The Football League will today be publishing the fixtures for the 2016/17 - and Huddersfield Town will find out their own schedule.

It's David Wagner's first full season in charge at the John Smith's Stadium, so fans will be eager to see the identity of the opening day opponents.

Plus there are some new grounds to tick off, with trips to Newcastle and Aston Villa looming on this term's calendar.

The fixtures are due to be published at 9am and we'll have live build-up and all the reaction.

Who do you want to see first out of the hat?

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What a Day

Suddenly the new season feels closer.

Fixtures have been released and you can start planning for those away days.

The League Cup first round has been officially drawn. Another new ground to tick off the list, anyone?

Plus, Town report back for pre-season duty on Friday. THIS FRIDAY. Pre-season fixtures are just around the corner.

Feels good, eh?

The Last Time

Let’s hope the first round this season ends rather better than last...

Huddersfield Town v Notts County, Capital One Cup: Ishmael Miller in action for Town.
Huddersfield Town v Notts County, Capital One Cup: Ishmael Miller in action for Town.

Love this optimism!

Town to face Shrewsbury w/c August 8

So, anyone been to Shrewsbury?

The last time Town visited was 1995 - 21 years ago to be exact.

And under 10,000 spectators can get in.

Here’s the full story on the draw

Happy?

Shrewsbury away!

Town will be away to Shrewsbury in the first round of the EFL Cup.

Watch the League Cup draw

Coverage starts right here at 1pm. Shall we all watch along together?

Here's the official lists

15 minutes to go

Right, ready for another fixture to be confirmed?

Just days after the season kicks off against Brentford we’ll be in EFL Cup action. Town are seeded and it is regionalised, so that narrows the field down a touch.

Who do you want?

And here's the best of your reaction

Newcastle away? A romantic date in Rotherham? Revenge?

It’s all here in our round-up of the fan reaction to the fixtures.


David Wagner reacts to the fixtures

The boss is another happy with those plum away days in August!

In fact, he seems to be pretty happy with how the calendar as a whole has panned out - especially with a busy festive fixture list.

Wagner said:

“I like the fixtures! They make the new season feel closer.

“At the end you always have to accept what you get, but my wish was to get the big names at the beginning of the season. We’ve got that – especially with away games at Newcastle, Aston Villa and then Leeds United – so everything is OK.

“The other things in my head I would prefer are to start off with a home game and to be at home on Boxing Day, so I’m very happy.

“We know we will have to be there from the very first second, but that is exactly what we are working for – starting this Friday.”

League Cup draw awaits

The excitement over the fixtures has barely subsided and we’re already into League Cup draw territory.

That takes place at 1pm and we’ll bring you the news as soon as we have it.

Will be a busy old August!

Who do you want in the first round?

Get involved!

How tough is Town's start?

Well, very. In fact, taking the league as a whole they’re in the promotion places.

We’ve crunched all those numbers to come up with a mathematical way to prove which club has the kindest start and which can curse the old computer.

And Town have one of the toughest starts in the division.

FIND OUT MORE HERE.

The view from the North East

So, you’re all looking forward to an away day, but what about the Newcastle reaction?

Well, they think there’s a good chance for a positive start thanks to their first home fixture in the Championship being against Town....

Don't forget Rajiv

Joe Lolley will be thrilled to finally play at Villa Park, while there may be some extra motivation for Rajiv van La Parra at Molineux.

Wolves visit the John Smith’s Stadium on August 27, while Town make the trip to the Back Country on January 28 and RVLP doesn’t have a fantastic relationship with the fans of his previous club it is fair to say.

Not that he minds.

He said:

“If I get booed by Wolves fans then I will have to deal with it. But from my side, it’s in the past. I am a Huddersfield player and happy to be here.

“I am looking to the future and ready to work hard in pre-season.”

Got the lottery numbers, Abbie?

Two for One Tuesdays

Speaking of those pesky midweek dates, there’s three clubs that fall into that category. Brighton, Villa and Rotherham.

Another Tuesday singing Frank Sinatra? The fixture computer certainly does not do it my way (Sorry).

Other things that jump out are some festive comforts and a rather mean-looking September...

As well as the burden of an international break just weeks after the new season kicks off (because we just can’t get enough apparently), September has a mean look in her eye.

Despite the weekend off, the calendar crams in five fixtures in quick succession through the rest of the month, and that ups to six should Town progress as far as the third round of the newly rebranded EFL Cup.

A trip to Leeds on Saturday 10 September is followed by the long journey to Brighton just three days later, before QPR at home on the Saturday.

Here’s the analysis in full.

This hasn't gone down well

No wonder you're excited

That trip to St James’...

The last time Town went there this man scored twice. No surprise you’re excited to go again....

Theo Robinson
Theo Robinson

That was in the (then) Carling Cup of course. The last league game? December 1984.

Town lost 5-2 that day.


Rivals eyeing John Smith's trip

Probably worth bearing in mind that every other team in the division is eyeing their own fixtures for tricky tests and easier runs.

Burton certainly won’t be relishing their trip to the John Smith’s to face Town!

Should be a good weekend...

Will you be there to see it all unfold?

What about the home games? 23 of them in the league to be precise. Plus the possibility of a cup draw (the League Cup first round is coming your way at 1pm today).

Will you be in position?

Thousands have snapped up those £179 season tickets already, but any doubters now convinced with a look at that fixture list?

You can buy one here if so.

Personally, I think Brentford at home is a great way to start. No shortage of motivation for that one.

A picture says a thousand words

Tricky Tuesdays

That Villa one is particularly frustrating. Can we also talk about how Brighton is on a Tuesday night, the furthest away day of them all?!

Cheers, computer*.


*Not quite that simple, obviously!

I would walk (5)500 miles

It’s the away trips that’s got everyone chattering this morning. Not surprising, given we enjoyed some wonderful away days last term, with a few disappointments thrown in!

But how far will you be travelling this term?

We’ve lost Middlesbrough but gained Newcastle, kept Brighton, lost Hull and gained Norwich. Gulp.

Doug Thomson’s been crunching those numbers and came up with a figure of more than 5,500 miles if you went to every away game by the AA’s recommended route. Ouch.

More on that here.

Mel Booth reacts to Town fixtures

So, what does our Sports Editor Mel Booth think of that little lot? Fair to say he’s excited by a “cracking start”!

Away days have got you all talking...

Remember the last time we visited Leeds though?


Any excuse for that video to be honest.

Yorkshire Derby dates

So when are those local derbies then? That’s the question you (and your nearest and dearest) need to know so you can plan your life around then.

The two West Yorkshire derbies with Leeds promise to be crackers, with memories of that 4-1 last season still fresh in the memory.

The first clash with the Whites is at Elland Road on September 10, with the home return on February 4.

Sheffield Wednesday visit the John Smith’s Stadium on October 15, before hosting Town on January 14.