Blades fans have once again been left angry and frustrated, following the news their game with Bournemouth has been moved for TV purposes.
Instead of the expected Saturday kickoff, the Blades have seen the fixture with the Cherries moved to a Sunday at 14:00.
The club confirmed the news on their official Twitter account. It means the Blades have minimal home games at the standard 15:00 time at the beginning of 2020.
United drew with Bournemouth on the opening day of the season. Billy Sharp was the hero that day, scoring the Blades’ first goal back in the Premier League late in the day.
Eddie Howe’s men, however, have struggled since that game to get going. United, meanwhile, have rocketed up the table and currently sit in seventh place.
However, the news of another fixture change has not gone down well it seems. Plenty of Blades fans were quick to respond on Twitter, with more and a few venting their anger at the decision.
We here at SUN had a quick scan at some of the replies and it’s safe to say that more than a few Unitedites are unhappy…
Saturday 3pm are now a luxury.
— Saudi Blades (@BladesDem) December 20, 2019
— Tim Gabbitas (@TimGabbitas) December 20, 2019
Brilliant! Got leave booked in for Saturday but not Sunday 😟🤦🏻♂️
— Matt Clarkson (@SUFCClarkson) December 20, 2019
🤬 Not happy. Another game missed. FFS
— ⚔⚪🔴 Lost In Translation (@JustinJugger) December 20, 2019
One particular Blades fan couldn’t hide his disappointment at the change…
I'm sick of all our bloody home games getting moved for TV. Then when we're away at Man City and kick off's at a stupid time they don't even put it on TV. Doing my head in. At least I won't have to listen to that tit Darren Fletcher. Eurgh
— Steven W (@Stevwrig) December 20, 2019
While one ‘fan’ is hoping the club make another change, albeit, for a more personal reason this time around…
Hope you change when they play chelsea aswel cause i get married that day at church next to bramall lane…
— gareth hextall (@gaz6969) December 20, 2019
Look, the fact of the matter is now the club is in the Premier League, these things will happen.
The money in the game comes from TV. Therefore, TV will ultimately have a big say in when fixtures are played. Add that to the fact the Blades are doing so well and it becomes apparent we are a club worth channels putting on live.
Bournemouth against the Blades is by no means the glamour tie of the Premier League. However, both teams play good football, meaning it should be an entertaining game at The Lane in February.