As we reach the end of the 2011-12 season, and prepare to roll over into the 2012-13 campaign, one or two more dates for your diary are starting to filter through. One of the unprecedented features of the coming season is that Yeovil Town's first fixture is likely to be in a cup competition. Despite the season kicking off later than usual due to the London 2012 Olympics, the Carling Cup First Round will be more or less in the same spot as before, and so will be your first chance to see the team in competitive action. The Olympics will run from July 27th until August 12th with the Carling Cup commencing almost the day after the athletes depart the country.
Due to the 2012-13 season being squeezed both by the Olympics and by the League One and League Two play-off finals being brought forward a week to allow Wembley Stadium to host the Champions League Final in May 2013, there will be a couple of extra midweek fixtures inserted. What this means is that a team that progresses through the first couple of rounds of the Carling Cup and the Football League Trophy could end up playing as many as 17 matches during the opening 59 days of the season. There is only one entirely empty midweek period during the opening nine weeks of the season; scheduled for mid-September.
The Football League Trophy is scheduled to commence during the week commencing September 3rd. As the Glovers obtained a bye during the 2011-12 First Round draw, this means that they will definitely not receive a bye in this season's draw.
So far, we have the following dates for the 2012-13 season:
2012-13 Season Key Dates:
Monday 18th June 2012 : Fixture Lists for the 2012-13 Season are released
Monday 2nd July 2012 : Yeovil Town players commence pre-season training
July/August 2012 : Pre-Season Friendly schedule - expected to include Dorchester Town (away) and Poole Town (away) amongst others
Tuesday 14th August 2012 : Carling Cup First Round
Saturday 18th August 2012 : Football League Season Commences
Tuesday 4th September 2012 : Football League Trophy First Round
Saturday 3rd November 2012 : FA Cup First Round
Tuesday 5th February 2013 : Football League Trophy Area Final First Legs
Sunday 24th February 2013 : Carling Cup Final
Tuesday 26th February 2013 : Football League Trophy Area Final Second Legs
Sunday 7th April 2013 : Football League Trophy Final
Saturday 27th April 2013 : League One Season Final Matches
Saturday 4th May 2013 : League One Semi-Final First Leg
Tuesday 7th May 2013 : League One Semi-Final Second Leg
Saturday 18th May 2013 : League Two Play-Off Final
Sunday 19th May 2013 : League One Play-Off Final
Monday 27th May 2013 : Championship Division Play-Off Final
NOTE: Above dates, with the exception of the Cup and Play-Off Finals are largely provisional, and may vary slightly according to television/policing requirements.
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