Newcastle have been handed a tough start to the 2018/19 Premier League season (or so I read on Facebook with many fans moaning), but what is the significance of the opening day? Does it really matter?
There are no medals handed out in August, of course, but perhaps a team's fortunes on the opening day of the season are rather more significant than it might seem.
For example, only one club has lost their first game of a Premier League season and gone on to win the title, which suggests as many as 10 clubs could effectively see their title chances end on the opening weekend!
We are 500/1 so it probably doesn't matter to us ... but shop around and if you feel we can do it you can get 750/1.
After all ... Leicester City managed it.