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Wolves' match with Watford is not on TV in the UK

Wolves take on Watford tonight in the Premier League in a 7.30pm kick-off.

The match is not being broadcast on TV in the UK, to much frustration among supporters unable to attend at Molineux.

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This game was originally scheduled to take place at 12.30pm back on December 26.

The game was postponed due to a series of positive Covid cases at Vicarage Road.

It was not originally due to be televised, according to the Premier League’s official website.

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The Times reported in January that UEFA lifted a ban on Premier League games taking place on European nights, to help the league with rescheduling.

UEFA previously had stopped top domestic leagues hosting matches simultaneously, to keep European club competition special.

UEFA’s generosity in allowing the match to take place potentially does not extend to allowing it to be broadcast at the expense of losing viewers for the Europa League.

The inflexibility is frustrating for fans, as while UEFA’s attitude is understandable from a self-serving perspective, the fans lose out.

In 2022 there is no real reason why viewers should not be able to watch their team. Many supporters pay costly prescription services to Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime, and then still find themselves in a situation where several games are unwatchable.

It is high time a more modern solution is found to enable supporters to watch the games, although had the match gone ahead as planned, only fans going to Molineux would have been able to see it.