Date: 19th June 2013 at 4:43pm
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There`s still a lot of the close season to navigate before we can all get back to the business in hand of defending our Premier League title.

But the release of the fixtures for next season, albeit in a form that will undoubtedly be carved up by the various satellite stations intent on providing the subscription paying viewers the service they want, is a landmark in what is a boring period.

Therefore, thanks to the European Court of Justice ruling that Dataco have no right to enforce financial charges for them to be published, we are now allowed to do so.

So here are the 2013 / 2014 fixtures as they currently stand:-

August

17th – 15:00 Swansea City (a)
24th – 15:00 Chelsea (h)
31st – 15:00 Liverpool (a)

September

14th – 15:00 Crystal Palace (h)
21st – 15:00 Manchester City (a)
28th – 15:00 West Bromwich Albion (h)

October

05th – 15:00 Sunderland (a)
19th – 15:00 Southampton (h)
26th – 15:00 Stoke City (h)

November

02nd – 15:00 Fulham (a)
09th – 15:00 Arsenal (h)
23rd – 15:00 Cardiff City (a)
30th – 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur (a)

December

03rd – 19:45 Everton (h)
07th – 15:00 Newcastle United (h)
14th – 15:00 Aston Villa (a)
21st – 15:00 West Ham United (h)
26th – 15:00 Hull City (a)
28th – 15:00 Norwich City (a)

January

01st – 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur (h)
11th – 15:00 Swansea City (h)
18th – 15:00 Chelsea (a)
28th – 19:45 Cardiff City (h)

February

01st – 15:00 Stoke City (a)
08th – 15:00 Fulham (h)
11th – 19:45 Arsenal (a)
22nd – 15:00 Crystal Palace (a)

March

01st – 15:00 Manchester City (h)
08th – 15:00 West Bromwich Albion (a)
15th – 15:00 Liverpool (h)
22nd – 15:00 West Ham United (a)
29th – 15:00 Aston Villa (h)

April

05th – 15:00 Newcastle United (a)
12th – 15:00 Hull City (h)
19th – 15:00 Everton (a)
26th – 15:00 Norwich City (h)

May

03rd – 15:00 Sunderland (h)
11th – 15:00 Southampton (a)

Could we have wished for a better first home game to get those juices flowing or perhaps David Moyes might have wished for an easy couple of games to get acclimatized to that bench that Sir Alex Ferguson occupied for so long?