Pride of Anglia

since 1878

Opening Day Blues

Town's record on the opening day of each League season

Season Date Opponent Result Report Venue Attendance Competition
2020-21 Sun 13-09-2020 WIGAN ATHLETIC 2-0 Report Home 0000000 Sky Bet League One
2019-20 Sat 03-08-2019 Burton Albion 1-0 Report Away 0045654565 Sky Bet League One
2018-19 Sat 04-08-2018 BLACKBURN ROVERS 2-2 Report Home 01894018940 Sky Bet Championship
2017-18 Sat 05-08-2017 BIRMINGHAM CITY 1-0 Report Home 01815318153 Sky Bet Championship
2016-17 Sat 06-08-2016 BARNSLEY 4-2 Report Home 01737017370 Sky Bet Championship
2015-16 Sat 08-08-2015 Brentford 2-2 Report Away 01079810798 Sky Bet Championship
2014-15 Sat 09-08-2014 FULHAM 2-1 Report Home 01721817218 Sky Bet Championship
2013-14 Sat 03-08-2013 Reading 1-2 Report Away 02045620456 Sky Bet Championship
2012-13 Sat 18-08-2012 BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-1 Report Home 01911719117 NPower Championship
2011-12 Sat 06-08-2011 Bristol City 3-0 Report Away 01310713107 NPower Championship
2010-11 Sat 07-08-2010 Middlesbrough 3-1 Report Away 02188221882 NPower Championship
2009-10 Sun 09-08-2009 Coventry City 1-2 Report Away 01627916279 Coca-Cola Championship
2008-09 Sat 09-08-2008 PRESTON NORTH END 1-2 Report Home 02230722307 Coca-Cola Championship
2007-08 Sat 11-08-2007 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4-1 Report Home 02309923099 Coca-Cola Championship
2006-07 Sat 05-08-2006 CRYSTAL PALACE 1-2 Report Home 02541325413 Coca-Cola Championship
2005-06 Sat 06-08-2005 CARDIFF CITY 1-0 Report Home 02429224292 Coca-Cola Championship
2004-05 Sat 07-08-2004 GILLINGHAM 2-1 Report Home 02313023130 Coca-Cola Championship
2003-04 Sat 09-08-2003 READING 1-1 Report Home 02483024830 Nationwide League Division One
2002-03 Sat 10-08-2002 Walsall 2-0 Report Away 0052535253 Nationwide League Division One
2001-02 Sat 18-08-2001 Sunderland 0-1 Report Away 04737047370 FA Barclaycard Premiership
2000-01 Sat 19-08-2000 Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Report Away 03614836148 FA Carling Premiership
1999-00 Sat 07-08-1999 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3-1 Report Home 02083020830 Division 1
1998-99 Sun 09-08-1998 Grimsby Town 0-0 Report Away 0072117211 Division 1
1997-98 Sat 09-08-1997 Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Report Away 01761417614 Division 1
1996-97 Fri 16-08-1996 Manchester City 0-1 Report Away 02912629126 Division 1
1995-96 Sat 12-08-1995 Birmingham City 1-3 Report Away 01891018910 Division 1
1994-95 Sat 20-08-1994 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0-1 Report Home 01888218882 FA Premier League
1993-94 Sat 14-08-1993 Oldham Athletic 3-0 Report Away 01218212182 FA Premier League
1992-93 Sat 15-08-1992 ASTON VILLA 1-1 Report Home 01681816818 FA Premier League
1991-92 Sat 17-08-1991 Bristol Rovers 3-3 Report Away 0064446444 Division 2
1990-91 Sat 25-08-1990 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0-2 Report Home 01728417284 Division 2
1989-90 Sat 19-08-1989 BARNSLEY 3-1 Report Home 01210012100 Division 2
1988-89 Sat 27-08-1988 Stoke City 1-1 Report Away 0086398639 Division 2
1987-88 Sat 15-08-1987 ASTON VILLA 1-1 Report Home 01458014580 Division 2
1986-87 Sat 23-08-1986 GRIMSBY TOWN 1-1 Report Home 01245512455 Division 2
1985-86 Sat 17-08-1985 Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Report Away 01245612456 Division 1
1984-85 Sat 25-08-1984 West Ham United 0-0 Report Away 01903219032 Division 1
1983-84 Sat 27-08-1983 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3-1 Report Home 02618526185 Division 1
1982-83 Sat 28-08-1982 Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Report Away 01364113641 Division 1
1981-82 Sat 29-08-1981 SUNDERLAND 3-3 Report Home 02406024060 Division 1
1980-81 Sat 16-08-1980 Leicester City 1-0 Report Away 02164021640 Division 1
1979-80 Sat 18-08-1979 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0-1 Report Home 02737127371 Division 1
1978-79 Sat 19-08-1978 West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Report Away 02170021700 Division 1
1977-78 Sat 20-08-1977 ARSENAL 1-0 Report Home 03015430154 Division 1
1976-77 Sat 21-08-1976 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3-1 Report Home 02849028490 Division 1
1975-76 Sat 16-08-1975 NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-3 Report Home 02768027680 Division 1
1974-75 Sat 17-08-1974 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Report Away 02644426444 Division 1
1973-74 Sat 25-08-1973 LEICESTER CITY 1-1 Report Home 02011620116 Division 1
1972-73 Sat 12-08-1972 Manchester United 2-1 Report Away 05145951459 Division 1
1971-72 Sat 14-08-1971 EVERTON 0-0 Report Home 02375723757 Division 1
1970-71 Sat 15-08-1970 Stoke City 0-0 Report Away 01703917039 Division 1
1969-70 Sat 09-08-1969 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0-0 Report Home 01931019310 Division 1
1968-69 Sat 10-08-1968 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1-0 Report Home 02584025840 Division 1
1967-68 Sat 19-08-1967 Middlesbrough 2-0 Report Away 02591625916 Division 2
1966-67 Sat 20-08-1966 Cardiff City 2-0 Report Away 0076297629 Division 2
1965-66 Sat 21-08-1965 PRESTON NORTH END 1-0 Report Home 01445814458 Division 2
1964-65 Sat 22-08-1964 Cardiff City 0-0 Report Away 01691116911 Division 2
1963-64 Sat 24-08-1963 BURNLEY 3-1 Report Home 02300023000 Division 1
1962-63 Sat 18-08-1962 BLACKBURN ROVERS 3-3 Report Home 01906219062 Division 1
1961-62 Sat 19-08-1961 Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Report Away 01670816708 Division 1
1960-61 Sat 20-08-1960 Leyton Orient 3-1 Report Away 01479814798 Division 2
1959-60 Sat 22-08-1959 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1-4 Report Home 01444114441 Division 2
1958-59 Sat 23-08-1958 Scunthorpe United 1-1 Report Away 01331713317 Division 2
1957-58 Sat 24-08-1957 Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Report Away 02440624406 Division 2
1956-57 Sat 18-08-1956 Torquay United 1-4 Report Away 0098429842 Division 3 (South)
1955-56 Sat 20-08-1955 TORQUAY UNITED 0-2 Report Home 01579615796 Division 3 (South)
1954-55 Sat 21-08-1954 Rotherham United 2-3 Report Away 01459414594 Division 2
1953-54 Wed 19-08-1953 Walsall 2-0 Report Away 01307513075 Division 3 (South)
1952-53 Sat 23-08-1952 Colchester United 0-0 Report Away 01467414674 Division 3 (South)
1951-52 Sat 18-08-1951 SOUTHEND UNITED 4-1 Report Home 01582815828 Division 3 (South)
1950-51 Sat 19-08-1950 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1-1 Report Home 01580715807 Division 3 (South)
1949-50 Sat 20-08-1949 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1-2 Report Home 01514815148 Division 3 (South)
1948-49 Sat 21-08-1948 Bristol Rovers 6-1 Report Away 01631416314 Division 3 (South)
1947-48 Sat 23-08-1947 NOTTS COUNTY 2-0 Report Home 01407314073 Division 3 (South)
1946-47 Sat 31-08-1946 Leyton Orient 2-2 Report Away 0012001200 Division 3 (South)
1938-39 Sat 27-08-1938 SOUTHEND UNITED 4-2 Report Home 01924219242 Division 3 (South)

Records selected: 76

Summary

Venue P W D L F A Average Attendance Win Ratio Draw Ratio Loss Ratio
Home 39 18 12 9 63 47 19657 46.15 30.77 23.08
Away 37 13 14 10 49 36 17535 35.14 37.84 27.03

 First team competitive games since the 1936-37 season.