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Anyone know why it's a 19:30 kickoff?

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The bulk of the midweek games are starting at 19:30 instead of 19:45.

Is there any reason for this as they don't seem to be televised/streamed by Amazon?

 

 

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It's for the benefit of all those folk who leave five or ten minutes before the end of the game. By finishing earlier, they will be able to stay until the end.

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39 minutes ago, lappinitup said:

It's for the benefit of all those folk who leave five or ten minutes before the end of the game. By finishing earlier, they will be able to stay until the end.

The kicking too much for them?

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Several live games on BT this week (2 each day) but we aren’t one of them - it does seem odd that kickoff was brought forward. 
There’s currently a fair number of tickets left in home areas (starting at £42) if anyone is interested in going as a ‘neutral/football tourist’.

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2 hours ago, lake district canary said:

VAR has decided it has to be 7.30 starts. The machines have taken over. 

Actually Lakey , news just in . VAR has reviewed the kick off time and after deliberating for 5 minutes has now changed it to 11.47 pm  just to p1ss everyone off😂

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I do wonder if it's is due to the VAR impact.  There are well drilled plans in place at many grounds for crowd dispersal after games, particularly if many punters use trains (as is the case at Spurs).  All you need is a couple of VAR delays and a 7.30pm k/o match is going to be finishing not much before a "traditional" 7.45pm k/o would.  If the same happened with a 7.45pm k/o match, many of the trains making extra stops will be picking up fresh air.

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I always remember mid week games as 7.15pm kick off.

Obviously today, it is primarily for television and media coverage. But there is more stoppage time, which is fair, but it is virtually 20 minutes half time and now with VAR it is possible if we bring Burnley back in the FA Cup and it is screened that it could be very late at night if there is stoppage time, VAR added time, extra time and penalties.

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5 hours ago, Branston Pickle said:

Several live games on BT this week (2 each day) but we aren’t one of them - it does seem odd that kickoff was brought forward. 
There’s currently a fair number of tickets left in home areas (starting at £42) if anyone is interested in going as a ‘neutral/football tourist’.

Yes if anyone wants to go just sign up and print your ticket at home. Tried it as far as ticket in the basket and it seemed to work.

To be fair Spurs are just treading water and the visitors are hardly ' must sees ' so if you can sit on your hands for the 90 mins now's your chance to see their new stadium. There's no telling when we'll be back.

You can always say you're just ' doing the 92 ' 😉

 

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The Srurs website says it's been moved to 7.30 " in order to move it into line with other matches elsewhere which have been selected for live television coverage in the UK ".

Whatever that means as I don't remember it happening with midweek matches before ...

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That reason is odd: there’s three games on Wednesday, two are live on BT with one kicking off at 7:30 and the other at 8:15, so it could have easily been at either or neither of those.  Tuesday’s games are mostly 7:30 but so what. It being London I’m a little surprised it wasn’t 8 or 8:15.

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Gives everybody more time to get back to Liverpool Street for the rammed standing only last train at 11.30pm back to Norwich.

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10 hours ago, TIL 1010 said:

Gives everybody more time to get back to Liverpool Street for the rammed standing only last train at 11.30pm back to Norwich.

Always  helpful to have a bit of inside  knowledge 🚂🚃🚃🚃👍

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9 hours ago, wcorkcanary said:

Always  helpful to have a bit of inside  knowledge 🚂🚃🚃🚃👍

General knowledge for anybody that travels to London for football no inside knowledge required wcorkio.

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Go1st class for a tenner assured of a seat and free biscuits and coffee

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No good for me but a heads up if anyone doesn’t already know.....Greater Anglia are promoting ‘ Hare Fares ‘. £20 off peak return from Norwich to London.

Book by 9th Feb and can be used between  21st Jan and 5th April so can be used for the Spurs game tomorrow and Arsenal on 4th April ( assuming it doesn’t get shifted for TV )

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