Saturday 3pm games are a thing of the past

london-stadium-fansThe latest round of announcements for rescheduled games in October and November mean that West Ham will play just three times at home at the London Stadium on a Saturday this year at the traditional kick-off time of 3pm!

Swansea City on 30th September is the only confirmed 3pm Saturday game with just Chelsea and Newcastle currently scheduled for December.

You can almost guarantee that the 9th December West Ham v Chelsea clash will also be rescheduled when the games are announced for December and there is also a chance that West Ham v Newcastle on 23rd December could be moved too if broadcasters deem it an attractive pick.

Traditionalists say this priority towards TV companies is killing football slowly while others accept it is the price you have to pay to receive the vast sums involved in the Premier League.

It can make season ticket holders feel like second class citizens as they have to fit around TV schedules.


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

7 comments on “Saturday 3pm games are a thing of the past

  1. I hope the Newcastle game isn’t rescheduled as that is one of the definite ones I have pencilled in to attend, 23rd Dec just before Christmas send the barcodes back to Sports Direct unhappy what could be better COYI !!!

  2. It is very frustrating, for me any weekday fixture at 8pm is virtually a non starter….will make a super effort for Brighton and Leicester but if it became the norm would mean my ST would have to go.

    • Its what money does everywhere pop , you pay they say do as you’re told πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ
      It’s not right mate ?
      But if you do give it up πŸ˜‰ I’m sure 32 will take it off you’re hand and pay the going rate every game , Β£ cash πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

  3. I understand TV money brings in and it helps out but they can get up early or stay up late and watch just fine. Can even record your teley this days….
    I like my afternoon games.

  4. Me too JRS.😊 the odd game at the old lady under the 50 pence an hour floods?
    Aarrhhh those were the days πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Then this happens πŸ˜‰. ,told what to do, when to do it , paying Β£2 more for the ribs , herded like cattle going into the citadel at stratford 1984 style, treated like leppers in westfields, wearing oxygen masks to reach you’re seat with a defibrillator on each landing, getting you’re cobblers squeezed buy a over zelouse security guard who never checks you’re pockets or up you’re sleeves ,apart from that its all right so long as you don’t mention the popcorn and prawn sarnies price but that’s progress I’m afraid mate , branded πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. Taking so many days off work which is using all my holidays up. We dont feel like 2nd class citizens WE ARE 2ND CLASS CITIZENS.

  6. Sheep that’s what we are πŸ˜‚every time that bell tolls the hoard’s flok to the summoning like zombies anticipating another thriller praying noble doesn’t get picked and the poppodom sitting in the background sipping from a platinum and diamond hip flask, sheep mate,
    Fleeced sheep πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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