A number of Manchester City fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the scheduling of their Christmastime Premier League fixtures, which will see them play two games less than 48 hours apart.
Is there seriously something wrong at Manchester City?
The champions’ away fixture at Wolves has been moved to Friday December 27th with a 7:45pm kick-off, and they will have little time for recuperation ahead of their following match at home to Sheffield United, which kicks off at 6pm on Sunday December 29th. [via mancity.com]
Sam Lee, Manchester City correspondent for The Athletic, tweeted about the fixture changes via @SamLee, wryly suggesting that Pep Guardiola would be “delighted” with having two games in such close proximity over the festive season.
City playing away at Wolves at 7:45 on December 27 and then Sheffield United at home at 6pm on December 29, which is a Friday and a Sunday. Guardiola will be delighted with that I imagine
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) October 17, 2019
Most Premier League clubs will face a period of having two matches in three days in the last week of December, but City are one of only five teams with consecutive fixtures less than 48 hours apart, with title rivals Liverpool having an extra day’s rest between their final two fixtures of 2019. [via premierleague.com]
These Manchester City fans on Twitter were left fuming over the scheduling of their festive fixtures:
FA couldn’t even get the winter break right. Never seen a bigger bunch incompetent officials.
— Man City Delhi Supporters Club (@ManCityDelhi) October 17, 2019
Complete farce of an organization the @FA is.
— Mr. Oil Shark #CTID (@dmedard) October 17, 2019
Another desperate attempt at sabotaging City’s fixtures….
— DomiNos ThiemTsipas (@ulTHIEMateFan) October 17, 2019
That’s just ridiculous.
— Nigel Newman (@rockford0606) October 17, 2019
That’s not fair. A team should be given at least 2 days to rest, it’s clear who they want the title to be won by
— Lehlohonolo Papo (@papomcfc) October 17, 2019
It is pathetic, soon fans will either have to decide tv or games and as for the players, you are going to actually cripple them. Soon teams will be expected to play twice in a day, it is ridiculous
— Andrew Berkowicz (@AndrewBluemoon) October 18, 2019
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