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Old 16-06-2012, 10:59
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Fixtures out Monday morning at 9am. Usually a Thurs.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/n...tures-Released

New thread for live game predictions?
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Old 16-06-2012, 12:00
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Fixtures out Monday morning at 9am. Usually a Thurs.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/n...tures-Released

New thread for live game predictions?
Yes, looking forward to it as have been following Reading for a few years and this is my first as a premiership season ticket holder.

I can quite confidently predict that Reading will be at home for their first game as they have to be away the following weekend as it's the Festival (unless there is a midweek game in between).
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Old 16-06-2012, 13:40
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I can quite confidently predict that Reading will be at home for their first game as they have to be away the following weekend as it's the Festival (unless there is a midweek game in between).
As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
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Old 16-06-2012, 14:08
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As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
I don't think Reading is classed as a London club.
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:17
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I don't think Reading is classed as a London club.
No it's not, so likely we will be at home.

I have this feeling that our first game will be an anti-climax, one of the other promoted teams or someone like west brom. We got stitched up last season with all our best away games being midweek.
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:34
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Sky and ESPN will keep us all waiting for three weeks before they announce any Changes

Last season it was on Monday July 11th
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:51
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As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
Isn't this why the Prem League and Football League will start later, to avoid The Olympics?
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:54
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As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
Paralympics don't finish until the 9th, is that weekend an international weekend?
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:57
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The Games will be as follows

1 Sat 18 Aug
2 Sat 25th Aug
3 Sat 1 Sep
4 International Break

Chelsea cannot play 3 because they are in Monaco on Fri 31st
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:09
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The Games will be as follows

1 Sat 18 Aug
2 Sat 25th Aug
3 Sat 1 Sep
4 International Break

Chelsea cannot play 3 because they are in Monaco on Fri 31st
Is that definite? Is there not usually an early midweek round?
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:14
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Normally there are clubs playing in Europe in first midweeks

This year we have a difference as all Champions League teams are in the group stage as well as Spurs

so that leaves a maximum of two clubs

So no it is not definite
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:19
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Let us hope Chelsea get drawn with a club not in Europe and then they can play it Weds Aug 22nd
to avoid a fixture pileup as they also have got to go to Japan in December to play a meaningless FIFA event and miss more games then as well
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:32
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The Games will be as follows

1 Sat 18 Aug
2 Sat 25th Aug
3 Sat 1 Sep
4 International Break

Chelsea cannot play 3 because they are in Monaco on Fri 31st
The Games finish on the 12th

The Community Shield is on the 12th so I assume the PL will start on the 18th.

Remember also that there is no summer tournament so the PL can end a week or two later than it did this season so they might not feel the need to squeeze in an early midweek fixture.
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Old 16-06-2012, 22:33
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I meant the"Premier League" Games !!!!

The season has been announced as ending on Sun May 19th

Champions League Final at Wembley on Sat 25th
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Old 16-06-2012, 22:36
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As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
I don't think Reading is classed as a London club.
Yes I know Reading is not a London club. The "subject" I mentioned in my earlier post is having to play away from home due to a clash of events.
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Old 17-06-2012, 00:35
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Sky and ESPN will keep us all waiting for three weeks before they announce any Changes

Last season it was on Monday July 11th
A load of fuss was made over nothing with regards to those fixtures being accounced.

The price of advanced cheap non refundable train tickets didn't change between the first complaints about how long it took for the fixtures to be accounced on this forum, and when they were actually accounced.

And yes I do know people have to book time off work and get match tickets etc.
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Old 17-06-2012, 00:37
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As you're on the subject, according to reports (but I can't find a link), no London club will be allowed to play at home on the weekend of 1st September, due to the Paralympics.
Does that include the Football League (Championship, Leagues 1 and 2 as well?)
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Old 17-06-2012, 01:28
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Does that include the Football League (Championship, Leagues 1 and 2 as well?)
I think so too (but don't quote me!)
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Old 17-06-2012, 13:41
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Here is the Story as reported in the Media

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...#ixzz1qhaTumO2

The Metropolitan Police want football chiefs to ensure there will be no London fixtures during the Paralympics.
There is due to be a full Premier and Football League programme on September 1-2, a weekend that clashes with the international multi-sports event which follows the 2012 Olympics.
Every London club could face an away game that weekend, causing a major fixture and travel headache.
The Paralympics run from August 29 to September 9 and with police concentrating resources upon that event, they want the capital to be a football-free zone.
The same policing concerns mean London clubs are unlikely to be allowed to host pre-season friendlies during the Olympics, which run from July 27 to August 12.
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Old 17-06-2012, 14:51
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Here is the Story as reported in the Media

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...#ixzz1qhaTumO2

The Metropolitan Police want football chiefs to ensure there will be no London fixtures during the Paralympics.
There is due to be a full Premier and Football League programme on September 1-2, a weekend that clashes with the international multi-sports event which follows the 2012 Olympics.
Every London club could face an away game that weekend, causing a major fixture and travel headache.
The Paralympics run from August 29 to September 9 and with police concentrating resources upon that event, they want the capital to be a football-free zone.
The same policing concerns mean London clubs are unlikely to be allowed to host pre-season friendlies during the Olympics, which run from July 27 to August 12.
Could be a bit of an issue. You can understand it for West Ham, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea etc, but surely the likes of Barnet, Wimbledon, Brentford would be ok, especially if they had "low risk" fixtures on that day?

I guess we'll find out when the fixtures get released tomorrow.
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Old 17-06-2012, 14:56
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Does that include the Football League (Championship, Leagues 1 and 2 as well?)
Yes, as a supporter of a Football League team myself, I'm happy for Mods to change the title of the thread to include live FL games

Unlike last year I think the first few FL games won't be announced, as Prem Lge starts at the same time

Yellow card for the first poster who puts the PL fixtures into the new 2013-16 packages
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Old 17-06-2012, 16:11
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Could be a bit of an issue. You can understand it for West Ham, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea etc, but surely the likes of Barnet, Wimbledon, Brentford would be ok, especially if they had "low risk" fixtures on that day?

I guess we'll find out when the fixtures get released tomorrow.
Chelsea won't be in action that weekend anyway (due to the Super Cup in Monaco as previously mentioned) and as for London clubs in the Football League, Charlton and Leyton Orient are in host boroughs where events are taking place.
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Old 17-06-2012, 16:28
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The Paralympics run from August 29 to September 9 and with police concentrating resources upon that event, they want the capital to be a football-free zone.
Will London clubs in League's 1 and 2 playing on September 8th have to move those games too?
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Old 17-06-2012, 17:13
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I would have thought having a full football fixture program would be a nightmare with all London clubs away from home for two weeks in leagues 1 and 2, and one week in the Premier League and Championship.

Over my teams relegation now, and looking forward to the football league championship. Also looking forward to the Premier League and what fixtures will be on TV, as although the increased coverage of football can often mean "oh its just another match" on Sky nowadays, the first double header on a Sunday on Sky is something I look forward to.
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Old 17-06-2012, 17:18
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Is that definite? Is there not usually an early midweek round?
That was the case before but I don't think they've bothered for a couple of seasons now, seemingly it's more convenient to do the midweek round later in the season.
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