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Someone on Twitter (I know - many will instantly dismiss this) says police have been told the derby in November is to be moved to the Friday night.

 

Looking at Sky’s already scheduled fixtures that weekend it probably has to be Friday night or Saturday tea time if they are to broadcast it.

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Sounds logical in terms of Sky, illogical in terms of preventing trouble. 

 

That said, some may argue that it doesn't matter what time of day it is.

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1 minute ago, AwokenGiant said:

Sounds logical in terms of Sky, illogical in terms of preventing trouble. 

 

Since when did Sky care about the club's? They are only in it for themselves.

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1 minute ago, S36 OWL said:

 

Since when did Sky care about the club's? They are only in it for themselves.

 

That was my point. 

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Friday night or Saturday tea time, doesn't make a difference. Sky should be forking out for the police though.

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I'd heard it was on the Thursday night. 

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Week nights are cheaper than weekends for hiring the police for match days...

 

No suprise they are taking this route. 

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Nooo, I’m at work on that Friday night, no tv access and no holidays to chuck in 

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9 minutes ago, CF83OWL said:

Week nights are cheaper than weekends for hiring the police for match days...

 

No suprise they are taking this route. 

do clubs pay for the police?.....I thought police outside the ground came out of the tax payers money and that clubs now police inside the ground with the stewards ….I cant remember the last time I saw a police man inside  Hillsboro...……...

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3 minutes ago, torryowl said:

do clubs pay for the police?.....I thought police outside the ground came out of the tax payers money and that clubs now police inside the ground with the stewards ….I cant remember the last time I saw a police man inside  Hillsboro...……...

 

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/revealed-the-1-1m-cost-of-policing-football-matches-in-south-yorkshire-1-8751755

 

bit of both

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We are living in a time when a match scheduled for 3pm on Saturday can be moved to 12 noon the same day because of a police requirement: but corporate scum like Sky can get the same game moved to Friday night, the absolute worst time of the week for potential crowd trouble. 

 

How did the world get like this?

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Yep. The forthcoming Leeds game was exactly that scenario: SYP requested it was moved to the safer time of Saturday lunchtime. 

 

Shortly afterwards Sky change it to Friday night. The cynic in me thinks Sky half hope for scenes similar to those last time we played them on a Friday night. 

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45 minutes ago, CF83OWL said:

Week nights are cheaper than weekends for hiring the police for match days...

 

No suprise they are taking this route. 

They really aren’t.

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23 minutes ago, MartinOwlMan said:

We are living in a time when a match scheduled for 3pm on Saturday can be moved to 12 noon the same day because of a police requirement: but corporate scum like Sky can get the same game moved to Friday night, the absolute worst time of the week for potential crowd trouble. 

 

How did the world get like this?

 

blame the Lydians !!!

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1 hour ago, brett11 said:

Nooo, I’m at work on that Friday night, no tv access and no holidays to chuck in 

 

You'll have to throw a sicky.

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I don't think it is much of an issue moving it to a Friday night these days due to the reduced away allocation both teams now get.

 

I'll be p1ssed off again if they get the Friday night game and we end up with a Sunday afternoon kick-off at Hillsborough.

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Quite like the atmosphere on a night match.

Shame it will cost the blades more money on Policing. Maybe give us a few more tickets to help cover the costs. 

 

On a serious note is there any reason why clubs can't get a contribution from the away club for Policing, would seem to be fair to all then?

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