Hibs away to start
The first home game comes a week later against Dundee United. Other gems thrown up by the SPL's C64 (recently upgraded from a Spectrum) include a Boxing Day match against Aberdeen (bit of a trek for them) and a match against Kilmarnock on January 2, both at home. Not too bad - but the SPL have also chucked in a game at Hamilton on December 30. In the evening. Brilliant.
This isn't the only silyness with midweek games. We have Wednesday home games against both halves of the Old Firm in 2010, which should cost us a fair bit of cash.
The final pre-split game is at Falkirk on April 10 and the league is set to finish on the weekend of May 8 and 9 - a fortnight earlier than this season. Do the authorities think we're going to have a World Cup to prepare for?