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New Hudds Date As Saturdays Desert Turf Moor!

Well had Huddersfield lost to Leicester City on Tuesday night in the FA Cup 4th Round replay, Burnley would today be playing the Terriers at Turf Moor. It was bad news really for the Clarets, because the Foxes were defeated 2-1 in the King Power Stadium and so Huddersfield instead will play their FA Cup Fifth Round tie this weekend against Wigan in the John Smiths Stadium on Sunday.

The club announced this week a revised fixture date for our home game against Huddesfield but even that is in doubt. The match has been re-arranged for Tuesday, 26 February (kick-off 7.45pm).

However, the fixture is subject to Huddersfield gaining a definitive result against Wigan Athletic in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Sunday.

If that tie requires a replay, the Clarets` Championship fixture against the Terriers at Turf Moor will have to be moved to another date which is still to be confirmed.

Although Burnley will now have a game in hand over a few clubs fighting for a play-offs spot, the lack of a Saturday game today means that clubs could pull further ahead of the Clarets putting more pressure on the team to win their game advantage. Burnley are already seven points adrift of the sixth-placed club Middlesbrough and Boro play fifth placed Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park today so virtually any result there today could put more pressure on the Clarets.

How many times can you remember a month in the season when Burnley would not be playing a Saturday home game? Well in March, that will be the case! We would of course have been playing Hull that month until Sky Sports intervened forcing the game to be put back to the following Monday due to their desire to cover the match live.

In fact we do not play at home on Saturday now until the 6th April when Bristol Ciry come to town. Six weeks without a Saturday home game is bizarre and something that really should be looked into and complaints raised. I for one am pretty miffed about it as a season ticket holder living nearly 200 miles away and now unable to attend midweek games due to work commitments! With the Huddersfield and Hull games now postponed and rearranged for during the week, that means I will have lost out financially again on my season ticket purchase by paying to see games I can't attend.

Not at all happy but we in the hands of the likes of Sky Sports who have a total disregard for fans so what can you do? For the life of me, I cant see why they couldn't just put the Hull game back to a 5pm kick-off on the Saturday. I could live with that! But oh no that would be too kind to the likes of long-suffering fans living miles away from Turf Moor. Rant over!

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Date:Saturday February 16 2013

Time: 7:44AM

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16/02/2013 07:46:00

Guess the club have been a victim of circumstances for the Terriers game, though TMP makes a very good point here. Season ticket holders - or indeed those who just live away from Burnley - can miss out when games are played midweek. One of the ways society has changed over the last few years is that more people move away from home. Think that is for the better personally...unless you need to get back to Turf Moor on a Tuesday night.
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16/02/2013 12:12:00

Money rules and Sky has enough of it to put the footy Authorities firmly in their pocket. The Authorities need to be convinced that the game is about more than money and get back some onsideration for the fans.
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