Tottenham vs. Nottm Forest match date changed with just 10 days notice

Julian Miller
By: Julian Miller
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Tottenham vs. Nottm Forest moved up 24 hours

Local authorities informed the Premier League that it would be too difficult to maintain the required levels of safety on the original matchday. 

News Insights

  • Tottenham vs. Nottingham Forest was scheduled to be played on April 8.
  • EPL have rearranged Spurs vs. Forest for April 7 with just 10 days notice.
  • Fans are outraged at the short notice.
  • Local authorities say it would not be safe to host the match on April 8 due to train strikes.

The Premier League have announced that April 8’s Tottenham vs. Nottingham Forest match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been rescheduled. The match will not take place on April 7, 24 hours earlier. The match has been rearranged due to scheduled railway workers strikes on the 8th at five of the six train stations that serve the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Match rearranged due to train strikes

Railway strikes have been an ever-present part of British life for the past few years. Every once in a while, it affects the football. This time, strikes have caused Tottenham vs. Nottingham Forest to be rearranged.  
According to the Premier League, Tottenham vs. Nottingham Forest had to be rearranged “due to matters beyond the League's control, namely the decision to implement rail and tube strikes on Monday, 8 April and the subsequent reduction in available travel services.” 
This has resulted in the local authority's Safety Advisory Group determining that it is not possible to stage the match with the required levels of safety for attending fans,” the EPL said via a statement.  

Fans react to late change

The Premier League decided to announce the Tottenham vs. Nottingham Forest days after the April 8 rail strikes were announced. The decision to delay its announcement until just 10 days before the match has caused fan outrage.  
Nottingham Forest and Spurs fans alike took to social media, slamming the Premier League’s decision.  
Could you refund my hotel and train tickets please?,” one fan said on social media. “I assume you’ll be paying for the trains we have to rebook then?,” said another.  
The Premier League unfortunately has no intention of giving these fans the refunds they asked for. However, “The Premier League apologises unreservedly to supporters of both clubs, and all those affected, for the inconvenience and disruption caused by this late fixture change.” 

Tottenham preview 

Before Tottenham’s match against Nottingham Forest on April 7, Spurs will take on  Luton Town on Sunday, March 31 and West Ham on April 2.  
These are two huge matches for Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs. The Lilywhites are looking to catch up on Aston Villa and secure a top four finish in the league.  

Right now, the betting sites still have Villa as favourites to finish in the top four, but Spurs are just three points back with a game in hand. A top four finish should be very doable for Postecoglou’s men.  

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