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.
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 Bromwich Albion (@WBA) June 21, 2018
West Brom fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the fixture list.
Forest away is a good first away day ?
— Ryan (@Ryan_wba1) June 21, 2018
Nice early Christmas present of 3points for us on the 8th of December
— Steven Clay (@StevenC11395901) June 21, 2018
Not used to so many mid weekers!!!
— Stevo Walton (@Stevotop) June 21, 2018
Could be a good start for us but it’s the championship so nothing is certain. Come on you baggies! ?⚪️
— Rees (@Rees_ESL) June 21, 2018
Sorry just can’t get up for it!!
— MarkGoodhand (@mark_goodhand) June 21, 2018
Problem with the championship is that unlike the PL, you never know which teams are gonna be up there and who’s gonna be fighting relegation. Then again, that’s more exciting than knowing I suppose.
— Jonn Walker (@JonnWalker_) June 21, 2018
Cracking start!!! Bring it on!!!!!!
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) June 21, 2018
On paper its a nice fixture, not one of the best, not the worst. But really we should be making a statement with a comfortable win… but then again football aint played on paper, lets hope anyway! much harder fixtures couldve come our way
— James Moore (@hansworth254) June 21, 2018