Friday, 21 June 2013

Football Fixtures announced

Well we couldn't blog constantly about the summer of sport that's going on without a cursory mention of the nations most watched sport, football (soccer to the Americans among us). The football season is approximately six weeks away now and the players will soon be returning for pre-season training.

The season runs from August until May and will never end this year as the World Cup kicks off just a month after the English season ends. With new TV deals flying around, a World Cup and the Confederations Cup this summer, fans are certainly being treated to a festival of football.

So this week the fixtures were announced for the first round of the Capital One Cup, followed by full fixtures for the season ahead. So how is London affected by football, well with no less than 14 clubs in the Capital, London should certainly be a busy place come opening day. The highlight will undoubtedly be the return to the Premiership of Crystal Palace who have the honour of a London derby against high flyers Tottenham. Arsenal and Chelsea also start with home games while West Ham host new boys Cardiff in what is sure to be a fiery encounter.

The traditional Boxing Day fixtures should be one for the purists, Chelsea take on Swansea at Stamford Bridge, two teams who enjoy playing the game in the right way, followed by a London derby at the Boleyn Ground where West Ham take on Arsenal. Tottenham are also at home to West Brom.

And so to the final day of fixtures, a long way away in May 2014, Crystal Palace travel to Fulham in one of the Capital's many derby games this season, the only other game in London that day will see Spurs host Aston Villa.

With so many football games taking place in London this year, not to mention cup finals at Wembley and England games, there's no way of avoiding the beautiful game in 2013/14 and whatever games you end up attending, you can do it in style. Arrive in a beautiful chauffeur driven car, enjoy the game, then be whisked away after the game avoiding the crowds on the tube. Click here to see how

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