It’s usually the way to be fair when the fixture lists are released for the coming season, but Crystal Palace fans certainly reacted with a variety of responses to how the 2018/19 Premier League year has shaped itself out for us this season.
An opening day London derby against Play-Off promoted Championship side Fulham at Craven Cottage awaits Roy Hodgson and the boys but of particular concern to many were the three fixtures faced in the month of November.
That month sees us travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, we host Tottenham Hotspur and complete the month with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Possibly the toughest run as a block of fixtures we face in the campaign depending on your outlook on life.
— Mark Drew (@MarkDre19499496) June 14, 2018
Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and United all in a row pray for us.
— Dave (@daveodaveodave) June 14, 2018
Great opening run of games, November might be a write off though ?? ????????????
— Aaron Metz (@Aaron_Metz) June 14, 2018
Others had their own gripes.
Ignore the dates as @SkySports will screw any arrangements you make with not much notice.
— James Ticehurst (@cpfc1977) June 14, 2018
Why is Brighton away always on a weekday?????
— George ?? (@GplR16) June 14, 2018
Fulham will be well up for it as new boys always are, but I'm quietly optimistic. Certainly need to have some decent points on the board before that November trio of matches.
— Tony Peters (@tonypetersss) June 14, 2018
The festive fixture crunch in December always takes attention and the crush begins with Manchester City on the 22nd, Cardiff on Boxing Day, Chelsea three days later and newly promoted Wolves on New Year’s Day.
You know at least one of those will switch to make life more difficult for us.
City away Christmas Eve for TV ??
— Olly Loughton (@Olly_JL) June 14, 2018
TV are bound to change these dates !! Can't make plans yet.
— jjk (@neiltipping) June 14, 2018
The season does give a more favourable run-in though – at least on paper.
Favourable end, thank god
— Ben Early (@Ben_early_) June 14, 2018
— IVI (@xMTEDx) June 14, 2018
In Roy and the boys we trust!! ????
— Fiona McNamara (@Feemac20) June 14, 2018
I Guarantee it cant be worse than last year 😉
— Dome Strategic (@DomeStrategic) June 14, 2018
Just have to make it happen now!