European Soccer

Tottenham's game versus Everton postponed over riots


By now you most surely have seen or heard about the riots in England, but as bad as the situation is, only one match on opening weekend of the Premier League has been postponed.

The Tottenham-Everton game scheduled to be played on Saturday has been pushed back to a further date yet unknown. The Premier League said they came to this decision after taking advice from local authority in north London, where the match was to be played.

The nine other fixtures scheduled for opening weekend are still a go, including three other fixtures that will be played in London.

North London saw the first outbreak of violence in the country last Saturday and a big portion of that area remains closed off as officials investigate.

What do you think of the Premier League postponing the Everton-Tottenham game? Surprised more games aren't being postponed?

Share your thoughts below.

  • RSD

    I wonder if ESPN2 will pick up another match instead…are there any available for that time slot?


  • soccerhorn

    at least Howard gets a little rest after last night. I mean, he touched the ball like what, six times?


  • Mark

    Really would like to know the answer to this too. The Saturday/Monday ESPN2 matches are my only access to the EPL on TV. I’m sure there are other 9:30 matches but who knows if ESPN has the rights to them… they’ll probably just play the Little League World Series.


  • Badtz7

    I’d love if ESPN2 would show the Fulham-Aston Villa match instead, but I know Fox Soccer is showing it (not live) later in the day, so they probably wouldn’t have the rights.


  • JSmiley

    What if there was a riot and a soccer game broke out?

    Sorry, I’ve been wanting to say that all week. :-/


  • Jim from NC

    Hey Ives, How is this game going to affect my EPL team in the SoccerByIves league? Oh yeh you still have not set it up yet.


  • Kurt

    England has young people fighting for change and we have old people fighting for big corporations…What is wrong with this country?


  • Andy in Atlanta

    Kurt… England has criminal yob mentality youth who have no respect for the law and their parents (who do not actually parent) are angry that the government is reducing their government assistance…

    I can assure we have the same problem here it is just our cops will shoot looters and rioters who show a complete lack of respect for the law or citizens property and safety and they won’t in England…


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