LIVER BIRD – Liverpool FC Fixtures 2015/2016

It always amazes me how quickly the release of the fixture list comes around. I still haven’t quite got over that embarrassing defeat to Stoke yet here we are presented with another chance to get humiliated as we travel to the Britannia on the opening day of the season.It’s quite a tough start for the Reds who will also have to face Arsenal and Manchester United alongside Stoke in their initial three away ties. October brings the first Merseyside Derby to be held at Goodison Park whilst January brings back to back home games for the return fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United.Overall I feel the fixture list is relatively kind, especially towards the end of the season where Liverpool will more than likely need all the hope they can get. I can’t say I’m filled with optimism going in to the start of this season but I would much rather get the big teams out the way, even if this means racking up some losses.The big ties will force our lads to play and there’s no time to adjust with a manager’s job on the line. Both Brendan Rodgers and his chosen side once the transfer window slams shut need to hit the ground running, it’s as simple as that.A full detailed list of fixtures is available on www.liverpoolfc.comAugust8 – Stoke City (A)15 – Bournemouth (H)22 – Arsenal (A)29 – West Ham United (H)September12 – Manchester United (A)19 – Norwich City (H)26 – Aston Villa (H)October3 – Everton (A)17 – Tottenham Hotspur (A)24 – Southampton (H)31 – Chelsea (A)November7 – Crystal Palace (H)21 – Manchester City (A)28 – Swansea City (H)December5 – Newcastle United (A)12 – West Bromwich Albion (H)19 – Watford (A)26 – Leicester City (H)28 – Sunderland (A)January2 – West Ham United (A)12 – Arsenal (H)16 – Manchester United (H)23 – Norwich City (A)February2 – Leicester City (A)6 – Sunderland (H)13 – Aston Villa (A)27 – Everton (H)March1 – Manchester City (H)5 – Crystal Palace (A)12 – Chelsea (H)19 – Southampton (A)April2 – Tottenham Hotspur (H)9 – Stoke City (H)16 – Bournemouth (A)23 – Newcastle United (H)30 – Swansea City (A)May7 – Watford (H)15 – West Bromwich Albion (A)Like “The Liver Bird” on Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheLiverBirdsBlog

GUARDIAN – Premier League 2015-16 fixtures: week-by-week list for the season

Season to begin on 8 August 2015 and will conclude on 15 May 2016Liverpool face daunting run of early away fixtures8 August 2015: Arsenal v West Ham United, Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Chelsea v Swansea City, Everton v Watford, Leicester City v Sunderland Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United v Southampton, Norwich City v Crystal Palace, Stoke City v Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City. Continue reading…

TI – Simon Hart: Neil Adams’ unavailing relegation battle has let him spread wings with Canaries this season

“When you’ve got Jose Mourinho standing four feet away, you know this really is the highest challenge you can get.” Neil Adams is looking back on last spring and the experience of being thrown in at the deep end as Norwich City manager. From the outside, the youth-team coach promoted to replace Chris Hughton had a thankless task – Norwich’s final fixtures were against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal – yet Adams saw it differently.