Season to start and end at home with Bolton and Ipswich
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 18th June 2012
Games against Bolton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town will start the 2012/13 season whilst it all comes to an end with games against Cardiff City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town. But when do we play Blackburn Rovers?
For the third successive season Burnley will be at home for the first and last games. This year it all kicks off with one of the more eagerly awaited fixtures, the visit of Bolton Wanderers to Turf Moor for their first game outside of the Premier League in over eleven years.
Burnley's last home league game against Bolton was on Boxing Day 2009 and it proved to be Owen Coyle's last home game in charge of Burnley. In August he'll return for a second time with his disciples and the reception is likely to be little, if any, better than last time.
We follow that up with two away games in a week. We travel to Middlesbrough on the Tuesday with a trip to newly promoted Huddersfield Town four days later for what will be their second home game of the season.
There's no sign of Barnsley again on Boxing Day. Derby County will be our visitors on 26th December. We then play Leicester at home before facing a short trip over to Hillsborough on New Year's Day to play Sheffield Wednesday.
It all comes to a close on Saturday 4th May when Ipswich Town will be at Turf Moor to bring the curtain down on the league season.
That's the start and end along with the festive season but what about the two most eagerly awaited games. The first is at home when Venky's pitch up at Turf Moor with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 1st December. The return, at the chicken ranch (formerly Ewood Park) is on Saturday 16th March.
That's it. The full fixture list is below. We play all 23 teams twice, home and away, but as always these have been eagerly awaited and supporters can now start planning for the season ahead.
|Sat 18 Aug||BOLTON WANDERERS||H|
|Tue 21 Aug||Middlesbrough||A|
|Sat 25 Aug||Huddersfield Town||A|
|Sat 01 Sep||BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION||H|
|Sat 15 Sep||PETERBOROUGH UNITED||H|
|Tue 18 Sep||Leicester City||A|
|Sat 22 Sep||Derby County||A|
|Sat 29 Sep||MILLWALL||H|
|Tue 02 Oct||SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY||H|
|Sat 06 Oct||Crystal Palace||A|
|Sat 20 Oct||BLACKPOOL||H|
|Tue 23 Oct||Bristol City||A|
|Sat 27 Oct||Cardiff City||A|
|Sat 03 Nov||WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS||H|
|Tue 06 Nov||LEEDS UNITED||H|
|Sat 10 Nov||Ipswich Town||A|
|Sat 17 Nov||CHARLTON ATHLETIC||H|
|Sat 24 Nov||Hull City||A|
|Tue 27 Nov||Barnsley||A|
|Sat 01 Dec||BLACKBURN ROVERS||H|
|Sat 08 Dec||Nottingham Forest||A|
|Sat 15 Dec||WATFORD||H|
|Sat 22 Dec||Birmingham City||A|
|Wed 26 Dec||DERBY COUNTY||H|
|Sat 29 Dec||LEICESTER CITY||H|
|Tue 01 Jan||Sheffield Wednesday||A|
|Sat 12 Jan||CRYSTAL PALACE||H|
|Sat 19 Jan||Millwall||A|
|Sat 26 Jan||BIRMINGHAM CITY||H|
|Sat 02 Feb||Peterborough United||A|
|Sat 09 Feb||Bolton Wanderers||A|
|Sat 16 Feb||HUDDERSFIELD TOWN||H|
|Tue 19 Feb||MIDDLESBROUGH||H|
|Sat 23 Feb||Brighton & Hove Albion||A|
|Sat 02 Mar||Charlton Athletic||A|
|Tue 05 Mar||BARNSLEY||H|
|Sat 09 Mar||HULL CITY||H|
|Sat 16 Mar||Blackburn Rovers||A|
|Sat 30 Mar||Watford||A|
|Mon 01 Apr||NOTTINGHAM FOREST||H|
|Sat 06 Apr||BRISTOL CITY||H|
|Sat 13 Apr||Blackpool||A|
|Tue 16 Apr||Leeds United||A|
|Sat 20 Apr||CARDIFF CITY||H|
|Sat 27 Apr||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A|
|Sat 04 May||IPSWICH TOWN||H|
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