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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Piccsnumberoneblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 am

Disaster. Boxing Day at Newcastle with no trains running. Best piss up of the season ruined.
City and sniffing knickers.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Wonderwall » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:38 am

Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

After 3 of the game weeks. I bet we will be away in Europe before each one. Just a hunch.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby phips » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:59 pm

Wonderwall wrote:Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

damn, thats rough.

open with a presumably easy match and end with a few supposed easy ones too. also, the festive period looks okay too.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby phips » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:04 pm

Sky Sports:

We've ranked the top-six's run-ins using the last season's average positions of their final six opponents, with newly-promoted Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

ARSENAL

Final six opponents: Southampton (h), Newcastle (a), West Ham (h), Manchester United (a), Burnley (h), Huddersfield (a)

Average position of final six opponents: 13.2

Arsenal have the easiest run-in of the top-six sides, according to the average positions of their final six opponents of the season. Arsene Wenger is scheduled to take his side to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on April 28, but the Gunners' other games look favourable. They finish the season with a trip to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town.

CHELSEA

Final six opponents: West Ham (h), Southampton (a), Huddersfield (h), Swansea (a), Liverpool (h), Newcastle (a)

Average position of final six opponents: 12.7

Antonio Conte will be satisfied by Chelsea's run-in, with their only meeting against a top-six opponent coming at home to Liverpool in the penultimate game of the campaign. With the exception of Southampton, who finished eighth last year, the champions' other opponents are either newly-promoted or sides that finished in the bottom half of the table last season.

TOTTENHAM

Final six opponents: Stoke (a), Manchester City (h), Brighton (a), Watford (h), West Brom (a), Leicester (h)

Average position of final six opponents: 12.3

Like Arsenal and Chelsea, Tottenham will only face a top-six opponent in one of their final six games of the 2017/18 season. Mauricio Pochettino's side are scheduled to host Manchester City at Wembley on April 14, but they round off the campaign with what looks like a relatively kind run of games against Brighton, Watford, West Brom and Leicester.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Final six opponents: Manchester City (a), West Brom (h), Bournemouth (a), Arsenal (h), Brighton (a), Watford (h)

Average position of final six opponents: 10.5

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United travel to City and host Arsenal in their last six games of 2017/18 - two games which could prove crucial in the outcome of the title race. The rest of their final games are favourable, however. They finish the campaign at home to Watford.

MANCHESTER CITY

Final six opponents: Manchester United (h), Tottenham (a), Swansea (h), West Ham (a), Huddersfield (h), Southampton (a)

Average position of final six opponents: 10.3

Manchester City's run-in begins with tricky clashes against Manchester United and Tottenham, while they must also travel to West Ham and Southampton after that. Based on average positions from last season, it is the second-toughest run-in of the top six sides.

LIVERPOOL

Final six opponents: Everton (a), Bournemouth (h), West Brom (a), Stoke (h), Chelsea (a), Brighton (h)

Average position of final six opponents: 9.8

Liverpool have the trickiest run-in of the top six, according to the average positions of their opponents. Their home games against Bournemouth, Stoke and Brighton do not look too daunting, but their away trips are more challenging. Jurgen Klopp must take his side to Merseyside rivals Everton, West Brom and champions Chelsea. Their title hopes could depend on how they manage that schedule.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby nottsblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

phips wrote:
Wonderwall wrote:Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

damn, thats rough.

aside from that it doesnt look too bad. open with a presumably easy match and end with a few supposed easy ones too. also, the festive period looks okay too.

Away at a newly promoted side early doors is never an easy fixture. They are still pumped from promotion and are itching to prove themselves. January through to March is the best time to face promoted sides as it's still not relegation fever time and they've got over the newness of the PL by playing everyone once already.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby phips » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:52 pm

nottsblue wrote:
phips wrote:
Wonderwall wrote:Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

damn, thats rough.

open with a presumably easy match and end with a few supposed easy ones too. also, the festive period looks okay too.

Away at a newly promoted side early doors is never an easy fixture. They are still pumped from promotion and are itching to prove themselves.

i have faith in our boys away to Brighton
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby nottsblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm

phips wrote:
nottsblue wrote:
phips wrote:
Wonderwall wrote:Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

damn, thats rough.

open with a presumably easy match and end with a few supposed easy ones too. also, the festive period looks okay too.

Away at a newly promoted side early doors is never an easy fixture. They are still pumped from promotion and are itching to prove themselves.

i have faith in our boys away to Brighton

I agree it's a game we should win but my point is i dont think an early away fixture at a promoted side can be classed as "easy"
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:15 pm

phips wrote:
nottsblue wrote:
phips wrote:
Wonderwall wrote:Been dealt a shit fixture list following the champions league games too.

Chelsea A
Arsenal H
Rags A

damn, thats rough.

open with a presumably easy match and end with a few supposed easy ones too. also, the festive period looks okay too.

Away at a newly promoted side early doors is never an easy fixture. They are still pumped from promotion and are itching to prove themselves.

i have faith in our boys away to Brighton
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Cause we absolutely smashed Huddersfield's second team with our first away from home..
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Piccsnumberoneblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:40 pm

That was hardly our first team Mase.

Think Cardiff under Pellers. Newly promoted teams are a pain in the arse early in the season.
We have been given a horrible fixture list.
City and sniffing knickers.
Come on Blues.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Piccsnumberoneblue wrote:That was hardly our first team Mase.

Think Cardiff under Pellers. Newly promoted teams are a pain in the arse early in the season.
We have been given a horrible fixture list.


You're right mate. Aguero, Fernandinho, Sanè, KDB, Stones, Otter, Zaba fantastic in our EDS this season.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Piccsnumberoneblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:43 pm

If I recall through a boozy haze we played a midfield of Delph, Fern 1&2.
So you could fill the 0 in next to our name before we kicked off.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Piccsnumberoneblue wrote:If I recall through a boozy haze we played a midfield of Delph, Fern 1&2.
So you could fill the 0 in next to our name before we kicked off.


True. But we managed to keep a clean sheet with Bravo.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Piccsnumberoneblue » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:12 pm

Looking back it was Nolito Navas and Sergio up front
So absolutely no creativity in that lot for Aguero to profit from.
Very much a second eleven.
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Moonchesteri » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am

Away at Boxing Day Again annoys me the most.

Also away first game away last game. Shite
The big games after CL matches suck as well
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Mikhail Chigorin » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:30 am

How are the fixtures determined these days ??

Are they completely computer generated ??
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Re: 2017/18 fixtures

Postby Wonderwall » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:35 am

Mikhail Chigorin wrote:How are the fixtures determined these days ??

Are they completely computer generated ??


Apparently so with a few formulas in there to ensure local teams don't play at home on the same game weeks and some other stuff in there. Like trying to ensure Xmas games don't involve travel from one end of the country to the other.

I don't believe it though. I think Sky will influence some of it for their so called super Sundays ensuring big matches happen on the same weekends to boost their subscribers.
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