`Giddy' Quinn raring to go
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn is relishing the start of the new Premier League season after seeing the club handed a promising opening schedule. The Black Cats open the new campaign with a trip to Bolton, and although they face Chelsea in their first home game three days later on August 18, they have a series of winnable matches during August and September. Blackburn, Hull and promoted Wolves all visit the Stadium of Light, while there are trips to Stoke and new boys Burnley which give new manager Steve Bruce and his players a good opportunity to get points under their belts early on. Quinn said: "The holidays are coming to an end now the fixtures are out. "This is the time when everyone gets giddy about what's going to happen. Last year is dead and gone and it's all about bringing it on now. "We are all very excited and with three games in eight days, the start of the season will be hectic, but we will relish it. This is what staying in the Barclays Premier League was all about and it's great to be involved."
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