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Wigan at Home Rescheduled

Wigan at Home Rescheduled

Those lovely chaps at Sky Sports have once again left their mucky paw prints all over the fixture list, having decided to rejig some of their original TV selections, the home match with Wigan Athletic from its Saturday, 14th April 3pm slot to an unfathomable Monday night slot on 16th April. With the fixture 5 weeks away, most travelling fans will already have booked their travel and made any accommodation plans necessary. I very much doubt Sky Sports will be fishing into their pockets to refund those supporters.

I think we all recognise and grudgingly accept that TV money doesn`t so much talk as walk up to you unaccosted and piss all over your sandals. But the likes of ESPN and Sky have begun to give shorter and shorter notice for these changes. Our match away at Bolton had to be moved from a Tuesday to a Wednesday evening at a fortnight`s notice due to ESPN, which caused major inconvenience to those of us that travelled. (Indeed, many could no longer do so as a result). If television really are so impervious to the supporters when rescheduling matches, surely now there have to be some hard and fast rules around how much notice they`re obliged to give. In any case, the fixture will now take place as below:

Arsenal v Wigan Athletic- Ashburton Grove- kickoff 8pm. Live on some channel or other. I`m sure there are plenty of other means of watching it though 

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Friday March 9 2012
Time: 11:48AM

Comments

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Not to mention the hassle for Wigan fans travelling to London on a workday. Don't Sky understand people have to work for their money? Ridiculous.
Wyn Mills
09/03/2012 12:29:00
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This is what the Manager complained about a while ago. TV has taking over the soul of football's values.
Naijagunner
09/03/2012 12:40:00
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*soul of football and its values*
Naijagunner
09/03/2012 12:52:00
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Must be a nightmare for all 16 of em
shewore
09/03/2012 12:54:00
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Hahaha
Van Persie
09/03/2012 13:25:00
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Interesting insight from Fabregas : "Barcelona have a very specific system and you have to stick to it. Everything is very studied. For my first games there was an adjustment because I was used to my role at Arsenal, where I could move wherever I felt I could make the best contribution. Here, it's completely different. Physically I'm very strong and very fit. I feel the best I've been for three years. We train more, here, definitely. It was different at Arsenal. Sometimes after games we'd stay inside the gym but here we're always outside, with the ball, practising, working tactically. Even if we play almost every three days we hardly have a day off. He [Guardiola] talks a lot. He's very demanding. He doesn't relax one bit. He pushes to the limit and if someone doesn't press 100 per cent then Pep will tell him. He's always putting pressure on us to keep winning. No one can afford to relax. And, again, I am so surprised because normally when you win so much you take it a bit easier. But Pep wants to take the best out of us." Daily Telegraph
Wyn Mills
09/03/2012 17:53:00
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Fabregas has only said what any player would say, given the circumstances. I'll rather not make anything of it. Obviously, he will have to adjust from being the key man around whom play flows to being Messi's supporting cast. I am not too sure Messi has any specific role as he has a free role in Barca. Again, with the intensity of the English game, players would need some recovery time. Sometimes, journalists ask leading questions and report the response in the context they were looking to present.
Naijagunner
09/03/2012 20:54:00
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Nice one, Shewore ;-)
Naijagunner
09/03/2012 21:09:00
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STFU Fabregas.
Sajit
09/03/2012 23:15:00
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I dont think you have to take this as a negative comparison from Fabregas, simply an observation of the difference in training methods and philosophy. We will only ever get this insight from the players themselves which is why i find it interesting. I also feel many people attribute Barcelona's success primarily to the brillance of stars like Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, when I believe its clear that the team system is just as, or even more important.
Wyn Mills
10/03/2012 10:52:00
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