No festive football season now

Last updated : 31 December 2011 By Fargone

In glorious days gone by maybe up to the 1980s the Xmas NewYear was also a festive football season with extra derby games to look forward to.  

Here in Scotland we could expect not only a game close to Christ,as Day or on Xmas Day if it was a Saturday and up to three local derbies over the New Year. I once recall the Lichties facing Brechin, Forfar and Montrose in a space of only 4 days though usually the dates were spread a little more

Weather was less of a factor so there was a reduced likelihood of postponement.  Games went ahead withouit incident on frosty pitches

What do we get now?   NO extra games merely the displacement of the regular weekly game.  And of course we get more reqdy postponements.

Here;s my solution.   Let the Premier League _ suppodely entertainers - run a heavy holiday fixture list. They;re paid well enough (except Hearts) and have undersoil heating.  Let the mainly parttime teams have either a winter break - 3 weeks should do it - or move to summer football.

Problem solved