Football League fixtures 2016/17: All the key dates for London including Brentford, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, AFC Wimbledon, Charlton, Millwall, Barnet, Leyton Orient

 
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Fulham will play host to the first game of the new football season, when relegated Newcastle United visit Craven Cottage on Friday 5 August.

West London rivals Brentford will kick their season off at Huddersfield a day later before Fulham round-off the capital's opening weekend of Football League fixtures when they take on Leeds United at Loftus Road on Sunday 7 August.

The first London derby of the Championship season takes place on October 1 with Fulham travelling to QPR.

In League One, newly-relegated Charlton face a sobering introduction to their new surrounds with a trip to Bury on the opening day while newly-promoted AFC Wimbledon will travel to Walsall for their first ever game in English football's third tier.

Millwall must begin their recovery from a painful play-off final defeat at Oldham. They travel host Charlton for the first South London derby of the season on Saturday 8 October.

In League Two both Barnet and Leyton Orient begin their campaigns with away ties at Cambridge and Cheltenham respectively.

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Brentford​

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Huddersfield (A)
  • Aug 13: Ipswich Town (H)
  • Aug 16: Nottingham Forest (H)
  • Aug 20: Rotherham United (A)
  • Aug 27: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

Derbies:

  • Oct 29: Queens Park Rangers (A)
  • Oct 5: Fulham (H)
  • Apr 22: Queens Park Rangers (H)
  • Apr 29: Fulham (A)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Cardiff City (H)
  • Dec 31: Norwich City (H)
  • Jan 2: Birmingham City (A)

Run-in:

  • Apr 22: Queens Park Rangers (H)
  • Apr 29: Fulham (A)
  • May 7: Blackburn (H)

Fulham

First five games:

  • Aug 5: Newcastle United (H)
  • Aug 14: Preston North End (A)
  • Aug 16: Leeds United (A)
  • Aug 20: Cardiff City (H)
  • Aug 27: Blackburn (A)

Derbies:

  • Oct 1: Queens Park Rangers (H)
  • Nov 5: Brentford (A)
  • Jan 21: Queens Park Rangers (A)
  • Apr 29: Brentford (H)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Ipswich Town (A)
  • Dec 31: Reading (A)
  • Jan 2: Brighton (H)

Run-in:

  • Apr 22: Huddersfield Town (A)
  • Apr 29: Brentford (H)
  • May 7: Sheffield Wednesday (A)

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Queens Park Rangers

First five games:

  • Aug 7: Leeds United (H)
  • Aug 13: Cardiff City (A)
  • Aug 16: Barnsley (A)
  • Aug 20: Preston North End (H)
  • Aug 27: Wigan Athletic (A)

Derbies:

  • Oct 1: Fulham (A)
  • Oct 29: Brentford (H)
  • Jan 21: Fulham (H)
  • Apr 22: Brentford (A)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
  • Dec 31: Wolves (A)
  • Jan 2: Ipswich Town (H)

Run-in:

  • Apr 22: Brentford (A)
  • Apr 29: Nottingham Forest (H)
  • May 7: Norwich City (A)

AFC Wimbledon​

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Walsall (A)
  • Aug 13: Bolton Wanderers (H)
  • Aug 16: Scunthorpe United (H)
  • Aug 20: Northampton Town (A)
  • Aug 27: Rochdale (A)

Derbies:

  • Sep 17: Charlton (A)
  • Nov 22: Millwall (A)
  • Dec 10: MK Dons (A)
  • Jan 2: Millwall (H)
  • Feb 11: Charlton (H)
  • Mar 14: MK Dons (H)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Southend United (A)
  • Dec 31: Bristol Rovers (A)
  • Jan 2: Millwall (H)

Run-in:

  • Apr 17: Peterborough United (H)
  • Apr 22: Bradford City (A)
  • Apr 30: Oldham Athletic (H)

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Charlton Athletic

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Bury (A)
  • Aug 13: Northampton Town (H)
  • Aug 16: Shrewsbury Town (H)
  • Aug 20: Walsall (A)
  • Aug 27: Bolton Wanderers (H)

Derbies:

  • Sep 17: AFC Wimbledon (H)
  • Oct 8: Millwall (A)
  • Oct 22: Gillingham (A)
  • Jan 14: Millwall (H)
  • Feb 11: AFC Wimbledon (A)
  • Apr 17: Gillingham (H)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: MK Dons (A)
  • Dec 31: Southend United (A)
  • Jan 2: Bristol Rovers (H)

Run-in:

  • Apr 17: Gillingham (H)
  • Apr 22: Chesterfield (A)
  • Apr 30: Swindon Town (H)

Millwall​

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Oldham (H)
  • Aug 13: MK Dons (A)
  • Aug 16: Peterborough (A)
  • Aug 20: Sheffield United (H)
  • Aug 27: Chesterfield (A)

Derbies:

  • Oct 8: Charlton (H)
  • Nov 22: AFC Wimbledon (H)
  • Jan 2: AFC Wimbledon (A)
  • Jan 14: Charlton (A)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Swindon (H)
  • Dec 31: Gillingham (H)
  • Jan 2: AFC Wimbledon (A)

Run-in:

  • Apr 17: Fleetwood (A)
  • Apr 22: Oxford (H)
  • Apr 30: Bristol Rovers (A)

Barnet​

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Cambridge United (A)
  • Aug 13: Accrington Stanley (H)
  • Aug 16: Blackpool (H)
  • Aug 20: Crawley Town (A)
  • Aug 27: Carlisle United (H)

Derbies:

  • Oct 1: Leyton Orient (H)
  • Jan 7: Leyton Orient (A)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Cheltenham Town (A)
  • Dec 31: Luton Town (A)
  • Jan 2: Plymouth Argyle (H)

Run-in:

  • Apr 22: Hartlepool United (A)
  • Apr 29: Grimsby Town (H)
  • May 06: Crewe Alexandra (A)

Leyton Orient

First five games:

  • Aug 6: Cheltenham Town (A)
  • Aug 13: Newport County (H)
  • Aug 16: Stevenage (H)
  • Aug 20: Grimsby Town (A)
  • Aug 27: Mansfield Town (H)

Derbies:

  • Oct 1: Barnet (A)
  • Jan 7: Barnet (H)

Christmas period:

  • Dec 26: Crawley Town (H)
  • Dec 31: Cambridge United (H)
  • Jan 2: Exeter City (A)

Run-in:

  • Apr 22: Crewe Alexandra (A)
  • Apr 29: Colchester United (H)
  • May 06: Blackpool (A)

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