Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Pie in the Sky`s Faces!-Fixture Changes

Pie in the Sky`s Faces!-Fixture Changes

Burnley are back in the Premier League and Clarets fans are getting used to the cons as well as the pros. A big con is the fixture changes introduced at the whim of Sky and others when they want to cover the games live. These are normally done without any regard to the fans of course and the clubs bend over lapping up the extra dosh no matter what hardship it can cause some fans. The season has not even kicked off yet and already we have four changes in the pipeline even our opening game against Chelsea! Its a case of Monday Blues for Clarets fans!

It is absolutely appalling that TV companies can treat fans this way and move a weekend fixture to a Monday, even a Sunday is bad enough for those that live away from Burnley and have a season ticket like me and I am sure many others! Quite simply I won`t get to see the game against Chelsea now because I live in Cambridgeshire and work in Surrey. I mean what is the point of me having a season ticket if I lose out on games like this and the club offer no compensation despite the TV payouts? Nor do I have Sky TV in the flat and I am not going to traipse the pubs of Redhill just to find one that is showing it surrounded by Chelsea fans! (It`s Surrey remember!!)

Let`s look at the other fixture changes. One ground I wanted to go this season was the Hawthorns. I have not been there before and wanted to tick it off! So what do they do? They change the West Brom game from Saturday to Sunday and from 3pm to 4pm kick-off making life difficult! Not even sure I can make that now since I am back working in Surrey on Monday morning but at least the game is in the nearer Midlands not the North West.

Every fan of course would probably want to see the Manchester United games and even our home game against them in August has been tampered with for the benefit of TV. Those who have a long way to travel will probably now have to make alternative arrangements in light of the fact that the kick-off has been brought forward to 12:45pm but at least it`s still on a Saturday. We can't blame Sky Sports for this one, it's BT Sport wanting a slice of the action in this case!

The last fixture that has been changed so far is our home clash against the Toffees in October. The Everton game at Turf Moor will now be played on a Sunday too with a 1:30pm Kick-Off. Probably can`t make that so that`s two paid-for season ticket games that now look doubtful for me already and the damn season hasn`t even kicked off!

The full fixture changes are as follows:

Burnley vs Chelsea - Monday 18th August 2014 - 8pm KO
Burnley vs Manchester United - Saturday 30th August 2014 - 12:45pm KO
West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley - Sunday 28th September 2014 - 4pm KO
Burnley vs Everton - Sunday 26th October 2014 - 1:30pm KO

I am absolutely sick of this but all fans are powerless to do anything about it with the clubs rolling over and lapping up the money. Welcome to the Premier League! What are your views tell us beneath the article and vote in our poll.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday July 19 2014
Time: 10:19AM

Comments

0
What me angry? No bloody livid actually
turfmanphil
19/07/2014 18:08:00
0
Do you think Sky are going to pay £2 billion for the rights without dictating fixtures? It happens to every club in the Prem every season. If you don't like it pay back the £120 Mill and stay in the Football League. You are such a whinger. PS I remember when Blackpool were promoted to the Prem you rattled on about how much "more ambitious" they were than us - care to swop with them?
ozjean
19/07/2014 21:36:00
0
I am losing money and cant go to games which as a fan I should be able too! I dont give a ***** about Sky they have ruined the game for fans and you can call that whinging if you want but it's true! Bob Lord was right all those years ago! The poll supports my belief too so if we are whinging sobeit! It happens to every club in the Prem because nobody has the balls to tell them to bugger off and return the game back to the fans and respect their wishes!
turfmanphil
19/07/2014 23:06:00
0
I see the new season's action has started! It's only been a few short weeks since there was a major riot on other messageboards about season ticket policy. Anyone know how that has played out? Some were forecasting swathes of empty seats. Anyway, good to have you back in training, ozjean. Were you proud of Australia in the World Cup?
Couch Potato
20/07/2014 08:46:00
0
Only 19 Prem League games at home to watch and already three of them now look doubtful!! Yes thanks for making me reconsider the benefit of getting a season ticket!
turfmanphil
20/07/2014 10:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Burnley In Team Of The Week

The performance by Joey Barton in the Burnley win over Hull was enough to earn a place in the side.

Highlights - Hull (h)

Burnley secured a one-nil win over Hull in the Championship on Saturday.

A Big Display For Dyche

Manager Sean Dyche has said he felt it was a 'big performance' from Burnley in taking the victory over Championship table toppers Hull City at the weekend.

Dyche Signs New Deal

Ahead of the weekend's game against Hull City, manager Sean Dyche penned a new contract keeping him at Turf Moor for longer.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Profile
Paul 8c8
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton16%
Lowton0%
Keane2%
Mee2%
Ward2%
Boyd6%
Barton51%
Jones15%
Arfield0%
Vokes6%
Gray0%
Sub - Hennings0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WelshClaret10
2.Grimsby Claret5
3.cornwallclaret3
4.stevewright702
5.Mike Mada2