Just a week to go until the 2013/2014 fixture list is unveiled, with this key yearly regularity being under estimated by most.http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/fans/faqs/when-are-the-fixtures-compiled.html
When are the Premier League fixtures announced?
The fixture list will be confirmed on Wednesday 19 June at 9:00am.
The first set of changes take place when television companies select the first group of matches they would like to screen live. This usually happens within two – three weeks of the original list coming out. At around the same time, the clubs that are playing in Europe will examine the list to see if there are any matches which need to be moved. Once teams progress to the later rounds of the other cup competitions, League fixtures can be altered. In this instance we always consult with the local police and the clubs concerned.
Do i find it a surprise we had one of the worst opening starts of a season during the last campaign when we had a new manager in the summer and faced Arsenal, Citee and United within the first 5 games of the season? This lovely FA arrangement also became the catalyst of the most retorted line surrounding our beloved club last year; "Liverpool have not beaten one of the top 6 teams this season".
So with the tables turned, do i see Moyes having to shuttle his troops down the M62 to Anfield on 17th August 2013? Don't be stupid its United we're talking about, who will undoubtedly have Hull at home to allow Golem to ease nicely into his role.
So banter/bickering aside, who will be our first casualty this year?
I'm going for a trip down St Mary's to be our first fixture. (Southampton Away)