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Where have all our 3 o`clock`s gone?

Where have all our 3 o`clock`s gone?

What do supporters of Arsenal, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Chelsea, Derby, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Man City, Man U, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Reading, Sunderland, Spurs and Wigan have in common?

They will all be lost for something to do at 3 o`clock today

Perhaps they could do a bit of pre-Christmas shopping or listen to up dates of the Villa West Ham game, but one things for sure they wont be watching their team play

The traditional Saturday has long been in jeopardy for supporters of Premiership clubs, but today takes the biscuit, just two games on and the Man U Wigan game a lunch time kick-off

Times were bad enough when Sky had sole rights to live football, changing fixtures, now that Setanta have joined in, well its getting a bit ridiculous, and whats with all this UEFA cup business on a Thursday!

UEFA Cup football on a Tuesday please, its traditional, but then that would clash with Champions league football, well play that on Wednesday, they already do to maximise TV coverage and revenue

Ahh, the magic word, revenue, that`s what its all about money, money and more money.

Forget the fans, now that saying is really ringing true. TV bosses will argue that the fans watch in their millions, on a Saturday lunch time, Sunday Lunch time and on Sunday and Monday evenings.

The armchair fans are they the ones that are really killing the game

Billy Potts Arsenal supporter, never been out of Doncaster in his life

Jess Jones Wigan Athletic supporter from Kent, chose the Latics as her team because she likes fairy tales, thinks Wigan is in Yorkshire

We live in a new age and for the over 35`s like me (well over), we find it hard to get our heads around the concept of no football on a Saturday afternoon, I cant get over the concept of not supporting your own town team

Any ways after this ramble the point is today is a strange day and lets hope it`s a one-off but I very much doubt it

Do you feel that Saturday should be football day or are you happy for your team to play Sunday and Monday or whatever day?

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday October 6 2007
Time: 11:03AM

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Saturdays without the footie is like a curry without a beer, just doesnt make sense
worbo
06/10/2007 11:08:00
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Thanks to Sky for that!
its quiet at the lib
06/10/2007 11:24:00
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"Where have all our 3 o`clock`s gone?" - BEHIND YOU!!! no, i disagree, i think that the armchair fans are the ones that are making the game more exciting - adding the money to the game, to attract the top class playors, to make it better to watch. sadley, i am one of the poor people that only get to watch the games on MoTD, and the occasional home game - so i dont really care when games are - just so long as the teams are funded, and i get to watch the best football in the world.
pompeycarpet
06/10/2007 11:24:00
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AND - there is some saterday 3pm football, so it isnt all that bad. AND, you have to think of the people who cant afford to go to games week in week out. should they not be allowed to watch the games? should football only be for the rich? be reasnable. (oh, and ill let you count the football teams in srrey...well, there is woking...but thats it.
pompeycarpet
06/10/2007 11:27:00
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MoTD as been around since Adam played for Eden Utd pompeycarpet, that aint the problem. The problem is I am getting old and I miss the Saturdays of my younger days and life feels strange with little or no football in my clubs division (thats all Im interested in)
worbo
06/10/2007 11:29:00
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I know MoTD has been around for donkies years, i was just trying to make sure you didnt think i was one of the armchair fans who think wigan is in yorkshir...its in lacashire right? LoL. Wigan have come a long way in recent years, and so has the premieship. everything changes, and now it is "weekend fixtures" not "saterday afternnon fixtures".
pompeycarpet
06/10/2007 11:34:00
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I'll never get used to the weekend fixtures Im a Saturday man
worbo
06/10/2007 12:08:00
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love my saturday footie, alternative is http://www.freefootball.org/upcoming.php at least u can watch SOME football!
ExiL
06/10/2007 12:31:00
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It's disgusting - televison and the UEFA cup gone feckin mad!
merlin
06/10/2007 12:37:00
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Welcome to the Premier League. That's all I can say.
Lysimachus
06/10/2007 17:26:00
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