Newcastle United start life in the Championship with a televised visit to Fulham's Craven Cottage on Friday night.
Rafa Benitez's men will be hoping to get their season off to a winning start after being relegated from the Premiership last season.
But it's not the first time the clubs have been rivals in the second tier of English football.
Here's a slideshow of pictures from meetings in the old 2nd Division in the late 1970s and early 1980s, all at St James's Park.
They feature stars such as Alan Shoulder, Peter Withe, Kevin Keegan, Chris Waddle and Terry McDermott.
See how many of the players you can remember.