Important upcoming fixtures for NUFC to push out of the relegation battle

Posted on January 11th, 2019 | 4 Comments |

Ciaran Clark scoring
Ciaran Clark scoring in Toon’s last game against Burnley
It continues to be a difficult season for Newcastle United at present, and they remain in the battle to stay in the top flight. At present they are around 11/4 to face the drop, which would usually be a big shock for a side as big as Newcastle United if they hadn’t already been relegated twice in the last ten years under current owner, Mike Ashley. What happens in the current January transfer window may also play a role in the prospects for the Magpies in this battle.

However, punters are busy supporting them to stay in the Premier League using the latest offers at They are just a few points from safety at the moment, so need to pick up points fast. Here we cover some important upcoming fixtures which could define their season.

Newcastle v Huddersfield – 23rd February.

The first big upcoming fixture for the club is a clash with Huddersfield at the end of February. Huddersfield themselves are really struggling this season, and sit at the bottom of the table. They are the favourites for the drop, so this is a game Newcastle will expect to pick up maximum points, with it also being played at home. They recently played back in December, in which Newcastle won 1-0, despite only having 26% of the possession. It is likely to be a completely different game at St James’ Park.

Newcastle v Burnley – 27th February.

In what is a very important period for the club sees Newcastle welcome Burnley in the last league game of February. Burnley had a fantastic season last year in finishing 7th, but they have failed to reach those heights so far this season. They are also now in the heart of the relegation battle, so this is set to be a very important fixture for both clubs. The previous clash between the two sides early on this season finished 2-1 to Newcastle, so they will be confident they can pick up the three points on the return home leg.

Newcastle v Southampton – 20th April.

The end of April fixture with Southampton already looks like it could play a big impact come the end of the season. Southampton have surprisingly been very poor this season, and are really struggling at the bottom of the table. Therefore three points would be a huge result for Newcastle. The previous encounter finished 0-0 this season, but it was a 3-0 Newcastle win when taking place at St James’ Park last season. So Newcastle will be looking to produce a similar performance this time around.

Fulham v Newcastle – 12th May.

The final game of the Premier league season for Newcastle sees them travel to face Fulham. The London club are also fighting it out at the bottom of the table, so this could be a huge fixture with the winner possibly even staying up. Both clubs will be hoping to have already secured safety, with the previous encounter in December finishing 0-0 between the two sides.

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4 Responses

  1. I didn’t know this blog was still going and just happened across it browsing through some other sites.
    All the best lads for this new year, So have a good one…

    Like most I am not that interested in Newcastle United at the moment due to a certain calorie challenged gentleman.
    I have been putting the odd post on The Mags website if there was anything to comment on.

    I am more involved with my local non league club these days who is Heaton Stannington.
    The club is growing all the time and it has been a pleasure reconnecting with the sport I loved as a boy through this club.
    No millionaire footballers here but just honest lads who get stuck in and give their all for the cause.
    We have people coming to watch us from Manchester, Birkenhead, Exeter, London, Oldham and further afield to watch our little club.

    We too play in Black ‘n’ White stripes and the lads who follow us now consider The Stan as their main club.
    We sit currently 5th in the table of The Northern League Division 2 with aspirations of getting promoted so we can play the likes of the mighty North Shields, Whitley Bay etc lol

    I will definitely get back to posting on here now that I know it is still up and running.

  2. Joe! It must be over two years now since you were last on here? It’s good to see you back, and hear a little about what you’ve been up to in all this time.

    I may have said this already in the last few days but though I still watch the games down here in the Smoke, but I do it more out of a sense of duty as a Geordie than I do for entertainment and thrills. I was a bit of fan of Benitez and wanted him as a Newcastle manager since I used to watch him at Valencia on my little holidays over there, but he pissed me off today, not for the first time. We’ve been goal shy all season (less than a goal a game) but Schar, who never gets much of a chance finally got another start in the last game, and he was magnificent. Even though he’s a defender, he showed more attacking threat than all the strikers this season, so he leaves him on the bench until the last knockings of the game this time, and we inevitably go for yet another game without a goal. He’s a bit of an ideologue when it comes to his systematic squad rotation.

    With any luck, Heaton Stannington might overtake the Mackems if they continue their decent through the leagues ;-)

  3. Cheers Worky, Just got in from a rainy Kingsley Park Ryton & Crawcrook Albion where we won 0-1 in an awful game where we should have won by more.
    It’s the 3 points that count though and we are 6 points behind Northallerton Town with a game in hand still sitting in 5th.

  4. You’ve obviously been lured by all the glamour, Joe!

    Down here, I’ve always liked the sound of the ‘Corinthian Casuals’ out of the lower league sides, because they sound like a mixture of Victorian sporting gentlemen and smart but casually dressed football hooligans. I think Pardew played for them in his early days.