days as the Premier League prepares to pause for the World Cup in Qatar from November.
The home game against Everton on October 19 will be shown live on Amazon Prime – but further live game selections are expected to be announced at the end of July, giving Magpies fans time to plan their travels.
Devices possibly impacted: 1/10 Fulham (A), 8/10 Brentford (M), 15/10 Manchester United (A), 19/10 Everton live on Amazon Prime (H), 22/10 Spurs (A), 29/10 Aston Villa (H)
Match period: November
Provisional announcement date: Tuesday, September 13
Thoughts will turn to England’s bid to win the World Cup by the start of November.
A first-ever Winter World Cup final means the Premier League season will take a six-week break from mid-month until Boxing Day.
Live selection announcements will be made in mid-September with just two United games scheduled before the break.
Devices possibly impacted: 5/11 Southampton (A), 12/11 Chelsea (H)
Match period: December – January
Provisional announcement date: Tuesday, October 11
The workload during the traditionally hectic festive period has been eased by the World Cup and the Premier League’s decision to scrap the game between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve matches.
However, Newcastle will return to action on Boxing Day with an Amazon Prime broadcast of their visit to Leicester City ahead of an unusually timed home game on the final day of 2022.
The start of the FA Cup also limits Eddie Howe’s side to just three league games in the first month of the new year and those five games could be included in the live pick announcement to be made in October. .
Devices possibly impacted: 26/12 Leicester City – live on Amazon Prime (A), 31/12 Leeds United (M), 2/1 Arsenal (A), 14/1 Fulham (M), 21/1 Crystal Palace (A)
Match period: February
Provisional announcement date: Tuesday, December 6
Much of the talk at the start of February will focus on United’s position in the table and the impact any January signings could have on their prospects for the rest of the season.
There are four league matches during the month and three of them will take place at St James Park.
Announcements regarding the live TV selections will be made in early December.
Devices possibly impacted: 4/2 West Ham United (M), 11/2 Bournemouth (A), 18/2 Liverpool (M), 25/2 Brighton (M)
Match period: March
Provisional announcement date: Wednesday, January 25
The business end of the season is fast approaching with the onset of spring.
This is where Newcastle really found their groove last season and if they repeat this trick next campaign, all of the matches in March could be shown.
There are only three matches scheduled – but there could be a case for them all taking place in front of the cameras.
Devices possibly impacted: 4/3 Manchester City (A), 11/2 Wolves (M), 18/3 Nottingham Forest (A)
Match period: April
Provisional announcement date: Tuesday, February 21
The penultimate month of a long season is also one of the Magpies’ busiest periods with six games in 29 days.
Again, with the season rapidly approaching its climax, fixtures will become vulnerable to movement depending on where Eddie Howe’s men are and their opposition in the table.
Devices possibly impacted: 1/4 Manchester United (M), 8/4 Brentford (A), 15/4 Aston Villa (A), 22/4 Spurs (M), 25/4 Everton (A), 29/4 Southampton (M)
See you in May
This is where broadcasters give themselves more leeway with live match announcements and the drama at both ends of the table escalates.
This means that the selections for the weekend of May 6 will be made on Thursday March 23, the selections for the weekend of May 13 are announced on Thursday March 30 and the live matches for May 20 will be revealed on Thursday April 7. .
The final matches of the season will take place on Sunday May 28 and broadcasters will unveil their live televised matches after the penultimate weekend of the campaign.
However, the date and time of these end-of-season matches will not be changed as all matches are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
Devices possibly impacted: 6/5 Arsenal (M), 13/5 Leeds United (A), 20/5 Leicester City (M), 28/5 Chelsea (A)
The Premier League has warned that all live match announcements are “subject to change”.