Saturday, July 13, 2024

North London derby moved for TV

The Premier League have confirmed that the first of next season’s north London derbies with Spurs has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports and will now be played at the Emirates at 4.30pm on Sunday, 26 September.

Our matches against Norwich and Burnley won’t be on TV in the UK which means we have the novelty of back-to-back 3pm Saturday kick-offs. In all likelihood, it also means lots of us turning to illegal streams to catch the games live.

Arsenal schedule in September

Arsenal vs Norwich
Emirates Stadium
3pm, Saturday 11 September
Premier League

Burnley vs Arsenal
Turf Moor
3pm, Saturday 18 September

Arsenal vs Sp*rs
Emirates Stadium
4.30pm, Sunday 26th September

There is also the potential for a Carabao Cup 3rd round clash between the Burnley and Spurs matches.

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It’s pretty mental that the rule regarding 3pm Saturday games hasn’t been scrapped. Seems to be no benefit to anyone


It’s actually absurd that UK fans can’t watch some games for their own league.

Teta's cult of personality

100%. Continuing with the broadcast blackout in the 21st century is just ridiculous. Especially when streams and proxy servers are a thing now. Sports channels are already very expensive in the UK. Why make the experience even more inconvenient. It’s not our fault the Burnley chairman was paranoid about the big clubs being able to attract larger audiences.

I really don’t see Millwall ticket-holders choosing to skip their own home games just because Arsenal v Chelsea is on at the same time. That’s not really how football supporters are wired.

Cygans parting

Many years ago, I was in London Ontario (Canada) and watched Arsenal v Southampton live on free to air t.v over there. It’s bonkers that we can’t under normal circumstances watch our own countries league football live on telly
(Freddie Ljungberg scored a hat trick that day If my memory serves me well)


This is my first year since ’70s not to have season tickets so I’ll miss those games completely now. TV is a poor replacement and I feel sorry for any foreign-based fans who only get to watch that way. It will be interesting though to see what the attendances are for those Category C games if performances don’t improve. If it’s not a full house then TV would only have reduced it further and a partially empty stadium is a downward spiral. Chances are that more irregular fans will be able to get tickets for those games and that’s a… Read more »

Billy bob

Gotta be looking at 9 points from those three games if Arteta wants to convince anyone that arsenal are heading in the right direction – I suspect in the equivalent matches (not including Norwich but one of the other promoted teams) from last season it was more like two or three points!!!

Laca New Signing

I don’t understand why the English fans are made to suffer so much trying to watch games in their own league while the rest of the world (I live in Nairobi Kenya) can comfortably watch almost all the Premier League matches live. It’s quite absurd!

Teta's cult of personality

It’s basically the TV version of the “English tax”😁.

I’m guessing your local broadcaster is SuperSport?


More Saturday games though, got to be happy with that!


I’ve just returned to the UK after a decade in the United States. I’ve got a monthly subscription to Peacock ($4.99) and Sling ($30). My three-year deal with NordVPN works out at around 75 cents a week and with that combo, I get to watch any PL game I want.

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