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[Albion] Could the Man City home game be played earlier than originally scheduled?



Giraffe

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Now we know we definitely won't play Man City on 23rd April can it be moved earlier? Plenty of mid week availability for us before then, but what about them?
 




Greeko

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Now we know we definitely won't play Man City on 23rd April can it be moved earlier? Plenty of mid week availability for us before then, but what about them?
No it can’t be played earlier we play Bournemouth on Tuesday 4th April and City are playing Champions League matches the following two midweeks
 


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No it can’t be played earlier we play Bournemouth on Tuesday 4th April and City are playing Champions League matches the following two midweeks
Bloody glory boys. It’s not fair that their European priority is going to cause us problems with fixture congestion later in the season.
 


PILTDOWN MAN

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Can’t we wait for them to be chucked out of league
 


Springal

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Bloody glory boys. It’s not fair that their European priority is going to cause us problems with fixture congestion later in the season.
But also why did we wait so long to play Palace or reschedule the other games
 




Greg Bobkin

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Now we know we definitely won't play Man City on 23rd April can it be moved earlier? Plenty of mid week availability for us before then, but what about them?
To be fair, we might definitely be playing them on the 23rd April. Just in a different competition 🤣
 




WASH

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So these are the fixtures and possible free dates available presuming Man City and Man Utd get through their QF's in Europe. Doesn't give any wiggle room from here on in unless one or both get knocked out in their QF games.

DefinitelyPossible
Sat 01-Apr-23HBrentford
Tue 04-Apr-23ABournemouth
Sat 08-Apr-23ATottenham Hotspur
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 11-Apr-23Newcastle
Sat 15-Apr-23AChelsea
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 18-Apr-23Newcastle
Wed 26-Apr-23ANottingham Forest
Sat 29-Apr-23HWolverhampton Wanderers
Tue 02-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sat 06-May-23HEverton
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 09-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 13-May-23AArsenal
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 16-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 20-May-23HSouthampton
Tue 23-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sun 28-May-23AAston Villa
tbaHManchester City
tbaHManchester United
tbaANewcastle United
 




Giraffe

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So these are the fixtures and possible free dates available presuming Man City and Man Utd get through their QF's in Europe. Doesn't give any wiggle room from here on in unless one or both get knocked out in their QF games.

DefinitelyPossible
Sat 01-Apr-23HBrentford
Tue 04-Apr-23ABournemouth
Sat 08-Apr-23ATottenham Hotspur
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 11-Apr-23Newcastle
Sat 15-Apr-23AChelsea
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 18-Apr-23Newcastle
Wed 26-Apr-23ANottingham Forest
Sat 29-Apr-23HWolverhampton Wanderers
Tue 02-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sat 06-May-23HEverton
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 09-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 13-May-23AArsenal
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 16-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 20-May-23HSouthampton
Tue 23-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sun 28-May-23AAston Villa
tbaHManchester City
tbaHManchester United
tbaANewcastle United
Thanks that’s an excellent summary.
 


1066familyman

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So these are the fixtures and possible free dates available presuming Man City and Man Utd get through their QF's in Europe. Doesn't give any wiggle room from here on in unless one or both get knocked out in their QF games.

DefinitelyPossible
Sat 01-Apr-23HBrentford
Tue 04-Apr-23ABournemouth
Sat 08-Apr-23ATottenham Hotspur
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 11-Apr-23Newcastle
Sat 15-Apr-23AChelsea
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 18-Apr-23Newcastle
Wed 26-Apr-23ANottingham Forest
Sat 29-Apr-23HWolverhampton Wanderers
Tue 02-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sat 06-May-23HEverton
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 09-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 13-May-23AArsenal
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 16-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 20-May-23HSouthampton
Tue 23-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sun 28-May-23AAston Villa
tbaHManchester City
tbaHManchester United
tbaANewcastle United
I got my hopes up there, thinking a table like that might give just one or two likely Newcastle dates. Six possible Newcastle dates wasn't what I was hoping for :lol:

Good post nonetheless :thumbsup:
 


Greeko

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So these are the fixtures and possible free dates available presuming Man City and Man Utd get through their QF's in Europe. Doesn't give any wiggle room from here on in unless one or both get knocked out in their QF games.

DefinitelyPossible
Sat 01-Apr-23HBrentford
Tue 04-Apr-23ABournemouth
Sat 08-Apr-23ATottenham Hotspur
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 11-Apr-23Newcastle
Sat 15-Apr-23AChelsea
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 18-Apr-23Newcastle
Wed 26-Apr-23ANottingham Forest
Sat 29-Apr-23HWolverhampton Wanderers
Tue 02-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sat 06-May-23HEverton
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 09-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 13-May-23AArsenal
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 16-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 20-May-23HSouthampton
Tue 23-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sun 28-May-23AAston Villa
tbaHManchester City
tbaHManchester United
tbaANewcastle United
Thanks that’s very useful.
If Newcastle is rearranged for either April 11/12 or 18/19 it would mean 5 Premier League away games in a row.
So these are the fixtures and possible free dates available presuming Man City and Man Utd get through their QF's in Europe. Doesn't give any wiggle room from here on in unless one or both get knocked out in their QF games.

DefinitelyPossible
Sat 01-Apr-23HBrentford
Tue 04-Apr-23ABournemouth
Sat 08-Apr-23ATottenham Hotspur
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 11-Apr-23Newcastle
Sat 15-Apr-23AChelsea
Europe QF's :Man CMan UTue 18-Apr-23Newcastle
Wed 26-Apr-23ANottingham Forest
Sat 29-Apr-23HWolverhampton Wanderers
Tue 02-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sat 06-May-23HEverton
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 09-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 13-May-23AArsenal
Europe SF's :Man C ?Man U ?Tue 16-May-23NewcastleMan C ?Man U ?
Sat 20-May-23HSouthampton
Tue 23-May-23NewcastleMan CMan U
Sun 28-May-23AAston Villa
tbaHManchester City
tbaHManchester United
tbaANewcastle United
Thanks that’s very useful.
If Newcastle is rearranged for either 11/12 or 18/19 April which I think is highly likely it would mean 5 Premier League away games in a row
 






Hotchilidog

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Jan 24, 2009
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I think fixture congestion is going to screw us over this season.
Concentrating on the FA Cup could be our route to Europe. Just need to win three games in a row!
I completely agree. The league schedule is looking very tough right now.
 






schmunk

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I think fixture congestion is going to screw us over this season.
Concentrating on the FA Cup could be our route to Europe. Just need to win three games in a row!
No, it's good to get some practice of handling fixture congestion now, to get us ready for our European cup run next season... :ascarf:
 










Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

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Oct 4, 2003
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Friday night?
It’s an international break immediately before the Brentford game. Moving it to Friday night (even if that is allowed) gives our players even further reduced recovery time, especially our Ecuadoreans who have to travel back from Australia.
 




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