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Bilic gives his verdict on Christmas Eve game

Family man Slav would sooner be at home but.....!

Family man Slav would sooner be at home but…..!

Slaven Bilic has no big feelings about the Irons playing a Premier League match on Christmas Eve.

It is now highly unlikely the Irons will be pitched against Newcastle United on December 24 but it appears it wouldn’t be much skin off the manager’s nose if it were to happen.

In his pre-Burnley presser he made it clear that whilst he’d sooner being at home with his family the fans shouldn’t be uptight if the controversial plans are rubber-stamped.

He said: “We would all love to be with our families on Christmas Eve. We were talking about this possibility at the Premier League managers meetings before the start of the season.

“This is the Premier League, the most attractive league in the world with all the rewards that brings. That means, in turn, you have to give something and if it requires you to play on Christmas Eve, then that is what we have to do.

“Many fans will not like it but you can’t have it both ways. There is a price to pay for everything and if that means we have to play on Christmas Eve, then we have to get on and do it.”


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