When it comes to a Premier League fixture list things are pretty simple. You play each team twice – once at home and once away.
Therefore it seems pretty strange to be complaining about the fixture list before the season has even begun - but new Manchester United boss David Moyes is already fuming at the *random* draw.
Moyes is quoted by the BBC as saying that United have been handed the club's "hardest start for 20 years", and openly hints at some kind of anti-United conspiracy.
"I find it hard to believe that's the way the balls came out of the bag, that's for sure," said Moyes.
"I hope it's not because Manchester United won the league quite comfortably last year (that) the fixtures have been made much more difficult."
Premier League on Moyes' concerns about fixture list: "We have absolutely assured him the process is random and above board."
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) August 15, 2013
In fairness, it is a tricky start for United who start with Swansea away before playing Chelsea at home and Liverpool away.
They then face Crystal Palace at home before the first Manchester derby of the season at the Etihad.
We wonder, though, if Moyes will still be complaining at Christmas when a home clash with West Ham is followed by trips to Hull and Norwich?
Or at the end of the season when home meetings with Norwich and Sunderland come before a final day trip to Southampton?
But hey – I suppose it pays to get your excuses in early.