Date:Friday June 30 2006
There are five changes to the fixtures announced last week, four of them due to Sky Sports and a new date for the postponed Arsenal match.
After twenty appearances on Sky Sports last season, we have another four dates in front of the cameras in the early part of next season. All the fixture changes for TV are at home, which shows the great atmosphere generated at the JJB Stadium and is also a testimony to the TV facilities at the ground. Being on Sky also brings in extra revenue, around half a million pounds per match for home games.
Wigan Athletic's Head of Communications Matt McCann said: 'Sky TV couldn't get enough of Latics last season and it's clear they want more of the same this time round. It's a huge compliment to the team and the attractive, attacking football we play that television bosses are so keen to get Wigan on the box so much. Also, the tremendous atmosphere generated inside the JJB Stadium for the big games must have had an impact on Sky choosing to screen our home games. Being broadcast live on Sky TV brings great exposure not just to Wigan Athletic, but to the town of Wigan itself. Because of the teams exploits last season the name of Wigan is now known in every corner of the globe.'
MANCHESTER UNITED (H) (Saturday 14th October, 12.45pm KO, Live on Sky Sports)
MANCHESTER CITY (H) (Saturday 21st October, 12.45pm KO, Live on Prem Plus)
ASTON VILLA (H) (Sunday 19th November, 1.30pm KO, Live on Sky Sports)
ARSENAL (H) (Wednesday 13th December, 7.45pm KO, rearranged from 22nd August)
CHELSEA (H) (Saturday 23rd December, 5.15pm KO, Live on Prem Plus)
The Latics official spokesman said: 'I hope the changes won't cause too much inconvenience to our fans. They were magnificent in their support of the team last season, despite a great deal of disruption to the fixture list in terms of kick off times and dates. Their dedication to the club has not gone unnoticed by the players and management staff.'
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