Newcastle United apologise after Live TV matches announcement deadline fails to be honoured
Another update on Newcastle United live TV matches was due to be released on Tuesday.
The Premier League having promised in late February that yesterday (3 April) would be the very latest when fans would what changes would be made to games in May for match week 37.
Newcastle United are away at Watford that weekend (currently Saturday 5 May).
They also promised that the postponed matches would also be confirmed by Tuesday 3 April at the very latest, these include the outstanding Spurs v Newcastle match.
Official Premier League Website – 27 February 2018:
‘The remaining postponed matches will be confirmed when the broadcast selections for Matchweek 37 have been finalised.
‘These are due to be announced no later than Tuesday, 3 April, 2018.’
Needless to say nothing was heard.
Fans were not told the new dates and which matches would be moved for TV, nor was there even any update explaining why the Premier League had yet again let down the paying fans.
Today (Wednesday 4 April) has seen an update of sorts.
With Newcastle replying to a question via their Twitter account, the club apologising but saying it is ‘beyond our control at the moment unfortunately’.
“Any chance of finding out when Tottenham away is?”
“Hi, we’ll confirm a new date for this fixture as soon as we’re permitted to.
“This is beyond our control at the moment unfortunately.
“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.”
Continuing the theme of match-going supporters being taken for granted it is absolutely outrageous that every decision made is only to ensure every last benefit to broadcasters and the clubs with supporters NEVER taken into consideration.
The Tottenham match could be as early as Tuesday 2 May which is less than four weeks away.
We have already seen Newcastle and Everton fans fleeced by the authorities, led to believe that there was no chance the game at Goodison would now be moved, only belatedly to be changed, leaving supporters stuck with having paid for non-refundable travel and accommodation which is now of no use with no offer of compensation from anybody behind the decision.
There have been 16 NUFC games shown live so far, 15 in the Premier League and the FA Cup match at Chelsea.
Two more are scheduled for April now, with Tottenham almost certain to be another one, whilst Watford in May is still under threat until we hear different. Newcastle v Chelsea could be selected for TV on the final day of the season but the date/time wouldn’t change as all final matches kick-off at same time.
They call the Premier League the ‘biggest’ league in the world…the biggest rip-off more like it.
These are the remaining Newcastle Premier League games:
Saturday 7 April Leicester v Newcastle
Sunday 15 April Newcastle v Arsenal (Sky Sports) 1.30pm
Monday 23 April Everton v Newcastle (Sky Sports) 8pm
Saturday 28 April Newcastle v West Brom
Tottenham v Newcastle TBC
Saturday 5 May Watford v Newcastle
Sunday 13 May Newcastle v Chelsea
Newcastle United Live TV matches already played:
Sunday 13 August
Newcastle 0 Tottenham 2
Sunday 20 August
Huddersfield Town 1 Newcastle United 0
Sunday 10 September
Sunday 24 September
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Newcastle United 0
Sunday 1 October
Newcastle United 1 Liverpool 1
Sunday 15 October
Southampton 2 Newcastle United 2
Monday 30 October
Burnley 1 Newcastle 0
Saturday 18 November
Man Utd 4 Newcastle United 1
Saturday 2 December
Saturday 9 December
Wednesday 27 December
Newcastle 0 Man City 1
Saturday 20 January
Man City 3 Newcastle 1
Sunday 28 January
Chelsea 3 Newcastle 0 (FA Cup 4th Round)
Sunday 4 February
Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle 1
Sunday 11 February
Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0
Saturday 3 March
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0
Announcement (approximately/allegedly) of Premier League live TV games:
Matchweek 38 will be announced after all clubs have played 37 matches (All last matches of the season will be played on Sunday 13 May with a 3pm kick-off, whether live on TV or not)
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