Man Utd v Everton

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  1. Sep 3, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    This fixture was a footnote in the announcement that Spurs v City is being played at Wembley on a Monday night, originally planned for 12:30 on a Saturday we now play Everton at 4pm the next day, anyone know why it's been moved? Like I say the fact it's a footnote in the Spurs/City game suggests the two fixtures are linked to one another but I can't for the life of me see how?
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    You got a link to the announcement with the Utd fixture as a footnote? The only thing I can think of it something to do with logistics in Manchester, but feck knows.
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    marktan Full Member Scouse Lover

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    Spurs vs City was the live TV match scheduled for Sunday 4pm, that game being moved to Monday means our game has been moved to that time on Sunday to replace it as the live TV match. Mentions it at the start here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45399815
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Fecking disgrace - no thought for the fans. Shame on Sky, shame on the Premier League and shame on United/Everton for agreeing to it. And even though Spurs had nothing directly to do with it, this wouldn't have had to happen if they're weren't so incompetent, so feck them too.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    It was already a TV game on the Saturday at 12:30 though?
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    Yeah it was and Sky have moved the Middlesbrough v Derby County to the half 12 kick off slot on the Saturday.
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    Player Red Full Member

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    Extra days rest after the Juve game so I can see Jose being happy about the move.
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater Scout

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    this is an absolute disgrace at such sort notice and for no good reason apart from Sky wanting a big name for the premium 4pm Sunday slot - Im sure many fans will have already booked and paid for travel/hotel/etc

    I understand MUST are preparing something to complain about this so contact them if you are affected
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Yep that seems like the crux of it doesn't it

    tbh it gives the club an extra 24 hours plus after the UCL game so probably works out better for the team
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    United don’t play on Saturdays.
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater Scout

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    which is probably the reason the club agreed to it - although I am not sure how exactly something like this works and if the club could have rejected the time change or if they are bound to some kind of contractual TV rights agreement
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    :lol: true enough!
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Our next 5 PL games are all on a Saturday
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Excellent.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Seeme sky can do what they like.
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    wm28600 New Member

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    We can berate Spurs, the Premier League, the Fa, Sky, anyone we want really. Fact is this change is very advantageous to us overall. Lets rejoice at this