The Fixtures for 2023/24 are, and much more…
Any keen football fan won’t be able to wait for the big unveiling of the fixtures of a new footballing season. A new beginning, and they are here (well, below).
City will try to emulate their previous season… probably with the League Cup thrown in. Arsenic will try to emulate their last season’s failure of trying to win the league (again) and hope they don’t crash out of the top four. And if you are not a Gooner, you’d be hoping they fall all the way down to the bottom of the Premier League. United will continue to be humiliated again by their Manchester adversaries. At the same time, Newcastle can start becoming the team they’ve always dreamed about since being taken over by Billionaire Arabs and start winning trophies.
As for Chelski: they’ve got a new manager in Mauricio Pochettino and will hope to get back into winning ways, the top four and win trophies. And if he does, then a whole lot more questions will be asked of Daniel Levy and why he didn’t reemploy him and why he failed at Spurs but managed to win trophies at other clubs since he had left us.
As for us… we hope to undo the damage Levy created with his poor management selection and penny-pinching and get back to where a club of Tottenham’s status should be. And maybe, yes, maybe win a trophy or two. Levy could show the world that his mindset is not just about making a profit for his stadium and himself; but has a beating cockerel in his heart.
We are, of course, out of any European competition, so Ange “G’day” Postecoglou can concentrate on the league and hopefully capture a trophy or three on the way. Pigs might fly, the Gooners do, so anything is possible.
The opening day of the season….
Brentford take on Ange “G’day” Postecoglou’s Spurs in our Premier League season-opening game.
The Bees have won just two of their 10 league meetings with us in their history (D4 L4), though one was a 3-1 victory in their most recent match in May.
The last time we began a Premier League campaign with a London derby was in 2014-15. Then we won 1-0 at the Spammer’s ground, and the current Chelski manager, Mauricio Pochettino, was in charge. In fact, it was his first game in charge of us. Brentford, on the other hand, have only won their opening league game in two of the last 11 seasons (D5 L4). However, they’ve not lost on MD1 in either of their two Premier League campaigns (2-0 v Arsenic in 2021-22, 2-2 v Leicester last season).
As we are in statistics/ facts mod, it is interesting to note that we have lost our opening league game in just one of the last seven seasons (W5 D1), going down 1-0 at home to Everton in 2020-21. I remember that game well; we were truly pissed off and hoped it was not things to come. And, of course, what happened…? But moving on to a new season, new hope and new quests… let us hope things are different this time around… which we say at the beginning of every season…
Sun Aug 13 Brentford A – 2pm
Sat Aug 19 Manchester United H – 3pm
Sat Aug 26 AFC Bournemouth A – 3pm
Wed Aug 30 Carabao Cup Two
Sat Sep 2 Burnley A – 3pm
Sat Sep 9 International Date
Sat Sep 16 Sheffield United H – 3pm
Sat Sep 23 Arsenal A – 3pm
Wed Sep 27 Carabao Cup Three
Sat Sep 30 Liverpool H – 3pm
Sat Oct 7 Luton Town A – 3pm
Sat Oct 14 International Date
Sat Oct 21 Fulham H – 3pm
Sat Oct 28 Crystal Palace A – 3pm
Wed Nov 1 Carabao Cup Four
Sat Nov 4 Chelsea H – 3pm
Sat Nov 11 Wolverhampton Wanderers A – 3pm
Sat Nov 18 International Date
Sat Nov 25 Aston Villa H – 3pm
Sat Dec 2 Manchester City A – 3pm
Tue Dec 5 West Ham United H – 7.45pm
Sat Dec 9 Newcastle United H – 3pm
Sat Dec 16 Nottingham Forest A – 3pm
Wed Dec 20 Carabao Cup Five
Sat Dec 23 Everton H – 3pm
Tue Dec 26 Brighton & Hove Albion A – 3pm
Sat Dec 30 AFC Bournemouth H – 3pm
Sat Jan 6 Emirates FA Cup 3
Wed Jan 10 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (1)
Sat Jan 13 or Sat Jan 20 Manchester United A – 3pm
Wed Jan 24 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (2)
Sat Jan 27 Emirates FA Cup 4
Tue Jan 30 Brentford H – 7.45pm
Sat Feb 3 Everton A – 3pm
Sat Feb 10 Brighton & Hove Albion H – 3pm
Sat Feb 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers H – 3pm
Sat Feb 24 Chelsea A – 3pm
Sun Feb 25 Carabao Cup Final
Wed Feb 28 Emirates FA Cup 5
Sat Mar 2 Crystal Palace H – 3pm
Sat Mar 9 Aston Villa A – 3pm
Sat Mar 16 Fulham A – 3pm / Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final
Sat Mar 23 International Date
Sat Mar 30 Luton Town H – 3pm
Tue Apr 2 West Ham United A – 7.45pm
Sat Apr 6 Nottingham Forest H – 3pm
Sat Apr 13 Newcastle United A – 3pm
Sat Apr 20 Manchester City H – 3pm / Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final
Sat Apr 27 Arsenal H – 3pm
Sat May 4 Liverpool A – 3pm
Sat May 11 Burnley H – 3pm
Sun May 19 Sheffield United A – 4pm
Sat May 25 Emirates FA Cup Final
All fixtures and kick-off times are subject to change due to the broadcast companies’ picks and moving for European involvement by opposition sides, domestic cup matches, and any unforeseen postponements.
Well, that is it, folks… we will wait and see what Ange “G’day” Postecoglou comes up with. Despite Levy’s string-pulling, if he defies the odds and pulls off something special for the club, he will become a hero.
As for Levy, he either sinks into the background and does what he does best, making money, and allows those who know about football to deal with footballing matters… Or, he sells up, along with Joe Lewis, and hands over to somebody who has the best interests of the footballing side of our club at heart. We can’t take much more of any mishandling of our team for the sake of Levy’s greater interests; riches.
Have a good summer,
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