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New Season, New-Look Programme

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United kick off the 2012/13 campaign at home against Spurs on Saturday, and there is a new-look matchday programme

By Dan Sheridan - Newcastle United Managing Editor


It's the start of a new season at Newcastle this weekend as the Magpies take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off), and your new-look matchday programme is full to the brim ahead of the big kick-off.

We've an exclusive first interview with new arrival Vurnon Anita, who joined the Club from Ajax this week. The Dutchman explains why he chose a move to Tyneside and his hopes as a United player.

There's also a host of new features for the 2012/13 campaign. iToons sees our players talk candidly about life on and off the pitch, with cover star Steven Taylor taking the plunge first.

In Hometown Heroes, our lads go back to their roots and lift the lid on life back home, with Australian new boy Curtis Good the first to tell us about growing up and kicking a ball for the first time in Melbourne.

Our first Young Gun interview is with another new face, as midfielder Gael Bigirimana opens up about signing for United from Coventry City and where he finds inspiration.

Premier League Years is another of our latest features, and with England's revamped top flight now in its 20th year, we go back to the very beginning, focussing on every Newcastle United season, starting with the 1993/94 campaign.

Fresh from London 2012, we hear from BBC Olympic commentator and lifelong Toon fan Brendan Foster, while Club Historian Paul Joannou delves into the archives in out ever-popular history pages.

And as ever, our award-winning opposition section brings you all the stats, facts and profiles you'll need on our visitors from North London ahead of the big game.

The programme is on sale now in our Official Club Store at the Sports Direct Arena, and will be available around the ground on matchday as usual.

Single programmes and subscriptions are also available online at www.o-publishing.co.uk/shop.