If you're here it's because you'd like to follow along as Stoke City visit Aston Villa in the Premier League, and bless you for that. I'm not going to sugarcoat it, this match has a VERY high chance of being total and utter garbage. Don't believe me? Look down at the radio broadcasts. Usually I can throw in the BBC WM station as sort of a pity thing. But they won't be covering the Premier League matchup between Villa and Stoke tomorrow.
No, instead, they'll be covering Leeds vs. Birmingham City.
Let's put that another way: instead of traveling the 3.5 miles from the BBC WM offices to Villa Park, they will send a broadcast team 118 miles to Elland Road. Just to avoid having to deal with abuse complaints from employees who would have to watch the teams with a combined 2-4-8 record face off.
So if you're here, thank you. And also I'm sorry. You have the same addiction that the rest of us do, and if anyone tells you that heroin is worse, you can tell them that they're a filthy liar. Here's what you need to get your fix. And if that isn't enough check out all of our coverage from this week.
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 3 PM GMT, 10 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific
Available TV: DirectTV Channel 492
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Available radio: AVTV (subscription required), Westwood One Sports (US)
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa squad
TEAM NEWS: Confirmed #AVFC side to face #SCFC. Jose Angel Crespo and Jordan Veretout come in. #AVLSTK pic.twitter.com/cQxj0oUjtF— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 3, 2015
Stoke City squad
TEAM NEWS | Here is your Stoke City starting XI for this afternoon's game against @AVFCOfficial #SCFC pic.twitter.com/tfFzPSYnCA— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 3, 2015