The dust has settled since the fixtures were released at 10 o'clock this morning and after studying them I am trying to figure out if we got a favourable set of fixtures.
I think we have a good start, the first four fixtures against Blackburn, Everton, Wolves and Portsmouth all seem winnable to me. I think Everton will be the toughest game but I am hoping we will be stronger than them this season.
There is a couple of hard double headers for us in the fixtures, we have Liverpool followed by Chelsea in February and then Man Utd followed by Arsenal in April, all winnable of course but all very tough to win. The stand out month in the fixtures for me though is September, we only have three games and two of them are against Man Utd and Arsenal, I think it is the hardest month to take the majority of the points on offer.
Apart from September I don't see a month of fixtures where we will hit a real hard patch, the fixtures seem to be very varied, the weak, average and strong teams all mixed in together.
A good amount of points in each month are well and truly there for the taking, we just need our away form to get better and I can see us having at the very least a comfortable season.
What do you think about our fixtures?