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Town to Learn Premier League Fixtures on Tuesday
Monday, 17th Jun 2024 15:19

Town will learn their 2024/25 Premier League opponents on Tuesday morning at 9am.

The Blues return to the top flight after a 22-year absence and their schedule for the campaign ahead, which will appear in full on TWTD at 9am, has been eagerly awaited.

Town will be entering the Premier League for the third time in their history. Following their Second Division title in 1991/92, the Blues hosted Aston Villa in their first ever Premier League match in August 1992, the game ending 1-1, Gavin Johnson having scored their first goal in the new division, Portman Road legend Dalian Atkinson having levelled for the Midlanders.

A visit to Wimbledon followed on the Tuesday with the Blues picking up their first win, 1-0, with Johnson again the scorer.

Town were at Manchester United on the Saturday for a 1-1 draw, prior to a 2-2 home stalemate with Liverpool and then a 1-1 live Sky draw with Tottenham, also at Portman Road, in a big first month in which John Lyall’s Blues had been unbeaten.

In 2000/01, following promotion via the play-offs, Town were at Spurs for the opening match, Mark Venus putting George Burley’s side ahead before the North Londoners netted three times.

That was followed on the Tuesday by the famous 1-1 draw at Portman Road in which Fabian Wilnis famously put the Blues in front before David Beckham’s fortuitous free-kick levelled for the Red Devils.

Town picked up their first win of the season a few days later in August’s final match as Titus Bramble’s first senior goal saw the Blues to a 1-0 victory over one of his future clubs, Sunderland.

The Blues’ promotion to the Premier League means they won’t enter the Carabao Cup until the second round which is played late in August.

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hoppy added 15:23 - Jun 17
I reckon we'll get Norwich's conquerors in the second round of the Carabao...

SWBlue22 added 15:50 - Jun 17
Still hope it’s Leeds.

TheReturnOfCthulhu added 16:08 - Jun 17
Want: Man City at Portman Road

Expecting: Away to Bournemouth

Dissboyitfc added 17:33 - Jun 17
I would like one of the more winnable games, that said it would be a little bit of an anticlimax to get Leicester or saints! Main thing is early points on the board.

Only one more sleep!!

December1963 added 17:43 - Jun 17
Anybody know if the season will start on the Saturday or is the first game on the Friday evening (due back into Stansted from holiday around 7 pm on the Friday). Just my luck to get a big game that evening.

trevski_s added 17:47 - Jun 17
My guess for the opening game is going to be Crystal Palace at home

Dissboyitfc added 17:47 - Jun 17
well December all will be revealed on Tuesday!

December1963 added 17:57 - Jun 17
Dissboyitfc. Probably not as Sky will leave it until about 2 weeks before to announce what they want and everyone will have to fall into line. But to be fair a large proportion of the millions the club is to receive will come from them.

Dissboyitfc added 20:52 - Jun 17
so you asked a question that has no answer

Ebantiass added 20:57 - Jun 17
Would love at home to united but most likely it will be wolves away

December1963 added 22:19 - Jun 17
I will answer my own question. The 23/24 premier season started off with a single fixture on the Friday evening of the first weekend so probably it will be the same this season and due to the interest in our rise of the last two seasons I think there’s a decent chance we may be involved.

Linkboy13 added 08:22 - Jun 18

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