EPL opening weekend fixture

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#3
Won't be confirmed until TV picks are announced in December for that period which games are on which weekend

Saturday, 8/15 February 2020*

Arsenal v Newcastle United
Aston Villa v Spurs
Brighton v Watford
Chelsea v Man Utd
Everton v Crystal Palace
Man City v West Ham
Norwich City v Liverpool
Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth
Southampton v Burnley
Wolves v Leicester City

*As part of the 2019/20 mid-season player break, five of the above matches will take place on the weekend commencing 8 February and five on the weekend commencing 15 February
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#8
TV selection dates

Aug/Sep 5 July 2019
Oct 6 August 2019
Nov 16 September 2019
Dec/Jan 11 October 2019
Feb 14 December 2019
Mar 24 January 2020
Apr 21 February 2020
May 3 April 2020
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Sky Sports
128 matches per season consisting of:
Package B 32 matches at Saturday 17:30
Package C 24 matches at Sunday 14:00 and eight matches at Saturday 19:45
Package D 32 matches at Sunday 16:30
Package E 24 matches at Monday 20:00 or Friday 19:30–20:00 and eight matches at Sunday 14:00

BT Sport
52 matches per season consisting of
Package A 32 matches at Saturday 12:30
Package G 15 matches from two midweek fixture programmes and five matches from the split weekend

Amazon Prime Video
Package F 20 matches per season from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#18
Stick Chelsea away at United 430 on the Sunday before they go Istanbul on the Wednesday for Super Cup Final. Easily avoidable.

They could also have released them with the dates and times confirmed up until the CL and EL group stages start. Awful league for match going fans now.
 

Superrangers

Well-Known Member
#19
Stick Chelsea away at United 430 on the Sunday before they go Istanbul on the Wednesday for Super Cup Final. Easily avoidable.

They could also have released them with the dates and times confirmed up until the CL and EL group stages start. Awful league for match going fans now.
Not sure on your points. Why should Chelsea get an easy fixture just because they are in the Super Cup? They should win anyway.

Additionally, sides going further in the EL/CL will always have tricky matches around European fixtures. Liverpool played Chelsea away and man city at home, before and after a trip away to Napoli. They faced Arsenal away before a hostile trip to Red Star Belgrade. They faced Bayern at home before a trip to Old Trafford.

There will always be good and bad times to face sides, form, injury, etc. all playing a part but there’s not much you can do, as long as fixtures against the other sides near the top are spread fairly.
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#20
Not sure on your points. Why should Chelsea get an easy fixture just because they are in the Super Cup? They should win anyway.

Additionally, sides going further in the EL/CL will always have tricky matches around European fixtures. Liverpool played Chelsea away and man city at home, before and after a trip away to Napoli. They faced Arsenal away before a hostile trip to Red Star Belgrade. They faced Bayern at home before a trip to Old Trafford.

There will always be good and bad times to face sides, form, injury, etc. all playing a part but there’s not much you can do, as long as fixtures against the other sides near the top are spread fairly.
Not a case of an easy game mate, could easily be played Saturday lunchtime - help the fans a bit who are possibly thinking of going to Istanbul. Also easy to put them at home with that coming up - although granted it’s a pretty meaningless cup.

By letting everyone know as soon as possible when their Clubs will play it helps for planning for trains, hotels, days off etc... Absolutely no reason why all matches up till the start of the CL and EL Group stages cannot have a set date and time now.
 

Superrangers

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#21
Not a case of an easy game mate, could easily be played Saturday lunchtime - help the fans a bit who are possibly thinking of going to Istanbul. Also easy to put them at home with that coming up - although granted it’s a pretty meaningless cup.

By letting everyone know as soon as possible when their Clubs will play it helps for planning for trains, hotels, days off etc... Absolutely no reason why all matches up till the start of the CL and EL Group stages cannot have a set date and time now.
Yeah, fair point about the timing of the game, Saturday could have been better.

When do they announce the timings of the games, must be soon?
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#22
Yeah, fair point about the timing of the game, Saturday could have been better.

When do they announce the timings of the games, must be soon?
TV selection dates

Aug/Sep 5 July 2019
Oct 6 August 2019
Nov 16 September 2019
Dec/Jan 11 October 2019
Feb 14 December 2019
Mar 24 January 2020
Apr 21 February 2020
May 3 April 2020
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Sky Sports
128 matches per season consisting of:
Package B 32 matches at Saturday 17:30
Package C 24 matches at Sunday 14:00 and eight matches at Saturday 19:45
Package D 32 matches at Sunday 16:30
Package E 24 matches at Monday 20:00 or Friday 19:30–20:00 and eight matches at Sunday 14:00

BT Sport
52 matches per season consisting of
Package A 32 matches at Saturday 12:30
Package G 15 matches from two midweek fixture programmes and five matches from the split weekend

Amazon Prime Video
Package F 20 matches per season from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme
Written above mate.
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#24
The ones released on July 5th will be a farce, be all this that the match can move if so and so have to play the Tuesday of the CL etc as obviously the draw ain’t till end of August.. turned in to a farce the last few seasons.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#26
The ones released on July 5th will be a farce, be all this that the match can move if so and so have to play the Tuesday of the CL etc as obviously the draw ain’t till end of August.. turned in to a farce the last few seasons.
Looking ahead until the end September their is unlikely to be much issues but I do agree that they could work with both broadcasters and pick August selections prior to release which they have done so for the opening weekend
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#34
Looking ahead until the end September their is unlikely to be much issues but I do agree that they could work with both broadcasters and pick August selections prior to release which they have done so for the opening weekend
Wait and see I guess but absolutely no chance all those involved in the CL Group stages will be put down to play every Premier League match before or after a CL matchday on a Saturday.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#36
Wait and see I guess but absolutely no chance all those involved in the CL Group stages will be put down to play every Premier League match before or after a CL matchday on a Saturday.
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Liverpool v Newcastle United - TV
Norwich City v Man City - TV
Spurs v Crystal Palace ?
Wolves v Chelsea - TV

To which they will all stay the Saturday or one on the Friday night

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Chelsea v Liverpool TV
Leicester City v Spurs TV
Man City v Watford ?

Possible one can move to Sunday for TV

Saturday, 28 September 2019
Chelsea v Brighton ?
Everton v Man City TV
Sheffield United v Liverpool TV
Spurs v Southampton ?

Certainly 2 should be pick for TV and will stay the Saturday the other 2 3pm Saturday if not picked
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#38
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Liverpool v Newcastle United - TV
Norwich City v Man City - TV
Spurs v Crystal Palace ?
Wolves v Chelsea - TV

To which they will all stay the Saturday or one on the Friday night

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Chelsea v Liverpool TV
Leicester City v Spurs TV
Man City v Watford ?

Possible one can move to Sunday for TV

Saturday, 28 September 2019
Chelsea v Brighton ?
Everton v Man City TV
Sheffield United v Liverpool TV
Spurs v Southampton ?

Certainly 2 should be pick for TV and will stay the Saturday the other 2 3pm Saturday if not picked
Logical and sensible thing mate but their previous suggests otherwise!
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#39
Logical and sensible thing mate but their previous suggests otherwise!
Just had a look at last season August to November period

Just one was given 'it might change due to participation in CL' Wolves v Spurs moved back from the Sunday to Saturday night at the start of November

So I doubt you get anything like what you are suggesting in that period this season

It does happen later in the season
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#40
Just had a look at last season August to November period

Just one was given 'it might change due to participation in CL' Wolves v Spurs moved back from the Sunday to Saturday night at the start of November

So I doubt you get anything like what you are suggesting in that period this season

It does happen later in the season
Wait and see but if you think what they do at the end of the season is ok then fair play, personally think it is disgusting and if all fans stuck together on this subject then we would not be in the state we are. Sadly they don’t and it’s fucked forever as a result.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#41
Wait and see but if you think what they do at the end of the season is ok then fair play, personally think it is disgusting and if all fans stuck together on this subject then we would not be in the state we are. Sadly they don’t and it’s fucked forever as a result.
There is times where it is unavoidable but most games with the TV changes are set in stone it just the way it works in EPL with the broadcast selection process
 

Wazza

Well-Known Member
#42
There is times where it is unavoidable but most games with the TV changes are set in stone it just the way it works in EPL with the broadcast selection process
Lol, I know pal just think it’s poor for match going fans.

They rarely stick to the tv release date anyway. In short - they do what they want and know fine well everyone will not complain to the point where they would need to change it.

Germany your Europa league clubs fill the Sunday fixtures the weekend after a match day for example, very different in England.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#43
Lol, I know pal just think it’s poor for match going fans.

They rarely stick to the tv release date anyway. In short - they do what they want and know fine well everyone will not complain to the point where they would need to change it.

Germany your Europa league clubs fill the Sunday fixtures the weekend after a match day for example, very different in England.
Actually they do stick the published dates as the FSF- Football Supporters Federation along with clubs asked for it to ensure some fairness the odd time it might be a day late

Had look the other fixture TV releases for last season for EPL and it more to with participation in the League Cup and FA Cup where selections were in doubt

Germany yeah they seem to do that now but is now different since they changed their rules on that. Teaming playing in Europe on a Thursday still had to play the Saturday in the past
 
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Wazza

Well-Known Member
#44
Actually they do stick the published dates as the FSF- Football Supporters Federation along with clubs asked for it to ensure some fairness the odd time it might be a day late

Had look the other fixture TV releases for last season for EPL and it more to with participation in the League Cup and FA Cup where selections were in doubt
Nah, they never last season and the FSF complained.

We could go on all day pal, getting the impression you aren’t really a Saturday 3pm man?!
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
#45
Nah, they never last season and the FSF complained.

We could go on all day pal, getting the impression you aren’t really a Saturday 3pm man?!
It was the season before that the FSF complained about I am sure they also complained about the lack of 3pm kick-off in the 3rd round of the FA Cup last season oh I like Saturday 3pm kick-off BTW

Below is last season TV selection dates released before the season started and when they actually the selection were announced

Aug/Sept - 6 July - 6th July
Oct/Nov - 7 August - 8th August
Dec/Jan - 12 October - 12th October
Feb - 12 December - 17th December
Mar - 25 January - 25th January
Apr - 22 February - 22nd February
May - 5 April - 5th April MD 37only
 

yosser hughes

Well-Known Member
#50
just had look at the fixture list, looking to get down for the Leicester game start of October,the midweek derby in December, Southampton at start of february, and i can source a ticket again , will be doing goodison derby in march, may throw in a league cup or fa cup game if anything arises
 
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