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Big start for Birmingham

The fixture list has landed and it has offered up a huge start for newly-promoted Birmingham.

Saturday August 11th sees them taking a trip to Stamford Bridge to face FA Cup holder Chelsea, for a baptism of fire that many fans were expecting.

The first home game will be against fellow promotion-winners Sunderland, so there will be high expectations of this being an opportunity to notch up some very valuable points.

The Christmas period sees a visit from Boro on Boxing Day, echoing the very firsat fixture at St Andrew`s on 26th December 1906. Let`s hope that the fans are not all drafted into clearing snow from the pitch in a repetition of Christmas Past.

Manchester United will be hosting Blues on New Year`s Day in a fixture that could be a Sky Sports choice, as meetings between Sir Alex and his old boys are always popular fare.

And what of the long-awaited Blues-Villa derbies? These are well-spaced, the St Andrew`s fixture taking place on the weekend of November 10th and the return match at Villa Park on the weekend of April 19th, when points could be all-important to both sides. These are likely to be highly-charged affairs and are bound to be heavily-policed early kickoffs.

All in all, it looks to be an exciting season. The first sight of the fixture list is always daunting and is a sharp reminder that there are no easy games at this level. The start of the season could be a good opportunity to pick up points, so it is imperative that Steve Bruce fashions a side that are prepared to come straight out of the blocks on August 11th.





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Date:Thursday June 14 2007

Time: 10:39AM

Your Comments

Good opening day?
SeasideEssexXile
Get ready to feel the backlash Brummy's. Come On Chelsea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dicksy
Couldn't get any bigger a game than Chelsea, good luck lads should be a really good game
pandapops
Stamford Bridge on the opening day? Not bad!
sandgroanun
And not only humbly ask you, nay, we expect you to lose 2-1, ok? cause we are going to thrash the pool "unbeaten at home" record.
Blue is the colour
don't get any ideas you brummies - we want that home record off of the cesspool!
Dales_Dad
ou might be able to measure how well you will do, after the opener.
miked_joker
I don't think they will be able to measure themselves after being thumped by us, it's not like they will have to play a team with such might and skill every week!!!
Dicksy
All you have to do is just get a good start because if not you are uop agianst it and it will be like that for the reest of the season.
will it ever happen
 

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