Let's All Laugh At... Let's All Laugh At West Ham

SugarRay

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Its got that bad that they’re dreaming of being bought by Red Bull or Saudi’s now!😂
 

WePlayWednesday

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Marty

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Didn't think they were allowed to schedule games the same day as champions league games. Especially if they are on TV. Strange.
UEFA have allowed it because it would be very difficult to fit the game in anywhere else should City reach the FA Cup final as there are only two non-CL midweek slots available before the end of the season.

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'Uefa would still prefer it not to happen'
BBC's Simon Stone, football reporter

Under normal circumstances, playing a Premier League game on the same night as Champions League matches would have been frowned upon by Uefa.

It would still prefer it not to happen but the governing body understands that Manchester City are in a tricky position thanks to a problem they had no control over.

Once the March international break has passed, there are only two spare midweek slots - and City already need one for their game against Arsenal, postponed after they reached the EFL Cup final.

If they progress past Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup, Pep Guardiola's side could have another two games called off, so they can do without using the West Ham game to fill a slot.

While City and West Ham are still technically on their winter breaks on 19 February, it was felt within reason to ask them to play on that date as both teams return to training this weekend.
 

nailsy

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UEFA have allowed it because it would be very difficult to fit the game in anywhere else should City reach the FA Cup final as there are only two non-CL midweek slots available before the end of the season.

Form the article
This is the round of matches that I suggested the Liverpool Shrewsbury game should have been played in. They could've avoided all of the controversy if they'd put it back.
 

ikky

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In solidarity with Manchester City it has been announced that West Ham United will also not play Champions League Football for the next two years.
 
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