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Live TV Games Announced – Fulham & Spurs Selected But Villa Clash Overlooked

By on July 11, 2013

The fixtures to be shown live on Sky Sports and BT Sport have been announced and surprisingly Arsenal have been overlooked on the opening weekend of the season.

Sky Sports have chosen to broadcast United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City’s games while BT Sport elected to show Liverpool’s home clash with Stoke City! I’m guessing they’ve chosen to show that boring affair over our game with Villa simply because it will be Mark Hughes’ first game in charge of the Potters, which is fair enough but it’s still disappointing we won’t be shown live on TV on the opening weekend.

I mean, why they’d want to miss Marouane Fellaini, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez all making their debuts for The Arsenal is beyond me…..

Our first game on TV will come in the second weekend when our clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage will now be a lunchtime kick off on Saturday 24th, shown live on BT Sport. I don’t have a subscription to this new channel yet but it looks like I’m going to have to pay the £12 p/m, or move my broadband over the BT (they’re offering free access to their sports channel if you’re a BT broadband customer).

Predictably the game with Tottenham will be on Sky Sports as part of ‘Super Sunday’ on September 1st. Further games against Stoke, Swansea, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Man Utd will also be shown live on TV before December.

That means that 8 of our first 13 league fixtures will be shown live on TV. Which isn’t bad but it’s the joint lowest when you compare it to the other ‘elite’ clubs:

  • Chelsea – 10
  • Manchester United – 9
  • Manchester City – 9
  • Liverpool – 9
  • Tottenham – 8

Although, we’ve got some tasty fixtures against Newcastle, Man City, Chelsea, West Ham and Everton in December that should all have a good chance of being aired live on TV, so it will balance itself out eventually.

Here is a full list of all the live games to be shown on Sky Sports and BT Sport up until December 1st, I’ve highlighted Arsenal’s fixtures:

AUGUST

Saturday August 17 – Liverpool v Stoke City (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday August 17 – Swansea City v Manchester United (Sky sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday August 18 – Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday August 18 – Chelsea v Hull City (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Monday August 19 – Manchester City v Newcastle United (Sky Sports, 8pm)
Saturday August 24 – Fulham v Arsenal (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday August 24 – Aston Villa v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday August 25 – Cardiff City v Manchester City (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Monday August 26 – Manchester United v Chelsea (Sky Sports, 8pm)
Saturday August 31 – Manchester City v Hull City (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday August 31 – Crystal Palace v Sunderland (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)

SEPTEMBER

Sunday September 1 – Liverpool v Manchester United (Sky sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday September 1 – Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Saturday September 14 – Manchester United v Crystal Palace (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday September 14 – Everton v Chelsea (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday September 15 – Southampton v West Ham United (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Monday September 16 – Swansea City v Liverpool (Sky sports, 8pm)
Saturday September 21 – Norwich City v Aston Villa (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday September 21 – Chelsea v Fulham (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday September 22 – Arsenal v Stoke City (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday September 22 – Manchester City v Manchester United (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Saturday September 28 – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday September 28 – Swansea City v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday September 29 – Stoke City v Norwich City (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday September 29 – Sunderland v Liverpool (Sky sports, 4pm)
Monday September 30 – Everton v Newcastle United (Sky Sports, 8pm)

OCTOBER

Saturday October 5 – Manchester City v Everton (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday October 5 – Sunderland v Manchester United (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday October 6 – Norwich City v Chelsea (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday October 6 – West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Saturday October 19 – Newcastle United v Liverpool (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday October 19 – West Ham United v Manchester City (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday October 20 – Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Monday October 21 – Crystal Palace v Fulham (Sky Sports, 8pm)
Saturday October 26 – Crystal Palace v Arsenal (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday October 26 – Southampton v Fulham (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday October 27 – Chelsea v Manchester City (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday October 27 – Sunderland v Newcastle United (Sky Sports, 4pm)

NOVEMBER

Saturday November 2 – Newcastle United v Chelsea (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday November 2 – Arsenal v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday November 3 – Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday November 3 – Cardiff City v Swansea City (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Saturday November 9 – Norwich City v West Ham United (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday November 10 – Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United (Sky Sports, 12pm)
Sunday November 10 – Sunderland v Manchester City (Sky Sports, 2.05pm)
Sunday November 10 – Manchester United v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 4.10pm)
Saturday November 23 – Everton v Liverpool (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday November 23 – Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)
Sunday November 24 – West Ham United v Chelsea (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday November 24 – Cardiff City v Manchester United (Sky Sports, 4pm)
Monday November 25 – West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa (Sky Sports, 8pm)
Saturday November 30 – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (BT Sport, 12.45pm)
Saturday November 30 – Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion (Sky Sports, 5.30pm)

DECEMBER

Sunday December 1 – Hull City v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)
Sunday December 1 – Chelsea v Southampton (Sky Sports, 4pm)

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