2020/21: Fixture Schedule and Changes

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£75 and 5 fewer flanges....it doesn't add up.

Edit, this is rubbish..fixtures have been moved after all.
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murf wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 15:56 Indeed. Sod that. £15 for one game!
What did they charge for Premiership Plus in the mid-00s?

I guess it’s aimed at the fans who would have paid money to attend the match, not expecting the neutrals to be spending that to watch a 0-0 between Burnley and Sheff Utd. Although there’s been worse value PPVs, mostly in the field of heavyweight boxing...

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To follow up on 2 October post above, Sky Sports Box will broadcast three further PL games at £14.95 each next weekend: https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... in-october

Sat 17 Oct, 8pm: Newcastle vs Manchester United
Sun Oct 18, 7.15pm: Leicester City vs Aston Villa
Mon Oct 19, 5.30pm: West Brom vs Burnley

The remaining two fixtures in match-round five will be screened by BT Sport Box Office for the same PPV price:
Sat 17 Oct, 3pm: Chelsea v Southampton (3pm)
Sun 18 Oct, 12 noon: Sheffield United v Fulham

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The final two match-weeks in October will include Friday night games.

8pm Fri 23 Oct: Aston Villa v Leeds
3pm Sat 24 Oct: Fulham v Crystal Palace

8pm Fri 30 Oct: Wolves v Crystal Palace
3pm Sat 31 Oct: Burnley v Chelsea

These four games will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office.
Source: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/spor ... rm-4592597

Extra Sky PPV matches are to be announced.

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Date and time of all 30 fixtures over matchdays five to seven are now listed at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54481945

Each has a unique timeslot, ie there's no overlap with any other PL game.

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The revised schedule for 14 PL matches selected for live TV in UK from Matchweeks 8 to 10 (Fri 6 Nov to Mon 30 Nov) has been released: https://www.premierleague.com/news/1872668

Additional broadcast selections will be announced in due course.

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Fixture changes

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All ten Premier League matches in Week 8 now have separate time slots for TV coverage:
two on Friday 6 November; four each on the Sat and Sun.
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1878276
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/pr ... es/2020-11

There's no fixture on Mon 9 Nov as that's start of international break.

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From the Times

NEW: Premier League to abandon unpopular Pay Per View charges for matches from next week at least until end of 2020 (+ likely for good): https://t.co/rdM4XEBw4G

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Darbyand wrote:From the Times

NEW: Premier League to abandon unpopular Pay Per View charges for matches from next week at least until end of 2020 (+ likely for good): https://t.co/rdM4XEBw4G
So free to view OR not to view?

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Should never have been introduced with covid going on. It encouraged people to gather together, either in the Pub or round mates houses, to watch the matches. Exactly what you are not supposed to be doing :roll: .

Also many people had renewed and joined Virgin, sky & BT in the last three months when they were showing all the games only because they were doing that. Many would have had second thoughts if they knew they were going to try and charge £75 a week or £300 a month on top of thier already overpriced charges. (I don't know the full price as I only had to pay £9 extra to get both this time).

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Rick wrote:Should never have been introduced with covid going on. It encouraged people to gather together, either in the Pub or round mates houses, to watch the matches. Exactly what you are not supposed to be doing :roll: .

Also many people had renewed and joined Virgin, sky & BT in the last three months when they were showing all the games only because they were doing that. Many would have had second thoughts if they knew they were going to try and charge £75 a week or £300 a month on top of thier already overpriced charges. (I don't know the full price as I only had to pay £9 extra to get both this time).
Sky & BT were never behind PPV as a) it makes them look bad, b) they don't get much cash out of it and c) it isn't something they can build on.

If you watch Sky/BT Sports you will have seen virtually nil advertising of the PPV games.

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murf wrote: 05 Nov 2020, 17:25
Darbyand wrote:From the Times

NEW: Premier League to abandon unpopular Pay Per View charges for matches from next week at least until end of 2020 (+ likely for good): https://t.co/rdM4XEBw4G
So free to view OR not to view?
I believe all will be shown so might see some BBC and Amazon action.

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Fixtures until the end of November sorted with 10 kick offs per weekend. This granular approach is rubbish for extra fixture spotting opportunities (if that's a feature of your fantasy game of choice). No reason why they can't go further into December now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/pr ... s-fixtures

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A sunday night k.o. prior to a potentially decisive midweek CL game should cheer Jurgen - as should another saturday lunchtime game right after a wednesday night....

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Carabao League Cup quarter-finals

Tues 22 Dec
Brentford v Newcastle, 17:30
Arsenal v Manchester City, 20:00

Wed 23 Dec
Stoke v Spurs, 17:30
Everton v Manchester United, 20:00

All four matches are being televised by Sky.

The North London and Manchester clubs continue their sequence of two League/Cup/European matches each week since the start of the truncated season. The other teams in UEFA competitions - Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester - will enjoy a short break.

Carabao semi-finals are due to be played as a single fixture on Tues-Wed 5-6 January 2021 (at venue of club drawn out first).

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Newcastle United’s fixture at Aston Villa, due to be played on Friday, has been postponed following a significant increase in COVID-19 at Newcastle.

Public Health England North East (PHE) advised that their training facilities remain closed.
https://twitter.com/DaleJohnsonESPN/sta ... 01346?s=19

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As per above Aston Villa v Newcastle: Premier League match off because of Covid-19 cases
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55151090

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2021 fixture changes

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All 32 FA Cup third-round ties will be broadcast live for the first time, with eight games free to air on the BBC over the weekend of 8-11 January, 2021.

Televised fixtures
Friday, 8 Jan
Aston Villa v Liverpool (19:45 GMT) - Live on BT Sport

Saturday, 9 Jan
Chorley v Derby County (12:15 GMT) - Live on BT Sport
Arsenal v Newcastle United (17:30 GMT) - Live on BBC One
Manchester United v Watford (20:00 GMT) - Live on BT Sport

Sunday, 10 Jan
Crawley Town v Leeds United (13:30 GMT) - Live on BBC One
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur (17:00 GMT) - Live on BBC One
Newport County v Brighton & Hove Albion (19:45 GMT) - Live on BT Sport

Monday, 11 Jan
Stockport County v West Ham (20:00 GMT) - Live on BT Sport

Five further fixtures, to be announced in due course, will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.
BT Sport will stream a further 11 online. The remaining eight will be broadcast on the FA Player.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55232300

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All PL games in January will be televised live:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55322890

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Possible dates for the games postponed from the 1st day of the season:

OGS said yesterday he didn't know when @ManUtd game at Burnley would be played but they both are scheduled to play in the same midweek in January, so both have 13th Jan free. Same for @ManCity and Villa on 20th Jan.

https://twitter.com/sistoney67/status/1 ... 26145?s=19

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This season's Carabao Cup final has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday, 25 April.

An English Football League statement said the decision to move the Wembley game from Sunday, 28 February was taken with the objective of having "as many supporters in attendance as possible".

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Carabao EFL Cup - semi-final schedule
Tottenham v Brentford - Tues 5 January 2021 @ 19.45 GMT
Manchester United v Manchester City - Wed 6 Jan @ 19.45

Final - Sun 25 April @ 16.00 BST at Wembley

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Just 2 weeks between QFs and SFs then 3 1/2 months before the final!

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Premier League clubs are looking at a two-week “cooling-off” break in January over fears of Covid-19 outbreaks causing chaos.

After an outbreak in Manchester City’s squad, which caused their game against Everton to be called off on Monday night, several more clubs have been affected on Tuesday.

Fulham’s staff and players returned a number of positive tests ahead of their meeting with Spurs tonight with that match potentially under threat.

Sheffield United’s game against Burnley took place despite the club recording “numerous positives”..

Sam Allardyce, the West Bromwich Albion manager, revealed his squad had also had a positive test.

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If they pause the season, I strongly suspect it won’t restart.

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Spurs v Fulham postponed.

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IF Fulham and Man City call off their weekend games (v Burnley & Chelsea) then Super Sunday will be down to just 1 game.

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Manchester City have returned no new positives in Tuesday's round of coronavirus testing. Five players still self-isolating. Training resumes this afternoon.

https://twitter.com/Jack_Gaughan/status ... 48482?s=19

Their game should go ahead then if nothing else changes. 14 first team members must have tested negative.

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Fixtures postponed

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So, five Premier League fixtures (and counting?) will need to be rearranged in the new year:

Burnley v Man Utd - postponed from MatchDay01, Sept
Man City v Aston Villa - also MD01, Sept

Aston Villa v Newcastle - MD11, Dec

Everton v Man City - MD16, Dec
Spurs v Fulham - MD16, Dec

Also, as the Merseyside region is moving up a level to Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions, no PL stadium can admit paying spectators for the foreseeable future.

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