Shocking Monday night Newcastle fans treatment by broadcasters – Why club doing absolutely nothing?
This topic has been raised in the past but surely it can’t be brought up too often, at least not until something changes for Newcastle fans.
Of the last 13 Newcastle United Premier League games that were moved to a Monday night for live TV, 13 of them have been away from home.
That’s right, you didn’t hear wrong, not a single one of the 13 were for games at St James Park.
Thursday brought news of the latest Newcastle United live TV matches and two of the November games moved.
Man City at home moved to lunchtime on Saturday 30 November, whilst Aston Villa away moved to…Monday 25 November.
That’s right, it is now 14 (FOURTEEN) in a row Monday night PL live TV matches away from home for Newcastle fans.
It sounds scarcely believable and very definitely isn’t fair. It certainly isn’t coincidence.
It will be now seven years since the last Monday night PL match at St James Park, that was Monday 3 December 2012 – Newcastle 3 Wigan 0.
If only say 40% of these Premier League Monday night matches had been at St James Park you might think the travelling Newcastle fans had just been a little unlucky maybe BUT when it is 0% then you know it is deliberate surely.
Why can’t some kind of fairness be insisted on collectively by the Premier League clubs and TV companies have to factor that into their selections?
The Premier League and many others keep banging on about how the away fans are such an important part of English football, and selling point to worldwide audiences, yet treat people like this.
The most telling thing though is why aren’t Mike Ashley and his minions telling the TV companies and Premier League that this is totally unacceptable and Newcastle fans have to be treated fairly?
You would almost think they just didn’t care…
The last 15 Newcastle United Premier League games moved to a Monday night:
Monday 25 November 2019 Aston Villa v Newcastle
Monday 1 April 2019 Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0
Monday 11 February 2019 Wolves 1 Newcastle 1
Monday 26 November – Burnley 1 Newcastle 2
Monday 23 April 2018 Everton 1 Newcastle 0
Monday 30 October 2017 Burnley 1 Newcastle 0
Monday 14 March 2016 Leicester 1 Newcastle 0
Monday 14 September 2015 West Ham 2 Newcastle 0
Monday 13 April 2015 Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0
Monday 29 September 2014 Stoke 1 Newcastle 0
Monday 28 April 2014 Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0
Monday 30 September 2013 Everton 3 Newcastle 2
Monday 19 August 2013 Manchester City 4 Newcastle 0
Monday 10 December 2012 Fulham 2 Newcastle 1
Monday 3 December 2012 Newcastle 3 Wigan 0
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