Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Season

With this World Cup shaping up as the dullest since...well, the last one probably (Germany, Diego Forlan and that Spanish self-destruct button aside), it's the perfect time for the Premier League to release next season's fixtures.

As last year proved, the single most important thing is to get off to a good start. With our luck, though, we'll probably end up with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal away before the end of August - and Sunderland at home in between.

UPDATE: I wasn't too far off. Old Trafford first up, followed by Villa at home. Two of our next three away games are against Everton and Manchester City, making Blackpool at home a must-win and Wolves away a must not lose. As for the trip to Wigan on New Year's Day...

5 comments:

christopher j.d. said...

as you say... the dullest...
It would be a snooze fest if it weren't for those frickin cultural trumpets...

Michael said...

France - Mexico tonight.
Can't wait.

christopher j.d. said...

hopefully a good one... tho i've said that a few times already and been proved very wrong..

good luck on your opener.. beat them..BEAT THEM.

TeeTotallyNot said...

slightly bored (and surprised) yet excited. Before Friday 1.30pm.
Nothing better to upset my mood than the dreaded list of potential public embarrassments.. yep.
I'll put my German cap on again and try to live in denial till August.

Andy said...

At least the Toon fans' comments on Sky Sports News were fairly coherent and intelligent after the fixtures were announced ;)

Shame the clips from the day before weren't the same (sample "whey what's the point, wer only gannin straight back doon" - insightful).

Man United away - World Cup fatique, anti-Glazer protests, a new crowd due to core-fanbase boycott - there isn't a better place to start.