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Derby Set to Switch Back to Saturday
Friday, 4th Jul 2014 17:59

Suffolk Constabulary are recommending that Town’s home derby against Norwich should switch back to a 12.15pm kick-off on Saturday 23rd August following a meeting of interested parties this afternoon. The game had previously moved from 3pm on the Saturday to noon on Sunday 24th August.

The clubs, the police and local councils were amongst those attending the meeting to discuss matters relating to the game, including the rail engineering work which is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich on the Sunday and the resultant lack of trains.

The scheduling of the fixture will finally be confirmed early next week and now seems almost certain to be on the Saturday at 12.15pm, even if Sky Sports decide to show the game live.


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Lightningboy added 18:03 - Jul 4
Make your bloody minds up!
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jas0999 added 18:05 - Jul 4
Great news!
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NoCanariesAllowed added 18:06 - Jul 4
Meanwhile the date for the p***-up in a brewery is still under convoluted negotiation.
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Michael11 added 18:09 - Jul 4
Not great news if you work Saturday's like I have to! That's me not being able to watch it.
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MickMillsTash added 18:10 - Jul 4
local councils and the police
Employing the unemployable?
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TractorCam added 18:20 - Jul 4
Why 12:15? What's wrong with 12?
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Ely_Blue added 18:22 - Jul 4
Well here's hoping I don't get a long delay on my return from holiday! Due to land early hours of the morning on 23rd! Only booked it after the match was confirmed as Sunday at 1pm
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Hobbsy11 added 18:23 - Jul 4
Yes means another sky game for us COYB
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Cheshire_Tractor added 18:23 - Jul 4
This is really annoying if it happens. To be honest, I did not realise that there were further discussions to take place. Why did itfc.co.uk announce a date change 3 days ago, if there were other meetings?

Following the club announcing the date change I bought tickets for something else. (Rugby League Challenge Cup final).

The club is run by idiots. Thanks a bunch
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Pabs added 18:31 - Jul 4
Ely_Blue - I'm in the same situatuon, although my flight lands at 11.35. Maybe I can persuade ME to detour past Stansted on his way to the ground!
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ArnieM added 18:32 - Jul 4
Its not the clubs its the ferkin police. THEY cant organise a piss up in a brewery as the previous crowd control efforts of the last derby match at PR amply demonstrates.

God knows what these two police forces would do with a big derby match ie in Liverpool , Manchester , Newcastle etc . Pathetic doesnt cover it really!
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Tractamatt added 18:34 - Jul 4
And still the saga of our matchdays continues......
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bigfatjoe87 added 18:49 - Jul 4
Its inbred fans that wanted the change. Some shower I tell ya
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Cheshire_Tractor added 18:50 - Jul 4
Arnie M

It was the club that made an announcement that the date had changed though.
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carsey added 18:54 - Jul 4
I still don't understand why not 3pm on a Saturday. What does a couple of hours earlier kick off actually achieve ? With this and all the other fixtures we are still waiting on they might have not bothered revealing them at all.
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ArnieM added 18:58 - Jul 4
Cheshire Tractor. Yes the club's will make the announcement but they are being "advised" (told) when it should b played due to public order saftey concerns. Its a farce.
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Cheshire_Tractor added 19:10 - Jul 4
ArnieM

No, it's not that the club will make an announcement. The club have already made an announcement

If things had not been agreed with the police before that announcement then it is that where the club falls down.

Until they cleared things with the police, they should not have told everyone the date has been changed, as the club website did.
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jpring89 added 19:19 - Jul 4
were going to win whatever day or time we play them.
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muhrensleftfoot added 19:54 - Jul 4
Prefer 3pm Saturday, but happy enough with that. Don't like football on Sundays unless it's on the TV!
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runningout added 20:07 - Jul 4
Great...
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muccletonjoe added 20:59 - Jul 4
This should have been thought through properly before ANY announcements. Hass turned into a farce
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Scuzzer added 21:09 - Jul 4
Good. Sense prevails. Just wish they could have got this right first time...then it wouldn't have disrupted fans plans so much.
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Hoppersblue10 added 21:28 - Jul 4
Hope we have not got a Saturday morning game that day,will make it difficult to get there on time, thanks just leave it at 3 pm and ban the sale of beer until after the game!
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yorksblue added 23:35 - Jul 4
As Alan Brazil says....."tubes"
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reaper added 09:52 - Jul 5
Carsey, most pubs don't open until noon so those few hours difference mean a lot less drinking

I think it's good they are moving it back to Saturday, just shows the police/club/council will listen to reason. If it had stayed on Sunday the turn out and atmosphere would have been awful.
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