Earliest European kickoff

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  1. Damocles

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    Small question. In the news today is that UEFA have plans to move the CL kick off times to 5.55pm and 8pm like the Europa League.

    Got me thinking, what was the earliest midweek kick off time we've had?

    I sort of half remember us playing at about 4 o'clock one day, in the Groclin/TNS type of era. Anyone recall this?
     
  2. blue b4 the moon

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    Coventry in the power strikes, had to bunk off school.

    Edit....would have been good to read the title of the thread rather than just the post.
     
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  3. journolud

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    Presumably thinking of enhancing the experience for fans by having kick offs that early. Taking a leaf from sky and bts books
     

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  4. daveyboybluemoon

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    We kicked off at 5pm in the Uefa cup in 2011 i think, I want to say against Aris but might have been someone else.

    For some reason we had to play the game on the same night as the Champions League games & Uefa didn't wanting the TV coverage clashing so we had start at 5pm.
     
  5. ManCityX

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    Didn't we play AC Milan in the midweek afternoon because of the weather the night before?
     
  6. Millwallawayveteran1988

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    I remember going to a home game in the Europa at around 5pm. Was it Porto?

    Nothing beats the 11am kick off against Everton albeit it at the weekend
     
  7. cheshirecheese

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    Yes @ 1978. The night before fog was too thick for the game to be played so played the day after 1.30 local time. Remember trying to listen to a report on the radio. If memory serves drew 2-2 and won the second leg 3-0
     
  8. TravisBickle

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    Yep. Think it was around 2pm ko
     
  9. GAZZA

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    and purely by coincidence, of course, each team had a player from the far east.
     
  10. Rosler's Mullet

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    That's the earliest I remember, 2-0 up as well, AC hadn't lost a home European tie at that point iirc, and then, the ref stepped in and evened things up, how times have changed, not, we still smashed them in the return, Asa scoring a cracker.
     

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