A thread I never thought any of us would start! Now of course being in the league means there will be a lot of stories, gossip and now transfers in our new division feature more on the BBC here www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/transfers
The EFL fixtures will be released on the 24th June👍🏻👍🏻
Fixture Release Day: how are fixture lists compiled?
There are more than 1,600 matches played across the EFL’s five competitions every season, making compiling fixtures no easy task.
At the outset, fixtures are randomly generated, although there are a number of stages and processes to follow to make sure we get it right for our Clubs and supporters.
A working party, consisting of a cross-section of Clubs from each division and a representative from the Football Supporters’ Association, meet prior to the scheduling process to ensure the compilation procedure is a fair one for all 72 Clubs.
They have had over 100 years to practice. Surely it's relatively only recently that computers have been used.
I realise that the introduction of more internationals has put more obstacles in the way.
It used to be more sensible around 30 years ago; for instance I wasn't one but I know of people who would watch Chelsea at home one week and Fulham the next.
Surely with modern computer programmes it shouldn't be a problem. All they need to do is fill in all of the relevant information. And Christmas and Easter programmes were usually as much of a local derby as possible.
It doesn't say it's a problem. They're just telling us how they do it. Clearly certain parts can be automated, like the 2:3 rule for every five matches, but there are certain events that would need to be fed in one by one and decisions about which way is fairer when things clash can't be done by a computer.
I can’t see how they can contend with not knowing the exact composition of League 2 until next Sunday and get feedback from Torquay or Hartlepool. I presume they will have produced two different sets of fixtures dependent on who qualifies , Torquay and Hartlepool can’t be interchangeable especially when it comes to local derbies!
I found it quite interesting to read. I presume Sutton will be paired with Wimbledon? That would be the most logical choice.
Crawley might be a better shout as there are no other clubs in the south east. Not that, living in Redhill, I’m biased!
I'm not aware of any Crawley fans coming to watch Sutton but quite a few AFC Wombles do so to be paired with them would make much more sense. We then both don't play at home on the same Saturday at least.
tangerinedub: I can give you any info you want if travelling, pubs, food etc just let me know.
Sept 12, 2018 14:42:57 GMT
tangerinedub: hope you guys enjoy your trip to Dublin.
Oct 2, 2018 14:41:34 GMT
merchandiser: You guys make me laugh, have you been to many away grounds, I don't think so. When we travelled up north for most of the trophy rounds last season, you would not believe, it was like going back to the seventies.
Dec 13, 2018 17:28:58 GMT
scorpioeyes: It's time to scrap play-offs,they are ridiculous.
Apr 29, 2019 20:55:21 GMT
Stewart: The NL season starts on 3rd August The fixtures are due to be released on 3rd July.
May 21, 2019 13:01:32 GMT
scorpioeyes: I predicted a relegation struggle with a totally inexperienced manager. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't look like it. MG is out of his depth,that's obvious.
Sept 3, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT
scorpioeyes: It certainly would be 'convenient' for Dover to have the season washed out. if they fail to turn up tomorrow,we should be awarded the game and 3-0 to our goal difference.Why should we be inconvenienced by any attempts to rearrange the game?
Feb 15, 2021 10:45:15 GMT
Burtie: Hello chaps. Is there any intelligence about the crowd situation for the game vs Hartlepool on 22 May? Does the club have a position on supporters?
Apr 24, 2021 17:02:01 GMT
scorpioeyes: I think these odds are quite amazing. If I was a neutral looking at the recent form and upcoming fixtures,I'd make hartlepool or perhaps Torquay as fave for the title. To have 'pool at 9s and us as evens is bizarre.
Apr 30, 2021 17:21:02 GMT
scorpioeyes: yes,'arrogant' is the right word. No objectivity allowed!
May 8, 2021 12:10:13 GMT
brownyellow60: Congratulations lads on superb season on winning league.Got a bit rocky recently but stuck to it and got over the winning line.Cant wait to new season.Wow what a feeling Sutton in football league
May 23, 2021 15:41:30 GMT
valiant: Hello again! Can you tell me where the away seating is please? I thought it was behind the goal next to the away terrace but looking at the film on Quest I can't see it! Thanks.
Oct 5, 2021 11:00:22 GMT
pinewalker: There is a temporary stand at 45 degrees to the pitch behind the NE corner flag, and there is more away seating at the east end of the main stand both accessed via the away turnstiles.
Oct 5, 2021 14:33:57 GMT
neil: My father used to take to watch Queens Park Rangers back in the late 60's (I recall he knew one of the Directors at the club). I still have many programmes from that time through the 70's. Happy Days !
Nov 22, 2021 9:42:42 GMT
davef: Due to the levels of demand the rest of Level 1, blocks 112 round to 122 for all categories have now been opened up for sale.
Mar 17, 2022 11:37:17 GMT