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West Brom boss Pardew angered by Christmas schedule

West Brom boss Alan Pardew feels they've been sold short by the Premier League fixture makers.

Pardew has hit out at 'unfair' fixture scheduling that sees Albion face West Ham with five days less to prepare.

The Baggies meet Arsenal later today.

"It is not so nice when we play West Ham," said Pardew. "That really is tough, whichever way you look at that. A two day turnaround for a Premier League game is just not fair.

"I find that very difficult to accept, for the protection of the group and players and where we are. I just don't understand it but I think their response has been, 'London, train drivers, transport issues'."

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