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Newcastle Christmas game could move to Friday

hatWest Ham’s Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday 23rd December could move to a Friday night on 22nd December.

Sky and BT Sport paid a combined £5.136bn for the UK TV rights which works out £11m per match. Sky Sports are legally entitled to two matches every Sunday with 1.30pm and 4pm slots and Christmas Eve happens to fall on Sunday this year.

Sky is rumoured to favour Arsenal v Liverpool for the 4pm kickoff and West Ham v Newcastle as the 1.30pm kickoff but that news has generally been received with disapproval of most fans.

A spokeswoman for Sky said she was not in a position to comment given the fixtures for December have not been selected but that an announcement will be made in the next fortnight.

Sky can move one of the Sunday’s broadcast slots to the previous Friday night with a 8pm kick-off and the West Ham v Newcastle game looks a prime candidate for moving.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Newcastle Christmas game could move to Friday

  1. I think that counts as a rock and a hard place if you’re a Geordie…

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