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Town at Home to Birmingham on Opening Day
Wednesday, 21st Jun 2017 09:00

Town’s 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign will start with a game against Birmingham City at Portman Road.

The Blues face Harry Redknapp’s Midlanders on Saturday 5th August before visiting Luton Town for their Carabao Cup first round tie in midweek.

Town then travel to manager Mick McCarthy’s hometown club Barnsley, who were beaten 4-2 at Portman Road on the opening day of last season, on Saturday 12th August, before a trip to newly-promoted Millwall three days later, Tuesday 15th August.

The first month continues with back-to-back home games against two other London clubs, Brentford on Saturday 19th August and Fulham on Saturday 26th August.

Following the season’s first international break, Town travel to QPR for their fourth game against opposition from the capital on Saturday 9th September before the Blues make a midweek visit to Derby on Tuesday 12th September.

The season’s second month continues with another of the promoted sides, Bolton Wanderers, at Portman Road, Town making the trip to Leeds, then Sunderland and Bristol City travelling to Suffolk.

Norwich City are currently down to visit Suffolk for the season’s first East Anglian derby on Saturday 21st October, while the Blues are at present scheduled to make the trip to Carrow Road on Saturday 17th February, however both these games are likely to move to Sunday lunchtime kick-offs as is usually the case.

The Christmas period sees the Blues visit boss McCarthy's old club Wolves on Saturday 23rd December before QPR are at Portman Road on Boxing Day and Derby County are in Suffolk on Saturday 30th December. Town travel to Fulham on New Year’s Day, which would appear to scupper plans for the now traditional boat trips.

The game against the Rams could move to the Friday with the Blues boss having previously moved matches over holiday periods to give players an additional day’s recovery time.

Town are currently due to play at Birmingham City on Easter Saturday - March 31st - with the Blues hosting Millwall on Easter Monday, April 2nd. Again, the Birmingham match is likely to move to Good Friday.

Looking ahead to the end-of-season run-in, following the Millwall home game Town visit Brentford on Saturday 7th April. Barnsley are at Portman Road three days after that, before the Blues travel to Nottingham Forest on Saturday 14th April.

Aston Villa are in Suffolk on Saturday 21st April before the Blues visit Reading on the penultimate weekend of the season, Saturday 28th April.

On the campaign’s final day, Sunday 6th May, the 40th anniversary of Town’s 1978 FA Cup victory, the Blues host recently-relegated Middlesbrough with the game having a 12.30pm kick-off.

Fans face lengthy midweek away trips to Cardiff on Tuesday 31st October and Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 6th March, while Sunderland supporters are likely to be less than impressed to be trekking to Town for their first visit to Portman Road since January 2007 on Tuesday 26th September and Cardiff followers similarly unimpressed that they travel to Suffolk on Tuesday 20th February.

The Blues' first game against the Black Cats, who manager McCarthy was in charge of for three years from 2003, at the Stadium of Light since September 2006 is on Saturday 3rd February.

A full list of Town’s fixtures can be found here.

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RimmersBrace added 09:11 - Jun 21
Some great away dates right there!

DJpatrovers1 added 09:13 - Jun 21
The contrast between Barnsley then Millwall away in 3 days... Can't wait!!!

carlo88 added 09:19 - Jun 21
They're all starting to look very difficult.

Michael11 added 09:34 - Jun 21
Harry's probably on the phone trying to tap up the ref already.

Ferguson added 10:00 - Jun 21
I like the look of the first month's fixtures. Sides who will be there or there abouts, sides looking to make an impression, decent opposition. I can't see any potential thrashings and there's points to be had there.

BUT I really really want MM to make an effort in the cup - sadly though he won't change the habits of a lifetime.

Other than that the most important thing to me at this stage ? BART MUST NOT BE SOLD !

RimmersBrace added 10:10 - Jun 21
Please don't move the Derby match to the Friday - shows utter contempt for the fans.

ITFC_Cotton added 10:26 - Jun 21
Look at all them teams we'll be happy to take a draw off!

Kesgraveblue57 added 10:34 - Jun 21
You must not worry about this game against Birmingham Mick McCarthy has a cunning plan he will be playing six at the back and plus the goalkeeper and the idea is to hoof the ball into the othe Birmingham half and wait for it to return,this tactic will come as a complete surprise to Harry Redknapp

Lightningboy added 10:43 - Jun 21
Wouldn't be surprised if Sky pick that as it's opener.

Hoofball added 11:56 - Jun 21
Hopefully Mick will be gone by the time we play Norwich

Ferguson added 13:23 - Jun 21
ANYWAY it's not WHO we play. It's HOW we play that counts.


intercept12 added 13:31 - Jun 21
Sky please don't pick 'Arry & Mick for your TV game, some folk will think they're watching a season review show from 15 years ago.

intercept12 added 13:33 - Jun 21
I'll be in Suffolk the week the Mackems come to town...but which team will MM be managing?

happybeingblue added 15:03 - Jun 21

runningout added 17:00 - Jun 21
Championship winners 2017/18 ..No problem!

Knightsy added 21:04 - Jun 21
I'm going for a away win.

TimmyH added 21:14 - Jun 21
Don't really care who we play at the moment...feels like the season has only just finished and it will a season too far for McCarthy in 2017/18.

woohoo added 21:24 - Jun 21
It's not the order that we play them in that matters, it's whether we are going to actually try to WIN games next season that counts.

Sam added 07:30 - Jun 22
Come on Town. With Garner and that Bersant Celina we might have a good season. Top six please.

battyblue added 11:51 - Jun 22
0-0 Draw then.

Kirtonspanner added 12:47 - Jun 22
A very long dark tunnel of a season ahead with no light at the end. EVANS OUT!

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