[Vocabulary] What would be a "fixture schedule"?

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cubezero3

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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

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

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

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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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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.

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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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Oh, the shame :oops::oops::oops:;-);-);-):oops::oops::oops: - We don't all do it, honest.

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