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Kicking off early.

By old and grey10/8 14:31Wed Aug 10 14:31:20 2022

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In a rare outbreak of common sense in football,
the Isthmian League are to give their clubs the
option of kicking off early this winter to save on
energy costs caused by expensive floodlighting.

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By Kylie10/8 15:12Wed Aug 10 15:12:52 2022In response to Kicking off early.Top of thread

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That's an unusually charitable view for your good self, old chap!

Shome mishtake, shurely?! (New "Private Eye" out today. Buy it, you meanies!... and the new "Viz" is out this week too. Buy that as well!)

You mean, "energy costs caused by closing power stations, refusing to use fossil fuels, "investing" in hideously expensive - and not very green - wind turbines and unreliable solar power... and poking the Russians with a sharp stick for 25 years."...

... don't you?

Sensible scheme, though.
Scottish Juniors always used to kick off at 2pm to deal with the lack of floodlights. Of course, that was "archaic" and newly "ambitious" clubs need floodlights to climb the newly installed Pyramid in Scotland now.

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By Berkshire Hoops10/8 18:19Wed Aug 10 18:19:54 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Hmmm! Your not Korky1 by another name by chance?

Keith.

Why worry, be happy.

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By old and grey10/8 17:59Wed Aug 10 17:59:30 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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It's not my view you moron ,you obviously did not
understand the piece.
The LEAGUE made the decision .

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By Kingting (Ksuals)10/8 19:21Wed Aug 10 19:21:55 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Same down here in the Southern Combination
One game called of as weather has made pitch unplayable.
One match kicked off at 7 to save turning floodlights on.

Ksuals

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By Senior (BE)11/8 15:55Thu Aug 11 15:55:33 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Who wants one o'clock kick offs on a Saturday and the same for evening matches as its dark by 4.30 in winter.

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By Kingting (Ksuals)11/8 19:17Thu Aug 11 19:17:33 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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I don't mind one pm kick offs
The standard of football I watch I don't think there's enough player availability to play anything other than in the evening midweek
Does anybody know how much for a average Isthmian club floodlight bill is?

Ksuals

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By Kylie11/8 16:56Thu Aug 11 16:56:21 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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It's coming.

Energy crisis. Lockdowns. 3-day weeks. Lunchtime kickoffs.

It'll be 1974 again any day now.

I don't think Terry Jacks meant "Seasons in the Sun" as a protest against either Climate Change or the Qatar World Cup, but it'll do the job.

We could even wheel out Arthur Scargill to call a symbolic strike.

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By old and grey11/8 17:19Thu Aug 11 17:19:22 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Trying to find the cost of floodlighting to a club.
Came across a comment from unnamed 4th tier
club saying they would pay £100.000 more at the
present price of electricity.
So it makes sense for non-league clubs to kick-off
early even though that seems to have not hit home with
some fans.

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By SDG (SDG (Ks))11/8 18:47Thu Aug 11 18:47:43 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Almost certainly shoddy journalism that story (I can only find it in the Sun), that's probably the whole annual energy bill for an EFL club with full time players, staff, offices, training ground, etc and a big stadium.

If typical floodlight use in the football season cost even £10k it would never have been adopted in non league, let alone U18s etc

In reality moving kickoffs would probably be a false economy for most teams by hurting the gate more than they'd save on floodlights. 3pm on a Saturday and 7.45pm on a workday have been well established forever because they work for the most number of people. Plus watching football is way better under lights.

If things get so bad that the Government forces clubs' hands that's one thing; but I really hope not many clubs do this voluntarily.

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By MC12/8 12:07Fri Aug 12 12:07:35 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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I also worry about the impact on the 3pm blackout (blackout in the televised football sense!)

Lower league / non-league clubs are basically able to 'own' that slot and most of us like this. If teams start deliberately moving games that half-clash with televised fixtures, I think the argument for the 3pm blackout remaining is weaknened significantly.

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By Senior (BE)12/8 11:04Fri Aug 12 11:04:09 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Part timers would not be given extra time off by bosses, so it should not be implemented.

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By Iang11/8 17:05Thu Aug 11 17:05:44 2022In response to Re: Kicking off early.Top of thread

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Nothing Symbolic about the 74 and 72 Miners' strike

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