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Offline OCD

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2021, 11:34:41 AM »
I've decided we're winning the league. Title decider on the final day of the season.

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2021, 11:49:47 AM »
We certainly have a reasonable chance of winning August.

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2021, 12:20:46 PM »
Two weekends I know I can't attend so of course we are at home both of them. ******.

I'll see you're two and raise you three ffs.  If there is still a ballot system, it'll save me entering at least.

Same. Weddings both weekends. FFS. Considering not going to the weddings!

I wouldnít worry. Weddings are being postponed left right and centre at the moment. Even autumn weddings are giving up hope for this year.

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2021, 12:58:29 PM »
For everyone concerned about playing newly promoted teams first, just remember how easily we beat Fulham last season. And even in our worst ever season we won at Bournemouth first game.

Itís arguably better to play them before they find their feet.

Bit of a mixed record, lost to West Ham in Lambert's first game and can also remember Portsmouth doing us years ago with Sheringham scoring (he was about 52 at the time).

That said have to be optimistic for 7 points from the first 3 although possible fatigue from euros could be an issue as it will be disrupted pre season for many of our guys (also likes of Emi and Doug in Copa America).

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #79 on: June 16, 2021, 01:02:33 PM »
Didn't Stoke beat us in their first home game in the PL?

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #80 on: June 16, 2021, 01:06:47 PM »
Didn't Stoke beat us in their first home game in the PL?

And that (shudders) although was second weekend of the season as we beat Man. City at home on the first day.

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #81 on: June 16, 2021, 01:07:24 PM »
Really decent opening fixtures. Pleased with that.

Offline Reuben

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #82 on: June 16, 2021, 01:08:17 PM »
Didn't Stoke beat us in their first home game in the PL?
And Portsmouth.

We beat Bournemouth though in that memorable season!

(edit) - sorry, already mentioned above!

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #83 on: June 16, 2021, 01:11:11 PM »
Didn't Stoke beat us in their first home game in the PL?

Yep - 3-2 with a late winner.

We do seem to get a disproportionate number of newly promoted teams first game.  Statistics suggest it should happen once every 6 years but we'll have played promoted teams first up twice in our last four top flight seasons.
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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #84 on: June 16, 2021, 01:34:37 PM »
For everyone concerned about playing newly promoted teams first, just remember how easily we beat Fulham last season. And even in our worst ever season we won at Bournemouth first game.

Itís arguably better to play them before they find their feet.

Bit of a mixed record, lost to West Ham in Lambert's first game and can also remember Portsmouth doing us years ago with Sheringham scoring (he was about 52 at the time).


O'Dreary's debut and Barry got sent-off (for mouthing-off at the ref - not for getting his clean shorts dirty).

Offline Duncan Shaw

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2021, 01:48:28 PM »
I mean if we are talking first day debacles, the Champions of England losing to newly promoted Notts County in the first game takes some beating!

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2021, 03:08:16 PM »
Yeah, what the fcuk happened there?

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2021, 03:32:28 PM »
No Traore or Nakamba for much of January/February due to African Cup of Nations. Would have been nice to play Liverpool during that, but no such luck.

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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2021, 05:19:53 PM »
I don't care about who we play or when. It all finishes up the same. Everybody plays everybody home and away. Brilliant idea.

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"Every year it is becoming more and more difficult for football clubs of any standing to meet heir friendly engagements and even arrange friendly matches. The consequence is that at the last moment, through cup-tie interference, clubs are compelled to take on teams who will not attract the public. I beg to tender the following suggestion as a means of getting over the difficulty is that ten or twelve of the most prominent clubs in England combine to arrange home-and-home fixtures each season, the said fixtures to be arranged at a friendly conference about the same time as the International Conference. This combination might be known as the Association Football Union, and could be managed by representative from each club. Of course, this is in no way to interfere with the National Association; even the suggested matches might be played under cup-tie rules. However, this is a detail. My object in writing to you at present is merely to draw your attention to the subject, and to suggest a friendly conference to discuass the matter more fully. I would take it as a favour if you would kindly think the matter over, and make whatever suggestions you deem necessary. I am only writing to the following - Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, and Aston Villa, and would like to hear what other clubs you would suggest.

"I am, yours very truly, William Mc Gregor (Aston Villa F.C.)
"P.S. - How would Friday, 23rd March, 1888, suit for the friendly conference at Anderton's Hotel, London?"
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Re: Fixtures out now
« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2021, 10:03:09 PM »
Didn't Stoke beat us in their first home game in the PL?
In 1986 Wimbledon beat us at Plough Lane in their first-ever game in the top flight

 


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