Howe 'delighted' with Pope dealpublished at 21:27 23 June
21:27 23 June
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe on the signing of goalkeeper Nick Pope from Burnley: "Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper, so I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.
“There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition.
“I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead.”
'Great to have Pope on board'published at 21:26 23 June
Transfer news: Magpies given chance to bring in Baillypublished at 07:32 20 June
07:32 20 June
Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, from Manchester United. (Mirror), external
The Magpies have also been told they must pay £50m to sign 22-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby. (Sun), external
Newcastle and Leeds United have been linked with Burnley's Nathan Collins, but Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City are expected to make bids for the 21-year-old Republic of Ireland defender this week. (Sun), external
'Banana skin written all over it' - your thoughts on Newcastle's fixturespublished at 17:07 17 June
17:07 17 June
We asked how you feel about Newcastle's schedule for the new season after the fixture list was released.
Here are some of your thoughts:
Elliot: At home against Forest first? The pessimist in me says that has banana skin written all over it. Having said that, this isn’t the Ashley era we’re under anymore. St James’ will be rocking, flags will be out en masse and the Toon Army will continue how they finished last season! Pleased to see that we don’t start against a team in the top four!
Neil: Reasonable start, especially if we get the signings we want. Admittedly facing City and Liverpool in August will be tricky but sometimes it’s better to play the best teams at the start of the season before they get into their stride.
Alex: Games against the top six are pretty spread out. No month is particularly hard, May might be the toughest but hopefully we'll be high-flying by then.
Gavin: Doesn’t really matter when we play teams. Fact of the matter is we win as many home games as possible, get points in the road against teams around and below us, and try to compete against Liverpool and Manchester City home and away!
How do you feel with next season's fixture list? Have your say here
Break in Premier League of more than six weeks in 2022-23published at 15:03 17 June
15:03 17 June
The 2022-23 season has been adjusted to accommodate the 2022 World Cup, which takes place in the middle of the domestic calendar.
It starts a week earlier than normal - 75 days after the final day of the 2021-22 campaign - and finishes a week later than usual on 28 May.
Fifa, world football's governing body, has already stipulated that players must be released on 14 November for the World Cup.
It means the mid-season break will last more than six weeks.
There will be 16 matchdays before Qatar - five in August, three in September, six in October and two in November.
Will Newcastle put an end to Forest's impressive opening-day record?published at 13:20 17 June
13:20 17 June
Newcastle United have only won one of their past eight matches on the opening day of the Premier League season.
However, the Magpies have won their past eight home games against Forest since.
'Players need a break in order to perform'published at 09:52 17 June
09:52 17 June
Ex-England defender Laura Bassett says players need a proper break in order to perform at a high level.
After a busy post-season international schedule, the domestic 2022-23 season starts just 50 days after Premier League fixtures were released on Thursday.
Bassett says recent international performances have shown that players need a longer break.
She told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily: "It’s tough isn’t it? But over recent years it's something players have had to get used to, rightly or wrongly.
"I just think the clubs are so refined in their processes and their research. The amount of staff that they have now, you really have to give the players as much support as possible.
"But sometimes, as a player, it’s the psychological and mental aspect that you just can’t take away - and underestimate and downplay, to be honest.
"We saw from recent games that it’s tough. These players are human - you can’t forget that. You can’t just roll out performances at such a high level and intensity. Players need a break in order to perform."