League One 2019/20

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:24 am

The fixtures are out
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ne-season/

Away to Wycombe on the opening day and away to Oxford on the final day. First home game is Coventry.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:25 am

Prufrock wrote:
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Welcome LE!

I'm selfishly hoping Wimbledon away is a midweek game so I can go without missing football (playing, though insert your own joke here) and so I have a chance of getting a ticket.

Dons away on Saturday, 7 March.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 am

Sunnerlan' away on Boxing Day. Excellent!
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:30 am

TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:24 am
The fixtures are out
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ne-season/

Away to Wycombe on the opening day and away to Oxford on the final day. First home game is Coventry.
So it starts and (probably) ends on the M40. I've been riding that road for decades so to me Wycombe and Oxford feel like derby rivals; apparently they're 18 miles, or 29km, apart. Within 29k of the MacBokUniBolShazDome we've got United, City, Burnley, Blackburn, Preston, Wigan, Accrington, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford. (Liverpool and Everton are both about 30k.)

Here's the ones that have caught my beady eye, subject to availability of tickets and me:

Aug 03 - Wycombe
Sep 14 - Rotherham
Sep 28 - Pompey
Oct 12 - Burton
Oct 26 - Lincoln
Dec 14 - Peterborough
Jan 25 - Shrewsbury
Feb 08 - Coventry
Feb 22 - MK Dons
Mar 07 - Wimbledon
May 03 - Oxford

All new grounds for this soldier, barring Wombletown. (I've been to two of those clubs' now-deserted grounds...)

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:47 am

All highly subjective of course, but here's Experimental361's visualisation of fixture difficulty (judging teams by bookmakers' odds). Difficult start (after Wycombe, which may well set the tone) but a relatively easier run-in... let's hope so.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 am

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:30 am
TonyDomingos wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:24 am
The fixtures are out
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ne-season/

Away to Wycombe on the opening day and away to Oxford on the final day. First home game is Coventry.
So it starts and (probably) ends on the M40. I've been riding that road for decades so to me Wycombe and Oxford feel like derby rivals; apparently they're 18 miles, or 29km, apart. Within 29k of the MacBokUniBolShazDome we've got United, City, Burnley, Blackburn, Preston, Wigan, Accrington, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford. (Liverpool and Everton are both about 30k.)

Here's the ones that have caught my beady eye, subject to availability of tickets and me:

Aug 03 - Wycombe
Sep 14 - Rotherham
Sep 28 - Pompey
Oct 12 - Burton
Oct 26 - Lincoln
Dec 14 - Peterborough
Jan 25 - Shrewsbury
Feb 08 - Coventry
Feb 22 - MK Dons
Mar 07 - Wimbledon
May 03 - Oxford

All new grounds for this soldier, barring Wombletown. (I've been to two of those clubs' now-deserted grounds...)

I'd hoped to go to Wycombe as it would be a new ground for me too. But, we're away that weekend. Pompey will probably be my first game. My sister is married to a Pompey supporter, so it'll be a jolly family day out!
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:48 am

All the games are going to be 'away' games for me this season. Rotherham and Donny are the nearest, but are both on the wrong side of Sheffield to me. And Burton, though theoretically close, is a bastard to get to.
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am

Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
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Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:59 am

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
Not sure Harry, but "We're the one and only Wanderers" won't have quite the same impact as the Molyneux lot though... :(
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Prufrock » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:16 pm

Well up for Wycombe. And Oxford. Nice book ends for me. Wimbledon will depend on how my team's season goes :).

And I'm home for a week at Xmas but not until after Boxing Day so they've worked out pretty well for me!
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Prufrock » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 pm

Doesn't look like we'll be coming across many Bristol Rovers fans this year either.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
Apparently not. Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
Apparently not. Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).
Personally, I count that. Not that I was there. (Otherwise, in our next incarnation we wouldn't have played Blackburn either).
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:26 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:26 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).
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It's a sign that we're about to plumb new depths is what it is, Sunshine. ;)
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
Apparently not. Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).
Personally, I count that. Not that I was there. (Otherwise, in our next incarnation we wouldn't have played Blackburn either).
Fair enough. Some clubs enthusiastically include their forebears, others don't. The Internet isn't quite clear on (the current) Accy's ancestor attitude, or at least wasn't before I got bored of searching and left it hanging thusly.

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:05 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 am
Am I correct in presuming we've never played Wycombe before? Were they in L2 last time we were in L1? Have we ever met them in the cup?
Apparently not. Never played Accy either, unless you count their 1891-1966 incarnation, whom we played once in 1926 (FA Cup Third Round, went on to win the bleedin' thing).
Personally, I count that. Not that I was there. (Otherwise, in our next incarnation we wouldn't have played Blackburn either).
Fair enough. Some clubs enthusiastically include their forebears, others don't. The Internet isn't quite clear on (the current) Accy's ancestor attitude, or at least wasn't before I got bored of searching and left it hanging thusly.
Yup, ancestry is a contentious issue. Some are more obscure than others. Wigan Athletic's has more twists and turns than a French bulldog's, but on the overall scheme of things I reckon Accrington's is pretty straight forward.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by officer_dibble » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:45 pm

Bury and the bin men doubtless wanking themselves silly over playing us whilst we will still be negative points wise. Hopefully we can start out like we did last time; possibly the only season in the last 10 years when we weren’t relegation zone / bottom of the league in September!

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:30 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Hopefully we can start out like we did last time
Know what you mean but presumably you mean four wins from the first four league games, rather than the seven winless games that followed: after losing at home to Oxford on October 1st we were still on 16pts, which this time might mean 1pt or worse...

For comparison, after 11 games in this season just gone, the fifth-bottom League One team (remember, four go down) were on 9pts, so even if we match that early-Parky start (achieved with a much more expensive squad) we'd still only be a quarter of the way to clawing back the deficit...

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:09 pm

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Hopefully we can start out like we did last time; possibly the only season in the last 10 years when we weren’t relegation zone / bottom of the league in September!
Bit bored and a lot intrigued so I checked. Here's where we were on Sep 1st and Oct 1st of each year in the last decade; bright red bad, bright green good, graded between the two extremes.
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For some reason you seem to have forgotten our glorious, curious, Wildschut-aided start to last season. But yeah, other than that and the League One season our Septembers have seen us gurgling in the deep end ever since relegation from The Best League In The World. Oddly, we started our last two top-flight Septembers way up the pegs: we'd won 4-0 on the opening day of what turned out to be our farewell season but were bottom by October, enjoying a run of W0 D0 L6 F5 A21; while the previous campaign - peak Coyle-confidence - we'd only played three games by Sep 1, but were unbeaten and had won the one at Upton Park thanks to two goals from Elmander and an oggie from Upson. Soooooo long ago.

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