With no English Premier League, English Championship or any other games from the major leagues of Europe having game this weekend because of the International break. Tomorrow’s live football on TV is looking pretty bleak, don’t worry too much though as the rest of the week has more than enough to keep you fully entertained from your armchair or pub seat. Plus I have an alternative option for you, yes that’s right I’m going to suggest you get off the sofa and get out of the house tomorrow and get to a game.
Looking at the fixtures below, what is missing from tomorrow’s live TV schedule? A gap, no 3pm football from across Europe? Therefore get yourself looking up any local teams from grassroots to semi-professional that are playing tomorrow at 3pm and get to the ground. All in support of National Non-League Day which is an annual event that happens around this time every year, when the first European International break takes place.
Me? Yes, I’m off to a game for sure and it’s only a 15 minute walk from my house as well, so I’ll definitely be watching Peterborough United v Swindon Town first. Not just because it’s on, because I think it’ll be a good game. Both teams have started reasonably well and I think it’ll be evenly matched but maybe Peterborough just nicking it with home advantage.
Saturday 3rd September 2016
- Peterborough United v Swindon Town – League One @ 12:15pm Sky Sports
- Connah’s Quay v Bala Town – Welsh Premier League @ 17:15pm S4C
- Torquay United v Lincoln City – National League @ 17:30pm BT Sport
Onto the start of the internationals on Sunday and of course the stand out fixture is Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of England. With a tricky fixture away to Slovakia. In the long-term I think Sam will do well, but it’s going to be a tough start for him and I’m going to predict a 1-1 draw, but with England playing well. Be interesting to see how Northern Ireland perform and react too, after their Euros exploits against the unpredictable Czechs! No other major games that stand out tomorrow, but worth mentioning the two League One games early in the afternoon.
Sunday 4th September 2016
- Vancouver Whitecaps v New York Red Bulls – MLS @ 00:00am Sky Sports
- Northampton Town v MK Dons – League One @ 12:00pm Sky Sports
- Gillingham v Sheffield United – League One @ 14:15pm Sky Sports
- England U20 v Brazil U20 – International Friendly @ 14:30pm BT Sport
- Slovakia v England – World Cup 2018 Qualifier @ 17:00pm ITV
- Lithuania v Slovenia – World Cup 2018 Qualifier @ 17:00pm Sky Sports
- Malta v Scotland – World Cup 2018 Qualifier @ 19:45 Sky Sports
- Czech Rep v N Ireland – World Cup 2018 Qualifier @ 19:45pm Sky Sports
- Norway v Germany World Cup 2018 Qualifier @ 19:45pm Sky Sports
Enjoy whatever football you watch this weekend and don’t forget there is loads more from around Europe and the World with World Cup 2018 qualification games being played here, there and everywhere all week.