Report: Upcoming Tottenham game at risk of being postponed

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The upcoming Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City is at risk of being postponed due to the planned rail strikes on September 17, 2022 (Football London).

Tottenham are off to a flying start in their Premier League campaign this season, currently unbeaten in the first six matches and sitting in third place in the table. They next face champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Beyond that, Spurs will host Leicester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday 17 September. The Foxes are currently bottom of the league after a faltering start to the season.

As rail, maritime, and transport workers prepare for industrial action once again, football fans across the country could be affected. The Premier League has already postponed the fixture between Crystal Palace and Brighton in light of this.

The Premier League said: “[We have] consulted with both clubs, police, the SAG for Brighton & Hove City Council and other relevant authorities in exploring alternative plans but all have agreed there was no other option but to postpone the fixture. A new date for the rescheduled match will be announced in due course.”

No decision has been made to postpone the Tottenham vs Leicester game just yet, but any travel in and around London is sure to be complicated if the strike action does go ahead as planned.

There are currently no rail services available for September 17, meaning supporters of Leicester may have no means of transport to get to and from the game.

The National Rail website warns: “If you are travelling, plan ahead and check before you travel.”

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Although nothing is confirmed, if the industrial action does go ahead as planned, it would be very likely that the Spurs game gets postponed.

We dread to think what these postponements would mean for an already packed schedule leading up to the World Cup this winter. Nevertheless, workers’ rights are hugely important, and must be taken seriously, despite the impact it may have on the football season.

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  1. Why postponed? We all managed to get there when the last strike was on. A limited service still runs and there are other ways of travelling, stop being so dramatic.


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