Sunderland away at lunchtime
Perfect. 600 mile round trip on opening day and because our new friends Sky fancy it, the game will kick off at 12.30pm. Nice for those of you that wanted to see the team in the flesh on opening day. Wait, we may even have
new owners sat in the stand the old scrote in his laboratory watching on his Belgian telly..
This is followed by our new big rivals Shrewsbury Town at The Valley the week after, then the club’s first ever trip to Accrington Stanley and a game under the lights in SE7 home to Peterborough.
Chris Powell makes his glorious return with Southend in February, and Karl Robinson makes his less than glorious re-appearance before that in October, that’s if he’s still at Oxford.
On Boxing Day we have a local derby away at Coventry, at least we can both be bah humbug together.
Then the last five games are Luton Town (h), Oxford United (a), Scunthorpe United (h), Gillingham (a) and finally for the second season running we meet Rochdale, but this time at home.
All subject to change like the takeover.