Friday night has traditionally been a night devoid of English Premier League action. However, from 2016 onwards, this may no longer be the case.
The Premier League are looking to flog the rights and they want to introduce 'a small number of Friday night games.'
In Ireland, such a scenario would be provide yet another difficulty of the League of Ireland.
Friday night has long been earmarked as a safe night for League of Ireland action, with Sky Sports offering no live games to keep football fans rooted to their couch or ensconced in the nearest pub.
The reaction from St. Pat's captain Ger O'Brien was particularly gloomy.
Friday night Premier League games is a disaster for us here. pic.twitter.com/JGspl5rge8
— Ger O'Brien (@gerramia) December 12, 2014
BBC suggesting that next premier league deal will include Friday night games. Not content with chasing league here out of Sunday it seems... — emmet malone (@emmetmalone) December 12, 2014
Historically Sunday afternoon was Loi day, personally I'd love to see us go back to our roots. Back to basics never hurt anybody — Stephen Henderson (@HOTSHOTZ2) December 12, 2014
Absolutely gutted the PL is moving some games to Friday nights. More crowds taken away from #LOI isn't good news. — Chris (@Chris__Ed) December 12, 2014
Friday night Premier League games? We might have to move to Thursday nights at this stage #LOI
— Ciaran (@BackPostHeader) December 12, 2014
#RIPLOI Goodbye League of Ireland...#EndOfTheWorld
— Wayne M (@scottyccfc) December 12, 2014
Others have been less apocalyptic with many pointing out that sides involved in midweek European competition would be unable to play in these games.
If we can't stand up to an infrequent Friday night EPL game contested by teams below European standard, we may as well jack it all in — John O'Sullivan (@johngosullivan) December 12, 2014
EPL on Friday's? Fuck it! We love a good moan about a seemingly insurmountable external issue instead of getting our own house in order. — John O'Sullivan (@johngosullivan) December 12, 2014