West Bromwich Albion announce Championship 2018-19 fixtures, fans react

The day when the new season’s fixtures are announced is an exciting one for any football fan.

This year was slightly different for West Bromwich Albion’s following as their club’s schedule is in the Championship rather than the Premier League.

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The Baggies were relegated from the top flight last season after finishing bottom of the standings.

The club will now have to cope with an increase in games, and will be taking on completely different opposition.

First up for Darren Moore and his team is a home clash against Bolton Wanderers on August 4.

Their opening match on the road will be against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, while Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough will make up the remaining fixtures in August.

Over the hectic Christmas period, West Brom will face Rotherham United, Wigan Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers.

As for the Midlands derbies. the Baggies will go head to head with Birmingham City September 15 and March 30, while Aston Villa will come to The Hawthorns on December 8, with the away fixture scheduled for February 16.

West Brom fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the fixture list.