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    What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    Hello, everyone.

    I encountered this phrase in the following sentence and would be glad if anyone could explain to me the meaning.

    Even then, there were still three separate occasions when Chelsea's adventure and penetration might have won the match and prevented the rigmarole of trying to shoehorn a replay into an already congested fixture schedule.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/mar/10/manchester-united-chelsea-fa-cup
    Many thanks

    Rich

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    See the BrE section, item 5 of:
    fixture - definition of fixture by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    It's a list of matches/games to be played, together with their dates. It also infers which team will be the "home" team.
    A "congested fixture schedule" would be one that left little opportunity to fit in any additional matches.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    You might infer which team is the home team from the schedule, but the schedule does not infer anything.

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    Interesting, we would never call that a fixture schedule here, just a schedule or calendar.

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    SoothingDave;967691]You might infer which team is the home team from the schedule, but the schedule does not infer anything.[/QUOTE]
    See:
    Fixtures - Premier League - Football - BBC Sport
    Note that the team mentioned first (in the left hand column) is the "home" team, at whose ground the match will normally be played.

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    PS: For my meaning (BrE) of "infer", see:
    infer - definition of infer by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Last edited by Route21; 13-Mar-2013 at 16:57.

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    When it refers to only one team (playing home and away) the Br English is 'fixture list'. I think in that Guardian article it's referring to the whole division's scheduling - each team's 'fixture list' brought together to make up a fixture schedule.

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    SoothingDave;967691]You might infer which team is the home team from the schedule, but the schedule does not infer anything.
    See:
    Fixtures - Premier League - Football - BBC Sport
    Note that the team mentioned first (in the left hand column) is the "home" team, at whose ground the match will normally be played.

    Regards
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    PS: For my meaning (BrE) of "infer", see:
    infer - definition of infer by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    See the usage note.

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    Re: What would be a "fixture schedule"?

    Oh, the shame - We don't all do it, honest.

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