Days of the Week

After playing their first match, again Wanderers in the English FA Cup, on a Monday, it was Saturdays all the way for Queen's Park for another 15 years (and over 130) games before another game was staged on a different day, with a match against Rangers in April 1888 being played on a Thursday.   

Unsurprisingly, Saturdays account for over 80% of our fixtures, whilst Wednesdays account for over 8% of our games. This shows how times change as, although most midweek games are currently scheduled for a Tuesday, this is a relatively modern tradition as until around 30 years ago most midweek games were played on a Wednesday.

Around 4% of games on a Monday are mainly accounted for by Cup replays and the logjam of fixtures that had to be completed at the tail end of the season after bad winters in pre-undersoil heating days, while the small numbers of Thursday and Friday games can be mainly explained by the tradition of playing league matches on January 1st, while a small number of matches have been brought forward 24 hours (and many of those switched to Lesser Hampden) due to big matches at Hampden.

Lastly, there have been just four Sunday games in the clubs history. The first of those came 110 years after our formation, when we played Alloa away in a Scottish Cup replay at Recreation Park. This was played on a Sunday (after both teams had also played league matches on the Saturday) due to concerns about a severe fixture backlog piling up due to inclement weather. 

It was over 20 years before there was another Sunday match, and in 1999/00 a league match at Forfar was postponed for 24 hours because of the Scotland v England Euro 2000 play off match at Hampden on the Saturday.

Almost ten years later a torrential downpour saw our last league match of the season at Stirling postponed, and with the game being played 48 hours later, the play off matches against Stenhousemuir that were scheduled for the following Wednesday and Saturday were put back by 24 hours, so Queen's hosted Stenhousemuir at Hampden on the Sunday in the second leg of the Second Division Play Off Semi Final.

Our fourth Sunday match was in 2012/13 when a home league match against Rangers was put back by 24 hours so that the match could be broadcast live on TV.      

A full list of when we have played is here

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