NEWS: Sky Sports inconvenience Palace travellers


Big thanks to the people at Sky Sports, who’ve moved Crystal Palace v City to 12pm on Sunday 14th May.

As City’s penultimate game in a season that’s likely to be still in the balance by that date, it’s an obviously important fixture, and as such has attracted the broadcasters’ attention.

However – it’s also massively inconvenient for City fans. Leave aside the short notice, a miserable 4½ weeks that may have left supporters with unusable train tickets for Saturday 13th, or the need to leave East Yorkshire at dawn. It also means that public transport is no longer viable, as the earliest train into London arrives just 27 minutes before kick-off – and Selhurst Park is a fair distance from London Kings Cross.

City fans are naturally accustomed to being treated with contempt by their own club, but there’s no need for others to start doing the same.

4 replies
  1. Bill Carson
    Bill Carson says:

    Sky should refund rail tickets!
    How can anyone book well in advance with TV to contend with???
    When we played West Ham away I had to factor in that our game could have been either a 12:30, 3:00 or 5:30pm kick off ! Long day!

  2. selby tiger
    selby tiger says:

    I looked on palaces website on Tuesday night and it said that their tickets for the City game were sold out.
    After the rescheduling of the k.o. (and day) by our good friends at sky I see this is not the case.
    Presumably thats because we have now declared less of an interest in our allocation.
    Further more with Liverpool and Man U going to the the much more accessible north London on that day, could there ever have been any doubt that we would have to be rooted out of our pits at one or two am to get to selhurst park.

  3. amberbadger
    amberbadger says:

    In addition, the overground line going to Norwood junction is shut on the Sunday for engineering works! Total transport nightmare

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