With Sheffield Wednesday fans finding out the layout of the coming 2019/20 Championship campaign on Thursday as the fixtures were released for the season ahead, there’s every reason for optimism for our first full year under manager Steve Bruce, and the fixtures provided plenty of fans with an additional boost.
Opening the coming campaign with a trip to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading, our first Hillsborough clash comes against newly promoted League One side Barnsley. The remainder of August sees us travel to Millwall, host fellow newly promoted side Luton Town, and travel to Preston North End – but most seem to agree that the fixture calendar in August couldn’t have given us an easier start, or at least the opportunity for a bright start.
That does naturally balance itself out later in the year with tougher blocks of games on paper, but with fans hoping we start this season how we ended 2018/19 under Bruce, the opportunity is definitely there if we seize it.
Easiest August I've seen in a long while, hopefully we should be up there in the top few & stay there.
— keiron wilcock (@keiron1972) June 20, 2019
Christ, they've done us dirty with our run in….
— Nicholas Biggs (@Biggzy96) June 20, 2019
Really got to start the season well here. Good chance to set the standard for the year.
— Reece Davies (@ReeceDaviesSWFC) June 20, 2019
Announce an undefeated August
— Dee (@Hirstysrightpeg) June 20, 2019
No reason we cant romp league with 138 points
— Luke Unwin (@unwin_luke) June 20, 2019
If thats not a chance to get off to a half decent start, I dont know what is. #swfc
— Ash (@cashleydavies) June 20, 2019
Always look easy but they never are. I think Reading are a dark horse this season.
— Steven Whitworth (@swfcste89) June 20, 2019
Best chance for years to hit the ground running with these fixtures ????????
— Craig Cropper (@craig_cropper) June 20, 2019