By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest fans are not happy on Twitter after their game against Newcastle was rescheduled.
The heavyweight Championship encounter will now take place 24 hours earlier, despite originally being scheduled on New Year’s Eve.
With less than three months until the game, fans are disappointed at the decision to move the game at such a late stage as they try in vain to change travel and accommodation arrangements.
The decision to switch the game has been made after it became apparent that fans would be leaving St. James’ Park at the same time as a significant public parade event at the city’s Civic Centre. To ease congestion, the game has been switched to December 30.
Forest fans have reacted on Twitter in despondent fashion, with many suggesting that a decision should have been made a lot earlier.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
unlucky if you booked hotel/train for Newcastle nye…. #nffc
— Dan Turner (@dan__turner) October 11, 2016
— Thomas Newton (@tnewton__1988) October 11, 2016
Fuming about Newcastle away being changed #NFFC
— Alex NFFC Whyler (@WHYLER_FOREST) October 11, 2016
Why wait until now to move the Newcastle game? Should've been done straight away. Not like nobody realised it was also NYE. Daft. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) October 11, 2016
@NFFC yet again no thought for fans who have booked trains/hotels. Maybe the way forward is canned noise and plastic fans…………
— Helen Andrew (@HelenAndrew_8) October 11, 2016
— darrell (@dazhargreaves) October 11, 2016
@NFFC I know this is out of your control but this is ridiculously short notice. People book hotels months in advance. Surely they knew this?
— Joe Skermer (@In_for_a_tweet) October 11, 2016
Forest have started their Championship campaign in dismal fashion, winning just three games from 11 domestic encounters as rumours continue to circle around French boss Philippe Montanier.
It remains to be seen if the former Real Sociedad boss can conjure up a return to form and save his job, let alone remain in charge for the rescheduled duel against the Toon.
In other Nottingham Forest news, this youngster has been lauded by Montanier.