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  3. 22-02-2021 19:04
Obviously with no fans, teams have been happy to move KO forward for midweek games, 7pm seems to be the most favoured.

But once crowds are back, I’d like to see us try a few midweek games at this time.

Less hanging around waiting for a match, more kid friendly and folk from further afield get home earlier are just some of the obvious benefits.

Really think it’s something Clubs should look at...
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It’s a bit early for some getting finished at work and then travelling to BP.
  1. 22-02-2021 19:35
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For clubs in certain areas of the country the later kick off time also enables you to get to away games as well easier and helps boost the coffers of the home club, I am sure that fans from other parts of the country that follow Carlisle United will prefer the kick off times being later as when I lived in the midlands I had a job at the time where I worked till six which is around the same time as a majority of workers and it would still enable me to get somewhere like Walsall, Boston or Port Vale fairly easily for a later kick off - no chance if it was at seven, it only really works if you are the home fan, because of our vicinity the later kick off will probably mean little to our home gate as fans of other clubs will already have made plans for a day/afternoon off work to come here rather than in impulse thing like I used to be able to do down south.

The pubs wouldn't like it either as a lot of folk prefer a pint or two before a game and the earlier kick off time would restrict this for a lot of people, as you say the earlier time would suit families more and the travelling away team but that would be about it.

Might be sensible to chalk in a few games that we predict will be low away gate anyhow and market them as family games.
  1. 22-02-2021 19:52
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Where did 7.45pm come from, for the general time of a night match anyway?

They must have had a reason for it and not choosing 7pm, 7.30pm or 8pm.

I’m going 7.05, gives those a chance that turn up at 7 to get in.
  1. 22-02-2021 20:30
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Obviously with no fans, teams have been happy to move KO forward for midweek games, 7pm seems to be the most favoured.

But once crowds are back, I’d like to see us try a few midweek games at this time.

Less hanging around waiting for a match, more kid friendly and folk from further afield get home earlier are just some of the obvious benefits.

Really think it’s something Clubs should look at...



I try and get to some Tuesday matches but it's always a bit of tight squeeze finishing at 6pm and trying to get to Carlisle from Newcastle by 7:45 is always a struggle let alone 7pm
  1. 22-02-2021 20:30
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It’s a bit early for some getting finished at work and then travelling to BP.


On the flip I know a fair few who are finished in plenty time but are put off by getting home late as they’re up at 4/5am for graft...
  1. 22-02-2021 20:36
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Was 730 since time immemorial. No idea why every club went to 745pm.
  1. 22-02-2021 21:20
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7pm is a pain in the backside - I need to read my kids a story and get them to bed.
  1. 22-02-2021 21:31
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Think they are going to have to be prepared to experiment with kick off times and prices.
If fans are allowed back at the start of next season , that will be almost a year and half with no fans.
I fear that it might be harder than first thought to get decent crowds in.
  1. 22-02-2021 22:25
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Very much a balancing act will benefit some will hamper overs , always worth giving it a go, I don't really go to many matches anyway now it's a way to travel .
  1. 22-02-2021 23:00
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Yeah, i'd have absolutely 0 chance of making a 7pm kick off.

It's 120 mile each way for me to BP, setting off between 5 and 5.30pm is always touch and go with rush hour traffic. It was bad enough forcing me to go round to Stonyholme to park in the club car park, it's that tight.

Couldn't justify my or my Mrs ST if I missed all the Tuesdays (as well as pissing me off).
  1. 23-02-2021 10:42
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No matter what time you have kick off it will be a problem for someone .
  1. 23-02-2021 12:32
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No matter what time you have kick off it will be a problem for someone .


Exactly this. I personally have enjoyed them and have no real issues getting home to watch nor to BP to watch when we can return.

That 6pm kick off was a bit tight and away games kicking off at 7pm would be harder but certainly think it’s worth trying it. Might even encourage some folk to eat in the catering outlets more - perhaps club could try push a buffet type/Carvery meal ahead of the game for not much coin and get the fans to spend more cash there.
  1. 24-02-2021 22:09
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I wouldn’t be against trying them at 6 in the morning. It’ll give people something to get up for. Then can enjoy the rest of the day.
  1. 24-02-2021 22:36
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I wouldn’t be against trying them at 6 in the morning. It’ll give people something to get up for. Then can enjoy the rest of the day.


Suppose it depends how the game goes. If we win, folk would be miserable all day ;)
  1. 24-02-2021 22:39
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