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Manchester City Game Subject To Possible Change !
Friday, 7th Sep 2018 09:37

Saints are advising their supporters not to book travel or accommodation for the trip to the Etihad to play Manchester City as the game is subject to a change of date.

Saints supporters will have to wait until the end of this month and the third round of the Carabao Cup to be played before they will know what date that the team will play Manchester City at the Etihad.

Saints are due to visit Saturday 3rd November. however, should City progress past Oxford United and reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup later this month, the fixture would be moved to Sunday 4th November.

That is because City visit Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday 28th October, meaning any cup clash that week would need to be held on Thursday 1st November, which would, in turn, push that weekend's league fixture back a day.

Ticket information for the trip to Manchester City is yet to be announced, but will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The club would like to remind supporters that it advises against booking travel or accommodation for fixtures until they secure a ticket.

Sadly this is becoming far more prevalent in the Premier League, fixtures are chopped and changed and matches selected for TV with no thought of how they will impact on fixtures taking place before or after.

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SalisburySaint added 10:08 - Sep 7
its tto late for many who have aalready booked advanced train fares for this game, fans who've done this should be refunded by Spurs who've caused this mess

legod7 added 11:31 - Sep 7
Salisbury, with so many fixture changes in a season why would anyone in their right mind book a train ticket 2 months in advance ?

ThereIn76 added 16:35 - Sep 7
Because the tickets might actually be affordable if bought in advance?

legod7 added 19:54 - Sep 7
Therein,it doesn’t matter if it’s affordable or not. If you can’t use it then it becomes expensive.

A1079 added 22:27 - Sep 7
In your previous article you raise the spectre of fans losing interest. Though this is not the clubs fault, this constant messing around of days and dates is another factor in saying to hell with it.

Life, believe it or not, does not revolve around the whims of the PL. People have family, work, commitments. Years ago, I knew what games would take place on what day and at what time and I organised things and the game around it, often with friends and family. Now it is nigh on impossible to do that.

SanMarco added 08:39 - Sep 8
A1079 - totally agree with you except I would argue that it IS the fault of the clubs. They have their noses in the tv money trough and have allowed control to pass to to the tv companies and their allies in the betting industry.

A1079 added 13:00 - Sep 8
San Marco - I did not write my piece well, clubs are to blame as well, but I meant that on this occasion Saints do not specifically appear to be at fault, though they could stamp their feet publicly a bit and say it is too late to change. If Liverpool or someone stamped their feet they would cave in. Man City game away was one on my radar to attend, but if it moves to Sunday I probably won't.

SanMarco added 21:03 - Sep 8
A1079 - I therefore totally agree with you without the exception!

On the theme of 'big clubs' getting away with things - I wonder if Saints would have got away with the Spurs stadium fiasco. That monstrosity was never going to be ready on time and I understood the rules were that you weren't allowed to play home games at more than ground in a season. Absolutely no talk of points deductions...

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