UK time is: 14:43:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We are still off to the Palace!

The Football League have confirmed that all their weekend matches in London will go ahead as scheduled despite recent civil unrest in the capital. This good news mean our game at Selhurst Park on Saturday is still on and will kick-off as planned at 3pm.

A Football League statement said:

'Following on-going discussions with the Metropolitan Police, statutory authorities and Clubs in London, The Football League can confirm that all League games in the capital will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.

'The Football League has worked closely with the authorities and London-based clubs throughout the recent civil unrest to ensure matches are staged in accordance with supporter safety.

'Acting on current information from the authorities there is no reason to believe matches outside of London will be affected at this time."

This was totally the right decision and sends out the right message to the thugs, morons and scum involved in the rioting and looting this week. Well done the FL and thanks for not causing upheaval to all those football fans looking forward to their weekly Saturday game of football, some of whom who had of course already bought tickets and made travel arrangements before this week's disturbances on the streets.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 11 2011

Time: 3:14PM

Your Comments

Yehaw see you on Sat CP and anybody else going who would like to meet up in the Flora Sandes pub (Wetherspoons) Thornton Heath for a pre-match drinky poo!!
turfmanphil
The FL announcement is, of course, couched in language that doesn't quite say 'as long as nothing else kicks off in the meantime' but presumably means it. Assuming the police do now have control of things, I am very pleased the game will be on.
Couch Potato
I predict a Riot !, no not in London back here at the turf this board just has to go
hollinsclaret
After a six pint lunch I will give the pre-match drinks a miss...but will certainly be at the game.
RickersTwickers
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Grim and Bear It in Top Flight! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Humiliating Horror Show at the Hawthorns! (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Baggies a Burnley Win? (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

A Busted Flush
Arsenal : 23/10/2014 13:11:00
Sunderland Sign French Defender On Loan
Sunderland : 23/10/2014 13:09:00
Poyet Insists Coates Was Fit When He Signed.
Sunderland : 23/10/2014 11:23:00
Europa League good experience for Barkley
Everton : 23/10/2014 11:19:00
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Asteras Tripolis.
Spurs : 23/10/2014 10:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

No Win Yet! How Confident Are You That We Will Avoid Relegation?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Very Confident 31%
Moderately Confident 13%
Slightly Confident 3%
Not Confident but Hoping 14%
We Will Definitely Go Down! 39%