The new 2016-2017 football season kicks off tonight as Fulham host Newcastle in the Championship
The new 2016-2017 football season kicks off tonight as Fulham host Newcastle (kick-off 7.45pm) in the Championship. It’s going to be vital for the Magpies to move on from the disappointment of relegation, but this league is a notoriously tough one. Newcastle do, however, have a superb tactical manager in the shape of ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool boss Rafael Benítez. He was tantalisingly close to keeping Newcastle in the Premier League back in May, but does he have what it takes to climb out of this bruising, brutal division?