Friday, June 22, 2012
Fixture changes, again
Blow me down, the football federation have gone and done it again. They've dabbled once more with the fixture list for the second half of the Metfone C-League for some spurious reason that the Police team will be involved in some cup tournament in Vietnam. No details, just that it's a done deal. So now, Phnom Penh Crown will begin a few days earlier than expected on Saturday 7 July and will face Preah Khan Reach, rather than playing them in the final domestic encounter of the regular season. I have never known a football federation in any country make sweeping changes to the fixtures during the season, unless there has been a series of postponements due to bad weather. In the case of Cambodia, they had to amend a bunch of games because they forgot that the U-22 national team were playing in the AFC U-22 Cup, which was careless in the extreme, and now they have altered most teams fixtures again, because they've belatedly found out the Police will be playing away. Presumably they will not change the dates of the play-offs, but frankly, no-one has any idea what they will do next. They certainly have no idea.