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FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER FOR NOMADS?
CONNAH'S Quay Nomads are hoping a bit of Friday night fever will bring more fans into Deeside Stadium next season.
Nomads' average home attendances last term were the lowest in the Welsh Premier, despite the team being in contention for a European place throughout much of the campaign.
In the hope of boosting crowds for 2003-04, Nomads have put in a request to League secretary John Deakin, asking for more of their home games to be played on a Friday night rather than the traditional Saturday afternoon.
Club secretary Bobby Hunter said: "I'm a traditionalist and love my football on a Saturday, but I'm open to anything that might bring more people into the ground.
"More and more Premiership games are being screened on Saturday lunchtime and I don't think that it does us any favours.
"By the time the games are over, it doesn't leave any time for people to get out of their houses or the pubs and along to our matches.
"There's also the old problem of the likes of Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere and Chester being on our doorstep.
"By moving some games to a Friday, maybe some of the people who watch those clubs on a Saturday will start coming to see us."
1 July 2021