When all's said and done, they acknowledge that certain 'silly' fixture are inevitable as they are considered "least worst" of the options available. Let's hope we don't have too many of these; Newcastle away over Christmas immediately springs to mind from the recent past. Wednesday at 10am is the big reveal!
Monday, 15 June 2009
The fixtures - how they do it...
Interesting piece from the BBC this morning about how the fixture list is put together. I was aware that every club is paired with a neighbouring side to ensure they are not both playing at home on the same day but I didn't realise they went as far as to take into consideration things like ensuring smaller clubs have a home fixture before or after cup ties in order that they might maximise revenues from a cup run or the running of race meetings that could affect local clubs like Cheltenham or Brighton.