The Premier League fixture list for the 2019/20 season is out, raising the excitement levels among fans ahead of the new campaign.
But for Newcastle United supporters, the situation is slightly different. Uncertainty remains about whether Rafa Benitez will be the club’s manager next term and whether the club will be taken over.
All of that impacts on other areas of the club – specifically recruitment of new players and keeping their own top talent – and creates a familiar feeling of unrest and uncertainty for the fanbase.
So while the Magpies could be forgiven if they didn’t give the fixture announcement much credence, one of their former players seemed more excited about it as he embarked on a return to the Premier League.
Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul was Daniel Farke’s number one choice as the Canaries were promoted back to the top flight as champions, and Newcastle travel to Carrow Road on the second weekend of the season.
He took to Twitter to mention the matches against European champions Liverpool and his old club on the first two weeks of the season, and Newcastle fans loved it…
😂😂😂 not biting mate. All the best for the season. Once a Geordie, always a Geordie. HWTL
— Cavaz 🖤❤️💛 (@seancavens) June 13, 2019
Your more geordie than most mate , good luck for the season
— craigcoozy (@thelittlemans) June 13, 2019
Big wooden spoon comes to mind, loved you as our keeper for NUFC not biting this time! Best of luck with Norwich another beautiful city 👍
— carol Bradley (@hurty1958) June 13, 2019
Great servant of NUFC, always showed passion and commitment! Left under a bit of a cloud but a true Geordie 👊 wish you well with Norwich this season in the big time! Hopefully have a howler against us though 😱⚽️👍
— Adrian Handyside (@AdrianHandysid1) June 13, 2019
Can't wait to see you back at St James next year Tim
— 𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆🐸 (@d_n_g_x) June 13, 2019
Tim will get a brilliant reception both home and away#well deserved
— Paul Hewitt (@PaulHew03845348) June 13, 2019
@Luke9NUFC9 – The return of the prodical son
— Yaseen Chotta (@YaseenChotta) June 13, 2019
You will get an epic reception
— Craig Serbert-Smith (@CraigNufcraig) June 13, 2019
— Sir Toon Army (@ThaiToonArmy) June 13, 2019
Love you mate, once a Geordie always a Geordie ⚫️⚪️
— Jordan (@jordan_nufc98) June 13, 2019
All the best for the season 🖖🖖🖖🖖🤞🤞🤞🤞✌️✌️✌️✌️🤙🤙🤙👏👏👏👏
— ian douglas (@Ian1973) June 13, 2019