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Fixture Release Day: Ones To Watch

21 June 2016

With Fixture Release Day just one day away, we take a look at exactly what fixtures you should be looking out for come 9am on the 22nd June...

Opening Day:

You've spent the best part of three months without your English Football League fix, the online fans forums have been eerily quiet apart from the occasional mutterings of a rumour of a signing and the usual pre-season build up.

Ok, so we've had the Euros this year to keep us occupied but lets face it - Nothing beats watching the Magpies.

Will we be away as we were on the first day of last season at Stevenage? Or will we be entertaining a league newbie at Meadow Lane? All we know is, this one is the first game we look for.


Boxing Day/New Years Day:

You're hungover, you've put a stone in weight on and you've got more socks than you know what to do with. The last thing you want on Boxing Day is an away game the other side of Timbuktoo.

Similarly, who wants to drive to Yeovil on New Years Day feeling like death?

A nice local game is always nice. But how often does that happen? We're hoping the mysterious 'fixture computer' comes up trumps for us this year. 


The 'Weekender':

You know the ones we are talking about. Invariably by the coast on a Bank Holiday Weekend, these are the fixtures that give us an excuse to put on a minibus and take a break with our mates for an overnight stay.

One of the new boys in the league, former Premier League heavyweights Blackpool, have had a dramatic tumble from the top these last few seasons. 

You can't help but feel sorry for them, but their loss is our gain...

Who wouldn't accept a Blackpool weekender on August Bank Holiday? Sun, sea and a victory... that will do nicely!


Mansfield Town:

Games against local rivals are always hotly anticipated, and playing our neighbours from up the A60 is no different.

We've had some battles against the Stags over the years, but Notts will be looking for revenge next season to appease the results of last.

Nothing beats a local derby, and for that reason alone, it makes our games against our North Nottinghamshire rivals ones to look out for.


Final Game:

It can make or break your season, and you'd be mad not to look for who you're going to face on the final day. We've had some epic final days before. The Great Escape, anybody? Who can forget our promotion party on the South coast in Torquay in 2010?

We will be hoping our final day of this season will see us catapulted to League One.


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