Off Topic Kick- Offs

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  1. Nigel Stephens

    Nigel Stephens Active Member

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    Traditionally, going back some years now admittedly, the standard kick-off time for a midweek game was 7:30 (very occasionally 7:15)
    I am not sure why but this slipped across the board to 7:45 a few years ago, possibly traffic could have been a factor, I don't know.
    Due to TV, certain games then moved to 8:00 or 8:05, but now there is a new trend and we have slipped to 8:15 with Liverpool v Everton being one case in point this week.
    Why?
    More importantly, where will this end up? Barcelona once kicked off at nearly midnight, this has to end as the fans continue to be used and abused.
     
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    Agree 100%.
    I personally am a Sat 3pm person,but these games are fewer and fewer.
    I remember a few yrs ago we played Ipswich with a 11am Sunday ko, due to police concerns on pre match drinking.
    Unfortunately with Sky calling the tune,we the supporters are never given a second thought.
     
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  3. Nigel Stephens

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    Yep, totally agree Bure. I am a true traditionalist and Saturday 3p.m. is the sacred time, finishing at 4.40, not 4.55 or whenever.
    I wouldn't object to 1 game per weekend being moved to say Sunday but it is getting out of hand. Another gripe is the F.A. Cup. This weekend there were 20 games in the 2nd round but only about 8 of them were played on Saturday, that is ridiculous!!!
     
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    Here's your answer Nigel:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50617997
     
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    If it works out for Amazon, it will only get worse.
     
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    It's 3am kick 0ff here in China and I've got important **** to do in the morning so sitting up until 5am with a few Tsing Tao may not be the best plan.
    I'll watch it later on in the day
     
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    3.30am actually DD. I shall probably get up for it, then go back to bed. Nothing on tomorrow other than a spot of shopping.
     
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    Thanks Robbie, that explains it. Another example of the God money ruining the game for everyone. let's hope that the Premier League are out next time Amazon try and deliver!
     
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  11. DUNCAN DONUTS

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    I'm really tempted we have a massive 4K tv and pptv gives you every single match choice for about 4 Leagues the 330am kick off is a real stinker though.

    I'm coming back for Christmas Friday and have so much important stuff to deal with .
    Perhaps i will try to sleep early and get up for it too.
     
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