The Football League confirmed yesterday that our 2013/14 season would kick off with a home game against Bolton as was the case last season, and the last home game is also the same against Ipswich.
This season our first away game takes us to Hillsborough and a date with Sheffield Wednesday and, for the first time since 2007/08 in a Football League season, we'll end it all away from Turf Moor with the final fixture coming against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 3rd May.
A year ago former manager Owen Coyle stepped out onto Turf Moor on the opening day but there will be no early return for him in the forthcoming season with Wigan not due until Easter Monday, 21st April.
Eddie Howe, back with Bournemouth, is the other former manager returning and he will be here on 9th December with the Clarets facing a trip to Dean Court on 15th February whilst the eagerly awaited first visit to Yeovil's Huish Park will be on 11th January.
As always, the two fixtures Burnley fans will look for are those against Blackburn. Again the home game comes first, this time on 14th September, with the return game at Ewood Park on 8th March.
Boxing Day this year will be away from home for the first time since 2008. We will be at the Riverside playing Middlesbrough. That's followed by a trip to Wigan three days later with Huddersfield visiting Turf Moor on New Year's Day.
The full fixture list, which I'm sure will start to change soon with police and television requirements etc., can be found below.
DATE OPPONENTS VEN Sat 03 Aug BOLTON WANDERERS H Sat 10 Aug SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A Sat 17 Aug YEOVIL TOWN H Sat 24 Aug BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION A Sat 31 Aug DERBY COUNTY A Sat 14 Sep BLACKBURN ROVERS H Tue 17 Sep BIRMINGHAM CITY H Sat 21 Sep LEEDS UNITED A Sat 28 Sep CHARLTON ATHLETIC H Tue 01 Oct DONCASTER ROVERS A Sat 05 Oct READING H Sat 19 Oct IPSWICH TOWN A Sat 26 Oct QUEENS PARK RANGERS H Sat 02 Nov MILLWALL A Sat 09 Nov BOURNEMOUTH H Sat 23 Nov NOTTINGHAM FOREST A Sat 30 Nov HUDDERSFIELD TOWN A Tue 03 Dec WATFORD H Sat 07 Dec BARNSLEY H Sat 14 Dec LEICESTER CITY A Sat 21 Dec BLACKPOOL H Thu 26 Dec MIDDLESBROUGH A Sun 29 Dec WIGAN ATHLETIC A Wed 01 Jan HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H Sat 11 Jan YEOVIL TOWN A Sat 18 Jan SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H Sat 25 Jan BOLTON WANDERERS A Tue 28 Jan BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION H Sat 01 Feb QUEENS PARK RANGERS A Sat 08 Feb MILLWALL H Sat 15 Feb BOURNEMOUTH A Sat 22 Feb NOTTINGHAM FOREST H Sat 01 Mar DERBY COUNTY H Sat 08 Mar BLACKBURN ROVERS A Tue 11 Mar BIRMINGHAM CITY A Sat 15 Mar LEEDS UNITED H Sat 22 Mar CHARLTON ATHLETIC A Tue 25 Mar DONCASTER ROVERS H Sat 29 Mar LEICESTER CITY H Sat 05 Apr WATFORD A Tue 08 Apr BARNSLEY A Sat 12 Apr MIDDLESBROUGH H Sat 19 Apr BLACKPOOL A Mon 21 Apr WIGAN ATHLETIC H Sat 26 Apr IPSWICH TOWN H Sat 03 May READING A
Source: Clarets Mad
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