Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

No Christmas Eve-ning Games Say PL

No Christmas Eve-ning Games Say PL

The Premier League yesterday released a short statement dealing with the concerns raised by fan groups over Christmas Eve fixture this year.

A few days ago the Football Supporters' Federation released a brief statement addressing speculation that the game between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium would be moved to Christmas Eve and given a 4pm kick off - the concern of course was fans getting home and having to choose between attending the game and family commitments.

With a mixed reaction amongst football to the idea, the Premier League have held discussions with broadcasters and come to the agreement that should game(s) take place on Christmas Eve, they will kick off earlier in the day - categorically not at 4pm or later - to cause less distruption to travelling fans.

'Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore clarified that the December selections for live UK broadcast will be confirmed on 19 October, with the possibility the selection of New Year fixtures will take a further week to confirm. Richard also made clear that there will not be a match at 4pm GMT (or later) on Christmas Eve (24 December) but was unable to comment regarding earlier kick-off times on that date as discussions between the Premier League and the clubs are ongoing.'

Source: premierleague.com.

Now we wait to see which games will be switched, as Manchester United's trip to Leicester City and Newcastle United's trip to West Ham United are all apparently up for discussion as well.

Bloggers


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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday October 11 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

The Brighton & Hove Albion Injury Table 14/12/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Brighton & Hove Albion FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Officials - Brighton v Burnley (16/12/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Brighton and Burnley this Saturday.

Vital View - Premier League - 12th-13th December 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 12th-13th December.

Instant Reactions - Tottenham v Brighton (13/12/17)

Following today's clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Brighton & Hove Albion Social Media

Brighton & Hove Albion Archived Articles

Vital BHA articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital BHA
Write For Vital BHA
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ryan0%
Schelotto100%
Duffy0%
Dunk0%
Bong0%
Propper0%
Stephens0%
Knockaert0%
Kayal0%
Izquierdo0%
Hemed0%
Sub - March0%
Sub - Murray0%
Sub - Gross0%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football