Over the weekend Sheffield United confirmed that somewhat derby ties against Leeds United and Rotherham United had been given fresh kick-off times.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) June 29, 2018
The matches have received new kick-off times owing to ‘police advice’ and it doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t suffer additional changes in the future when the television companies make further coverage plans.
Our Bramall Lane hosting of Leeds United in the 2018/19 season will continue to take place on the same day, Saturday, December 1 but instead of the originally set 3pm kick-off, the game moves forward to 12.15pm.
The clash against Rotherham on Saturday, March 9 also moves from a 3pm kick-off slot to 12.15pm.
Chances are, at least one will be selected for coverage, if not both in fairness but for now South Yorkshire Police are clearly being over cautious in their advice.
It’s fair to say the news hasn’t gone over well with fans at all but changes to a fixture list aren’t often well received.
Kick off changes again ????????????
— ⚔️⚔️⚔️Jamie Davies ❤️????⚪️????⚔️ (@daviesblades83) June 29, 2018
— Paul J ????⚪⚫️⚔ (@pauljhnst) June 29, 2018
Nobody’s even bothered about Rotherham?
— Charlie Cosgrove (@Cossy1991) June 29, 2018
— Brad eyre (@Bradeyre3) June 29, 2018
Sky always trumps SYP though
— russell brown (@donnyblade) June 29, 2018
Love an early kick off!
— Burts (@Burts_11) June 29, 2018
Thats 3 games changed already ..here we go again
— columbian bob (@marshblade) June 29, 2018
Coppers can say owt they want it’s Sky that will decide. 3pm on a Saturday is a no no, but Friday night is ok?
— Paul Meszaros (@pmezzie) June 29, 2018
What a surprise ????
— Vulkanasche (@Volcanic_Ash24) June 29, 2018