Stadium of Light up first
came out today and no doubt a very excitable
Stadium of Light will welcome the Addicks on the first day of the season. Fellow new boys Wigan provide our next game and our first at the Valley and this is quickly followed by the visit of European Champions Liverpool, although this game already has a question mark over it because of the Scousers participation in the qualifying rounds of next season's European Champions League competition.
Other "notable games" include the visit of champions Chelsea on September 17th, Arsenal on Boxing Day and West Ham on New Years Eve.
But I suspect like others, the games I particularly look out for are the first 7 and the last 7. But have no fear we finish with a nice easy trip to Old Trafford, who with a 10-point deficit due to administration will probably need to win to stay up!
Isn't it nice to see all of those Saturday at 3 o' clock fixtures? Of course come next Friday when Sky announce their televised games, this will soon revert back to Monday's, Sunday's and Saturday tea time.
Other news is of The Sun's
breaking story that we are on the verge of signing Reading's Steve Sidwell. Of course, the Current Bun have been known to occasionally get it wrong but personally this signing would stir me from my summer stupor - it's going to be 100F here tomorrow. Phew what a scorcher!