Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

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Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby SmudgetheClaret » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 pm

I find it ridiculous that fans like myself who like to go to away games have to just accept rescheduled matches and kick off times to accommodate the TV companies ? yes it brings the in the cash but it's like they have no regard for how it can cock us up with work and travel costs ... :cry:

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby Joe14 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:39 pm

Sky Sports costs a fortune. Brings them in a lot of cash. Money talks.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby barba » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:51 pm

I'd go further and say many clubs see fans as an inconvenience.

If they could simulate the atmosphere and generate the same TV revenue without the need to steward, police, accommodate and answer to a fan base then I think many clubs would.
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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby turfytopper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:33 am

SmudgetheClaret wrote:I find it ridiculous that fans like myself who like to go to away games have to just accept rescheduled matches and kick off times to accommodate the TV companies ? yes it brings the in the cash but it's like they have no regard for how it can cock us up with work and travel costs ... :cry:


I find it ridiculous too. I think the fixture list could at least restrictive these crazy kick off times to more local affairs.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby Tall Paul » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 am

You don't have to accept it. You can choose not to go.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby wilks_bfc » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:40 am

turfytopper wrote:I find it ridiculous too. I think the fixture list could at least restrictive these crazy kick off times to more local affairs.


I’m sure I read a while back that the reason for midweek games not being “local” games is because more people could miss a local midweek game than if it was at weekend.

I’ll see if I can find the article

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby wilks_bfc » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:44 am

It’s from 2017 & about the Football League https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 1818894801

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby Lancasterclaret » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:10 am

Its not easy.

I've gone from home and away to just home (and missing more of them than I want to) due to kids and kids activities. I like watching them on tv at home, and like watching them at the turf.

But it must be massively frustrating for those who try to get the cheap train tickets or book time off work well in advance.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby ZizkovClaret » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:19 am

Try over here! Games are never fixed more than 2 weeks in advance and even then can be moved at short notice, a couple of days at times.

Cup games are treated with disdain and a Wednesday 5pm KO is not unusual

Admittedly, train fares are about a fiver at most unless its the other side of the country, so there isnt the same need to plan ahead... but it does mean free cancellation on booking.com is a godsend

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby hampsteadclaret » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:57 am

Tall Paul wrote:You don't have to accept it. You can choose not to go.


Really?
Well I never.
Thanks for your input.. :o

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby Spike » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:27 pm

should be linked to cheap train tickets being announced . no later alterations to fixtures after that date

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby LS7 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:32 am

My view is that the clubs themselves could do a lot more to support their away following - like Chelsea with that train. Free coaches etc.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby Quickenthetempo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am

There's quite a few fans in the stadium think they're at home on the couch.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby D8BFC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm

If they re-arrange Bournemouth away i'll be fuming with how much its cost for a long weekend down there :x

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby tim_noone » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:45 pm

D8BFC wrote:If they re-arrange Bournemouth away i'll be fuming with how much its cost for a long weekend down there :x

Cheap as chips... It'll be nice and sunny to.

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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby hampsteadclaret » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm

D8BFC...Boscombe is the place to go before the match..handy for the stadium.
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Re: Fans at the match vs fans on the couch..

Postby tim_noone » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:23 pm

hampsteadclaret wrote:D8BFC...Boscombe is the place to go before the match..handy for the stadium.

Indeed it is and lovely down by the pier...love going there. :D


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