The opening day of the Premier League, or Championship, season has not been a happy hunting ground for Newcastle United under Mike Ashley.

The grim statistic behind Newcastle United's opening weekend in the Premier League and Championship under Mike Ashley

It’s fair to say the opening day of the Premier League, or Championship, season has not been a happy hunting ground for Newcastle United.

By Liam Kennedy
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019, 17:27

Here we take a look at the last 12 seasons, since Mike Ashley took control of the club, and see how United’s results compare on the first day of the league season. United have won just twice – and not since 2012 – on day one in Ashley’s time at the club.

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