Date: 20th June 2019 at 9:37am
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During the first month of the Sky Bet League One campaign, The Imps will place Accrington Stanley (h), Rotherham United (a), Southend United (h), Milton Keynes Dons (a), Doncaster Rovers (a) and Fleetwood Town (h).

The draw for Round One of the Carabao Cup will be made at 19:00. You can follow that draw live on our “Carabao Cup Round One Draw Thread”.

My views: I’m pleased that we have a home game to start the 2019/20 season. I’ve never seen Lincoln City in the third division of English football, so starting the campaign at home at a full Sincil Bank will be special. It would be great to get off to a winning start, but it is going to be a very tough season.

I was hoping that Portsmouth away would be on a Saturday because I would have been staying somewhere on the Friday and Saturday to break the journey down and relax, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. However, I will try my best to get to all of the League and Cup matches, as I did last season.

August:

Saturday 3rd – Accrington Stanley (h) – 15:00
Saturday 10th – Rotherham United (a) – 15:00
Saturday 17th – Southend United (h) – 15:00
Tuesday 20th – Milton Keynes Dons (a) – 19:45
Saturday 24th – Doncaster Rovers (a) – 15:00
Saturday 31st – Fleetwood Town (h) – 15:00

September:

Saturday 7th – Wycombe Wanderers (a) – 15:00
Saturday 14th – Bristol Rovers (h) – 15:00
Tuesday 17th – Rochdale (a) – 19:45
Saturday 21st – Oxford United (h) – 15:00
Saturday 28th – Blackpool (a) – 15:00

October:

Saturday 5th – Sunderland (h) – 15:00
Saturday 12th – Peterborough United (a) – 15:00
Saturday 19th – Shrewsbury Town (h) – 15:00
Tuesday 22nd – Portsmouth (a) – 19:45
Saturday 26th – Bolton Wanderers (h) – 15:00

November:

Saturday 2nd – AFC Wimbledon (a) – 15:00
Saturday 16th – Gillingham (a) – 15:00
Saturday 23rd – Bury (h) – 15:00

December:

Saturday 7th – Burton Albion (a) – 15:00
Saturday 14th – Tranmere Rovers (h) – 15:00
Saturday 21st – Coventry City (a) – 15:00
Thursday 26th – Oxford United (a) – 15:00
Sunday 29th – Ipswich Town (h) – 15:00

January:

Wednesday 1st – Peterborough United (h) – 15:00
Saturday 4th – Sunderland (a) – 15:00
Saturday 11th – Shrewsbury Town (a) – 15:00
Saturday 18th – Blackpool (h) – 15:00
Saturday 25th – Ipswich Town (a) – 15:00
Tuesday 28th – Portsmouth (h) – 19:45

February:

Saturday 1st – Southend United (a) – 15:00
Saturday 8th – Rotherham United (h) – 15:00
Tuesday 11th – Milton Keynes Dons (h) – 19:45
Saturday 15th – Accrington Stanley (a) – 15:00
Saturday 22nd – Gillingham (h) – 15:00
Saturday 29th – Bury (a) – 15:00

March:

Saturday 7th – Burton Albion (h) – 15:00
Saturday 14th – Tranmere Rovers (a) – 15:00
Saturday 21st – Coventry City (h) – 15:00
Saturday 28th – AFC Wimbledon (h) – 15:00

April:

Saturday 4th – Bolton Wanderers (a) – 15:00
Friday 10th – Doncaster Rovers (h) – 15:00
Monday 13th – Fleetwood Town (a) – 15:00
Saturday 18th – Wycombe Wanderers (h) – 15:00
Saturday 25th – Bristol Rovers (h) – 15:00

May:

Sunday 3rd – Rochdale (h) 12:00

Reaction on 100% Imps:

Snats: “Interesting opening month – three very winnable home fixtures but a couple of difficult away trips. Hope to see a good turnout at Rotherham.

The only disappointment is Sunderland on 4 January – FA Cup third round weekend. If one or both of us reach the third round, that’ll end up being a midweek game.”

Luke Imp: “If we were home on Boxing Day, we’d have had the full sweep of the opening date, Boxing Day, New Years Day, final game.

Portsmouth home and away on Tuesday nights? Sunderland away is on FA Cup weekend, I think? If so, that has the potential to be a Tuesday night, too.

That middle section, December and January, are tough.”

WellingtonImp: “That set of fixtures will do me! Lovely.”

berksimps: “Some great early away games for the southern Imps: MK Dons, Wycombe, Peterborough and then Portsmouth.

Portsmouth on a Tuesday night, it’s the stuff of dreams; not so long since a night trip took us to Welling!!”

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 20 June 2019

 
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