So we haven’t signed any more players, yet, but the 2010/2011 season is getting closer, with the release of the fixtures list this morning! I don’t know about you, but at 9am this morning, I was on the BBC sports website, eagerly waiting for it to be out. Now it’s finally out, who’ve we got? Obviously, we play every team twice, but I’m sure the curiosity was about ‘Who’ve we got first?’, ‘When do we play the Big Teams?’, etc.
Like last season, we start our campaign away at Merseyside, this time against Liverpool. My first reaction was ‘Why Liverpool?!’ But as someone cheekily pointed out on twitter, we’re starting against a mid-table team! Given how the table ended last season, it’s quite accurate. You can’t argue with the facts! Having said so though, it’s definitely not an easy fixture! Going to Anfield’s never easy, but we’ve got out little magician who seems to love Anfield. And what with him not being at the World Cup, he should be well restsed and raring to go!
Unlike last season, we don’t have games against the others in the Big 4 back-to-back. That’s such a positive thing, given last season’s disaster. But if that’s good news, we do have a bit of bad news in the sense that most of our matches after Champions League games are away! 5 out of 6, apparently, against teams like Sunderland, Manchester City and Aston Villa, compared to Sp*rs (if they’re lucky enough to get through the qualifiers!) with either 5 or 6 of them at home!
Anyways, those are (some of) the cards we were