It's often the story for Perth Glory, having played at least one away game between December 25 and January 1 in each of the last five Hyundai A-League seasons. Last season, the club faced Melbourne City at AAMI Park on December 27 and Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium on January 1.
During away trips, players are often forced to spend Christmas away from their families and friends, a feat they manage every year with little complaint.
However, it still remains a discussion point argued among past and present players and one that particularly peaked the interest of Perth Glory defender Alex Grant ahead of the 2017/18 Season Fixtures reveal.
@PerthGloryFC any news where we'll be playing away christmas and new year ? 😄— Alex Grant (@AlexGrant94) June 15, 2017
Goalkeeper Liam Reddy had a chuckle about the topic but also expressed his belief Glory should get more home matches during this period.
Finally, ex-Perth Glory striker Daniel McBreen suggested its a fate Glory should be expected to face in each season's fixtures.
You knew the score when you signed there.... 😉— Daniel McBreen (@djmcbreen) June 15, 2017
What's your opinion on Glory's Festive Fixturing? Is it something to be considered by the fixturing team and shared around the league? Share your opinion with us on social media at @perthgloryfc.