The fixtures are out and you can start planning the next year of your lives.

It's an interesting calendar for Huddersfield Town fans , with plenty of sub-plots and talking points. The Championship is a tricky old beast to get out of, and stay in, and there are no guarantees in June of which teams will be soaring to promotion and which trying to avoid the trap door come next April.

However, there are a few trends that stick out immediately with a cursory glance down the list of fixtures for next term.

From festive tidings to tricky runs, here's five points to consider from this morning's announcement.

A tough start

St James Park, Newcastle

Nothing got fans chattering more excitedly today than August's away trips.

Fancy a trip to Newcastle? You got it. And one to Aston Villa? Got that one early doors too.

In fact, the first three assignments look notoriously tricky, with Brentford the visitors on opening day immediately followed by away days at St James' Park and Villa Park.

The key point will be to ensure Town do not start where they left off - as the Bees ended the last campaign with a 5-1 thrashing of Town at the John Smith's Stadium. Then there are the two Premier League newbies to negotiate.

A good time to play them while they adapt to Championship life? Perhaps, but it's certainly an opportunity to measure just how far the club have come after a first pre-season under David Wagner.

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September struggles?

Leeds United 1 Huddersfield Town 4 - Harry Bunn celebrates his goal.

As well as the burden of an international break just weeks after the new season kicks off (because we just can't get enough apparently), September has a mean look in her eye.

Despite the weekend off, the calendar crams in five fixtures in quick succession through the rest of the month, and that ups to six should Town progress as far as the third round of the newly rebranded EFL Cup.

A trip to Leeds on Saturday 10 September is followed by the long journey to Brighton just three days later, before QPR at home on the Saturday.

Then a possible League Cup midweek fixture before another away day at Reading and then a local derby with Rotherham to close the month off.

Ouch.

Expect to hear the word "rotation" even more often than usual in September.

Advent prosperity

David Wagner leads his team to celebrate with the fans.

There aren't too many runs you can look at as a series of bankers for Town - at least at this stage, although the shape of the league should be clearer by the time October rolls around.

But the start of December has a slightly more favourable look at this point.

Wigan at home is the final November fixture, before Blackburn (away), Bristol City (home) and Burton Albion (away) while you're opening the first few doors of your Advent Calendars.

A few festive gifts?

Home comforts for Christmas

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town v Preston North End - Nahki Wells opens the scoring.

A long, long, long trip to Norwich is on the cards for the Saturday before Christmas, but then fans can celebrate with a pair of home ties over the holiday season.

Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Huddersfield on Boxing Day, before Blackburn Rovers rock up on New Year's Eve. That also means a January 1 lie-in before a trip to Wigan on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Definitely an opportunity for a few exiled Terriers to take in a game or two while staying with relatives for the festive season and a plus for the players who should get more time with their families.

Two for one Tuesdays

Harry Bunn gets in a shot during the 2-1 defeat at Brighton

The sharper-eyed among you will have noticed that Town will not face certain clubs on a Saturday all season - and that's before the TV bods have got their hands on them.

Aston Villa and Rotherham are both Tuesday night fixtures home and away, which is frustrating news for those Town fans hoping to take in a Saturday afternoon at Villa Park - and for those Villa fans hoping for a weekend away in Huddersfield!

Town fans will also have to make the long trip to Brighton on a Tuesday night, which doesn't seem particularly charitable from the fixture computers.

But Seagulls fans also have to return the favour with a journey to the John Smith's Stadium on a Tuesday night in January.