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Friday 22nd 9am - Fixtures release!

I’m going for:

Plymouth home 1st game
Pompey away Boxing Day
Oxford home New Years Day
Wimbledon away last game

Predictions everyone?

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  • We were home first and last game last year, so I am going to go opposite:

    Southend away first game
    Gillingham home Boxing Day
    Luton home New Years
    Walsall away last game

  • My prediction is that they will be released on Thursday 21st.

  • Spot on @DevC .

  • All the seaside towns away in January. Sunderland on a date that is impossible for reasons not even considered yet, April and May full of games against the favourites.

  • Fully expect Sunderland at home to be moved for telly.

  • Sunderland away will likely be moved to midweek due to the international break. What a kicker.

    The Football League is obviously continuing its policy of putting long distance games on a Tuesday too.

    Might be the first time I dip below the 40 game mark, there are some difficult trips to make in there.

  • Same for us blue boy that’s a difficult draw for those mid week trips up the m40 m6 for us too

  • Both Charlton fixtures fall in FIFA international breaks as well. Charlton postponed at least one match last season because of international call-ups, so those fixtures may well get rearranged too.

  • I wonder if having one or more of those games rearranged might increase our chances of being televised ...

  • High chance of a thunderstorm on the 18th of August.

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  • @drcongo said:
    High chance of a thunderstorm on the 18th of August.

    Now that would be funny.

  • Sunderland is a shame, as they'll very likely still have internationals, if U21s count? Do they?

    I suppose the positive way of looking at it, is that you have more hours on a midweek day to get up there for a 7.45pm kick off, as how early would you have to leave for a 3pm? 6am probably, to be safe.
    Most likely you'd want to be staying up there too, so probably cheaper midweek.

    Blackpool away in early Jan also not ideal, but it happens.

  • Blackpool probably 50:50 to be moved to mid-week also as it is FA Cup 3rd round weekend.

  • Good spot. That's awkward.

    Accy, Plymouth, Fleetwood, Sunderland and Blackpool all confirmed or potential midweeks.

    Have we ever had a more awkward set of long distance midweek aways?!

  • I've booked holiday over the September Charlton and Oxford games which I'm a bit gutted about. Selfishly would love to see the Charlton one moved to a Tuesday.

  • Don’t understand why there are midweek games in August instead of on the bank holiday Monday.

  • Last couple of years there have been midweek EFL Trophy matches on August bank holiday week.

  • @StrongestTeam Bearing in mind our fixture list, a cynic might suggest that the EFL has been taking an active interest in ensuring that as many difficult to get to, long distance, midweek matches occur as is possible, in order to maximise revenues from their new live games on iFollow product.

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  • "Improved production values are being implemented across the online broadcasting service, providing clubs with the scope to introduce bespoke commentary as well as on-screen graphics."

    Does this mean we'll be able to have @bluntphil commentaries on iFollow matches?

  • That would be amazing!

  • Certainly adds weight to the conspiracy theory!
    A good option to be able to view it though, as 400mile midweek round trips really are the domain of absolute die hard can't miss one game fans, the likes of which must be super low.

  • Time off and accommodation booked for August trip to Plymouth. Can't wait to get started again.

  • Its been covered here before but the league have given up on any randomness or support for regular travelling fans, its all finance, games that won't sell big either way will be midweek as the loss is smaller. Makes some sense but harsh on those that travel.

    If you're all going to Donny clap your hands:

  • @drcongo said:
    High chance of a thunderstorm on the 18th of August.

    We should play this if we are losing at halftime

  • Booked August Plymouth 2 nights with a small group of us from Marlow and the rebellion members club , getting excited for season already!

  • Keep an eye out for Dev's patronising last of cultural things you can do while you're there

  • Is oggling lone female train passengers a Cultural Cornish pastime ?
    Or is that something he has exported to the West Country ?

  • Dog with a bone there @ChasHarps.

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