Crystal Palace: Matt Woosnam reacts to fixture change
Crystal Palace correspondent Matt Woosnam has been reacting to the club’s latest fixture change on social media.
The Lowdown: Leeds details
Palace’s home game with Leeds United has recently been moved. Initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 23, the meeting has been put back two days to Monday, April 25.
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The clash with Jesse Marsch’s side at Selhurst Park will now kick-off at 8pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with the visitors currently flirting with relegation.
The Latest: Woosnam reacts
Woosnam took to Twitter shortly after the news was confirmed on Friday afternoon.
He admitted he ‘felt for Leeds fans’ due to such late notice and believed it ‘will only get worse’ for supporters. The Athletic writer also described the knock-on effect for Patrick Vieira’s side as ‘appalling’, as it is now a real possibility the Eagles could play three games in the space of seven days.
The Verdict: Not ideal
Palace may well have to squeeze in their rearranged Premier League clash with Everton on April 28, which would also put back their clash with Southampton to May 1.
It isn’t ideal for supporters who have already made plans in advance, and hopefully, the Premier League and broadcast giants will look to rethink their approach over live selections going forward.
In regards to Vieira’s side, all their focus will soon be on the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea after negotiating Premier League games with Arsenal and Leicester City.
In other news: Palace keen: Vieira now wants to sign ‘one of the best’ midfielders who ‘dominates the game’.