The new football season begins in August with the full fixture list being published today. As ever no-one is allowed to publish any fixture list because of some outdated and immoral arrangement between the FA, Football League and a data company. Anyway, there are ways around the draconian arrangement such as visiting the BBC who have a license to publish them.
Palaces fixtures for the 09/10 season can be seen at Palace Fixtures. The key dates so far are:
Saturday 08 August Crystal Palace v Plymouth - opening day of season
Saturday 26 December Crystal Palace v Ipswich - Boxing Day, unusually we're at home.
Sunday 02 May Sheff Wed v Crystal Palace - Final day of season
Most fans seem to want to know when their teams play Newcastle. Palace play Newcastle at home quite early in the season on Saturday, 22nd August with the away fixture being played at the Sid James' Park on a cold and miserable Wednesday night in late January, the 27th to be exact. Another fixture worth noting is when Ex-Eagle Gareth Southgate (assuming he's still in charge) brings his Middlesbrough side to Palace on November 7th, with the return leg on April 3rd.
A special note for Sal; yes I will be blogging about Palace this coming season as I really missed it last year.