Football Travel Times Part 2 – Which Fixtures Shouldn’t be Moved for TV

There’s an ever increasing debate in football at the moment about whether TV is effecting both the atmosphere and the attendance of football matches. Often kick-offs at times other than 3pm on a Saturday mean painfully early mornings or demoralizing late train rides for the away fan. Or even worse journeys simply not being possible on public transport. Having previously looked at how long it takes to travel on public transport to a 3 o’clock kickoffs we thought it would be an interesting piece of analysis to look at the potential effect of different kick-off times on all of next year’s Premier League fixtures.

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Fans Protest Kick off time changes

Having spent 2 seasons with an away season ticket my ideal away trip meant not having to get up before 9am and getting home in time for match of the day (although being a Norwich City fan I found this difficult viewing at times).  But living in the north-east I would generally regard not before 7am or home after midnight as a palatable away day. So in order to test fixtures wouldn’t pass this parameters, using the google travel matrix api, I calculated away journey on public transport for all fixtures with the following kick-off times:

  • 12:45pm Saturday
  • 5:50pm Saturday
  • 1pm Sunday
  • 4pm Sunday

The following tables show which fixtures would fail the test of either leaving before 7am or arriving home after midnight.

Failed 12:45pm Saturday Kick-offs

fixture Time Leaving ‘Home’ Time arriving ‘Home’
Bournemouth V Burnley 06:00:42 21:28:18
Bournemouth V Everton 06:54:21 20:38:53
Bournemouth V Liverpool 06:52:01 20:50:13
Bournemouth V Middlesbrough 06:37:03 20:59:57
Bournemouth V Sunderland 06:11:55 21:16:05
Burnley V Bournemouth 05:51:14 21:12:02
Burnley V Swansea 06:23:04 21:13:31
Everton V Bournemouth 06:42:22 20:10:23
Hull City V Bournemouth 06:41:25 20:50:32
Hull City V Swansea 06:06:02 21:14:57
Liverpool V Bournemouth 06:37:22 20:15:23
Manchester United V Bournemouth 06:55:34 20:08:07
Middlesbrough V Bournemouth 06:28:06 21:17:35
Middlesbrough V Swansea 05:17:00 21:42:00
Southampton V Burnley 06:19:03 21:11:57
Southampton V Sunderland 06:35:16 21:06:44
Sunderland V Bournemouth 05:46:51 21:12:54
Sunderland V Southampton 06:16:44 20:44:34
Sunderland V Swansea 04:38:22 22:00:19
Swansea V Burnley 06:13:57 20:52:18
Swansea V Hull City 05:48:57 21:11:34
Swansea V Middlesbrough 05:32:20 21:59:42
Swansea V Sunderland 05:19:12 22:12:50

Failed 5:30pm Saturday Kick-offs

fixture Time Leaving ‘Home’ Time arriving ‘Home’
Arsenal V Burnley 13:19:07 00:05:13 + (1 day)
Arsenal V Everton 14:25:29 02:45:17 + (1 day)
Arsenal V Hull City 14:15:53 05:50:55 + (1 day)
Arsenal V Liverpool 14:22:16 02:39:59 + (1 day)
Arsenal V Middlesbrough 13:59:33 03:43:37 + (1 day)
Arsenal V Swansea 13:25:53 04:10:42 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Burnley 10:27:37 05:58:03 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Everton 11:35:07 05:16:47 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Hull City 11:52:23 09:09:51 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Leicester City 13:08:57 03:52:04 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Liverpool 11:32:47 05:11:29 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Manchester City 11:46:12 05:30:11 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Manchester United 11:34:37 05:02:49 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Middlesbrough 11:23:03 08:41:57 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Stoke City 12:16:49 06:18:39 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Sunderland 10:32:38 09:26:05 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Swansea 12:29:23 07:07:12 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V WBA 13:30:02 02:53:28 + (1 day)
Burnley V Arsenal 13:46:48 04:30:40 + (1 day)
Burnley V Bournemouth 11:09:10 06:32:19 + (1 day)
Burnley V Chelsea 13:23:46 04:19:39 + (1 day)
Burnley V Crystal Palace 13:09:38 04:59:26 + (1 day)
Burnley V Hull City 14:30:34 07:09:23 + (1 day)
Burnley V Leicester City 13:05:38 02:40:48 + (1 day)
Burnley V Middlesbrough 13:57:56 04:23:24 + (1 day)
Burnley V Southampton 11:27:01 06:12:05 + (1 day)
Burnley V Stoke City 14:43:18 04:18:11 + (1 day)
Burnley V Sunderland 13:27:48 04:12:30 + (1 day)
Burnley V Swansea 11:02:26 09:25:57 + (1 day)
Burnley V Tottenham Hotspur 13:35:31 04:37:29 + (1 day)
Burnley V Watford 13:10:20 04:43:47 + (1 day)
Burnley V WBA 14:08:03 01:44:10 + (1 day)
Burnley V West Ham 13:05:33 05:15:27 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Burnley 13:00:25 03:59:18 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Everton 13:59:22 03:10:59 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Hull City 13:47:09 05:47:03 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Liverpool 13:56:09 03:05:41 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Manchester City 14:16:34 03:31:26 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Manchester United 14:04:59 03:36:54 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Middlesbrough 13:33:51 04:03:22 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Stoke City 14:39:13 03:19:54 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Sunderland 12:49:43 04:01:20 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Swansea 13:40:11 03:53:01 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Burnley 12:45:52 04:05:21 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Everton 13:32:58 03:24:05 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Hull City 13:35:38 06:36:43 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Liverpool 13:30:38 03:18:47 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Manchester City 14:02:03 03:37:29 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Manchester United 13:50:28 03:55:24 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Middlesbrough 13:16:11 04:16:59 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Stoke City 14:24:33 03:27:31 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Sunderland 12:32:03 04:15:57 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Swansea 12:52:31 04:34:04 + (1 day)
Everton V Arsenal 14:22:56 03:03:32 + (1 day)
Everton V Bournemouth 11:47:18 05:14:21 + (1 day)
Everton V Chelsea 13:35:11 02:27:58 + (1 day)
Everton V Crystal Palace 13:54:46 03:32:03 + (1 day)
Everton V Hull City 13:27:42 06:11:45 + (1 day)
Everton V Leicester City 13:49:50 03:32:52 + (1 day)
Everton V Middlesbrough 13:43:52 03:57:18 + (1 day)
Everton V Southampton 12:31:57 04:54:07 + (1 day)
Everton V Sunderland 12:54:44 03:46:24 + (1 day)
Everton V Swansea 11:40:34 08:07:59 + (1 day)
Everton V Tottenham Hotspur 13:45:05 03:14:21 + (1 day)
Everton V Watford 14:02:32 04:31:38 + (1 day)
Everton V West Ham 13:40:41 03:34:12 + (1 day)
Hull City V Arsenal 14:19:23 03:25:13 + (1 day)
Hull City V Bournemouth 11:11:32 06:43:58 + (1 day)
Hull City V Chelsea 13:34:40 03:19:12 + (1 day)
Hull City V Crystal Palace 13:10:04 04:00:44 + (1 day)
Hull City V Everton 13:47:50 04:19:08 + (1 day)
Hull City V Leicester City 14:09:15 02:38:02 + (1 day)
Hull City V Liverpool 13:43:30 04:13:50 + (1 day)
Hull City V Southampton 11:55:26 06:23:44 + (1 day)
Hull City V Stoke City 13:32:02 05:21:00 + (1 day)
Hull City V Swansea 10:55:41 09:37:36 + (1 day)
Hull City V Tottenham Hotspur 13:43:08 03:32:02 + (1 day)
Hull City V Watford 13:15:01 04:38:48 + (1 day)
Hull City V WBA 14:11:56 02:33:49 + (1 day)
Hull City V West Ham 13:20:38 04:16:37 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Bournemouth 13:09:56 01:08:35 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Burnley 13:30:04 00:04:16 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Everton 13:33:10 04:25:20 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Hull City 13:47:42 01:34:41 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Liverpool 13:35:50 04:20:02 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Middlesbrough 13:18:30 03:51:31 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Southampton 13:39:35 00:50:18 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Sunderland 13:04:22 04:56:38 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Swansea 12:42:50 06:33:45 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Arsenal 14:17:56 03:03:32 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Bournemouth 11:48:18 05:33:42 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Chelsea 13:36:11 02:27:58 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Crystal Palace 13:49:46 03:32:03 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Hull City 13:24:42 06:31:56 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Leicester City 13:50:50 03:32:52 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Middlesbrough 13:43:52 02:22:09 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Southampton 12:26:57 05:06:10 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Sunderland 12:51:44 03:48:24 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Swansea 11:41:34 08:27:20 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Tottenham Hotspur 13:46:05 03:14:21 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Watford 14:03:32 04:33:38 + (1 day)
Liverpool V West Ham 13:35:41 03:34:12 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Arsenal 14:34:28 02:49:00 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Bournemouth 12:02:50 05:01:16 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Chelsea 14:20:48 02:14:26 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Crystal Palace 14:03:18 03:22:31 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Leicester City 14:35:18 02:07:20 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Middlesbrough 14:38:24 01:57:46 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Southampton 12:51:29 04:41:02 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Swansea 12:20:06 07:54:54 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Tottenham Hotspur 14:23:11 03:02:49 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Watford 14:18:04 03:32:06 + (1 day)
Manchester City V West Ham 13:54:57 03:20:40 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Arsenal 14:23:08 03:00:01 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Bournemouth 11:51:30 05:15:32 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Chelsea 14:09:28 02:25:46 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Crystal Palace 13:51:58 03:33:32 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Leicester City 14:28:17 02:29:36 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Middlesbrough 14:29:23 02:21:06 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Southampton 12:34:13 04:55:18 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Sunderland 14:00:15 00:03:54 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Swansea 12:05:05 08:09:10 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Tottenham Hotspur 14:11:51 03:13:50 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Watford 14:06:44 03:43:26 + (1 day)
Manchester United V West Ham 13:43:37 03:32:00 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Arsenal 13:39:52 02:54:19 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Bournemouth 10:47:10 07:04:00 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Burnley 14:08:14 00:06:41 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Chelsea 13:12:59 02:43:16 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Crystal Palace 12:55:34 03:17:34 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Everton 13:31:20 02:50:45 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Leicester City 13:47:34 02:58:04 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Liverpool 13:29:00 02:45:27 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Southampton 11:33:45 05:23:50 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Stoke City 13:13:02 03:52:37 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Swansea 10:34:00 08:09:13 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Tottenham Hotspur 13:21:27 03:00:36 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Watford 12:52:16 03:10:25 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V WBA 13:50:15 03:53:26 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V West Ham 12:57:53 03:38:06 + (1 day)
Southampton V Burnley 10:59:34 04:51:51 + (1 day)
Southampton V Everton 12:11:04 04:10:35 + (1 day)
Southampton V Hull City 12:12:44 08:03:39 + (1 day)
Southampton V Leicester City 13:35:18 02:29:29 + (1 day)
Southampton V Liverpool 12:08:44 04:05:17 + (1 day)
Southampton V Manchester City 12:30:56 04:23:59 + (1 day)
Southampton V Manchester United 12:27:52 03:32:20 + (1 day)
Southampton V Middlesbrough 11:43:24 05:58:46 + (1 day)
Southampton V Stoke City 12:55:46 05:12:27 + (1 day)
Southampton V Sunderland 11:05:16 05:53:53 + (1 day)
Southampton V Swansea 13:00:44 06:01:00 + (1 day)
Southampton V WBA 14:03:59 02:17:16 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Bournemouth 12:26:04 01:41:01 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Hull City 13:47:28 05:57:32 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Leicester City 14:38:36 03:20:22 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Middlesbrough 13:13:38 04:09:12 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Southampton 12:49:14 00:55:44 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Sunderland 12:41:56 05:50:04 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Swansea 12:34:58 07:27:11 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Arsenal 13:35:33 03:33:56 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Bournemouth 11:05:51 07:28:19 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Burnley 13:08:55 00:31:00 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Chelsea 12:41:40 03:22:53 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Crystal Palace 12:52:15 03:57:11 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Everton 12:52:01 03:30:22 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Hull City 14:05:11 07:23:26 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Leicester City 13:28:15 03:22:23 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Liverpool 12:54:41 03:25:04 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Southampton 11:29:26 07:08:05 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Stoke City 12:53:43 04:32:14 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Swansea 10:14:41 08:10:57 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Tottenham Hotspur 13:18:08 03:40:13 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Watford 12:29:57 03:50:02 + (1 day)
Sunderland V WBA 13:30:56 04:33:03 + (1 day)
Sunderland V West Ham 12:47:11 04:17:43 + (1 day)
Swansea V Arsenal 13:28:30 02:34:52 + (1 day)
Swansea V Bournemouth 12:23:44 05:35:37 + (1 day)
Swansea V Burnley 11:14:42 07:56:42 + (1 day)
Swansea V Chelsea 13:42:42 01:59:18 + (1 day)
Swansea V Crystal Palace 12:49:39 03:03:23 + (1 day)
Swansea V Everton 12:24:21 08:03:17 + (1 day)
Swansea V Hull City 10:55:38 08:42:09 + (1 day)
Swansea V Leicester City 12:26:16 06:29:03 + (1 day)
Swansea V Liverpool 12:22:01 08:00:37 + (1 day)
Swansea V Manchester City 12:17:03 07:24:12 + (1 day)
Swansea V Manchester United 12:13:59 07:37:47 + (1 day)
Swansea V Middlesbrough 10:26:18 08:44:57 + (1 day)
Swansea V Southampton 13:10:45 05:15:23 + (1 day)
Swansea V Stoke City 12:52:35 07:20:35 + (1 day)
Swansea V Sunderland 10:12:10 09:05:05 + (1 day)
Swansea V Tottenham Hotspur 13:13:05 02:45:41 + (1 day)
Swansea V Watford 12:42:58 03:30:27 + (1 day)
Swansea V WBA 13:48:53 05:34:28 + (1 day)
Swansea V West Ham 12:52:08 03:05:32 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Burnley 13:01:15 03:44:25 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Everton 14:11:44 03:03:09 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Hull City 13:52:01 06:06:13 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Liverpool 14:08:31 02:57:51 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester City 14:18:56 03:16:33 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Manchester United 14:07:21 03:31:54 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Middlesbrough 13:37:41 03:58:29 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Stoke City 14:41:33 03:18:19 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland 12:53:33 04:05:10 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Swansea 13:06:01 04:36:04 + (1 day)
Watford V Burnley 12:46:21 00:04:04 + (1 day)
Watford V Everton 13:49:22 03:33:08 + (1 day)
Watford V Hull City 13:13:02 06:59:12 + (1 day)
Watford V Liverpool 13:47:02 03:27:50 + (1 day)
Watford V Middlesbrough 13:00:42 02:34:56 + (1 day)
Watford V Sunderland 12:17:34 04:10:03 + (1 day)
Watford V Swansea 12:43:20 04:56:33 + (1 day)
WBA V Hull City 13:46:05 04:27:13 + (1 day)
WBA V Middlesbrough 13:16:45 03:18:16 + (1 day)
WBA V Sunderland 13:02:37 05:23:23 + (1 day)
WBA V Swansea 13:39:05 07:15:30 + (1 day)
West Ham V Burnley 12:40:33 04:01:58 + (1 day)
West Ham V Everton 13:45:32 03:20:42 + (1 day)
West Ham V Hull City 13:33:29 06:33:46 + (1 day)
West Ham V Liverpool 13:42:19 03:15:24 + (1 day)
West Ham V Manchester City 13:56:44 03:34:06 + (1 day)
West Ham V Manchester United 13:45:09 03:47:26 + (1 day)
West Ham V Middlesbrough 13:14:09 04:14:01 + (1 day)
West Ham V Stoke City 14:15:21 03:37:33 + (1 day)
West Ham V Sunderland 12:27:51 04:14:00 + (1 day)
West Ham V Swansea 12:56:29 04:41:06 + (1 day)

Failed 1pm Sunday Kick-offs

fixture Time Leaving ‘Home’ Time arriving ‘Home’
Bournemouth V Burnley 04:37:49 21:59:54
Bournemouth V Everton 06:14:43 20:52:53
Bournemouth V Hull City 06:14:53 20:56:07
Bournemouth V Liverpool 06:02:23 20:59:37
Bournemouth V Manchester City 06:53:48 20:49:48
Bournemouth V Manchester United 06:06:47 21:00:23
Bournemouth V Middlesbrough 05:16:10 21:35:57
Bournemouth V Sunderland 05:09:51 23:00:36
Bournemouth V Swansea 06:34:48 20:12:48
Burnley V Bournemouth 05:46:14 21:41:48
Burnley V Southampton 06:28:49 21:10:06
Burnley V Swansea 23:25:13 – (1 day) 22:01:31
Everton V Bournemouth 06:49:42 20:38:40
Everton V Swansea 00:22:51 20:59:23
Hull City V Bournemouth 23:36:41 – (1 day) 21:32:56
Hull City V Southampton 00:19:16 20:55:10
Hull City V Swansea 22:52:24 – (1 day) 23:06:48
Leicester City V Burnley 06:31:09 19:30:51
Leicester City V Middlesbrough 06:39:43 19:29:30
Leicester City V Sunderland 06:49:35 19:55:38
Leicester City V Swansea 00:15:11 20:03:45
Liverpool V Bournemouth 06:45:35 20:56:40
Liverpool V Swansea 00:25:47 21:17:23
Manchester City V Swansea 03:13:50 20:24:51
Manchester United V Bournemouth 06:54:34 20:40:09
Manchester United V Swansea 03:27:56 20:25:44
Middlesbrough V Bournemouth 02:55:13 21:30:54
Middlesbrough V Southampton 06:10:22 20:53:08
Middlesbrough V Swansea 00:20:47 23:19:35
Southampton V Burnley 05:07:54 21:10:21
Southampton V Everton 06:51:55 20:44:56
Southampton V Hull City 06:52:05 20:20:46
Southampton V Liverpool 06:39:35 20:42:12
Southampton V Manchester United 06:43:59 20:22:26
Southampton V Middlesbrough 05:46:15 20:53:36
Southampton V Sunderland 05:56:44 21:31:44
Stoke City V Bournemouth 06:39:52 20:37:41
Stoke City V Sunderland 06:44:50 20:06:15
Stoke City V Swansea 01:07:04 20:24:22
Sunderland V Bournemouth 02:21:51 21:52:11
Sunderland V Southampton 06:08:44 21:20:29
Sunderland V Swansea 00:19:03 23:17:54
Sunderland V WBA 06:51:56 20:22:04
Swansea V Bournemouth 06:56:32 20:30:29
Swansea V Burnley 22:45:59 – (1 day) 21:49:18
Swansea V Hull City 23:14:02 – (1 day) 05:48:25 + (1 day)
Swansea V Liverpool 06:55:40 20:56:37
Swansea V Manchester United 06:59:28 20:49:47
Swansea V Middlesbrough 23:45:03 – (1 day) 02:51:50 + (1 day)
Swansea V Sunderland 23:24:55 – (1 day) 03:27:05 + (1 day)
WBA V Swansea 06:35:23 19:05:30

Failed 4pm Sunday Kick-offs

fixture Time Leaving ‘Home’ Time arriving ‘Home’
Bournemouth V Burnley 08:47:06 05:02:23 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Everton 10:04:43 04:03:53 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Hull City 09:35:51 05:51:57 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Liverpool 09:55:31 04:06:05 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Manchester City 10:16:12 04:07:47 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Manchester United 09:58:35 03:58:25 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Middlesbrough 09:04:41 04:00:58 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Stoke City 10:47:19 03:56:40 + (1 day)
Bournemouth V Sunderland 09:14:33 04:46:05 + (1 day)
Burnley V Bournemouth 09:21:14 06:06:49 + (1 day)
Burnley V Leicester City 11:28:11 01:10:48 + (1 day)
Burnley V Middlesbrough 12:24:46 01:52:07 + (1 day)
Burnley V Southampton 09:43:09 02:29:55 + (1 day)
Burnley V Sunderland 11:59:38 01:58:22 + (1 day)
Burnley V Swansea 09:18:26 05:06:47 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Burnley 11:16:30 03:28:38 + (1 day)
Chelsea V Sunderland 11:39:43 03:58:25 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Burnley 11:04:50 03:43:32 + (1 day)
Crystal Palace V Sunderland 11:23:03 04:15:05 + (1 day)
Everton V Bournemouth 10:24:22 00:53:42 + (1 day)
Everton V Middlesbrough 11:54:52 00:58:52 + (1 day)
Everton V Sunderland 11:15:44 02:28:56 + (1 day)
Everton V Swansea 09:41:34 00:31:23 + (1 day)
Hull City V Bournemouth 09:51:12 03:10:04 + (1 day)
Hull City V Burnley 12:41:26 03:08:04 + (1 day)
Hull City V Southampton 10:33:47 01:41:57 + (1 day)
Hull City V Stoke City 12:17:33 03:21:57 + (1 day)
Hull City V Swansea 08:08:53 04:39:39 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Middlesbrough 10:22:30 02:06:31 + (1 day)
Leicester City V Sunderland 10:39:21 03:02:38 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Bournemouth 10:06:22 00:58:34 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Middlesbrough 11:51:52 01:06:53 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Sunderland 11:12:44 02:33:03 + (1 day)
Liverpool V Swansea 09:31:34 00:36:15 + (1 day)
Manchester City V Bournemouth 10:38:54 00:58:10 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Bournemouth 10:22:53 03:06:57 + (1 day)
Manchester United V Southampton 10:40:31 01:27:35 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Bournemouth 09:13:10 05:40:53 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Burnley 12:16:55 03:08:10 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Leicester City 11:55:34 02:10:04 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Southampton 09:55:45 02:03:59 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Stoke City 11:46:32 03:22:03 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V Swansea 08:02:22 06:47:28 + (1 day)
Middlesbrough V WBA 11:11:59 01:54:51 + (1 day)
Southampton V Burnley 09:21:54 04:40:26 + (1 day)
Southampton V Everton 10:35:04 03:41:56 + (1 day)
Southampton V Hull City 10:06:12 05:14:45 + (1 day)
Southampton V Liverpool 10:25:52 03:44:08 + (1 day)
Southampton V Manchester City 10:51:00 03:45:50 + (1 day)
Southampton V Manchester United 10:33:23 03:05:11 + (1 day)
Southampton V Middlesbrough 09:33:24 03:47:38 + (1 day)
Southampton V Stoke City 11:22:07 03:24:37 + (1 day)
Southampton V Sunderland 09:43:16 04:22:53 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Middlesbrough 11:59:04 01:36:31 + (1 day)
Stoke City V Sunderland 10:49:56 03:01:10 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Bournemouth 09:10:51 06:02:12 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Burnley 11:55:36 10:27:29 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Leicester City 11:23:15 02:22:23 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Southampton 09:38:26 02:25:18 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Stoke City 11:29:13 03:55:22 + (1 day)
Sunderland V Swansea 07:37:03 05:07:19 + (1 day)
Sunderland V WBA 10:24:40 01:52:10 + (1 day)
Swansea V Bournemouth 09:54:33 03:18:45 + (1 day)
Swansea V Burnley 08:57:42 05:31:25 + (1 day)
Swansea V Everton 10:20:00 04:36:00 + (1 day)
Swansea V Hull City 08:08:02 07:07:52 + (1 day)
Swansea V Leicester City 10:49:14 03:33:24 + (1 day)
Swansea V Liverpool 10:17:40 04:36:06 + (1 day)
Swansea V Manchester City 10:33:05 03:55:54 + (1 day)
Swansea V Manchester United 10:17:01 03:46:32 + (1 day)
Swansea V Middlesbrough 08:27:20 07:04:40 + (1 day)
Swansea V Southampton 10:37:08 02:21:19 + (1 day)
Swansea V Stoke City 11:00:25 04:18:23 + (1 day)
Swansea V Sunderland 08:06:12 07:35:48 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Burnley 11:21:20 03:22:39 + (1 day)
Tottenham Hotspur V Sunderland 11:42:03 03:53:35 + (1 day)
Watford V Burnley 10:51:51 03:09:25 + (1 day)
Watford V Middlesbrough 11:30:12 01:28:48 + (1 day)
Watford V Sunderland 11:10:04 02:56:43 + (1 day)
WBA V Middlesbrough 11:04:45 02:12:08 + (1 day)
WBA V Sunderland 10:25:37 03:47:23 + (1 day)
West Ham V Burnley 11:05:48 03:39:02 + (1 day)
West Ham V Sunderland 11:24:01 04:08:07 + (1 day)

 

 

In summary there are a great deal fixtures which will cause a headache for committed away fans who use public transport. The final table shows fixtures who failed every test and therefore should only really be played at 3pm on a Saturday.

fixture
Bournemouth V Burnley
Bournemouth V Everton
Bournemouth V Liverpool
Bournemouth V Middlesbrough
Bournemouth V Sunderland
Burnley V Bournemouth
Burnley V Swansea
Everton V Bournemouth
Hull City V Bournemouth
Hull City V Swansea
Liverpool V Bournemouth
Manchester United V Bournemouth
Middlesbrough V Bournemouth
Middlesbrough V Swansea
Southampton V Burnley
Southampton V Sunderland
Sunderland V Bournemouth
Sunderland V Southampton
Sunderland V Swansea
Swansea V Burnley
Swansea V Hull City
Swansea V Middlesbrough
Swansea V Sunderland

 

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3 thoughts on “Football Travel Times Part 2 – Which Fixtures Shouldn’t be Moved for TV

  1. Nice work Neil. I understand this is a geospatial issue, but also of interest is how much money is wasted booking trains and hotels and then having the game changed at short notice, e.g the 23 days given by sky to Leicester supporters going to Arsenal this year.

  2. Very interesting, bit would any of these fixtures fail the test for 3pm Saturday? Especially the long ones. As a Southampton Fan an away day to the North East will usually start before 7am even for 3pm KO

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