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Re: Fixture change.
Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Posted by Asgardian13 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:15 pm
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Let me start by admitting that I am in a minority. However, living in Northamptonshire means a 280 mile round trip to the HJ. Sunday afternoon games allow me a leisurely day trip by train, often cheap fare with a mix of advance booking and senior railcard. I leave home late morning and can be back home in time for Sunday dinner. Thursday and Friday games give me far fewer bargain fares, plus no trains back after the game ends so I have to stay in Warrington overnight. Not a problem right now (I'm self-employed so I can handle it workwise) as my parents still live in the town. However, they are both well into their 80s so how many more years will they be around to offer me free accomodation? I have to say I also much prefer daytime matches. I have renewed my season ticket for 2018 but it will be a pain getting to home games. Leaving aside the personal plea, how many games against Yorkshire/Humberside teams on a Thursday/Friday night will see a vastly reduced away following? Bring back Sundays, please.
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Re: Fixture change.
Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm
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Re: Fixture change.
Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Posted by Wire Weaver on Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:37 pm
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Much prefer Sunday games. Don't mind the odd Friday, but not like we have now.

Can't see any sense whatsoever with cross Pennine matches in the week. They should be on a Sunday or even a Saturday.
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Posted by moving on... on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:23 pm
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seems older people like sundays, younger people prefer Friday nights.

end of the day its on a Friday to stop sky moving home fixtures around. its suits the vast majority of species due to better atmosphere under the lights and with it being the end of the week can have a knees up and you're still keeping a full weekend (I've found that games on a Friday make the weekend seem longer, I get my rugby fix out the way early and I still get two days to myself with the family).

Saturday afternoons are no good due to a very large section of the sport across the country play the open age amateur game in which kicks off at half 2.

Sundays are the other option but after a Friday and Saturday Sundays are made for mornings doing odd jobs and chilling out on the sofa. Sunday afternoons had about as much atmosphere and a funeral in a library.

Thurday's are a pain in the rear if they're on the wrong side of the Pennines but other than that I've no issue. The club will never be able to please everyone but Friday nights are the best option for the majority.
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Re: Fixture change.
Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Posted by Wires71 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:32 pm
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moving on... wrote:
seems older people like sundays, younger people prefer Friday nights.

end of the day its on a Friday to stop sky moving home fixtures around. its suits the vast majority of species due to better atmosphere under the lights and with it being the end of the week can have a knees up and you're still keeping a full weekend (I've found that games on a Friday make the weekend seem longer, I get my rugby fix out the way early and I still get two days to myself with the family).

Saturday afternoons are no good due to a very large section of the sport across the country play the open age amateur game in which kicks off at half 2.

Sundays are the other option but after a Friday and Saturday Sundays are made for mornings doing odd jobs and chilling out on the sofa. Sunday afternoons had about as much atmosphere and a funeral in a library.

Thurday's are a pain in the rear if they're on the wrong side of the Pennines but other than that I've no issue. The club will never be able to please everyone but Friday nights are the best option for the majority.


I think this is right however wasn't the raison d'etre of Super League to be games played in the sunshine with all the family watching "the greatest game on Earth".

Also I remember plenty of decent atmospheres at 3pm, I don't think that's the reason it's flat as witches teet at the HWJ. Maybe Kiss Cam will change all that.
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Re: Fixture change.
Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Posted by Asgardian13 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:47 pm
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moving on... wrote:
Sunday afternoons had about as much atmosphere and a funeral in a library..


Precisely why I like the match on a Sunday. I used to be driven to distraction on Sundays in my years living in London before Fulham RLFC was born in 1981. I still reckon that if you took Sky out of the equation (I know you can't) most fans would prefer Sunday afternoons.
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Re: Fixture change.
Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Posted by Lost in Leeds on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:34 pm
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I'm not totally convinced by this better atmosphere for night games theory. How often in recent memory have big 'potential atmosphere' games been given a Sunday afternoon slot.
Comparing homegames against Saints or Wigan on a friday night to Wakefield or Salford on a Sunday afternoon proves nothing.
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:50 pm
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I don't think there's ewt worse than an evening fixture that isn't on sky. The whole experience is different again.
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Post Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:55 pm
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Rugby League was always played on Saturdays going back over the decades from 1895 to the 1980s and i enjoyed those Saturday teatime games in early SL years the most.

I'm very envious of Catalan fans getting every home game at 17:00 on a Saturday!
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