Every year i have this rant.
Actually that is a lie. It is a couple of times a year I have it.
The latest round of TV games have been announced and once again the TV companies have stuck 2 fingers up at Arsenal fans.
The first 10 league games have been announced and Arsenal have just 2 on a Saturday, and none at 3pm. We have 2 Monday kick offs.
Some will reply “that is because we are in the Europa League” yet just 3 of the fixtures occur after the Europa League.
My issue is that SKY & BT would have known that those 3 games would be on a Sunday, so could have scheduled them for TV. But instead none of the 3 games after the Europa League will be on TV.
Arsenal’s fixtures against Newcastle, Burnley, Watford & Sheffield United have all been selected for TV.
Meanwhile fixtures against Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have not been selected; but have been moved to Sunday for the Europa League.
Would it have been that hard for the TV companies to select Aston Villa rather than Sheffield United, Crystal Palace rather than Watford and Bournemouth over Newcastle?
This would have moved 3 of the fixtures back to 3pm on Saturday.
But that is too much common sense.
Clubs sell their soul to TV companies for billions. It is about time someone stepped in and ensured TV companies care more about match going fans.
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