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« Reply #1675 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 12:58:00 PM »
If people have the choice of having to travel down to Southampton for a Friday evening game (having to take at least 1 day off work and probably at least 1 night in a hotel) or watch it on telly then I think the majority would choose the latter.

If they're having to make a similar choice every other weekend then I think the majority are going to sack it off and watch most games on the telly. Especially with VAR ruining the spectacle for supporters in the ground anyway.

We regularly criticise the PL for only thinking about themselves and the money but by keeping it like this after coronavirus just helps their argument

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« Reply #1676 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 01:01:31 PM »
If people have the choice of having to travel down to Southampton for a Friday evening game (having to take at least 1 day off work and probably at least 1 night in a hotel) or watch it on telly then I think the majority would choose the latter.

If they're having to make a similar choice every other weekend then I think the majority are going to sack it off and watch most games on the telly. Especially with VAR ruining the spectacle for supporters in the ground anyway.

We regularly criticise the PL for only thinking about themselves and the money but by keeping it like this after coronavirus just helps their argument

I think a happy medium should be attained. Long distance games kept at earlier times and shorter travelling can be later nights and all still to be on tv works for me
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« Reply #1677 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 01:19:58 PM »
All on PL games on TV is just a mad concept for me

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« Reply #1678 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 02:37:18 PM »
Don’t mind them being on but f*** the staggered kick off times off.

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« Reply #1679 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 02:45:20 PM »
I don't understand why we've had Monday Night Football for so long yet Fridays, an objectively much better time, is so recent.
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« Reply #1680 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 02:46:14 PM »
I don't understand why we've had Monday Night Football for so long yet Fridays, an objectively much better time, is so recent.

Isn't it because people usually do stuff on Fridays to start the weekend compared to Mondays?




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« Reply #1681 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 02:55:54 PM »
Must be viewing figures as it's been tried for quite a long time. I remember the 4 0 liverpool loss that made Keegan realise his playing days were over being on a Friday night.
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« Reply #1682 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 03:16:54 PM »
I used to really enjoy it when all the kick offs were at 3.00pm Saturday and watching or listening as the results came in.  Even at the games you might find someone with a transistor radio picking up the scores from somewhere and telling those around him. Oh and the players played for the shirt and not for money.      Happy days
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« Reply #1683 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 06:28:21 PM »
Really think having every PL game on TV and/or staggered kick off times for all games would really damage the football pyramid

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« Reply #1684 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 06:47:14 PM »
Really think having every PL game on TV and/or staggered kick off times for all games would really damage the football pyramid
Maybe the 'football pyramid' isn't as strong as you like to think it is..?

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« Reply #1685 on: Saturday 14 November 2020, 06:48:36 PM »
Well the PL and FA have been doing their best to weaken it in recent years

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« Reply #1686 on: Sunday 15 November 2020, 03:30:41 AM »
Norwegian national team aren't allowed to travel from Norway to Romania due to a player having tested positive for Covid-19, which breaks our Corona-laws for self-isolation. Will forfeit the game 0-3. The match against Austria on Wednesday might be done with a team full of reserves not originally called up.

The A-Team players are now on commercial flights back to their respective teams around Europe, this instead of on a private flight to Romania - because they can infect so many more people on that private jet.

f***s our chances of promotion to the A-Division, f***s our extra qualifying chance for the 2022 WC, likely placing us in the C-Division, likely give us a harder WC qualifying draw due to lower seeding. It's the most idiotic bullshit I've heard from our government, clearly looking for a high profile example to be made for the general population rather than following the logic of the other 54 countries in Nations League.
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« Reply #1687 on: Monday 16 November 2020, 10:01:25 PM »
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« Reply #1688 on: Monday 16 November 2020, 10:03:48 PM »
Looks like loads of internationals testing positive as well.

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« Reply #1689 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 12:14:30 AM »
Scrap Internationals. Nobody really cares about them anyway.
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« Reply #1690 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 12:39:01 AM »
I get the various FA's need money but jesus f***ing christ Europe is in the grips of a second wave and they think having players travel all over the place now is a good idea? And yes the same argument can be made for CL and EL being scrapped/paused as well but at least thats more doable as you can have bubbles for each team, with internationals its not possible to put a secure bubble together as you have players coming from various clubs at various levels some who won't have remotely the same kind of steps a top level club can put in place

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« Reply #1692 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 02:59:06 PM »
I Marseille that's quite a lot.

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« Reply #1696 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:31:31 PM »
4,000 fans allowed back in from 2nd December.

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« Reply #1697 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:35:20 PM »
Bruce will be praying NE stays in tier 3.

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« Reply #1698 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:35:36 PM »
Wasn't expecting that, like.

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« Reply #1699 on: Monday 23 November 2020, 03:40:53 PM »
Wonder how they're going to prioritise 4000 going to football matches.

Presume no away fans