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      Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19

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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #30: Jun 14, 2018 12:38:48 pm
      Not bad fixtures but after all we need to play everyone twice. Winning brings winning and confidence. Can't wait for the West Ham match.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #31: Jun 14, 2018 01:11:37 pm
      Think Wenger cast his spell on Arsenal Fixtures  City the Chelsea nice for the new manager to here shouts of sacked in the morning by the third game.
      We definitely have a chance to make a quick start but after the World Cup everything could easily be a bit hit and miss.
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      Reply #32: Jun 14, 2018 01:20:16 pm
      Let's hope we can find some consistency of the good kind to get us through to that good last couple of months of fixtures.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #33: Jun 14, 2018 01:22:19 pm
      Happy with that start to the season, obviously gets a bit tougher once we get into September & October, but start off with some good momentum and a few wins under our belt and take it from there.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #34: Jun 14, 2018 02:29:30 pm
      So we are playing away from home before every CL group game.


      Nice....
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #35: Jun 14, 2018 02:32:36 pm
      So we are playing away from home before every CL group game.


      Nice....

      But at home after every champions league game

      Swings and roundabouts

      It's the better way round in my opinion
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      Reply #36: Jun 14, 2018 03:10:01 pm
      So we are playing away from home before every CL group game.


      Nice....

      Not really bothered by it. More impactful is the amount of days between the games.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #37: Jun 14, 2018 05:03:13 pm
      Home on the first day for the first time since 2014. Home on the first and last day for the first time since the title race went to the final game.

      Away to Spurs as the first game in their stadium was one I specifically wanted to avoid. No such luck. And it's about time we were away to the mancs first, but we'll have to wait another year for it, so another busparking task awaits us in 6 months time. Burnley away on a midweek in December, you'd want to avoid that as well, while the barcode bus in Newcastle is not the most ideal last away game, especially if we're still in Europe.

      Chelsea away is out of the way early, City at home is a chance to lay an early marker down. December has 4 big home games, before we go to face City. And the last game is at home. It's the first time we've had the last day at home, three years in a row, that I can remember. But a nice one to finish if a result is needed.

      Overall not bad, not perfect, but better than last season. Hopefully we'll take advantage of it.
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      Reply #38: Jun 14, 2018 09:25:45 pm
      Even taking out that amazing Champions League run, I really enjoyed last season. Even though we finished 4th I think we played some really great stuff and the squad finally endeared themselves to me. We've made a good platform to launch ourselves further up the table for this 2018/2019 season. Looking forward to pre season getting underway in a few weeks and seeing Jürgen and co back in action.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #39: Jun 14, 2018 11:17:26 pm
      Mid September to early October jumps out as a challenging part of the season.

      Not a bad set of fixtures though, better first couple of games than Arsenal that’s for sure.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #40: Jun 15, 2018 07:44:28 am
      Can only imagine the chaos caused by a winter break and the qatar world cup

      The winter break is really only going to see us miss one weekend of games and with the lack of replays in the League Cup and the fact that the season will finish a week later I can't see it having any impact really by then or for the Euro's in 2020.


      Apologies - yeah the Qatar world cup - that season will be grim.  The only positive is that we won't be able to immediately go out and buy the El Hadji Diouf of the tournament.

      Think Wenger cast his spell on Arsenal Fixtures  City the Chelsea nice for the new manager to here shouts of sacked in the morning by the third game.

      Think it will work differently really.  Arsenal had such a bad season last year that anything they get from those games will be looked upon positively, although their problems last season were really away from home.
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #41: Jun 15, 2018 10:49:56 am
      Looking at those fixtures & I have this feeling this is going to be the year we break free & win the title...
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #42: Jun 15, 2018 01:50:02 pm
      Looking at those fixtures & I have this feeling this is going to be the year we break free & win the title...

      Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhh!!

      Manc talk that mate :laugh:

      Let's just be quietly confident  ;)
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      Re: Opening Day Fixtures 2018/19
      Reply #43: Jun 15, 2018 02:11:32 pm
      Looking at those fixtures & I have this feeling this is going to be the year we break free & win the title...

      Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

      Manc talk that mate :laugh:

      Let's just be quietly confident  ;)



      Too late already said it.  ;D
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      Reply #44: Jun 15, 2018 10:04:58 pm
      Feel for Rafa, terribly tough start. Four top 4 contenders in his first five games.

      I’m pretty happy with ours however, we aren’t the greatest on opening day, but hopefully being at home that will change.

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