City announce SEVEN fixture alterations

Last updated : 17 June 2002 By Michael Morris
The official site have announced seven fixture changes. Some are a change of date and some are a change of kick off time.

The changes so far confirmed are

Cardiff v Chesterfield. Was Sat 23rd Nov. NOW Fri 22nd Nov, 7:45pm.

Luton v Cardiff. Was Thurs 26th Dec 3 pm. NOW Thurs 26th Dec, 12 noon.

Cardiff v Huddersfield. Was Sat 28th Dec. NOW Sun 29th Dec, 3:00pm.

Northampton v Cardiff. Was Sat 11th Jan 3 pm. NOW Sat 11th Jan, 12 noon.

Cardiff v Plymouth. Was Sat 22nd Feb. NOW Friday 21st Feb, 7:45pm.

Cardiff v Mansfield. Was Sat 22nd Mar. NOW Fri 21st Mar, 7:45pm.

Bristol City v Cardiff. Was Mon 21st April. NOW Tues 22nd April, 7:45pm.

The games v Chesterfield, Plymouth and Mansfield have been moved to avoid City playing at the same time as the Welsh rugby team in the Millennium Stadium.

The Huddersfield fixture is changed to allow an extra day break after the Boxing Day fixture. City would have played Thursday (26th), Saturday (28th) and Wednesday (1st, Jan). Now there is a more even gap with Thur / Sun / Wed.

The Northampton and Bristol changes will be aimed at restricting flare ups from rival supporters. There was some confrontation at Northampton last season and at Bristol. The clash at Ashton Gate has been moved from a bank holiday Monday afternoon to the day after and made an evening kick off.

The full fixture list can be found at the official site.