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EFL Confirm September Season Start
Friday, 24th Jul 2020 15:03

The EFL have confirmed that their season will start over the weekend of Saturday 12th September.

A statement released this afternoon reads: “The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 Season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12th September.

“The 2020/21 season will conclude on the 8th and 9th May 2021, with the Sky Bet play-off finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

“Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available.”

Earlier, the Premier League confirmed that its season would start the same weekend, adding that discussions regarding cup competitions were continuing.

“The Premier League will continue to consult with the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”

Earlier, Rochdale chief executive David Bottomley said he expected the first three weeks of the season to be played behind closed doors with fans present from October 1st.

Last week, prime minister Boris Johnson said he hoped fans would be able to return to stadia in October.

Town started pre-season training at Playford Road on Wednesday working towards a September 12th start.


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CokeIsKey added 15:12 - Jul 24
Great news, have been bored out of my mind not watching us play. Even if it’s behind closed doors much better than nothing. Fixtures announced soon then surely?
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Suffolkboy added 15:23 - Jul 24
Positive,positive ; surely can only get better now ,unless and until our ‘ brilliant ‘ politicians ‘decide’ otherwise !
COYB , there must be loads of people loving the thought of Portman Rd again !
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DebsyAngel added 15:28 - Jul 24
Good news but will people who are apprehensive about going to the games come October going to be able to watch online, using their season ticket number to pay to view it?
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Wickwar_Blue added 15:43 - Jul 24
I’ve quite enjoyed been stress free and not depressed.... still come the morning of 12th September I will be full of confidence about the season ahead!
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blueprint added 15:46 - Jul 24
They should bin the EFL trophy and do away with international breaks. Correct me if I’m wrong but back in the day if Mariner , Wark et al played an international on a Wednesday night then they were back playing club football on the Saturday.
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itsonlyme added 15:49 - Jul 24
At last. I want so desperately to get back to Portman Road. Hope the long lay off will inspire our team to perform much better and get promoted. The fans deserve better!
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trncbluearmy added 16:11 - Jul 24
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Footballs coming back!!!
Normal routine for me, pub, and then FPR whether we can get in or not
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Michael101 added 18:36 - Jul 24
Great news,got so fed up I have even started to talk to the wife.
Fingers crossed it will happen.
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Karlosfandangal added 21:00 - Jul 24
Not bothered really......as the Premiership was has just proved they don’t care about the lower leagues.
£30 million to compeate leagues one and two yet the prem have £340 million to share between 20 sides.

Let put a salary cap on the lower leagues but not the prem.

Best Ipswich can hope is Championship ...hate to say it but Norwich walked the Championship yet look how poor they were in the Prem.

Ipswich will sell the best players we have because we can’t pay prem wages we will offer maybe 10k at best yet the average prem wage is £40k

RIP football
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Shawsey added 09:53 - Jul 25
Great news. Should have a fully fit squad to pick from and Lambert has had plenty of time to work out his cunning plan. No excuses, top 2 a must.
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runningout added 12:25 - Jul 25
Should always aim for top spot. Whatever league, whatever finances available. Good management and team morale is the answer. Don’t care for how much dosh is available to some.
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bobble added 05:26 - Jul 26
i was enjoying the football free time, more sex and more beer and more good food, maybe i will just stay off football IF it comes back...
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PinstripeBlue added 10:43 - Jul 26
I am as depressed as anyone about the state of lower league football. But, I can’t wait to get back to normal Satdee footy.
Such a shame the Sporting Farmer is no more.
COYB
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Razor added 10:20 - Jul 27
That is great news--at least something to look forward to and hang your hat on.

I am waiting patiently for news from the Premier League that they are going to make a (sizeable) donation to lower league clubs to help them out in these difficult times----the football family helping each other!!
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Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 10:43 - Jul 27
Good news. Hope it all works out and that we don't screw up this time round.
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therein61 added 17:54 - Jul 27
12th September team sheet; 4&8 plus 9 others he we go again giving the points away, these two should be nowhere near the first X1 just put them out to grass as far away from our club as possible.
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