West Ham have been hit hard by the changes to the Premier League schedule, with the club’s official website reporting the new situation.
In chronological order, Wolverhampton Wanderers away, Arsenal at home, Southampton away, Leicester City at home, AFC Bournemouth at home, Sheffield United away and the return fixture against Leicester have all been subject to change:
There are changes to our fixtures in December & January…
Wolves (a): Wed 4 Dec
Arsenal (h): Mon 9 Dec
Sheff Utd (a): Fri 10 Jan
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 17, 2019
To have seven fixtures changed is seen as excessive by many fans, offering a reminder that money is taking over football in their opinions, while they also feel frustration that they may no longer be able to go to watch the games.
There are certain alterations that seem to have thrown up the most hardship, such as the New Year’s Day game against Bournemouth now being at 17:30, as well as the Arsenal and Sheffield United matches not being played on the weekend.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the post can be seen below:
This is a little excessive. Although should be a lot of tv money. Make sure you have a little spend up in January yea @davidgold
— Dean Roof (@DeanRoof) October 17, 2019
So once again the FA & Sky show no respect for the hard working hard pressed fans that have to travel toaway games early and mid week
— John Ruby (@XxjayarexX) October 17, 2019
Gone are the days when all matches kicked off at 3pm on a Saturday, giving players and staff a decent weekend. Ridiculous.
— Benjencc (@Benjencc1) October 17, 2019
no renewal of ST next year, 530 games are a joke, it shouldnt be allabout the money
— laurie blows (@lolblows) October 17, 2019
Now I can’t travel down to Arsenal game
— Chris Bishop (@Chris_Bishop84) October 17, 2019
Is that all
— AllSportsView (@AllSportsView) October 17, 2019