Crystal Palace announced yesterday that their visit of bitter rivals Brighton on December 16th would move kick-off times from 8pm to 7.45pm.
Announced on their official website, no actual reason is given for the decision and, while it may not seem like a big deal, some fans online weren’t particularly pleased given that they’d be rushing to make the game after work anyway, so making it earlier only adds to the difficulty.
The Eagles will be looking for revenge on their bitter rivals after losing home and away to them last season but have struggled at Selhurst Park so far this season. As per WhoScored, they rank 16th in the Premier League when it comes to home form alone though luckily their M23 rivals are within the bottom three worst teams away from home so far this season.
Ahead of what is always a fiercely competitive game, here’s how fans reacted to the fixture update.
Put it back to a Saturday
— G🦅 (@CPFC_GH) November 26, 2019
Just move it back to the Saturday
— max harvey (@maxharveycpfc) November 26, 2019
Going to be tight to get there anyway!!! pointless changing it.
— Ali Brown (@Mushy_brown) November 26, 2019
I live in Bristol and go to every game home and away. How am I meant to get to two midweek games with no trains or coaches back and traffic meaning I will have to take time off work. Baffling
— Charlie Peach (@CharliePeach7) November 26, 2019
— joel (@joelcpfc_) November 26, 2019
Which gives me another opportunity to rant… How annoying that four of our next five home games are being held during the week!
— Jason Vine (@ScarKord) November 26, 2019
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