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RT @BurndenAces: On this day, in 1994, Jason McAteer became the first Bolton player to play at a World Cup in 36 years #BWFC @MCATEER4 http…— @Yatesy4715 18 June 2014
. Would be a good move for him, in my humble opinion.
Wanderers have never met Watford on the opening day before - in fact, the only August meeting between the two clubs was way back in the summer of '69. There's a song in there somewhere.
It finished 0-0 by the way...
Championship odds from William Hill
To Win: 7/1 Cardiff, 8/1 Fulham, 8/1 Wigan, 9/1 Derby, 10/1 Norwich, 14/1 Bournemouth, 14/1 Brighton, 16/1 Blackburn, 16/1 N Forest, 16/1 Reading, 16/1 Wolves, 20/1 Ipswich, 20/1 Leeds, 20/1 Watford, 25/1 Bolton, 25/1 Brentford, 25/1 Middlesbrough, 33/1 Sheff Wed, 40/1 Huddersfield, 50/1 Rotherham, 66/1 Birmingham, 66/1 Charlton, 80/1 Millwall, 100/1 Blackpool.
Promotion: 9/4 Cardiff, 11/4 Fulham, 11/4 Wigan, 3/1 Norwich, 10/3 Derby, 11/2 Brighton, 11/2 N Forest, 11/2 Reading, 6/1 Blackburn, 6/1 Wolves, 13/2 Bournemouth, 7/1 Middlesbrough, 8/1 Bolton, 8/1 Ipswich, 8/1 Leeds, 8/1 Watford, 10/1 Sheff Wed, 12/1 Brentford, 14/1 Birmingham, 16/1 Rotherham, 20/1 Charlton, 20/1 Huddersfield, 25/1 Millwall, 33/1 Blackpool.
It appears that Wanderers have avoided any fixture changes in the first month. Sky have just announced their first few games.
@MarcIles never understand why they do that. Surely local games would make more sense mid-week.— @CllrPeacock 18 June 2014
@MarcIles bizarre. Or better yet, idiotic.— @WesleyBwfcHead 18 June 2014
No New Year's Day fixture as FL clubs voted against it (very close to the FA Cup third round fixture). Clubs can bring forward a game from the second half of the season if they want, with mutual agreement, though.
@MarcIles Very tough start yet again Marc !— @BallydehobWhite 18 June 2014
As Stevie Wonder once wrote, no New Year's Day to celebrate....
@MarcIles watched a few matches there— @Yantzee39 18 June 2014
@MarcIles not as tough as least season— @DecCaton 18 June 2014
Six games in April, including trips to Cardiff, Brentford and Bournemouth...
Blackburn Rovers at home on Boxing Day - have a slice of that...
Here's the full list
Birmingham at home last day of the season again!
At first glance that's a tough start.
Watford (a), Forest (h), Boro (h), Brighton (a), Leeds (a)
It's Watford away on the first day of the season.
Any minute now...
@MarcIles Keep them crossed for Brentford away too then please, only 20 minutes on the tube !!— @RosscoffBrown 18 June 2014
@MarcIles Norwich at home first game, Last game Fulham away— @andystalmanbwfc 18 June 2014
As one of my journalistic colleagues just put it - it's like waiting for the Lottery numbers and wondering which way round they are going to come out.
@MarcIles I'm hoping for Rotherham away first game. A nice trip in the August Yorkshire sunshine!— @AlParklar 18 June 2014
@MarcIles I reckon Fulham away #bwfc— @ThreeOneOneO 18 June 2014
@MarcIles We have the league won by April ;).— @Big_Sharps 18 June 2014
@mrc1979 @MarcIles I've called Bournemouth at home as well. We've been away the last 3 seasons so are due a home opener— @BigDaz88 18 June 2014
@MarcIles Bournemouth away is the holy grail in first month mate...nice weekend in the sun before the big slog!— @PKendrickWIG 18 June 2014
@MarcIles Brentford away— @mrc1979 18 June 2014
@MarcIles Haha, true.. We will definitely be lining up for a game of football for the 1st game of the season?— @PoonHound_ 18 June 2014
Not necessarily - remember Turf Moor two years ago??
@MarcIles We will definitely be playing football on the 1st game of the season. #Prediction— @PoonHound_ 18 June 2014
I'm going for Bournemouth at home. Don't know why - just dreamt it last night.
The fixtures are due out at 9am sharp - but first we'll have some predictions for the first game.
Good morning - it's fixtures day where all across the land football fans are waiting to map out their season and hope they don't get Ipswich away on their birthday.