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Fans disrespected as usual – Newcastle United Live TV matches announcement delayed, no explanation

1 year ago
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A further announcement on Newcastle United Live TV matches was scheduled for Monday (16 September 2019).

Already nine Newcastle games have been selected for live broadcast, seven of the first 10 Premier League games August to October (inclusive), plus the away games at Sheffield United and Man Utd to be shown on Amazon Prime in December.

Monday though was the scheduled day when the football authorities had said we should find out which Premier League matches have been chosen by BT Sport and Sky Sports for live broadcast in November,

The four games under threat of a change in date/time are:

Saturday 2 November –  West Ham (a)

Sat 9 November – Bournemouth (h)

Saturday 23 November – Aston Villa (a)

Saturday 30 November – Manchester City (h)

However, no announcement from the Premier League, Sky Sports and BT Sport on Monday, nothing Tuesday, nothing Wednesday, nothing Thursday (up to 12.30pm anyway)…

As usual, a total disrespect for football fans, including Newcastle supporters.

Newcastle fans have further to travel to away games over a season and the transport links are the worst for ourselves as well.

As much notice as possible allows Newcastle fans to book the best travel options (and accommodation) possible, at the best possible prices.

Every extra day that goes by potentially makes things harder and more expensive.

On Monday when the announcement should have been made, it was just under seven weeks until Newcastle are due to play at West Ham, now we are down to almost six weeks.

Yet we still don’t know whether the game will be Friday night, Saturday lunch, Saturday teatime, Sunday lunch, Sunday teatime, or Monday night.

Or the least likely, still 3pm on Saturday afternoon…

At the very least  the authorities should apologise and explain why the delay is happening.

The arrogance is shocking, the Premier League and the broadcasters, as well as the clubs of course, feel they have no obligation to do so.

The confirmed match schedule so far:

August

Sunday 11 Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 (Sky Sports)

Saturday 17 Norwich 3 Newcastle 1 

Sunday 25 Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1 (Sky Sports)

Saturday 31 Newcastle 1 Watford 1

September

Saturday 14 Liverpool 3 Newcastle 1 12.30pm (BT Sport)

Saturday 21 Brighton (h) 5.30pm (Sky Sports)

Sunday 29 Leicester (a) 4.30pm (Sky Sports)

October

Sunday 6 October Man Utd (4.30pm) (Sky Sports)

Saturday 19 October Chelsea (a) 3pm

Sunday 27 October Wolves (h) 2pm (Sky Sports)

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