Due to the regular broadcasting of Premier League games, fixtures are subject to change throughout the season, which can cause havoc for the fans.
Newcastle United and Everton are the latest clubs to be affected by rescheduling as their top-flight clash at Goodison Park has been switched to Monday, April 23 with an 8pm kickoff time.
A fixture being staged on a Monday evening is always difficult with regards to people’s work weeks, but it makes it that much harder if plenty of travelling is involved.
For those Newcastle fans not based anywhere near Merseyside. being able to attend the match on a weekday could be impossible.
In a statement on the club’s official website, the Magpies confirmed that supporters will receive a full refund is the rearrangement has affected their ability to go to the game.
Despite that, some supporters have been left reeling at the news, and many have taken aim at Sky Sports for being behind the decision to change the date and time of the original contest.
PEOPLE HAVE TRAINS AND HOTELS BOOKED FFS.
SURELY AGAINST @FA RULES???
— Burnsie ⚽ NUFC ⚽ (@BenArfaChance) March 22, 2018
Something needs to get said here man. Less than a months notice and tickets have been getting sold for a fortnight. It's not fair on travelling fans
— Kris Leighton (@toontong85) March 22, 2018
@premierleague @ @SkySports are a disgrace!!! Tickets have been on sale for 2-3 weeks, now you change this fixture which causes no end of issues for those who book travel/ accommodation for this! I for one can now NOT make this game FFS! Well done, another Monday at Goodison ??
— Ads (@Adam_W48) March 22, 2018
I'm not affected personally but THAT one is an absolute joke of the highest order
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) March 22, 2018
Cancel Sky Sports
— Dell (@agbnufc) March 22, 2018
Absolute joke that!
— Jonathan Foster (@nefoster5) March 22, 2018
Unbelievable. Travel and accommodation sorted. This should not be allowed. @premierleague selling their soul and shafting fans.
— Craig Madge (@craigmadge) March 22, 2018
Terrible decision by sky. No regard at all to fans who have already booked time off/accommodation trains etc
— Kerry Thompson (@KerryThompson02) March 22, 2018
An absolute joke. It shouldn't be allowed.
— Alex Scott (@AScott84) March 22, 2018