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Your Reaction to the 2011-12 Premier League Fixtures

313918866 e1831014d71 Your Reaction to the 2011 12 Premier League Fixtures

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The schedule for the 2011-12 Premier League season was announced this morning in England. You can view the week-by-week fixtures or search by each club. After you’ve had a chance to review the fixtures, come back here to discuss!

For the opening weekend of the Premier League fixtures on August 13-15, which matches are you most interested in seeing? Premier League champions Manchester United travel away to West Bromwich Albion. Meanwhile, the TV production crews must be excited at the prospect of Newcastle against Arsenal. Could this match live up to anything close than the 4-4 encounter from February of this year?

Speaking of Arsenal, it looks like the Gunners have the toughest start to the season. After playing a tricky match against Newcastle, they play Liverpool the following week at the Emirates followed by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

As a Swansea City fan, I’m obviously very excited about the prospect of seeing the Swans battle Manchester City at Eastlands. There’s nothing like diving into the deep end of the Premier League and being the underdog where no one expects you to win. I’m sure Swansea will rise to the occasion and give City a few frights. But coming up against one of the richest clubs in the world on your opening weekend is certainly a trial by fire and a true test of Swansea’s character.

Again, take a look at the fixtures in more detail and post your feedback in the comments section below. I’m not sure what Swansea has done to deserve this, but the Premier League has their last two fixtures of the season as Manchester United (away) and Liverpool (home). Talk about an impossible end to the season.

One more thing. The TV schedule for the opening weekend of the season will be revealed in the next two weeks. As soon as we find out what it is, we’ll post it here as well as on our TV schedule page.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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