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Summer Football Anyone?

Summer Football Anyone?

Summer Football?

There is a lot of talk from UEFA at the moment about changing the football calendar.

Their proposal would be to make the season run from February to November.

What do you think, would this be a good idea?

I know it is traditional to watch footy over Christmas and New Year but it is a financial drain at a very expensive time of year and more importantly I believe that more people would prefer to watch a game in the sun than in the cold.

So if it was unified across the football world I would be in favour of it. Would anybody have any objections if it was introduced?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 14 2006
Time: 8:58AM

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You're right it is a tradition to watch football over the festive months, and although times change too much tradition is being taken out of football and I don't really want much more lost. You would still have the expense whenever games are played merely over different months. How would this work in a world cup or European championship year?!?!
Hughes Da Man
14/12/2006 09:30:00
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7 games between 2nd Dec and 2nd Jan is a financial drain, especially for those of us with families. Rugby has recently gone down this route and the view from within the game is that it should of happened years ago as it has been a major success. I presume that arrangements would be made for major football tournaments, but the initial question is would we prefer more summer football. I would be happy to see a Feb - Nov season, with World Cups and European championships over the festive period.
voiceoftheholte
14/12/2006 09:43:00
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Yes, but if it was moved to the summer we would have NO sport during the winter months and I would probably have to talk to the missus. Keep it as it is I say!!
jonah
14/12/2006 09:55:00
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i think the FA have more pressing issues to deal with first, such as the divers.
bobbyfett
14/12/2006 10:32:00
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I'm fairly easy on this one, as long as I get to see the mighty villa play, I'm not worried, the thought of not sitting through the worst of the winter isn't the most horrible thought in the world I guess, but it might change the style of the English game as the game would slow in the heat?
The Fear
14/12/2006 11:01:00
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No this is the way it has always been and I dont think it should change
Christo
14/12/2006 11:05:00
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Footie is a winter game..end of story.
jonah
14/12/2006 11:23:00
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Terrible idea! Why do they constantly want to change things? Notice how I say change things, and not improve things! Yet another case of some bigwig sat in a big office with nothing better to do than think up stupid plans.
DeanoVilla
14/12/2006 11:41:00
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Summers for cricket. I love the xmas holiday games and the 3rd round FA Cup games.The FA Cup Final in Oct/November madness!
Erod
14/12/2006 13:40:00
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its cuase david deins on the board and wenger keeps moaning !!
bobbyfett
14/12/2006 14:30:00
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