A month today the 2017/18 season opens with the glorified friendly that is the Community Shield, as Premier League champions Chelsea take on record breaking FA Cup winners Arsenal.
1 month until the season starts, and yet football fans up and down the country are still waiting for Sky and BT to get their thumbs out their arse and pick their TV games for August and September.
Premier League fixtures were announced on the 14th June. That was 22 days ago. How Sky and BT have not been able to decide which games to show within the last 22 days is just a complete disregard for travelling fans.
Every day they wait, rail companies increase their train prices. Every day they wait, people have less of a chance to book holiday or change a shift over. Every day they wait, people sit with money in their bank, trying not to go Bicester Village and spend it all before a trip to Amsterdam. It really is poor form by the TV companies, but something to be expected.
After a little bit of research, I was able to find some provisional dates For TV rescheduling
- August and September: July 10, 2017
- October and November: August 11, 2017
- December and January: October 12, 2017
- February: December 12, 2017
- March: January 25, 2018
- April: February 26, 2018
- May: April 6, 2018
- Final day: After all clubs have played 37 games
So by Monday, we should know which of the following fixtures are moved:Keenos