Despite its cruel end...last season was magnificent. Now it's time to look to next season and what we hope we can achieve following an impressive first season under manager Jaap Stam!
The Sky Bet Championship fixtures are calculated in little more than two weeks' time and 2017-18 will be mapped out for us when the 46-game schedule is released on the morning of Wednesday 21st June 2017.
The season itself is set to begin on Saturday 5th August 2017, with a Carabao Cup First Round tie pencilled in for later that week on the evenings of Tuesday/Wednesday 8th-9th August.
Christmas, as always, will be congested - with league games set for Saturday 23rd December, Boxing Day, Saturday 30th December and New Year's Day 2018, before the scheduled start of the FA Cup Third Round ties at the start of January.
The last fixture of our 2017-18 campaign will be played on 5th May 2018. And, should we make to Wembley again for another bite at the cherry, the Championship Play-Off Final 2018 will be played on Saturday 26th May.
Join us! The prologue is alreay being written with little more than two months before the Championship challenge all begins again! Don't miss the next chapter!
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