UK time is: 13:49:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Stupid Kick-Off Time Down To Police

United will play Everton at noon - possibly the worst possible time.

The clash at Goodison Park tomorrow is bad for the fans and bad for the TV, too - a rare combination I daresay, usually the TV gets the benefit of the fans' sacrifice.

Now it's not the case and the noon kick-off time raised a few eyebrows. Fortunately, in terms of travelling United fans are still better off than Liverpool's who must travel to Portsmouth for a 12.45 kick-off...

But the atmosphere is never quite the same at these games (one might say it benefits the away team so I should not complain but I don't like soulless matches) and at noon, it's not even on TV so it must be explained.

Well, most of you are probably aware of this (away tickets have arrived with a warning from the Merseyside police) but it is because of the mass brawl that erupted on February 9, 2005. That FA Cup game - its kick-off was at 17.30 - was won by United (2-0) and it was the first time Rooney returned to Goodison after his controversial move.

Last season's equivalent fixture went without trouble but the police are concerned that the 2005 events might be repeated and they want to avoid that at all costs.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 14 2007

Time: 2:23PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
yet another fixture disruption!
merlin
Report Abuse
16/09/2007 19:14:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Tweets from Two! (Sunday April 19 2015)

Newcastle Fancy Wilson (on loan) (Sunday April 19 2015)

Stats: Chelsea v United (Sunday April 19 2015)

Rooney`s View on Chelsea Defeat (Sunday April 19 2015)

Chelsea 1 United 0 (Sunday April 19 2015)

Chelsea v United - Team News (Saturday April 18 2015)

United Urged to Keep the Pressure On! (Saturday April 18 2015)

Mata on Stamford Bridge Return (Saturday April 18 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 32 23 7 2 +39 76
2. Arsenal 32 20 6 6 +31 66
3. Man Utd 33 19 8 6 +28 65
4. Man City 32 18 7 7 +31 61
5. Liverpool 32 17 6 9 +11 57
6. Southampton 33 17 5 11 +21 56
7. Spurs 32 16 6 10 +4 54

Breaking League News

A Sterling Question?
Chelsea : 19/04/2015 13:13:00
Another Pin Drops In Game Of NUFC Skittles
Newcastle : 19/04/2015 13:11:01
Martinez Linked with Hammers Job
West Ham : 19/04/2015 13:05:01
Tweets from Two!
Man Utd : 19/04/2015 12:58:00
Newcastle Fancy Wilson (on loan)
Man Utd : 19/04/2015 12:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Chelsea?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 1%
Valencia 0%
McNair 36%
Smalling 0%
Shaw 27%
Herrera 9%
Rooney 0%
Mata 0%
Fellaini 0%
Young 0%
Falcao 9%
Blackett 0%
Di Maria 0%
Januzaj 18%