Predictably the home match against the mackems is to be televised but the change to the schedule is minimal, kick-off was originally scheduled for 1.30pm on Saturday 13 April and the match remains on that day, but kick-off is brought forward 45 minutes for a 12.45pm start. That match to be shown on SKY.
The other game to be moved is the home clash with Liverpool which should see another sell-out, again the change to the match is minimal, the date remains Saturday 27 April but the kick-off is now 5.30pm instead of 3pm. That match is to be screened by ESPN.
However, on the official NUFC website there is a rather strangely worded proviso;
‘However, the Liverpool game will move to Sunday 28 April with a 12 noon kick-off, and remain live on ESPN, should Liverpool reach the Europa League semi-final’.
Having checked the fixtures I can’t see any special circumstances that apply to only Liverpool, so I assume someone should be having a bit more faith and added ‘or Newcastle….reach the Europa League semi-final’.
The scheduled semi-final dates for any clubs getting that far are Thursday 25 April and Thursday 2 May.
***We’ve just had word back from Newcastle United and if either Liverpool or Newcastle (or both!) get to the Europa semi-final, then NUFC v Liverpool will be a noon kick-off on Sunday 28 April.