Games at Man Utd and Chelsea switched for TV

Monday, 3 September, 2018 12comments  |  Jump to last

Two upcoming match fixtures have been changed to accommodate live coverage on domestic TV in the UK:

Sunday 28 October: Manchester United vs Everton (Sky Sports) 4pm

Sunday 11 November: Chelsea vs Everton (Sky Sports) 2:15pm


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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 03/09/2018 at 17:35:37
At least we won't be sitting back, trying to steal a point, but the defensive problems need to be addressed before these games.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 03/09/2018 at 17:52:51
Strange because the Chelsea game was already in my diary for 11th Nov at 2:15, on Sky. So no change?

And the Man Utd game was already down as a Sky game albeit for the Saturday.

What are we now accommodating here?

Rob Halligan
3 Posted 03/09/2018 at 18:20:01
Brent, Chelsea have a Europa League game on the Thursday away in Belarus but, as you say, Chelsea away was always a Sunday because they went straight into the group stages.

The Man Utd game, I've no idea why it's changed from Saturday to Sunday? They play a Champions League game the Tuesday before so that wouldn't affect anything. The OS states "a change is due to a revision in the TV schedule".

Ian Bennett
4 Posted 03/09/2018 at 18:42:29
Wish they were Monday nights.
Ray Robinson
5 Posted 03/09/2018 at 18:59:34
Rob, I think it's due to Spurs having to shift their game to Wembley but they can't play it on the Sunday, because of a pre-arranged Wembley commitment to NFL, so poor old Sky were left a gap in their schedule and are moving the Man Utd v Everton game to fill it.
Andy Riley
6 Posted 03/09/2018 at 19:08:20
Has anyone seen that the Southampton cup game seems to be on Tuesday 25 September so we are having to play Sunday and Tuesday? Why can't the RS play Chelsea on the Tuesday?
Jim Bennings
7 Posted 03/09/2018 at 19:17:02
Liam (#1),

I hope we finally get to win at one of these hoodoo grounds this season under Silva. (Maybe similarities from Martinez‘s first season with the win at Old Trafford?)

The day I finally see Everton leave Stamford Bridge with three points again, I think I'll dance down the street butt naked in daylight!

Bill Watson
8 Posted 03/09/2018 at 21:18:04
Jim; I'm sure you'll be reminded of that promise, if we win, lol!

I know everyone isn't fortunate enough to be fit enough to go or can't afford it but I hate fixtures being messed about like this.

Brent Stephens
9 Posted 03/09/2018 at 22:19:46
I'm now praying for a loss at Chelsea, Jim!
John Raftery
10 Posted 03/09/2018 at 23:21:56
Andy (6) It would not be the first time we have played Sunday & Tuesday. In 2009, we played Benfica in Lisbon on the Thursday, at Bolton on the Sunday and at Spurs in the League Cup on the Tuesday. Three away games in six days; three defeats.

Many of the fixture lists I have seen are showing all the Round 3 ties to be played the Tuesday. I think that is the default position until the powers that be sort out which matches will be televised. As far as I am aware, no announcement has been made as yet.

Jim Bennings
11 Posted 03/09/2018 at 23:53:58
Watch the 10pm news on Sunday November 11th lads to see the phantom streaker on the streets celebrating!
Paul ONeill
12 Posted 05/09/2018 at 06:41:13
Jim I can imagine the headlines:

‘Toffees streak of genius reveals Moshiri's naked ambition' or similar?

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