We all like to get together on Saturdays to watch Premier League soccer. And sometimes on Sundays. And occasionally Mondays. And maybe a midweek game here and there, around the festive season. But never Friday. UNTIL NOW.
Or more accurately two seasons from now. The Premier League is including up to 10 Friday matches in their next television rights package, meaning English soccer will move onto a front that before was only occupied by basically every other country that I can think of, and also the lower English leagues.
That's what's going on right now, so it's not exactly like this is a new thing. But it's new for people like us, who root for teams that haven't been out of the top flight in decades. It'll make things a little tougher for Arsenal fans who live in the Americas, in particular, since it adds another weekday 2:45/1:45/11:45 kickoff to our lives every now and then.
So I suppose we'll all have to plan ahead. Start gathering sick days. Devise your excuse. Soccer (with Arsenal in it) is coming to Fridays.