Pompey Begin With Fulham

Last updated : 17 June 2009 By Jim Bonner
Portsmouth will begin the 2009/10 Premier League season with a home game against Fulham.

The first away trip of the campaign is a midweek fixture at newly promoted Birmingham before a trip to the Emirates Stadium the following weekend. However, the one fixture we were all looking for takes place on matchday 9 on the weekend of October 17th.

Harry Redknapp will face his former club on that date with the return fixture at White Hart Lane coming on March 27th, ironically a day before my birthday!

For the fourth time in five seasons Pompey will play West Ham on Boxing Day whilst the blues finish the season at Goodison Park.

Obviously because of those lovely folks at Football DataCo. I'm not allowed to post the full fixture list or even a chunk of the list and I can't even rename the clubs to "West London White" or anything clever like that. So for those who use the messageboard please don't post the fixtures for legal reasons.

I'm quite happy with our start to the season given how difficult the last two have been and with a decent squad we should be able to navigate the first set of fixtures with a healthy point total, especially as we only meet one of the "big four" in the first 13 games.

Bring on the season!