The tv companies have finalized the games to be shown on tv up to the end of September, the only 3pm Saturday kick off we have is on 26th September at home to Sunderland
We kick off the season at home to Spurs at 12-45pm, followed by Villa away on a Friday night 19-45,
I don’t think the fixture organizers must be aware of what the M6 is like on a Friday afternoon, going north or south, we expect a journey that normally would take 1 1/2 hours to take closer to 3 so can’t even finish work at 5pm and expect to get there for kick off.
The following week Newcastle at home, another 12-45pm kick off, early start for the Geordies that will be travelling down.
2 Champions League qualifiers either side of Newcastle at home, draw for this made 8th August, get the passports out boys and girls, lets hope for a good draw.
Swansea and Southampton away, both 4pm on a Sunday, long trip home before work on the Monday morning
Between those two away games we have Liverpool at 17-30 on a Saturday, recipe for disaster, both sets of fans drinking all day, tinderbox at the best of times with lunch time kick off’s, guess we should thank BT Sports for this.
I guess the October times will be available some time in August, 6 weeks before the period I am led to believe, but there again, the tv companies, via us with increased monthly charges are paying to call the tune and we’ll probably have some stupid times that don’t take into account the logistics of getting to the game and home again