Friday nights
Posted by: sm123sm (IP Logged)
Date: 12 July, 2018 11:12

1st game of season away at Hartbury on the Friday night
Also Jersey with our home game against Scottish on the Friday too and a few others mixed in too. What do people think about Friday night fixtures and what day would you prefer if not.

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 12 July, 2018 17:20

As I see it:
Positives
- good for avoiding clashes with 6Nations etc
- Special atmosphere under the lights
- Can be combined with a Friday evening visit to the pub

Negatives
- Bad for away fans, unless local derby
- Can be too cold in middle of winter
- not good for young children


A think a few Friday night matches at the start of the season is a good idea.

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 12 July, 2018 18:04

I like Friday night games. It means I can relax after we win/lose/draw for the rest of the weekend. It could be problematic for fans travelling from around the county, especially those who work for a living so I am being a bit selfish.

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Re: Friday nights
Posted by: JDH (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2018 08:16

They get my vote

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: opuscoitus (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2018 09:43

Personally my preference, game under lights and a pint after the working week

Also little Miss Opus has rugby matches Sunday (as i suspect other supporters do) so i miss one or the other,



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/07/2018 11:31 by opuscoitus.

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2018 10:18

Don't mind an odd Friday game but would prefer a kick-off at 7.00 or 7.30.



If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: Madtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 06:04

Sunday afternoon kickoffs were always favoured because they allowed families to go to Sunday morning games and then up to Headingley, Away supporters could travel from around the country, clashes with local clubs were avoided.

If they choose to go to Friday night kickoffs then that's 3 supporters they will lose and I reckon the Club will fade and due as the supporters vote with their feet. I refuse to drag my kids out late on a Friday night to get home for 10.30pm and I live locally, imagine kids travelling from Driffield or Scarborough, they wouldn't get home until after midnight.



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Re: Friday nights
Posted by: Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 06:37

And that remains the case - there is just one Friday night home game planned, against London Scottish. The cup games are on Saturdays, as is, of necessity, the last home game. All other fixtures are set for Sunday afternoons.



If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: yorkie ba (IP Logged)
Date: 15 July, 2018 09:21

There is always someone moaning about one thing or another. I'm surprised we've got any supporters left at all

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: opuscoitus (IP Logged)
Date: 15 July, 2018 10:10

No moan from me just a preference, as Little Miss Opus is 15 the girls have to play Sunday Afternoons as they can't mix share the changing rooms,

I did ask the coach if they could play a curtain raiser every home game then I could see them both :-) , fair play to Mrs Opus she goes with her when Carnegie are at home and I cover the other weeks

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: John R (IP Logged)
Date: 23 July, 2018 16:06

I don't mind Friday nights personally. It keeps the weekend free for other activities including domestic......

The main issue I have is getting to Headingley through the Leeds Friday night rush, which takes so unpredictably long that I have to leave my base considerably earlier than I would for the same journey on a Sunday.

However, that is what I do in such circumstances. My problem resolved !

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: sm123sm (IP Logged)
Date: 24 July, 2018 16:04

Interesting view points do we think we could do more to tap into the local student population say play a game after the Varsity match or similar or a special student night on a Friday night?

Re: Friday nights
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 24 July, 2018 17:03

Quote:
sm123sm
Interesting view points do we think we could do more to tap into the local student population say play a game after the Varsity match or similar or a special student night on a Friday night?


Our much-maligned customer service team did exactly the latter last season. People may remember the students arriving, free pint in hand, near the end of the first half - I think it was the Bristol match.

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