With the Championship and League One Play-Off Finals having been played this bank holiday weekend, the Swans now know the full list of teams they will come up against in the Championship next season.
No doubt like many of you, we were disappointed – from a travelling fans perspective – that Fulham overcame Villa on Saturday evening, as a visit to Craven Cottage was always one of the more enjoyable trips to London for the Jack Army.
That said, with Villa Park only being a 280 mile round trip (a lot shorter than most away trips!), I guess it isn’t too bad.
Sadly the same can’t be said for a trip to Rotherham’s New York Stadium, which is a 446 mile drive.
It’s a shame the Millers pipped Shrewsbury after extra-time in the Play-Off Final, as a visit to a new ground – in the shape of the New Meadow – would have been nice and no doubt would have brought back many a memory for Jacks who remember lower league and Welsh Cup visits to the Gay Meadow (Town’s old ground) donkey’s years ago.
Here is the full list of Championship teams the Swans will play next season, plus when we last played each one in the league:
Aston Villa – 2015/16 (Premier League)
Birmingham City – 2008/09 (Championship)
Blackburn Rovers – 2011/12 (Premier League)
Bolton Wanderers – 2011/12 (Premier League)
Brentford – 2006/07 (League One)
Bristol City – 2010/11 (Championship)
Derby County – 2010/11 (Championship)
Hull City – 2016/17 (Premier League)
Ipswich Town – 2010/11 (Championship)
Leeds United – 2010/11 (Championship)
Middlesbrough – 2016/17 (Premier League)
Millwall – 2010/11 (Championship)
Norwich City – 2015/16 (Premier League)
Nottingham Forest – 2010/11 (Championship)
Preston North End – 2010/11 (Championship)
Queens Park Rangers – 2014/15 (Premier League)
Reading – 2012/13 (Premier League)
Rotherham United – 2006/07 (League One)
Sheffield United – 2010/11 (Championship)
Sheffield Wednesday – 2009/10 (Championship)
Stoke City – 2017/18 (Premier League)
West Bromwich Albion – 2017/18 (Premier League)
Wigan Athletic – 2012/13 (Premier League)
Now we all have to do is wait until 9am on Thursday 21st June, to find out the Swans fixture list and start planning those away days!