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Re: Fixtures

by genome » 15 Jun 2018 15:56

Green wrote:Norwich is deceptively far North TBF.


One of those places that is always further away than you think it is in the car. Like Brighton.

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Re: Fixtures

by John Smith » 15 Jun 2018 16:24

genome wrote:
Green wrote:Norwich is deceptively far North TBF.


One of those places that is always further away than you think it is in the car. Like Brighton.

Not that you'd have ever travelled to those places for a Reading match

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Re: Fixtures

by Sutekh » 15 Jun 2018 17:30

Hound wrote:Remember a few years back teams like Mansfield occasionally turning up in the south section of the football league trophy to balance up the numbers, which gives an idea of the balance of north/south in the footy league. Mansfield is proper northern.


In the days of Division 3N and Division 3S, I think Nottingham had both it's clubs consistently in the southern section. I also think Grimsby might have had a season or two there as well.

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Re: Fixtures

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 18 Jun 2018 12:27

genome wrote:
Green wrote:Norwich is deceptively far North TBF.


One of those places that is always further away than you think it is in the car. Like Brighton.


Tranmere is a real slog too. Remember driving up there towards the end of the 01-02 season and Rouge and Johnny Salad getting us the draw after being 0-2 down. Made the journey worthwhile. 8)

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Re: Fixtures

by tmesis » 20 Jun 2018 21:30

Sutekh wrote:
Hound wrote:Remember a few years back teams like Mansfield occasionally turning up in the south section of the football league trophy to balance up the numbers, which gives an idea of the balance of north/south in the footy league. Mansfield is proper northern.


In the days of Division 3N and Division 3S, I think Nottingham had both it's clubs consistently in the southern section. I also think Grimsby might have had a season or two there as well.


Grimsby were in the third division in its first year, having been relegated at the end of the previous season. It wasn't called the Third Division South until the following year though, when the league realised that division three was entirely southern clubs (+ Grimsby) and hastily cobbled together a 3rd Division North.


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Re: Fixtures

by Hound » 21 Jun 2018 09:07

looks like we are starting the champ season with a friday night match at home to Derby, In front of Sky obvs for a Lampard-w@nkfest

Leeds and Villa (of course) feature in two of the other live games on the first weekend
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Re: Fixtures

by Hound » 21 Jun 2018 09:14

so first 5 are Derby (h), Forest (a), Bolton (h), Blackburn (A), Villa (a)

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Re: Fixtures

by Zammo » 21 Jun 2018 09:16

Pretty cool officially opening the season 8)


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Re: Fixtures

by Hound » 21 Jun 2018 09:16

Millwall (a) on Boxing day. Thats a bit of a shocker. Home game on NYD though

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Re: Fixtures

by Gunny Fishcake » 21 Jun 2018 09:18

Home first and last game , Boro home Christmas piss up Dec 22nd , happy with that

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Re: Fixtures

by Sutekh » 21 Jun 2018 09:22

August

03 - Derby County (h).
11 - Nottingham Forest (a)
18 - Bolton Wanderers (h)
22 - Blackburn Rovers (a)
25 - Aston Villa (a)

September

01 - Sheffield Wednesday (h)
15 - Preston North End (a)
18 - Norwich City (h)
22 - Hull City (h)
29 - Brentford (a)

October

02 - Queens Park Rangers (h)
06 - West Bromwich Albion (a)
20 - Millwall (h)
24 - Birmingham City (a)
27 - Swansea City (a)

November

03 - Bristol City (h)
10 - Ipswich Town (h)
24 - Wigan Athletic (a)
27 - Leeds United (a)

December

01 - Stoke City (h)
08 - Sheffield United (h)
15 - Rotherham United (a)
22 - Middlesbrough (h)
26 - Millwall (a)
29 - Queens Park Rangers (a)

January

01 - Swansea City (h)
05 - FA Cup Round 3
12 - Nottingham Forest (h)
19 - Derby County (a)
26 - Bolton Wanderers (a)

February

02 - Aston Villa (h)
09 - Sheffield Wednesday (a)
13 - Blackburn Rovers (h)
16 - Sheffield United (a)
23 - Rotherham United (h)

March

02 - Ipswich Town (a)
09 - Wigan Athletic (h)
12 - Leeds United (h)
16 - Stoke City (a)
30 - Preston North End (h)

April

06 - Hull City (a)
09 - Norwich City (a).
13 - Brentford (h)
19 - Bristol City (a)
22 - West Bromwich Albion (h)
27 - Middlesbrough (a)

May

05 - Birmingham City (h)

Millwall away on Boxing day 8)
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Re: Fixtures

by Old Man Andrews » 21 Jun 2018 09:24

Hound wrote:looks like we are starting the champ season with a friday night match at home to Derby, In front of Sky obvs for a Lampard-w@nkfest

Leeds and Villa (of course) feature in two of the other live games on the first weekend


The pre game coverage will be awful. Don Goodman trying to insert himself into Frank Lampard for 30 minutes straight on live TV.


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Re: Fixtures

by tidus_mi2 » 21 Jun 2018 09:26

I still remember the last time we played Birmingham on the last game of the season...

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Re: Fixtures

by muirinho » 21 Jun 2018 09:26

Not bad at all. Happy that the away days between Christmas and New Year are both London, rather than somewhere like Rotherham.

So officially we kick off the new season on television, under lights. That's going to go well..... although obviously we are only there as cannon fodder and background while the LampardLoveIn goes down. Would be nice to spoil that party. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fixtures

by Hound » 21 Jun 2018 09:26

its a little strange genuinely not really looking out for any particular fixture. Was hoping for Brentford (a) to be a midweek as I work close by, but other than that..

Really could do with less northern clubs in this division

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Re: Fixtures

by windermereROYAL » 21 Jun 2018 09:28

Two Games in London over Christmas, interesting.

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Re: Fixtures

by Wycombe Royal » 21 Jun 2018 09:30

Not happy about the opening game on the Friday night. Already arranged to go to the T20 Blast match at the Rose Bowl that evening......

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Re: Fixtures

by Winston Biscuit » 21 Jun 2018 09:34

Big fan of friday night games tbh

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Re: Fixtures

by windermereROYAL » 21 Jun 2018 09:37

Wondering why there`s a batch of games on Wednesday 18th Sept, most teams play on Tuesday usually.

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