Pre 80s matches used to be at 3:00 p.m on a Saturday afternoon and be events that had mostly a family atmosphere and that kids could go to with dad &/or mum. I know that there has always been rivalry, hooligans etc and I do not have a totally rose tinted view of the past! But now the football industry is, IMO, upsetting some families lives..well certainly mine!
TV companies appear to have the power to decide when matches are played so they get maximum TV viewing. This means many are switched during the season, take place on Sundays and mid-week evenings. This is for a purely financial reason not to make it beneficial for players /fans.
The obscene salaries paid to players/managers etc have contributed to the sky high ticket prices precluding many families and yougsters from going. If governments were truly interested in resurrecting a more traditional 'family' life they would be sensible to look at Saturday afternoons and football scheduling /ticket prices!
Anyone else affected by this or am I the only one with a footie mad OH?
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