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Fixtures 2017/18
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:20:12 AM »
Any early bird rumours who we play first game of the season. Is it this wednesday the new fixtures are announced for the Premier league then the following Wednesday the football league
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 12:08:10 PM »
Any early bird rumours who we play first game of the season. Is it this wednesday the new fixtures are announced for the Premier league then the following Wednesday the football league

Hopefully Man U at home first game. They got that long trip to Macedonia on the Tuesday night so wouldn't get back until the Wednesday and then have to travel to us on the Friday.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 12:15:09 PM »
A seaside trip to brighton or Bournemouth would be nice
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 12:44:26 PM »
Hope it's Huddersfield or Newcastle away, but we are unlikely to play the newly promoted sides as they usually play someone in the top 6 for their first fixture.
I expect we'll get someone like  West Ham, Stoke or Southampton..maybe Bournemouth or Swansea..basically a team that finished between 8th and 15th.

Looking forward to Wednesday but we will still have to wait until early July for Sky & BT to decide which games they want.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 12:45:51 PM »
Not too fussed so long as it's 3pm on a Saturday, the sun's out and the beers are cold.

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 01:11:03 PM »
Not too fussed so long as it's 3pm on a Saturday, the sun's out and the beers are cold.

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well you're buggered then!!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 01:32:13 PM »
well you're buggered then!!!


you are most likely correct. most likely the friday night game away to Chelsea
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
Hoping for a home game against another "unfashionable" Team like Burnley to start off with. Guaranteed no TV, 3pm kick-off and can book flights nice and early :D

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 11:09:21 AM »
One of the top 6, always a good time to play them.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 11:23:39 AM »
Hoping for a home game against another "unfashionable" Team like Burnley to start off with. Guaranteed no TV, 3pm kick-off and can book flights nice and early :D

An interesting point actually. Has anyone ever been affected by booking flights/hotel rooms etc only to have the game moved at short notice for TV purposes?

To give you an example my Estonian friend booked flights from Tallinn for the Liverpool game at the Hawthorns a couple of months ago. He was on a short timetable so had booked a flight back on the following day - Sunday. Guess what, the game got moved to Sunday 4pm so he lost money and had to book a new flight home. Is there a minimum time requirement Sky/BT have to give to avoid this? The fixtures are out shortly and we will all be making tentative plans, only to have them blown apart by TV etc

Has anyone ever claimed money back due to this? Just wondering really........  we seem to just accept it and carry on. It would be nice to see the multi billion pound Sky company compensating fans.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 11:28:50 AM »
Just seen the story about Saturday night games potentially being introduced with 19:45 kick offs as the TV companies will have an extra 30 games next season..

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 11:39:54 AM »
Just seen the story about Saturday night games potentially being introduced with 19:45 kick offs as the TV companies will have an extra 30 games next season..


The Saturday 7.45pm kick offs would be part of the next tv deal negotiations. Not an imminent change.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 12:53:42 PM »
An interesting point actually. Has anyone ever been affected by booking flights/hotel rooms etc only to have the game moved at short notice for TV purposes?

To give you an example my Estonian friend booked flights from Tallinn for the Liverpool game at the Hawthorns a couple of months ago. He was on a short timetable so had booked a flight back on the following day - Sunday. Guess what, the game got moved to Sunday 4pm so he lost money and had to book a new flight home. Is there a minimum time requirement Sky/BT have to give to avoid this? The fixtures are out shortly and we will all be making tentative plans, only to have them blown apart by TV etc

Has anyone ever claimed money back due to this? Just wondering really........  we seem to just accept it and carry on. It would be nice to see the multi billion pound Sky company compensating fans.

This has happened to me a few times in the past as the really cheap train tickets are available about 12 weeks in advance. I now tend to wait until about 4 weeks before a match to reduce this. Not flights but trains. I tend to book hotels that have free cancellations up to the day before.
Last season for the Palace away game I took the chance that we wouldn't be shown live as there were much more attractive games on offer for the viewing public.

I've said it before; Sky and BT should decide what games they are going to show on 1st of July for August to December and 1st of December for January to May.
 At the end of the day TV companies don't care how many fans are at the matches as they'd rather we were watching from our homes or down the pub, although the product would look poor if there were no fans in the stadiums.
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Re: Fixtures 2017/18
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2017, 01:21:58 PM »

The Saturday 7.45pm kick offs would be part of the next tv deal negotiations. Not an imminent change.

Crazy. Too much football being shown live as it is. Bubble will eventually burst.

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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2017, 01:25:22 PM »

The Saturday 7.45pm kick offs would be part of the next tv deal negotiations. Not an imminent change.

Apologies. Just read the story and the proposal is for half of all games to be televised!

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Re: Fixtures 2017/18
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2017, 09:01:53 AM »
Any fixtures yet folks
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2017, 09:04:14 AM »
Bournemouth at home
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Re: Fixtures 2017/18
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 09:09:50 AM »
Saturday, August 12
AFC Bournemouth
The Hawthorns

Saturday, August 19
Burnley
Turf Moor

Saturday, August 26
Stoke City
The Hawthorns

Saturday, Spetember 9
Brighton and Hove Albion
Amex Stadium

Saturday, September 16
West Ham United
The Hawthorns

Saturday, September 23
Arsenal
The Emirates Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Watford
The Hawthorns

Saturday, October 14
Leicester City
King Power Stadium

Saturday, October 21
Southampton
St Mary's Stadium

Saturday, October 28
Manchester City
The Hawthorns

Saturday, November 4
Huddersfield Town
Kirklees Stadium

Saturday, November 18
Chelsea
The Hawthorns

Saturday, November 25
Tottenham Hotspur
Wembley Stadium

Tuesday, November 28
Newcastle United
The Hawthorns

Saturday, December 2
Crystal Palace
The Hawthorns

Saturday, December 9
Swansea City
Liberty Stadium

Wednesday, December 13
Liverpool
Anfield

Saturday, December 16
Manchester United
The Hawthorns

Saturday, December 23
Stoke City
Britannia Stadium

Tuesday, December 26
Everton
The Hawthorns

Saturday, December 30
Arsenal
The Hawthorns

Monday, January 1
West Ham United
London Stadium

Saturday, January 13
Brighton and Hove Albion
The Hawthorns

Saturday, January 20
Everton
Goodison Park

Wednesday, January 31
Manchester City
Etihad Stadium

Saturday, February 3
Southampton
The Hawthorns

Saturday, February 10
Chelsea
Stamford Bridge

Saturday, February 24
Huddersfield Town
The Hawthorns

Saturday, March 3
Watford
Vicarage Road

Saturday, March 10
Leicester City
The Hawthorns

Saturday, March 17
AFC Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium

Saturday, March 31
Burnley
The Hawthorns

Saturday, April 7
Swansea City
The Hawthorns

Saturday, April 14
Manchester United
Old Trafford

Saturday, April 21
Liverpool
The Hawthorns

Saturday, April 28
Newcastle United
St James's Park

Saturday, May 5
Tottenham Hotspur
The Hawthorns

Saturday, May 13
Crystal Palace
Selhurst Park
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Re: Fixtures 2017/18
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 09:10:24 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 09:12:26 AM »
A few difficult games at the end of the season. Other than that quite ok :)

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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 09:15:12 AM »
First 5 games look eminently drawable at 0 - 0  :-\
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 09:15:36 AM »
Well difficult run at the end but we all know Albion can turn an easy run into a difficult one and vice versa so tough runs of fixtures don't really bother me!

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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 09:18:38 AM »
Massive expectations on the first five games - over to you Mr Pulis!

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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2017, 09:26:14 AM »
Vitally important first couple of months given those fixtures. Should be able to get off to a good start on paper