Newcastle United fans’ iconic Hanwell Town pilgrimage before Brentford on blockbuster Premier League final day

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The fixtures for the upcoming Premier League season have been announced and it’s a tough start for Newcastle United, who finish the year at Brentford.

Newcastle United fans will make their annual pilgrimage to London-based Hanwell Town on the final day of the 23/24 Premier League season. The fixture schedule for the upcoming campaign was announced today and the Magpies will finish the year with an away match at Brentford on Sunday, May 19.

It rounds off a favourable end-of-season run for Eddie Howe's side which includes meetings with two newly-promoted clubs Burnley and Sheffield United in the last four matches.

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Brentford, who finished in ninth place last season and just three points off the top six, play at the Gtech Community Stadium in West London which is just a short distance from Hanwell Town.

The non-league outfit are known as the Geordies thanks to their fascinating connection with Newcastle United supporters and host large groups of travelling fans at the Poweday Stadium before the meeting with Brentford.

Fans enjoy a drink at Hanwell Town and meet those connected with the club before making the four-mile trip to Brentford. Founded by homesick Geordies living in London over 100 years ago, the notoriety of Hanwell Town has grown over the past 18 months thanks to a series of viral moments online.

Newcastle United fans will finish the season at the Gtech Community Stadium (Image: Getty Images)Newcastle United fans will finish the season at the Gtech Community Stadium (Image: Getty Images)
Newcastle United fans will finish the season at the Gtech Community Stadium (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The club has been running for over 100 years and the team plays in black and white as a nod to their founders, railway and waterworkers from the North East positioned in London unite through a love for Newcastle United.

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Reflecting on when fans came to visit before the Brentford game last year, Hanwell Town's Head of Marketing and Social Media Elsa said: "It was a great vibe. Everyone was really up for it.

"Our chairman who is 84 years old welcomed everyone who came in and shook their hand which was a lovely moment. The support from Newcastle fans has been massive for the club, we are super grateful for all the help we’ve received.

"Before Wembley, we had over 300 Newcastle United fans drinking at the club, everyone was great and generously donated to our new stand which we’ve managed to get!"

Newcastle United's first away day in the upcoming Premier League season will be at the home of Champions Manchester City, the Etihad Stadium, in Gameweek 2. That fixture comes after the visit of Aston Villa to St James' Park and before Liverpool come to Tyneside in Gameweek 3.

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