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Northstandboy

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The fixtures are out, what’s your thoughts?


Key Fixtures
First game: Norwich (h)
Boxing Day: Cardiff (h)
Last game: Swansea (a)

Note:
TV fixtures up until the end of September will be confirmed in the next 7 days.
TV fixtures up until the FA Cup 3rd round weekend (January 11th/12th) will be confirmed by the start of the season.
TV fixtures between FA Cup 3rd round weekend and the end of March will be confirmed by November 1st.
 
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What a kit clash! They were wearing our away shorts?

Back when we had a Swedish pornstar in goal too


Norwich played in our away shorts and socks that day.

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No wonder BobbyMax was rich with a different sponsor for the away shirts……
 
I’m looking at those early fixtures, and thinking what would be an acceptable return in terms of points.

Norwich (D)
Coventry (L)
Blackburn (W)
Preston (W)
Stoke (W)

10 points from them first five would be amazing.

I actually think - looking at the fixture list as a whole - those first five games, particularly games 3-5, are going to be really crucial.

Blackburn, Preston and Stoke were all mediocre-to-poor last season, so having them back-to-back early on - with two of them at home - is a really good opportunity to pick up some early points.

Got to look at it as a great opportunity to get ourselves squarely into the middle of the pack early doors. If we struggle with that lot of games, then it could be a looooong season.
 
Not a single 3pm kick off on opening weekend of the championship- going to have to be something we get used to with the new sky deal
 
Pretty depressing that the release of our Championship fixtures has been secondary to everyone’s attention today.
 
Not a single 3pm kick off on opening weekend of the championship- going to have to be something we get used to with the new sky deal

Isn’t that because they are showing every game from all three divisions so spreading them out across (mostly) 3 different times? Although I do think we will be kicking off at 12.30pm fairly regularly, which I don’t mind to much.
 
Not a single 3pm kick off on opening weekend of the championship- going to have to be something we get used to with the new sky deal
All of the L1 games I think are early evening games so only L2 are at 3.
 
Isn’t that because they are showing every game from all three divisions so spreading them out across (mostly) 3 different times? Although I do think we will be kicking off at 12.30pm fairly regularly, which I don’t mind to much.

I really don't like 12:30 kickoffs, the players never seem up for it in quite the same way.
If not 3pm ko, then 5:30pm is far better.
 
All of the L1 games I think are early evening games so only L2 are at 3.
All championship matches are 12.30pm, all L1 at 5.30pm, and all L2 at 3pm.

All will be shown on Sky+. Has the 3pm blackout been done away with?
 
All championship matches are 12.30pm, all L1 at 5.30pm, and all L2 at 3pm.

All will be shown on Sky+. Has the 3pm blackout been done away with?

Not on when the prem don’t play, same on international weekends as well, although that doesn’t effect us now.
 
Not a single 3pm kick off on opening weekend of the championship- going to have to be something we get used to with the new sky deal
It's actually levelled things up in terms of disrupting kick off times - all the League One opening games have been moved as well to 5.30pm.

It's a nonsense. They may as well have removed the 3pm blackout, the reason for which was to protect lower league (and admittedly non-league) from all the plastic Premiership fans who'd choose to watch Arsenal in the pub over their local team in person.
 
It's actually levelled things up in terms of disrupting kick off times - all the League One opening games have been moved as well to 5.30pm.

It's a nonsense. They may as well have removed the 3pm blackout, the reason for which was to protect lower league (and admittedly non-league) from all the plastic Premiership fans who'd choose to watch Arsenal in the pub over their local team in person.

How many Arsenal fans who watch in the pub go to FL/NL games though? Those sort of people have no interest in football outside of the big six anyway, won’t watch Brentford vs Brighton on the tv let alone go to Oxford vs Preston so I agree with you, it’s pointless.
 
Everyone will be on TV 20 times minimum. In Championship that goes up to 24 minimum. So on average 7 out of 12 games in each round of fixtures will be on telly. That first weekend 4 games are on Friday night across the EFL with 2 in Championship. I think Friday night is going to be a regular slot as well as Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

It will be interesting to see how they divide the games up. We will get some idea next week when the first batch come out. Sevem league games and at least one Carabao Cup match before October. So expect us to be on TV 4 times by then.

Bookies coupons will be all over the place. Remember the meme Don't Back The Early Kick Off.
 
Everyone will be on TV 20 times minimum. In Championship that goes up to 24 minimum. So on average 7 out of 12 games in each round of fixtures will be on telly. That first weekend 4 games are on Friday night across the EFL with 2 in Championship. I think Friday night is going to be a regular slot as well as Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

It will be interesting to see how they divide the games up. We will get some idea next week when the first batch come out. Sevem league games and at least one Carabao Cup match before October. So expect us to be on TV 4 times by then.
Although your numbers are right, the average of 7 out of 12 live tv games doesn't mean 7 fixtures will be moved for tv each weekend. The idea is that for some rounds of fixtures, every single match will be televised - directly replacing iFollow (unless viewing from abroad).

That definitely applies to the opening weekend (already announced) and the final weekend. There are 9 rounds of midweek fixtures and five holiday games: Good Friday, Easter Monday, Boxing Day, Sunday 29th December and New Years Day (shout if I've missed any).

That adds up to 16, meaning that at least 8 of our 30 games currently scheduled for Saturday 3pm will be moved for tv. Roughly 4 games will actually be moved for tv for each round of fixtures, the rest will be on tv in their already announced slots (eg. 8pm Tuesday)
 
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Although your numbers are right, the average of 7 out of 12 live tv games doesn't mean 7 fixtures will be moved for tv each weekend. The idea is that for some rounds of fixtures, every single match will be televised - directly replacing iFollow (unless viewing from abroad).

That definitely applies to the opening weekend (already announced) and the final weekend. There are 9 rounds of midweek fixtures and four holiday games: Good Friday, Easter Monday, Boxing Day, Sunday 29th December and New Years Day (shout if I've missed any).

That adds up to 16, meaning that at least 8 of our 30 games currently scheduled for Saturday 3pm will be moved for tv. Roughly 4 games will actually be moved for tv for each round of fixtures, the rest will be on tv in their already announced slots (eg. 8pm Tuesday)
Yes I agree. 7 out of every 12 would be silly with only 5 kick offs at 3pm. That doesn't work.
8 out of 30 isn’t so bad as long as it's not a long trip for the away fans for a 1230 kick off. I can see that fans will treasure the 3pm Saturday games home and away even more in the future whereas with some midweek ones it will be interesting to see how many fans actually turn up. I was disappointed to see however that we won't actually be going to Stoke on a Tuesday night.
 
I noticed the home game v QPR in April is listed as a Wednesday night, not Tuesday - wonder why that is.
 
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