Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has said that he is extremely happy that the club begin their season and end the season with home matches. The football league recently revealed the fixture list for the next season.

Crystal Palace, who survived for another season in the Championship, will be having home matches for both the start and the end of the season. Manager Dougie Freedman has said that he is extremely delighted with the outcome of the fixture list, and he is also hoping that it turns out to be advantageous for the club in their bid for promotion to the Premier league, so that they can play the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd next season.

Crystal Palace will be facing Watford at home in the first game of the season, while the last game of the season will be against Peterborough United. This is not the first time Crystal Palace will be taking on what sort of an opening day of the season because they have already faced each other four years ago when the match finished 0-0. Crystal Palace will be facing the likes of Nottingham Forest, Cardiff city and Wolverhampton Wanderers during the festive season. Easter brings up matches against Birmingham, while the away match to Blackpool will be the toughest during this period.

“It is fantastic really. All you could ask for would be a home start and it will be good to get the season off and running at Selhurst Park. I can visualise a sunny day and a packed crowd coming to see some exciting new players. It does bring a certain level of excitement to the games. It will be tough with all these derbies, but we were unbeaten in the derby games last year and we will be looking to keep that record,” said the manager of Crystal Palace Dougie Freedman after the football league revealed the fixture list for the 2012-13 season.