Date: 19th March 2008 at 4:36pm
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The club has confirmed the date of our game versus Aston Villa: it will be on Saturday 29 March, shown live on Setanta.

The exact date is 17.15 and hopefully this is now a final one. You may remember that originally it was scheduled for 15:00 then it was moved to Sunday with the warning that if United advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League it will be moved again.

We are used to Sky stupidity but really, Setanta should know better. Why they asked for a Sunday kickoff when they had to know that we are quite likely to beat Lyon? Had they asked to schedule it for Saturday 17.15, many people could have devised their plans much easier. You know, grown men often have those duties like visiting your mother-in-law – and if you promise to go on a Saturday then have to cancel it because the match has been moved, you’re in trouble.