Newcastle United have confirmed that their match with Arsenal at the Emirates will kick off 15 minutes earlier than previously scheduled.
Back in October, Sky Sports selected the match for broadcast in the UK and moved it to Tuesday 3rd January with an 8pm start.
For an unknown reason, they’ve since lobbied the Premier League for a 7.45pm kick-off and had their request accepted. What power they wield.
Is this the drabbest story we’ve ever written? Quite possibly.