A home draw first then. That’s not bad. It’s not a thrilling draw though, is it? No offence to Aston Villa but it’s hardly a glamour tie. Nope, that’s not until October 1st when we host those upstarts from the other side of the borough.

All in all, I’m pretty disappointed. December looks to be a very expensive month with three away matches – two of them being against promoted clubs. The third being a short walk up the road on Boxing Day. Likewise April, with two trips to Merseyside and a trip to Bolton.

My favourite month (on the basis that it’s the least worst) is probably October. A lovely home derby and a visit from the lovely Everton (who have a special place in my heart as my boyfriend is an Evertonian). I’ve promised myself never to set foot in the Britannia Stadium again so that’s a weekend off, and I quite like Wigan with it’s cosy stadium and good-humoured fans.

Don’t get me started on ending the season at White Hart Lane though. The Barclays Premier League fixtures computer is getting a strongly worded letter from me about that.

What do you think about them? Do you have a best and worst month?

The fixtures in full;

August 2011

Sat 13 Aston Villa H
Sat 20 Wolverhampton Wanderers A
Sat 27 Newcastle United A

September 2011

Sat 10 Blackburn Rovers H
Sat 17 Manchester City H
Wed 21 Carling Cup 3
Sat 24 West Bromwich Albion A

October 2011

Sat 1 Queens Park Rangers H
Sat 15 Stoke City A
Sat 22 Everton H
Sat 29 Wigan Athletic A

November 2011

Sat 5 Tottenham Hotspur H
Sat 19 Sunderland A
Sat 26 Arsenal A

December 2011

Sat 3 Liverpool H
Sat 10 Swansea City A
Sat 17 Bolton Wanderers H
Wed 21 Manchester United H
Mon 26 Chelsea A
Sat 31 Norwich City A

January 2012

Mon 2 Arsenal H
Sat 7 F.A. Cup 3
Sat 14 Blackburn Rovers A
Sat 21 Newcastle United H

February 2012

Wed 1 West Bromwich Albion H
Sat 4 Manchester City A
Sat 11 Stoke City H
Sat 25 Queens Park Rangers A

March 2012

Sat 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Sat 10 Aston Villa A 
Sat 17 Swansea City H
Sat 24 Manchester United A
Sat 31 Norwich City H

April 2012

Sat 7 Bolton Wanderers A
Mon 9 Chelsea H
Sat 14 Liverpool A
Sat 21 Wigan Athletic H
Sat 28 Everton A

May 2012

Sat 5 Sunderland H
Sun 13 Tottenham Hotspur A