The opening football games

Wednesday, July 9 – 1941
Football League fixtures for the coming season were received by the clubs today. On the opening day, August 30, Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Southport and Crewe Alexandra home fixtures.

Everton visit Stoke, Wrexham will be at Anfield, and New Brighton go to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United. Fixtures for the second week of the season, September 6 will be returns of the first Saturday’s games.

Fixtures for August 30 are: –
Bournemouth v Charlton; Brentford v Fulham; Brighton v Clapton Orient; Bristol City v Portsmouth; Cardiff v Swansea; Chelsea v Crystal Palace; Coventry v Nottingham Forest; Crewe v Walsall; Leicester v Birmingham; Luton v Southend; Millwall v Southampton; Norwich v Arsenal; Notts County v Northampton; Tottenham v Aldershot; Watford v Queens Park Rangers; West Bromwich v Wolverhampton; West Ham v Reading.

Barnsley v Grimsby; Bradford v Gateshead; Bury v Bolton; Chester v Stockport; Chesterfield v Lincoln; Halifax v Burnley; Leeds United v York City; Liverpool v Wrexham; Manchester United v New Brighton; Mansfield v Doncaster; Middlesbrough v Huddersfield; Newcastle v Bradford City; Preston North End v Blackpool; Rochdale v Oldham; Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham; Southport v Blackburn; Stoke City v Everton; Sunderland v Sheffield United; Tranmere Rovers v Manchester City.
(Evening Express, 09-07-1941)

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