The new season's fixture list is being released tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it as always.
The opening game of the season is always interesting. As much as I enjoyed the Man Utd game last August, I would much prefer us to be on the Saturday itself.
We usually have a 'month of death' where we play three of the top five in quick succession. We have never had this as our opening set of fixtures and I'm hoping it's the same again. With a new manager and new style I would hope to see us get some of the perceived beatable teams up first. It will give us a chance to get used to a new style of play and get some confidence around it. Some positive results and a good start in general won't hurt either.
I'm also hoping to also get to see a few more games on TV this season. I think we played well enough last season to warrant the TV companies giving us a few more live games at the start of the season. Setanta gave us little or nothing last season and as I have their freeview channel on my cable subscription, I'm really hoping that this changes. Then again, Setanta almost went under a couple of years ago so I can see them mainly showing Man Utd and Liverpool games again, especially given the clubs' Irish connection and the associated viewing figures. My wife is happy enough for me to disappear the odd Sunday afternoon so I may start to take advantage this season if we are on Sky's Sunday billing.
In general I am always happy when the fixture list comes out. It makes the new season seem that little bit closer and I start to get a little bit excited about it.
Kieran Fitzgerald, Posted 18/06/2013 at
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567 Posted 18/06/2013 at 14:05:35
578 Posted 18/06/2013 at 15:12:35
580 Posted 18/06/2013 at 15:27:13
584 Posted 18/06/2013 at 15:38:01
Get a nice win under our belts.
585 Posted 18/06/2013 at 15:33:05
Rather than struggling to 'settle in' we may benefit from a fearless honeymoon period where we take results off teams that we would struggle against by November when injuries, rotation and general squad depth kick in. Catching the best sides before their new signings settle in can be good as well, although sometimes new signings start well and then fade in a similar kind of honeymoon period.
In summation, I see early season as a bit of leveller, so overall I think we would benefit from early big games, rather than the smaller teams.
587 Posted 18/06/2013 at 15:54:57
590 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:05:38
592 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:09:23
605 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:57:32
I don't like playing Liverpool so early and I wish we didn't always play them at home first (which issue I know has been done to death on other threads.) Assuming he is still there, would sewerez still be banned then?
I remember going to Forest away in 1992 or 1993, I think it was the first game of the season. I also think it was Mark Ward's debut but I can't remember the score, just remember it was a baking hot day and I was in shorts. That is all.
613 Posted 18/06/2013 at 17:45:10
616 Posted 18/06/2013 at 18:04:18
Where we lost 0-1.
628 Posted 18/06/2013 at 18:30:34
634 Posted 18/06/2013 at 18:48:54
684 Posted 18/06/2013 at 20:21:16
084 Posted 20/06/2013 at 16:03:47
For some reason they can now show only one live game on saturdays at that time. In short, that means all RS and United games kicking off at 3 pm saturday will get preference, if neither of them play then it will be Arsenal, City, Spurs, Chelsea and probably Villa that get the nod.
I will probably miss half of our games next season on the box, and apart from being really pissed off,I am just wondering if this effects the clubs television income?
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