Norwich City’s first meeting with former boss Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa has been chosen for live TV coverage – but whether it is a Saturday or Sunday showdown is yet to be decided.

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On the day it was confirmed that Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa had left Carrow Road to become part of Lambert’s Villa management team, it was also announced that the Canaries’ Premier League visit to Villa Park will be screened by Sky Sports.

For now, the game has been moved back a day to Sunday, October 28, kicking off at 1.30pm, but the date could change again – depending on Liverpool’s progress in Europe.

If Liverpool qualify for the group stage of the Europa League, which involves playing on Thursday nights, their televised derby at Everton – scheduled as a Sky game for Saturday, October 27 – will move to the live Sunday slot, and the Villa v Norwich game will become Sky’s Saturday lunchtime game on October 27, kicking off at 12.45pm.

More straightforward is the fact that three of City’s Premier League home games have new kick-off times for TV.

The home game against West Ham United on Saturday, September 15, will start at 12.45pm and will be shown by Sky.

The visit of Arsenal on Saturday, October 20, is now a 5.30pm kick-off for ESPN. And City’s home game against Manchester United on Saturday, November 17, is another 5.30pm start for ESPN.

There is one other fixture change, with City’s match at Southampton moved – at the request of the Saints –to Wednesday, November 28 (7.45pm), but it will not be televised.

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13 comments

  • I welcome the early starts as it makes reasonable time here - the 5.30pm will be a late late night but with coverage here at least get to see all the matches. What happened to the days football was 3pm Saturday afternoon :) Dubai i agree with you I can see us getting a few more bigger scalps! OTBC

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    Singapore Canary

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • Don't know why they don't move the southampton game to one of the many Bank holidays,when theres no matches

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    billytheolympicbookie

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • Good theory, JMH.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • They know how good our away support is and are running scared maybe?

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    JMH

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • The only teams we failed to take points from last season were the two Manchester clubs. I can't see them getting both getting all 6 points off us again next season, I think we'll add a couple more big scalps nexts season. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • You old optimist, Dubai! I hope you`re right. On pessimistic days, I cannot see how there are 3 teams we can finish above. On optimistic days, I think "Europe here we come". Last year`s correct prediction of 47 points (brag, brag) was the average of the two extremes. I even got to within one goal of Holty`s goal total - he exceeded my hopes on the last day. Who said being bipolar is unbalanced? ;-). OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • Why have Southampton asked to move that game then?

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    YorkCanary

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • Are they still gonna play the GOAL MUSIC this season

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    billytheolympicbookie

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • You must admit, though, saintmark, that mid-week games do make it more difficult for away supporters, but since it was already scheduled as a midweek match it makes no difference, really.. That`s got to be about a 550-600 mile round trip? I remember over the years Norwich & Soton have tended to move up and down the leagues more or less together. Saints` return to the Prem is long overdue and well-deserved. My son finished @ Soton Uni last year but missed the anticipated matches v NCFC `cos we had surprisingly kept getting promoted! At last we`re in the same Div. again. Look forward to some good games. PS we`re v grateful to Soton for keeping us off the bottom of L1 recently, but only because of that points deduction!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • dont know why we have asked for it to be moved but ill find out,it was originally the night before which on our website is still listed for the tuesday,as for running scared your having a laugh

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    saintmark

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • If they get this goal-line technology malarky sorted out, it could be linked to trigger off the "Samba De Janeiro" goal song everytime the ball crosses the line. Now that would be a good use of technologhy !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • The only teams we failed to take points from last season were the two Manchester clubs. I can't see them getting both getting all 6 points off us again next season, I think we'll add a couple more big scalps nexts season. OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, July 6, 2012

  • When was it scheduled, originally? Did it clash with some other local event?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 5, 2012

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