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The festive period is always a crucial time in the season with various matches crammed in. For Southampton, they begin that period at home to Sunderland on 22nd December travelling to West London to face Fulham on Boxing Day and the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City three days later. The Potters will be Southampton's opponents in the last game of the season when they travel to St. Mary's on 19th May.
August 18th/19th: Manchester City (A)
September 1st: Manchester United (H)
September 15th: Arsenal (A)
November 24th: Newcastle United (H)
December 8th: Reading (H)
December 26th: Fulham (A)
January 1st: Arsenal (H)
May 19th: Stoke City (H)
The fixtures has got all Saints fans excited for the new season and the tweets below show what a few of them think of the prospect of the upcoming season:
@SamDobson1: "Tough start, but very excited about such big games. November and April look to be key months, lots of winnable games.
@Adampalmer1991: "Always better to get the tough ones gone first. Get as many points as we can. We could cause an upset and gain confidence."
@MrCarts73: "Bring it on! #WeAreSouthampton #WeArePremierLeague Seriously, opening 6 games look difficult I'd take P6 W2 D2 L2."
@mcgrattan91: "It's going to be a tough opening game. I believe we could have the foundations we need to be a PL team for seasons to come."
@Saint_Elvis: "Great start for Saints up to City, then it's back down to earth with Wigan."
@LeGodIsLallana: "The best possible start! In my opinion, being thrown in at the deep end is the best thing - you never know, we could end up with 7 points!"
@mcmanusman: "It's a good welcome back to the Premier League, catch them early in the season when they're not ready!"
The countdown to Manchester City away on August 18th/19th begins! Come on you Saints!
Don't forget you can check out the whole fixture list at: http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10280~2814858,00.html