I have a question regarding the English Premier League.
During the last 3 weeks, or to be more precise the last 3 "rounds" of fixtures,
the matches played at the very start of the season have been repeated. For
example, Newcastle v Tottenham was played on the opening day of the season and
was repeated again a week or so ago. Same for West Ham - Wimbledon, etc., etc.,
and this week among others we had Liverpool - Swindon, Man United - Newcastle,
Arsenal - Sheff Wednesday etc. In other words the last 3 rounds have been a
direct repeat of the first 3 but at the opposite grounds.
NOW, before you all flame me saying "That's what always happens during a league
season" my question is *THIS*: why is it happening NOW ? According to my
calculations each team must play 42 games meaning that the fixtures should start
"repeating" after they have each played 21. Yet, no team has played more than
20 games so far, meaning that the "repeat" has seemingly started several weeks
too early. WHY IS THIS SO ? Did the fixture computer***up again ? :-)
The thing that first brought this to light is that Liverpool haven't played
Man United yet and, because of the way the fixtures have already started
repeating, this means that this fixture will happen twice in the last half of
Can anyone shed any light on this matter ?
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