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Death of the Saturday 3pm kick-off

The latest round of announcements for rescheduled games in December and January sounds another death knell for the Saturday 3 pm kick-off!

West Ham have played just one Saturday 3pm home game at the London Stadium this year with another two scheduled before the year ends.

West Ham v Norwich City has been the only Saturday 3pm  kick-off at home with Sheffield United and Newcastle United yet to come.

Away from home, there have been three away games at the traditional 3 pm Saturday kick-off time meaning half of our games have been re-scheduled so far with many more sure to come.

Traditionalists say this priority towards TV companies is killing football slowly while others accept it is the price you have to pay to receive the vast sums involved in the Premier League.

It can make season ticket holders feel like second class citizens as they have to fit around TV schedules.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Death of the Saturday 3pm kick-off

  1. As an ST holder prefer if they were all 3pm at home but love it when the away games are televised which is hypocritical isn’t it 😉 ?

    I just accept it to be honest but if they just did away with the stupid rules around not televising Saturday games or offered supporters a TV season pass could probably have more games at the standard times ?

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