I've lived in Oz for 27 years now and have obviously missed the reasoning behind playing he last day's games on a Sunday. Why not Saturday?
Keith Edmunds, Posted 23/05/2009 at 08:05:10
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1 Posted 23/05/2009 at 13:51:41
2 Posted 23/05/2009 at 14:12:56
Having said that it would make sense for an exception to be made for the last day of the Premier League season as the Football League has finished aside from the playoffs, but moving one game to 5.15 for example wouldn?t be too difficult for the sake of a full Premier League programme.
3 Posted 23/05/2009 at 14:16:58
I heard SAF on Setanta earlier today condemning the Premier League planners for making all teams play on Sun, noting that it is no suprise that at least one English team will be playing on Wed in Rome. For once I think he has a good point.
I cannot imagine there will be too many Everton fans relishing going to London for a Sunday game less than a week before the Cup Final. For those who do go ? well done to you ? a real effort from dedicated supporters.
4 Posted 23/05/2009 at 15:17:47
( And sunday games are always bollocks )
5 Posted 23/05/2009 at 17:22:57
So in short, don’t know.
6 Posted 23/05/2009 at 17:57:52
7 Posted 23/05/2009 at 19:16:14
It is an opt-out rule and was brought in to ensure that attendances were not affected by live TV. Seems silly now as most Premier League games don't even happen at this time; however, all other divisions do.
8 Posted 23/05/2009 at 23:05:15
9 Posted 24/05/2009 at 00:11:51
10 Posted 24/05/2009 at 11:37:54
This rule was about long before Sky TV in regards to a live blackout on a Saturday between 14:45 and 17:15
11 Posted 24/05/2009 at 19:43:35