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i personally think sunday afternoons are finished . nearly everyone i talk to that doesn t go anymore goes to the pub to watch premiership football .if not they re playing in local golf competitions . then theres formula i , last day golf tournaments , athletics , wimbledon  , etc.  how about a switch to friday night watch the match then go on the town . could record super league match and watch it later .there will be at least 5 full time clubs in our league next year so it shouldn t be a problem .

 

 

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Clubs have had this debate haven't they . I guess it's all down to will more people turn up .

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I wouldn't mind Friday nights. I think it's worth looking at alternatives to increase crowds.

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I always believe weekends are for matches .... many cant make it to games either Pro or Amateur midweek or fri due to shift patterns , its a working mans game .

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Maybe a debate the club can open up with fans and potential fans . I quite like a night match personally , there's an atmosphere about them . Maybe trial it and contrast crowds ? Try it against a full time team like Bradford . That would be good under lights . I guess you'd need a few games to contrast crowds against similar levels of opponents . Any things worth at least having a craic about to increase interest

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I wouldn't mind Friday nights. I think it's worth looking at alternatives to increase crowds.

I've always though Friday nights at 7 o clock, time for people still to go the boozer after.

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I always believe weekends are for matches .... many cant make it to games either Pro or Amateur midweek or fri due to shift patterns , its a working mans game .

i have to swap shifts to make Sundays so shift patterns go through the weekend too. Don't see why shift patterns affect a Friday so much and not other days

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I think you would lose a few away supporters. Lets say we play Bradford on a Friday night at 7, Some Bulls fans who would have travelled up on the Sunday might not finish work til 5 on the Friday. I suppose there would be no harm trying it but you have to think of the logistics.

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I think most are missing the point. Our lads are semi pro and all have other jobs to do. Some shift patterns would make them unavailable for Fridays, some would work 12 hour shifts until 6 o clock, then would be expected to lace a pair of boots up an hour later. What about lads from away, how could we expect them to go to work then travel 2-3 hours to get here in time for kick off. It's not going to happen, if people really want to watch town then they'll make time on a Sunday like we all do.

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i have to swap shifts to make Sundays so shift patterns go through the weekend too. Don't see why shift patterns affect a Friday so much and not other days

theres a lot less shifts go through Sundays than they do Fridays. And Johnny makes a great point about fans.

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I think you would lose a few away supporters. Lets say we play Bradford on a Friday night at 7, Some Bulls fans who would have travelled up on the Sunday might not finish work til 5 on the Friday. I suppose there would be no harm trying it but you have to think of the logistics.

johnny I think we mainly mean home fans we rarely get many away fans at workington.it would be same the other way round when our fans travel but this league is mainly a home fans league. Even fev and Leigh hardly brought any fans up here for sunday matches. Friday night games then into town for a pint may appeal to more locals

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theres a lot less shifts go through Sundays than they do Fridays. And Johnny makes a great point about fans.

I disagree wonky. Shift patterns go 7 days a week. No shift pattern is better for sunday than Friday. Working 12 hours mean you get four days off on a rolling pattern

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my shift pattern and alot of others are monday til sat morning  and not weekends ..if you work backs and nights and days then you can only go to the match on day shift fridays and that match on the pattern might be away that week .

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I am only talking certain games. Not all season. Just a personal opinion.

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Probably worth a try but have to think about :

The impact on any travelling players that are part time even getting up from Millom would present challenges after work

Friday night games will be up against live Super League

Travelling fans - someone mentioned the Bradford games as an example. If they are successful, then I'd expect Bradford to have a sizeable away following. We may attract another 100 home fans but lose 150 away fans who wont or can't travel

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Well I think it's worth considering a 7.30 or 8 Friday game . If you never try you never know . I understand the away fans thing , but it's once a season , and some make a weekend of it . Here we're talking about getting in more and new townies , who'll come back whenever we play . Pick a game then with a poor crowd this year and not much away support . What's to lose . There are swings n roundabouts , and arguments and counter arguments for everything , and if you concentrate on barriers then you'd never innovate

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But then everyone will be whinging because our travellers couldn't make it up or a local lad has to work. Just can't see the point in it, and would usually clash with a big super league game. Nope not for me.

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why not tial friday nights with say sheffield  ,  keighley  ,  and broncos  none of them  will ever bring any away support  .

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johnny I think we mainly mean home fans we rarely get many away fans at workington.it would be same the other way round when our fans travel but this league is mainly a home fans league. Even fev and Leigh hardly brought any fans up here for sunday matches. Friday night games then into town for a pint may appeal to more locals

 

I went to the Workington v Leigh game this season and there were over 300 there from Leigh.

 

From your point of view I can understand why you think more Workington fans would turn up for a Friday night game but the Leigh following would be badly affected. 

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The crowd on the day was 814 and the crowds either side of that day were 627 and 776, so I would say Leigh brought about 100 - 150 frankb.   

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There were 2 supporters coaches and 3 minibus's and lots went in their cars.

 

The dvd of the game shows that there were a lot of Leythers there.

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There were 2 supporters coaches and 3 minibus's and lots went in their cars.

The dvd of the game shows that there were a lot of Leythers there.

There was a few but not 300

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