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Fans React To 2015/16 Fixtures

17 June 2015


The fixtures for the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season were announced at 9am on Wednesday morning, with Crystal Palace set to start and end the season away from Selhurst Park, at Norwich City and Southampton respectively..

Reaction to the Eagles' schedule for the coming season was largely positive, with the exception of the Boxing Day trip to Bournemouth - as many fans seemed keen to visit the newly-promoted Cherries during the sunnier months of the season.

The club caught up with two Palace bloggers, Jim Daly of Five Year Plan and Terence Ford of rednbluearmy.co.uk, to discuss the fixtures and get their reactions, as well as using social media to gauge the mood among the CPFC faithful.

Norwich City away, 8th August 2015

"That's a good one, normally," says Daly. "That's a good away day."

@CPFC easy first game and then a tough run

— connor Mcguinness (@mcguinerc) June 17, 2015

@CPFC I'm happy with that!! Could of been a lot worse!

— Fat Boy (@Fatboylovestri) June 17, 2015

Norwich away first game @CPFC i'll take that!!

— JB (@Bittner001) June 17, 2015
General views on the fixture list

"We're not going to have many points by September," jokes Terence Ford, looking at the opening games of the season.

"That's a hard start, that's a very hard start," adds Daly. "We proved last season we can get results against big teams though, we beat Man City at home."

@CPFC will be top by mid September

— carl (@Carl_Babs) June 17, 2015

Happy with that. #PremierLeagueFixtures#PLFixtures@CPFC#CPFC

— Chris Mair (@chrismair) June 17, 2015
"There are no really terrible runs," adds Daly. "Obviously, at the end of the season we're going to be top ten anyway, but it's actually quite nice for once."

Away Days

Jim Daly says: "I was looking forward to Bournemouth, but now that's going to be a cold stroll along the beach. 

"Watford away is always a good one, the three promoted teams are all traditionally good away days. There's always a good atmosphere when Palace are away at Watford, it's my most-visited away ground and it's always a good atmosphere."

Terence Ford agrees on Watford and adds: "Chelsea away, 29th August, might be another candidate for a boat trip?"

A full video of Jim and Terence reacting to and discussing the release of the Eagles' fixtures will be available on eagles.cpfc.co.uk later today.

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