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Sky Dictate Change to Blades Fixture

Our Championship game against Sheffield United at Turf Moor has been re-arranged due to Sky Sports wanting to cover the game live.

The game originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18th will now take place on Monday 20th April, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

I am not very happy about this to be honest and just wonder how many exiled Clarets have already been planning a trip up on the weekend to watch this game. If I had been on a contract at the moment I would probably have had to miss this game, which as a season ticket holder, I would not have been too pleased about.

Fed up of being dictated to by the likes of Sky to be honest and something should be done about it!




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 18 2009

Time: 3:42PM

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Why they cant decide which matches they are going to cover at the start of the season and stick to it, I dont know. I am fed up of having to change plans to accommodate the whims of TV
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 15:45:00

Why they cant decide which matches they are going to cover at the start of the season and stick to it, I dont know. I am fed up of having to change plans to accommodate the whims of TV
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 15:45:00

Hi, I never made a comment on this site before but after reading this news I'd just had to! Because you just don't make this situation were I'm just in, up! It's like a bad joke! (I wish it was!!): I found it unbelievable that Sky can just move the game to another day! especially in such a short time notice! Because me and some friends are from Holland (10 in total) and already booked a flight and a hostel in Liverpool to see Burnley on the 18th of april against Sheffield Utd! We arrive on a friday and leave on a monday morning..I have no idea what to do now..We were planning on going to the Wigan-Man Utd game as well, but that game is postponed! So you could imagine how I'm feeling now :S What the *%#@!! is probably best to describe it! Complaining about it at Burnley FC or Sky would probably make no difference.. :( Hopefully me and my friends can change the flight to tuesday but we have to book another hostel aswell.. It makes it all complicated and it's very frustrating - especially if you're from abroad..
bfclarets1
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18/03/2009 17:15:00

Hi, I never made a comment on this site before but after reading this news I'd just had to! Because you just don't make this situation were I'm just in, up! It's like a bad joke! (I wish it was!!): I found it unbelievable that Sky can just move the game to another day! especially in such a short time notice! Because me and some friends are from Holland (10 in total) and already booked a flight and a hostel in Liverpool to see Burnley on the 18th of april against Sheffield Utd! We arrive on a friday and leave on a monday morning..I have no idea what to do now..We were planning on going to the Wigan-Man Utd game as well, but that game is postponed! So you could imagine how I'm feeling now :S What the *%#@!! is probably best to describe it! Complaining about it at Burnley FC or Sky would probably make no difference.. :( Hopefully me and my friends can change the flight to tuesday but we have to book another hostel aswell.. It makes it all complicated and it's very frustrating - especially if you're from abroad..
bfclarets1
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18/03/2009 17:15:00

I think the club should be made aware of this BFC1, I will see what I can do. In total agreement with you about this farce
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 17:26:00

I think the club should be made aware of this BFC1, I will see what I can do. In total agreement with you about this farce
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 17:26:00

christ i felt bad as ive got train tickets all sorted and cant make the rearranged game but feel for that lad and pals travelling over - hope the club can do something to help you out - bring you over for another game as VIPS maybe - make enough money for the sky game to treat some loyal fans. good luck lads
gleadlessblade
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18/03/2009 17:37:00

christ i felt bad as ive got train tickets all sorted and cant make the rearranged game but feel for that lad and pals travelling over - hope the club can do something to help you out - bring you over for another game as VIPS maybe - make enough money for the sky game to treat some loyal fans. good luck lads
gleadlessblade
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18/03/2009 17:37:00

If i didnt now go to the game I wonder which pub I would be best watching the game in Sheffield? [Edited by turfmanphil]
Claretdale
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18/03/2009 17:40:00

If i didnt now go to the game I wonder which pub I would be best watching the game in Sheffield? [Edited by turfmanphil]
Claretdale
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18/03/2009 17:40:00

Sorted Dale! So that's another one then potentially not now going?
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 17:53:00

Sorted Dale! So that's another one then potentially not now going?
turfmanphil
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18/03/2009 17:53:00

It's all dow to the twists and turns of the Championship amigos. When Sky says jump......We all have to say how high!!!It is one of those iirksome things that the modern game throws up.
quietman
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18/03/2009 18:27:00

It's all dow to the twists and turns of the Championship amigos. When Sky says jump......We all have to say how high!!!It is one of those iirksome things that the modern game throws up.
quietman
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18/03/2009 18:27:00

He who pays the piper, calls the tune !
gloucblade
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18/03/2009 18:39:00

He who pays the piper, calls the tune !
gloucblade
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18/03/2009 18:39:00

If its a buget airline from here likelyhood is they don't! we have tried to change flights from Holland in the past the only let you book for the day after full whack with no refunds. I think to your point TMP Sky should give at least 3months notice if they are going to change the time or date of the fixtures or play it at 3pm on a sat like it should be!
ruane
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18/03/2009 18:42:00

If its a buget airline from here likelyhood is they don't! we have tried to change flights from Holland in the past the only let you book for the day after full whack with no refunds. I think to your point TMP Sky should give at least 3months notice if they are going to change the time or date of the fixtures or play it at 3pm on a sat like it should be!
ruane
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18/03/2009 18:42:00

This is blinking typical, I now have to change my shift as I am on a late. Hopefully someone will be able to accommodate. Although can't complain been lucky with shifts and people swapping only had to miss 1 game so far. But they should announce televised games at begining of season. Or play game earlier or later on the Sat
sheclaret
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19/03/2009 19:30:00

This is blinking typical, I now have to change my shift as I am on a late. Hopefully someone will be able to accommodate. Although can't complain been lucky with shifts and people swapping only had to miss 1 game so far. But they should announce televised games at begining of season. Or play game earlier or later on the Sat
sheclaret
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19/03/2009 19:30:00

That's buggered me then it's pool night i am the Alexander of pool nights :-(
8clarets8
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19/03/2009 20:42:00

That's buggered me then it's pool night i am the Alexander of pool nights :-(
8clarets8
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19/03/2009 20:42:00

I dont want to go into too much detail but the Club have responded well to bfclarets1 complaint but clearly longer term something has to be done to avoid this nonsense. Surely if Sky want to suddenly feature a game, they should respect the fans wishes and at least cover it on the same day as the original fixture. They should also have been able to realise 3 months ago that Burnley & Blades were likely to be in Top 6 and should have made decision to cover game then, not less than one month before the game
turfmanphil
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20/03/2009 15:27:00

I dont want to go into too much detail but the Club have responded well to bfclarets1 complaint but clearly longer term something has to be done to avoid this nonsense. Surely if Sky want to suddenly feature a game, they should respect the fans wishes and at least cover it on the same day as the original fixture. They should also have been able to realise 3 months ago that Burnley & Blades were likely to be in Top 6 and should have made decision to cover game then, not less than one month before the game
turfmanphil
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20/03/2009 15:27:00

This is very unfair on all the fans from both teams and may deny a lot of people from being at the ground in which the match could be a real cracker. Having said that there are some advantages which may actually be unfair on other teams but we won't complain too much about that. For a start we get a bit more rest and time to recover from the match before and more importantly both Burnley and Sheff Utd will know what the other teams will have done in their weekend matches.
Claretacchio
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22/03/2009 21:08:00

This is very unfair on all the fans from both teams and may deny a lot of people from being at the ground in which the match could be a real cracker. Having said that there are some advantages which may actually be unfair on other teams but we won't complain too much about that. For a start we get a bit more rest and time to recover from the match before and more importantly both Burnley and Sheff Utd will know what the other teams will have done in their weekend matches.
Claretacchio
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22/03/2009 21:08:00

I wonder how many complaints the club have officially received? I hope they pass them all on to Sky Sports
turfmanphil
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23/03/2009 10:22:00

I wonder how many complaints the club have officially received? I hope they pass them all on to Sky Sports
turfmanphil
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23/03/2009 10:22:00

I wonder if other clubs will complain about the late change?
Claretacchio
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24/03/2009 21:56:00

I wonder if other clubs will complain about the late change?
Claretacchio
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24/03/2009 21:56:00

 

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