It's always nice to know that when you finish work you can watch the team you love, win lose or draw. It gets some people through their day. You tell the wife not to cook tea because you'll grab a burger on the way to the ground. You express a little more banter than usual at the office. And you take your scarf to work for the walk across town with the rest of the fans.
But, if you finish at 5pm, what do you do for the other three hours before the game? Work the later shift? Have a few beers down the road? Go home for a bit? Neither are that appealing on a Tuesday.