In a curious move by the Premier League, journalist Adam Pope has called Leeds United’s Saturday night kickoff time a “horror.”
After a weekend off for the international break, the Whites are back in action on Sunday with a match against Aston Villa.
Leeds travels to Anfield later in October to play Liverpool; the game is scheduled to begin at 7.45 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. It signals probable train-related travel concerns at a time when Premier League games are rarely played.
Pope lamented the choice on Twitter on Friday, calling the circumstances a possible “nightmare”:
“Another nightmare for supporters to get back from with the Liverpool game on a Saturday night,” one commentator said.
It is an odd choice by those in power to schedule a Premier League game for a Saturday night, with money and television no doubt playing a significant role in addition to Liverpool’s Champions League responsibilities days later.
However, there is another another instance of fans not coming first, as those Leeds supporters travelling to Anfield could have trouble making it home on the train.
Even if the Reds had European football to consider, the game might have been played at another point over the weekend, and the choice to do so did not seem to make much sense.
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