City to start at Aston Villa

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This morning has seen the announcement of the fixture list for 2017/18, and it’s decreed that City will start life back in the Championship against Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa. That game has already been bagged by the Sky cameras, and will be played at 5.30pm on Saturday 5th August, and gives us an immediate opportunity to appreciate Steve Bruce for the first time since he was forced out of City during Ehab’s 2016 summer of chaos.

City’s first home match of the season takes place a week later with the visit of Burton, while the first of ten Yorkshire derbies is on 21st October, away to Barnsley.

The Saturday before Christmas takes us to Elland Road, Boxing Day sees us host Derby, while the New Year fixture is Bolton away. Easter Saturday sees Aston Villa visit the Circle, while Easter Monday requires a trip to Wolverhampton.

City finish the season with a 12.30pm kick-off at Brentford on 6th May, a fixture preceded by Cardiff at home.

The lengthiest midweek away fixtures are Fulham and Millwall (kudos to anyone who does both), while tick ground enthusiasts will already be preparing for Tuesday 10th April and the visit to Burton.

 

8 replies
  1. Bill Baxter
    Bill Baxter says:

    In all my years watching City, this is probably the least interested I have ever been on “fixture day”

  2. John from Brid
    John from Brid says:

    Hope City go and bop Brucie on the nose and take 3 points back to East Yorkshire.

  3. Blackadder
    Blackadder says:

    Eight days before pre season training begins and we don’t have a team, if we have to rely on another bunch of loaners the result will be predictable: Another relegation! Ehaw needs to get his hand down and spend hard cash on some decent players, nothing wrong with bringing in a couple of promising youngsters as SB did but another seven mercenaries will not form the nucleus of a successful side!

  4. Jimmy Weekly
    Jimmy Weekly says:

    I’d take ‘another seven mercenaries’. If by mercenaries you mean professional footballers.

    We had some decent mercenaries back end of last season – Markovic, Niasse, and Ranocchia to name but three.

  5. Jimmy Weekly
    Jimmy Weekly says:

    We were indeed, Blackadder, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that we brought in some fine players as part of Silva’s much admired but ultimately failed turnaround plan.
    I was really just having a go at the term ‘mercenaries’. Footballers play for money, we brought in some good ones – for money not the love of Hull City – and I hope that we do the same again.

  6. Blackadder
    Blackadder says:

    You have a point Jimmy Weekly but I still say that ‘mercenaries’ is the correct description. One meaning in the dictionary states that a mercenary is someone who is primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics i.e. “greedy, grasping, money oriented, materialistic”.

    It’s a sad fact that money in football has destroyed the concept of loyalty, players are fixated on accumulating wealth and all else is secondary. I’m not against footballers being well paid for their skills but the amount of wages being paid nowadays is obscene.

  7. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    I saw Harry Maguire post Spurs thrashing and he looked as though he couldn’t leave fast enough.
    We don’t blame him and wish him well, future England captain?
    Praying we keep the Jak and Josh Tymon though.
    Les – well done on your very own addition to the City of Culture.
    My favourite shirt is the 1980 Adidas shirt worn by Dennis Booth.
    Great collection and in good hands.

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