Not everything about the Premier League and the top-flight of English football can be rosy and fluffy and Wolverhampton Wanderers got their first real taste of that earlier this afternoon as the television broadcasters got their sticky armchair fingers on the fixture lists.
Having created headlines of our own with our new owners, approach to the game and some of the fantastic signings we have been making, having stormed to the Championship title in 2017/18 we are now ruled by Sky Sports and BT Sport and are at their beck and call when it comes to bouncing games around to suit their profit margins.
With the picks being made today, Wolves will feature three times – all three of our opening Molineux based encounters in fact but only one changes day.
Our TV adventure begins on the opening day of the new campaign, as although our tie against Everton continues to take place on Saturday, August 11, the game has been picked by BT Sport so kick-off moves to 5.30pm.
Sky Sports have selected the next fixture, our tasty clash against reigning Champions Manchester City and again the date doesn’t move, Saturday, August 25, but kick-off moves to the earlier time of 12.30pm.
The third and final change so far, the hosting of Burnley, was due to take place on Saturday, September 16 but with Sky Sports also picking that game, it moves to Sunday, September 17 for a 1.30pm start.
The club informs fans to not book travel or accommodation for any fixtures from October onwards as they remain liable to change.
Most on social media agreed it was the nature of the beast but Saturday 3pm’s will slowly become a thing of the past.
Still better than rushing from work on a thesday evening to get changed then head straight up the molineux lmao
— Mike_WV6 (@Mike_Lone_Wolf) July 6, 2018
Midweek kills me. Leave the house at 6, don't get back till 11
— Tom Wooding (@TomWooding7) July 6, 2018
Burnley half 1 on a Sunday? Buzzing.. ????
— Nick Iliffe (@n_i_c_k9) July 6, 2018
Land at 2 on the opening day which means I can get to the game! Boom!!!!!
— Rob Hemus (@RobHemus) July 6, 2018
@robbie111 thank god Everton hasn’t been moved to the next day
— tyler mills (@tylerlmills7) July 6, 2018
Atleast we get to watch the City match @angreei ☀️????????????
— ʇʇǝɹq (@13R377_K) July 6, 2018
Why can’t they just scrap the 3pm no telivised rule and televise every game.
— Big F-in Jon (@bigYonw) July 6, 2018
Well that’s the first two games I have got to now change my shifts! Doh
— Nath (@nathwwfc_) July 6, 2018
So it begins
— ???????? Lee ???????? (@Lee93Wwfc) July 6, 2018
So it begins….
— James Cooper (@JamesCooper_94) July 6, 2018