Date: 29th June 2018 at 5:05pm
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Earlier today Aston Villa confirmed that both derby clashes with Birmingham City have now been switched.

The games haven’t yet been confirmed for television coverage, so there may be subtle changes when the announcements come. These switches are based on ‘safety and operational grounds’ following discussions with West Midlands Police.

The first clash of the season was originally set for Saturday, November 24 and we were due to host them at Villa Park at 3pm. The game now moves to Sunday, November 25 and will kickoff at 12-noon.

The second clash of the year was set for Saturday, March 9 at St Andrew’s, also with a 3pm kickoff.

This game will now take place on Sunday, March 10, also carrying a 12-noon start.

As a result of this change, the game against Nottingham Forest also now moves back 24 hours and will take place on Wednesday, March 13 with a 7.45pm kick-off time.

Pencil them in early folks as there are bound to be more changes as the week’s tick by.

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5 Replies to “All Change For Aston Villa’s Birmingham Clashes – Third Fixture Affected”

  • When are the police going to relent with these ridiculous kick off times. Also they should be allowing full allocation for away fans for both fixtures. Of course if the matches were played on another day apart from Sunday the Police would not get their DOUBLE time Sunday rate. Can you think of any other reason for this nonsense. I have not been able to attend a derby game now for three years because the are no trains fro the south coast that get me their until 13.30. Thanks a bunch WM police

  • Every major city stages fierce derby matches with crowds as big – or – bigger – than this. But their police just cope with it, whereas WM Police wet the bed and panic. It’s pathetic

    • In fairness to the Police, they panic country wide – and a fair bit is political because football doesn’t adequately pay for them either. So the taxpayer picks up the bill in reality.

  • It’s so strange that they can’t all get together before releasing the fixtures and set the dates. Football is such a shambles the way it is run, for such a big industry.

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