Date: 17th June 2011 at 4:22pm
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Today is a day that has football fans all over the country glued to tv sets and websites in anticipation of our first taste of the new season with the release of the fixtures for the upcoming campaign.

Despite the fact that the tight fisted gits at the EPL and others organisations put a block on anyone publishing a full set of fixtures without stumping up a substantial wedge of cash, we are allowed to have a look of some of the more important fixtures.

It`s probably safe to assume, that at this time of day most of you have already seen the fixtures in full, so will already know what a positively wretched start to the season we`ve got.

Newcastle away on the opening day will be an instant opening of old wounds from last season as we revisit the site of our record breaking 4-4 draw with the barcodes in the 2010/11 season.

The following two games will be at home to the Scousers followed by a trip to the Champions, Manchester United. It`s like someone wants us to struggle huh? Still, everyone has to play everyone, so if we can get off to a good start it will put us in good stead.

We don`t have to wait long till the first North London derby of the season with a trip to White Hart Lane coming on October 1st.

The mighty Gunners wrap up their season with an away game at West Brom in May.

One thing is for sure, if we`re to contend for the title, and not suffer the wrath of angry Gooners then we need to get off to a flier. The summer has offered us a chance to get away from all the negativity that`s been hanging around the club recently, but make no mistake, our first three fixtures have the potential to bring it all flying back if things don`t go our way.

With Champions League qualifiers looming on the horizon and a tricky start to the season, we`ve got to ensure we have all our sh*t in one sock as quickly as humanly possible.