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Analysis: New season fixtures

18 June 2014

Closer look at 2014/15

Following the fixture release for the upcoming 2014/15 campaign, we take a closer look into Reading's fixtures, the overall schedule and more. View the full draft fixture list here, and download our fixture desktop background here.

First game set for Saturday
Shortly after the fixtures were revealed, Sky Sports announced their scheduled live fixtures for the opening weekend and Wigan Athletic vs Reading was not one of them. As a result, our trip to the DW Stadium will be on Saturday, 9th August - 3pm kick off. Further televised games will be announced in due course.

FA Cup 3rd round move?
If Reading are drawn against a Premier League side for the FA Cup third round (Saturday 3rd January), then the fixture will be moved to Sunday 4th January - as top flight sides, unlike those in the Football League, play on New Year's Day.

Which games are in doubt?
A run in the FA Cup would mean a number of league fixtures being rearranged, including Millwall A (round four), Wigan H (round five), Brighton H (quarter-final) and Rotherham United A (semi final).

New Year's Day
No Football League fixtures are currently scheduled for New Year's Day, but clubs may have the option to use this date if deemed appropriate.

Under the lights
Once again, all midweek fixtures at Madejski Stadium are scheduled to take place at 8pm. The Club chose to do this help supporters get to their seats in time for the game.

International breaks
As always, there will be no Sky Bet Championship fixtures during international breaks/weekends, which are as follows.

1. September 13th/14th (Game before is Middlesbrough away on 30th Aug, game after is Fulham home on 13th Sep)
2. October 11th/12th (Game before is Brentford home on 4th Oct, game after is Derby home on 18th Sep)
3. November 15th/16th (Game before is Charlton home on 8th Nov, game after is Cardiff away on 22nd Nov)
4. March 28th/29th (Game before is Charlton away on 21 Mar, game after is Cardiff home on 4th Apr)

Fixture birthdays
A number of our first team squad share their birthdays with our 2013/14 fixtures..

Adam Federici - 31/01 - Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Danny Guthrie - 18/04 - Rotherham United (H)
Jem Karacan - 21/02 - Ipswich Town (A)
Pavel Pogrebnyak - 08/11 - Charlton (H)

Subject to change
Remember, it is a draft fixture list and all matches are subject to change. Clubs now have around two weeks to discuss fixtures with each other and make any possible amendments.

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