Over the past few years, Tottenham fans have become pretty used to a dearth of 3pm kick offs on a Saturday. A combination of Europa League action and a never ending supply of televised games have meant that a Spurs game in the traditional weekend football slot is rarer than a Luke Shaw appearance for Manchester United.
Even so, the latest round of fixture changes border on the ridiculous, with just one out of ten fixtures in the next two months to be played at a ‘normal’ time, a glamorous away tie against Burnley. In fact, as it stands, the only remaining home fixture in this slot is the penultimate game of the season against United.
One other excellent idea made by someone who has clearly never watched football, doesn’t know anything about the history of Spurs and Arsenal and who has never met a football fan, decided to arrange the last ever North London derby at White Hart Lane on a Sunday at 4.30pm on a Bank Holiday weekend. Top, top work.
Our remaining fixtures now look like this:
Everton (H) – Sun 5 March @ 13:30
Palace (A) – Postponed
Millwall (H) – Sun 12 Mar @ 14:00 – F.A. Cup
Southampton (H) – Sun 19 Mar @ 14:15
Burnley (A) – Sat 1 Apr @ 15:00
Swansea (A) – Wed 5 Apr @ 19:45
Watford (H) – Sat 8 Apr 12:30
Bournemouth (H) – Sat 15 Apr @ 12:30
The Premier League Champions (A) – Sun 23 Apr @ 12:00
The Arse (H) – Sun 30 Apr @ 16:30 – The last time we get to beat the Gooners at the Lane
The Leyton Orient Tribute Club (A) – Sat 6 May @ 15:00 – Our first at the ‘thank-God-we-dodged-that-bullet’ Stadium
United (H) – Sat 13 May @ 15:00
Hull Tigers (A) – Sun 21 May @ 15:00