SPFL announce key dates for season 2019/20 including opening weekend

dh1963

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Yes there will be one to restart with

I reckon that the fixture calendar will basically be the same as this season - only change is as i have posted the dates of the League Cup Semi-final and Final are a week later
When it says the Premiership winter break finishes on a Friday, doesn't that mean the fixtures restart the next day?
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
When it says the Premiership winter break finishes on a Friday, doesn't that mean the fixtures restart the next day?
Yes which will be the Scottish Cup 4th round

It just means there won't be any Premiership fixtures between those dates
 

Matthew

Member
Scottish Cup - 4th round - w/e of 18th Janaury
League Cup - 2nd round - w/e of 17th August
Europa League - 1st Qualifying round - 11th July
High chance we'll start in the second qualifying round for Europa instead. If they win the cup we will get the second qualifying slot.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
High chance we'll start in the second qualifying round for Europa instead. If they win the cup we will get the second qualifying slot.
No chance of that happening we will the 1st qualifying round regardless outcome of the Scottish Cup Final for them for 2019/20
 

rangeral

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Do we not enter in round 2 as we are likely to finish in 2nd position
Nope

Scotland sit 26th in the coefficient table down 3 places on 2018/19

Scottish entry points for the 4 teams for 2019/20 are as follows

CL QR1
CW QR1
2nd QR1
3rd QR1

4th place get a spot if CW also win League
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
It happened last year when aberdeen came second and they won the cup ?
Yes because Scottish coefficient was 23rd

For 2018/19 the entry points were

CL QR1
CW QR2
2nd QR1
3rd QR1

It meant Aberdeen entered at QR2 due Celtic also winning the Scottish Cup as we know
 

Matthew

Member
Yes because Scottish coefficient was 23rd

For 2018/19 the entry points were

CL QR1
CW QR2
2nd QR1
3rd QR1

It meant Aberdeen entered at QR2 due Celtic also winning the Scottish Cup as we know
Didn't realise Coefficient had gotten worse
 

Porto Loyal

Well-Known Member
No issue with the winter break.

Where the madness occurs is 9 games in December. (If in europe).

We then had random weeks where we get one game a week for 6 weeks, like the post split.

Nonsensical for players and more importantly, fans.
That’s set up to allow for postponements and cup replays
 

jf1960

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THE SPFL have released several key dates for next season.

All four divisions will start their campaign on the weekend of Saturday, August 3, with the Betfred Cup group start beginning the weekend of July 13/14.

The 2019/20 winter shutdown is pencilled in for Monday, December 30, to Friday, January 17.

Season 2019/20 key dates
Betfred Cup group stage

MD1 Weekend of July 13/14, 2019

MD2 Midweek of July 16/17, 2019

MD3 Weekend of July 20/21, 2019

MD4 Midweek of July 23/24, 2019

MD5 Weekend of July 27/28, 2019

Betfred Cup round 2

Weekend of August 17/18, 2019

Betfred Cup quarter-finals

Midweek of September 24-26, 2019

Betfred Cup semi-finals

Weekend of November 2/3, 2019

Betfred Cup final

Weekend of December 7/8, 2019

Ladbrokes SPFL (all divisions)

Fixture round 1: Saturday August 3, 2019

Fixture round 2: Saturday August 10, 2019


Ladbrokes Premiership winter break

Monday December 30, 2019 until Friday January 17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership ends

Weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final

Wednesday May 20 & Sunday May 24, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 & League 2 ends

Saturday May 2, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship & League 1 play-off finals

Midweek of May 12/13 & weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes League 2 play-off final

Sunday May 10 & Saturday May 16, 2020

Please note: All dates subject to change
Subject to change Re ; Peter ... I think they missed that bit
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
People blame the Winter Break on the amount of games we play in December when actually it doesn't

2018-19 saw us play 9 times however here is the breakdown of that

5 weekend games since 5 dates in December 2018
1 scheduled midweek game - 26th December

Since we qualified for the EL group stage that meant 1 EL game

leaves 2 other midweek dates

One was used for a set of scheduled fixtures and one for an rearranged game

If there was no winter break there would have been at maximum of 8 games in December 2018 the only game not to played in December would have Aberdeen game. The winter break causes problems since they have to fit in 3 sets of fixture elsewhere in the season - 1 midweek and 2 weekend from Janaury

December 2019 to be confirmed

Wed 4th League
Sat 7th League
Thurs 12th EL GS
Sun 15th League
Sat 21st League
Thurs 26th League
Sunday 29th League

Leaves 1 free midweek to fit a game from a League Cup Semi-final or postponement

So we could playing a maximum of 8 times
 

Hank Hill

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Next season's Scottish Cup final will take place on 9 May - two weeks before the end of the SPFL season.

The Hampden showpiece has been brought forward due to restrictions over the stadium's use for the Euro 2020.

The Scottish Premiership season does not conclude until the following weekend, while the Premiership play-off is scheduled for 24 May.

Hampden will host four games at next summer's Euros, with the first of those matches on 20 June.
 

Hammy

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Betfred Cup over a weekend so early in the season makes no sense to me. Everyone is buzzing for the league to start and they put a Cup competition on the 3rd weekend, makes no sense!
 

GR6Ger

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Betfred Cup over a weekend so early in the season makes no sense to me. Everyone is buzzing for the league to start and they put a Cup competition on the 3rd weekend, makes no sense!
It's a nonsense. The only league cup game that should be played on a weekend is the final.
 

adamski

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Next season's Scottish Cup final will take place on 9 May - two weeks before the end of the SPFL season.

The Hampden showpiece has been brought forward due to restrictions over the stadium's use for the Euro 2020.

The Scottish Premiership season does not conclude until the following weekend, while the Premiership play-off is scheduled for 24 May.

Hampden will host four games at next summer's Euros, with the first of those matches on 20 June.
An absolute fucking nonsense.
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
Next season's Scottish Cup final will take place on 9 May - two weeks before the end of the SPFL season.

The Hampden showpiece has been brought forward due to restrictions over the stadium's use for the Euro 2020.

The Scottish Premiership season does not conclude until the following weekend, while the Premiership play-off is scheduled for 24 May.

Hampden will host four games at next summer's Euros, with the first of those matches on 20 June.
Quality reporting there

1st game is on 15th June
2nd game is on 19th June
3rd game is on 23rd June

last 16 game is on 30th June
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
Betfred Cup over a weekend so early in the season makes no sense to me. Everyone is buzzing for the league to start and they put a Cup competition on the 3rd weekend, makes no sense!
just like last season

UEFA now use all midweeks so they can't play it on a midweek in August
 

rangeral

Well-Known Member
An absolute fucking nonsense.
Agree on that they could have scheduled it for May 16 instead and still be able to play the Premiership play-off after the Scottish Cup Final

Wembley which hosts 7 Euro 2020 games weekend of 23 May have this

23rd FA Cup Final
24th League 1 Play-off Final
25th Championship Play-off Final
 
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