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Sunderland v Newcastle Match Moved

8 years ago

When the Premier League fixtures were announced and then the TV broadcasters had their wicked way them, we said that it was a certainty that the Police wouldn’t allow the derby match to kick off at 4pm down on Wearside.

Sure enough, it has now been confirmed that the kick-off time has been changed although the date remains the same.

Newcastle United have also confirmed that the fixture will still be broadcast live by Sky Sports in the following short statement;

‘Sunderland v Newcastle United

Change of Kick-Off Time

The above match on Sunday 27th October 2013 will now kick off at 1:30pm.

The match will remain live on Sky Sports.’

A shame that kick-off cannot be at a more suitable time but the police made clear a while ago that the idea of matches taking place at anything but an early kick-off wouldn’t be considered.

Just a shame that this couldn’t be sorted before they release the TV schedule, as there will be X number of people who will have booked travel that may not be refundable or able to be chnged.


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