Filed: Thursday, 13th April 2017
By: Staff Writer
A US-based West Ham United supporter arranged a trip to see both the Tottenham and Liverpool games - but will now see neither due to fixture amendments.
Life-long Hammer Paul Wilkins, who moved from Stratford to the Unites States three years ago had booked flights and accommodation that would have enabled him to see his beloved Hammers face both teams as the 2016/17 season draws to a close.
However with the Tottenham match being moved forward to the Friday and the Liverpool games pushed back 24 hours, Wilkins - who was responsible for the web's first ever West Ham website back in the mid 1990s - will now miss both matches.
"Anyone that knows me will confirm that I love West Ham," he posted via Facebook. "So much so, that when booking a holiday back to London to see family and friends I purposely did so with Spurs (Saturday, 6 May) and Liverpool at home (Saturday, 13th May) firmly in mind.
"I asked a good friend to get me some tickets and he obliged accordingly. Fantastic! Er, not.
"I found out that the Spurs game had been moved to the Friday (5 May). Well, that's the day we arrive. But we still have Liverpool, right? WRONG. They've changed it to Sunday 14th - the day we fly back..."
Meanwhile another ex-pat Hammer, who posts on Twitter as 'Far Eastender' also revealed that he would be out of pocket as a result of the Premier League's decision to move the fixture at late notice.
"Great. £87 to change the flight for the Spurs game and £ 115 to change for Liverpool," he wrote following the revelation that the Liverpool game was being moved.
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