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    Default Saturday 3pm - Spain kicks up a fuss - TV versus the fans ?

    Saturday 3pm and all that ...

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    100% in agreement..3pm saturdays.

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    If only we could stop Monday, and especially Friday night games. TV have far too much power.

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    Futile. Money talks.

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    I assume all the fckers that want the 70s back donít ever enjoy watching football on tv?

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    What would be great if they would only video two of the games and just show highlights of them on MOTD. If you want to see the others go to the game.

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    I don't mind Monday and Friday tv games but the broadcasters need to start using their heads a bit and stop choosing games with teams 200 miles apart. No match going fans would be arsed as much if a game was moved to a Monday night if it was Villa v Wolves for instance. Instead they are putting Newcastle v a midland or southern team on which makes it nearly impossible for some fans to make it.

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    Friday night football is just awful and if it's Monday night my grandson can't come with me because it's school next day.

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    Who cares about the kick off time, it's really not that important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Who cares about the kick off time, it's really not that important.
    People who buy season tickets who can attend saturday afternoons but not midweek/Sundays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Who cares about the kick off time, it's really not that important.
    It may not matter for people like you who don’t attend games. But it can make a big difference for the rest of us.

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    Presume everyone moaning does not subscribe to the pay channels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    It may not matter for people like you who don’t attend games. But it can make a big difference for the rest of us.
    Three o’clock Saturday games when the whole world used to close down for the weekend we’re ideal. These days there will be people who cannot make Saturdays, but can do Friday, Sunday or Monday.

    Whilst I do occasionally lament the dancing to the tune of a Liverpool biased Sky TV schedule, and how much of the additional revenue has passed straight to players and agents, the improvements in the quality of play (by attracting better players and coaches) and in stadia more than offset that imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodles34 View Post
    Presume everyone moaning does not subscribe to the pay channels?
    I don't. Live games are far better than watching it on the telly anyway. If I can't be at the game I'll listen to it on the old radio while doing something else and watch the highlights on the O/S or MoTD. If there is footie on terrestrial telly I might watch but it lacks something for me when it isn't saints playing as I'm just not invested in the result.

    3pm on a Saturday afternoon is the perfect time for a football game imo allows you you to make a day of it. I do like an evening game under the floodlights but getting home from work, getting ready, then fighting through rush hour traffic and trying to get some tea in before the match is a load of stress I can do without especially on a monday.

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    So they change it to a Saturday and Sunday
    The broadcaster walks away as he wants Monday night and Friday night football.

    However

    There will be another broadcaster that will have those weekend fixtures anyway.

    Back to the weekend football gets my vote.

    Put bloody X factor and the voice on Monday and Friday instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodles34 View Post
    Presume everyone moaning does not subscribe to the pay channels?
    I don't. I'm not too bothered about the football because I'm only interested in Southampton matches. But it pains me that virtually every sport is unavailable now. Would have liked to watched some F1 races this year, maybe some of the cricket world cup...

    But so far at least, I'm not prepared to give in to the "if you can't beat them, joing them" mentality. I'm actually not someone who goes to all the games (used to at the Dell, and still try and get to a handful every year), but I still think that if changes are to the detriment of those going to the games, they are the wrong changes. Unfortunately it feels like virtually every decision now is made for the benefit of the 'global audience' and therefore the TV companies, which very often is not consistent with those sat in the stands.

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    It can be stopped if the fans ALL stick together, but the problem is that they won't. In Germany Sky introduced Monday night games in the 1. Bundesliga. Games were held up because thousands of tennis balls were thrown onto the pitch, others had problems because loads of fans blew whistles, and at one the crowd remained silent so the atmosphere on the TV was dreadful. After 12 weeks Sky gave up. A great effort by their fans, but I don't believe it would happen here.

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    I think it's fine as it is. The bulk are on Saturday 15:00 however some, for TV purposes are on other times. Suits people who can't make Saturday games.

    I have no issue with Monday or Friday evening games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knellster View Post
    It can be stopped if the fans ALL stick together, but the problem is that they won't. In Germany Sky introduced Monday night games in the 1. Bundesliga. Games were held up because thousands of tennis balls were thrown onto the pitch, others had problems because loads of fans blew whistles, and at one the crowd remained silent so the atmosphere on the TV was dreadful. After 12 weeks Sky gave up. A great effort by their fans, but I don't believe it would happen here.
    In this country throwing a tennis ball on the pitch or blowing a whistle would probably get you a five year banning order. Being silent might work but people would probably have trouble telling the difference between protest silence and a normal PL match...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    In this country throwing a tennis ball on the pitch or blowing a whistle would probably get you a five year banning order. Being silent might work but people would probably have trouble telling the difference between protest silence and a normal PL match...

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    The tennis ball thing has been done over here a few times without banning orders, Charlton did it a few times the season before last.

    Personally whilst I like the idea of everyone playing at the same time as the table gets updated in one hit, I haven't got a real problem with games at different times and I like sitting down and watching a match without any real connection to it. I bet the small clubs in Spain are ****ed of at putting their income in jeopardy.

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    I should be the first to moan as I love Saturday 3pm and hate moved games, but I also love to sit down on a Sunday/Monday night and watch the football, so I'm the problem anyway.

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    Quite impressive this fan power - Iím watching Friday night la Liga game Athletic Bilbao and Barca but guess I must be watching a replay of when this game was not played on a Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Quite impressive this fan power - I’m watching Friday night la Liga game Athletic Bilbao and Barca but guess I must be watching a replay of when this game was not played on a Friday.
    LOL.

    Was it a good game? Always good to see Barca and Real lose, although with the latter, its a bit too frequent.

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    I was only glancing really so not in position to appraise. No Messi and Suarez went off in first half against one of their tougher games.

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    Cracking goal, and a cracking kit foe Athletic as well.

    They copied our all those years ago, maybe it's time we copied theirs .

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