Dr Tony Xia will be pleased, Aston Villa can expect another quick cash injection in August following the news that Sky Sports have again selected us for the live television treatment.
????⚽️ Our home clash with @BrentfordFC has been put back 24 hours to Wednesday 22nd August, with a 7.45pm kick-off
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 28, 2018
We get the full home wonga deal and not the paltry away fee as the game selected for screening is the Villa Park clash with Brentford.
The match was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 21 but it now moves back 24 hours to Wednesday, August 22 and will carry a kick-off time of 7.45pm.
With this clearly being a bonus for the club given our current financial position and plight, fans have been inventive in their response to seeing a fixture date change once again. In fairness we are now used to it in football and at least Tuesday to Wednesday isn’t as much of an inconvenience as Saturday to Monday for example – some fans have been left to wonder when Sky will announce our own Sports Channel given how often we feature.
Others focused in on we never do that well performance wise on TV.
When’s sky villa channel being announced
— Dan (@forzapiga30) June 28, 2018
— Gary Costello ???????????????????????????? (@B31villa) June 28, 2018
That's 3 so far in August. Why bother.
— Paul Craythorne (@pcrayth) June 28, 2018
@JackbAVFC123 probably means the reading home game, will probably be moved to Sunday 26th
— jack (@jackdaniel1999) June 28, 2018
I know its hard times, but I can't wait to be back at Villa Park supporting the boys ????
— Nath (@N_Brown19) June 28, 2018
Let us know when the fixtures are final so again us poor fans can work our life around it
— Scott (@scottnewstavfc) June 28, 2018
— Jonathan Wood (@doombandit) June 28, 2018
Good need the money.
— Joe Thoma (@joe_thoma_iv) June 28, 2018
Hopefully Dean Smith will be managing against his former club.
— RusHeffect (@RusHeffect) June 28, 2018
Bit more ££££ like it
— Sav Phillips (@Sav_AV60) June 28, 2018
— BobV3 (@BobVee3) June 28, 2018