Monday, June 16, 2008

England: 2008-09 Premier League Schedule Released

Mark your calendars- the 2008-09 Premier League schedule is out!

Manchester United begin defense of their title August 16th at Old Trafford against Newcastle and their early schedule will be tricky- the Red Devils visit Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all before mid-November. If they get through that stretch in first, they'll be tough to catch. The schedule of "big four" matches includes:

Sept. 13: Manchester United @ Liverpool
Sept. 20: Manchester United @ Chelsea
Oct. 25: Liverpool @ Chelsea
Nov. 8: Manchester United @ Arsenal
Nov. 29th: Arsenal @ Chelsea
Dec. 20th: Liverpool @ Arsenal
Jan. 10th: Chelsea @ Manchester United
Jan. 31st: Chelsea @ Liverpool
March 14th: Liverpool @ Manchester United
April 18th: Arsenal @ Liverpool
May 9th: Chelsea @ Arsenal
May 16th: Arsenal @ Manchester United


Andrea said...

Thanks for the update, Dan. Is it just me or does it seem strange that ALL games are played at 10:00ET on Saturday. Is this the final, official schedule?

Dan said...

Andrea- Those are all placeholder times for now. The games will be spread out over Saturdays and Sundays, but I think the TV partners have to weigh in first with their preferences before kickoff times are formally set.