The Premier League have revealed provisional dates for when fixtures rescheduled for TV for the 2017/18 campaign will be announced.
For football supporters, particularly those planning lengthy away trips, the demands of Sky Sports and BT Sport on the fixture list are exasperating.
With fixtures regularly rescheduled to suit broadcasters, those travelling can often be left in the lurch, with trains, planes and hotel bookings rendered obsolete.
Last season, Liverpool’s closing league clash at home to Middlesbrough was their 29th shown live on TV, which is a record for a club in a single campaign.
Set to continue their push for the title under Jurgen Klopp in 2017/18, the Reds can expect to be given a similar amount of airtime.
Provisional Dates For TV Rescheduling
- August and September: July 10, 2017
- October and November: August 11, 2017
- December and January: October 12, 2017
- February: December 12, 2017
- March: January 25, 2018
- April: February 26, 2018
- May: April 6, 2018
- Final day: After all clubs have played 37 games
This will be followed by a trip to take on Man City (September 9), continuing September at home to Burnley (September 16) then away to Leicester City (September 23) and Newcastle United (September 30).
It is nearly guaranteed that at least two of those first seven games will be rescheduled, with Liverpool’s early rival clashes with Arsenal and City primed for TV coverage.
The trip to St. James’ Park could also provide Sky or BT with an entertaining encounter, as Rafa Benitez pits the newly promoted Magpies against his former club.