The decision to stage the FA Cup final less than half an hour after Manchester United could clinch the title is totally disrespectful to both Manchester City and Stoke City.
There is no good reason why this weekend's Premier League games could not all be played on Sunday, with the Cup final getting the day to itself that it merits.
These great old clubs deserve better than to have their day in the sun spoilt.
City certainly won't be happy to be sharing the limelight with their neighbours, especially given the long wait they have had to pick up a trophy. There is a risk that City's moment of glory could be after the Lord Mayor's show.
Garry Cook and others have talked about overtaking United as Manchester's top team, so it will be a bittersweet day if they are given a reminder that over the course of a full season United are still top dogs.
Having said that, City are far from guaranteed to prevail at Wembley. Stoke thrive with a siege mentality, and all the talk of the Manchester clubs winning silverware on the same day could be the spark they need to create an upset.
Stoke have improved the quality of their football, but much will depend on the two injury doubts, Matthew Etherington and Robert Huth.
Etherington provides a supply of crosses to the big men in the middle, while there is nobody who can match Huth's presence in both boxes.
Although they are not exactly entertainers, lots of people would like to see Stoke prevail against a side that have spent their way to success with Sheikh Mansour's money.
Most clubs have to win trophies to become unpopular, but City's spending has been so heavy they seem to have overturned convention.
The other unappealing aspect about City is their manager's conservative tactics. Roberto Mancini has some magnificent players at his disposal but he seems determined to squeeze out results.
Tuesday's game against Tottenham said it all - they finished the game with Nigel De Jong, Yaya Toure, James Milner and Patrick Vieira clogging the centre of the park.
The best thing that can happen to the game is an early goal for Stoke, as it would force City to come out of their shell - then we might see the best of wonderful attacking players such as David Silva, who is sublime when given licence to roam.
Although City's main target this season was to finish in the top four and get into the Champions League, they will be desperate to win the Cup.
They need silverware to increase their prestige, keep the fans happy and, of course, to take down that banner on the Stretford End reminding the world it is 35 years since City's last trophy.
If United and City do claim their respective prizes, I hope the atmosphere in Manchester will be celebratory rather than confrontational.
The city is not used to two clubs celebrating at the same time, and there will be a big police presence.
It will certainly be lively - let's hope it stays good-humoured.