Toon away - I'm not sure it's the sort of fixture that I would have hoped for as an opener.Hopefully, the new manager will have had 6 weeks by then to bed himself in and see what he makes of the squad.Opening weekend fixtures: Saturday, August 18Arsenal v SunderlandEverton v Manchester UnitedFulham v Norwich CityManchester City v SouthamptonNewcastle United v Tottenham HotspurQueens Park Rangers v Swansea CityReading v Stoke CityWest Bromwich Albion v LiverpoolWest Ham United v Aston VillaWigan Athletic v Chelsea
I think it's quite a good game to start with. It's the sort of game where any result is likely, and if we do manage to get a result then it's a good away game to get out of the way early.
There is of course an albeit slim chance than Levy might go for Pardew. IF that happened would Arry be intererested in the vacant Newcastle job?Now that would be an interesting opening game of the season!!!