As usual Stoke’s game against Southampton was last in the Match of the Day running order but by all accounts it was a pretty drab affair and maybe this time it can be overlooked. Personally I wouldn’t be able to tell you because here in New Zealand, if you can believe it, the Stokie is looked down upon even more than their British cousins by the television schedulers.
BeIN Sports have the rights to show Premiership football here in New Zealand and they have committed to showing every match in its entirety. Of course this is good news but in the case of Stoke versus Southampton this means the match will be shown a full twenty-four hours after it had finished. Twenty-four hours where it is impossible not to find out the result, and of course Stoke versus Southampton is the last of Wednesday’s matches to be shown.
So next time you moan that Stoke are being shown last on Match of the Day spare a thought for your kiwi cousins.