14 Jun 2017 09:32:58
So much for a computer making random fixtures. It's remarkably similar to last year's!

1.) 14 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 13:21:35
It's entirely random. There are a few articles about that explain how it's actually done. Worth a read if you can be bothered.

2.) 14 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 14:25:19
Can't be entirely random as you have other concerns involved, e. g. can't have a team playing all their home games first and you can only play each team twice, they set rules around not playing all Xmas and New Year fixtures at home or away, before you get to police input on which home fixtures can be at same time, for example Met don't want to be policing every London PL club at same time.

3.) 14 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 16:00:06
The fixtures are randomly generated with some exceptions which can be included in the algorithm.

4.) 14 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 16:06:29
And it's obviously not random because they make certain derbies fall on the same day. usually the Manchester, the Liverpool and the north London Derby.

5.) 14 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2017 16:49:06
What does it matter, every team plays every other team twice.

6.) 15 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 10:49:24
Sorry, typo. I meant to say, it's NOT entirely random. As I say, there's plenty of material online explaining how it's worked out.