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Title: TV Games
Post by: tylerm on October 10, 2018, 03:52:46 PM
Villa moved to the Friday night. You must be joking


TWO more Albion games have been re-scheduled for live TV in the coming weeks.

The Baggies’ trip to Ipswich Town at the end of November and the home derby against Aston Villa will both now be Friday night live presentations for Sky TV.

Albion’s clash at Portman Road has been brought forward to November 23 with a 7.45pm kick off.

Two weeks later, Albion’s keenly-awaited derby clash against Villa will now go ahead on Friday, December 7 with an 8pm kick off.

The next wave off selections will be announced by November 9 and will cover the period between December 15 and January 12.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BalisPen on October 10, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
I cannot believe the coppers have let the vile game to be played on a Friday night.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: johnny Cash on October 10, 2018, 04:01:43 PM
Villa on a Friday night isn't that bad. Ipswich on a Friday night on the other hand.....

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Post by: kc56wba on October 10, 2018, 04:02:18 PM
I cannot believe the coppers have let the vile game to be played on a Friday night.

Sky rule football didn't you know, bugger all the old bill can do about it.

Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on October 10, 2018, 04:08:29 PM
Swansea away on Wednesday 28 November will be live on Sky Sports Football Red Button. 
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Nathan on October 10, 2018, 04:17:43 PM
Villa moved to the Friday night. You must be joking


TWO more Albion games have been re-scheduled for live TV in the coming weeks.

The Baggies’ trip to Ipswich Town at the end of November and the home derby against Aston Villa will both now be Friday night live presentations for Sky TV.

Albion’s clash at Portman Road has been brought forward to November 23 with a 7.45pm kick off.

Two weeks later, Albion’s keenly-awaited derby clash against Villa will now go ahead on Friday, December 7 with an 8pm kick off.

The next wave off selections will be announced by November 9 and will cover the period between December 15 and January 12.

Absolutely great news as far as I'm concerned. Cracking afternoon/evening/night on the lash, guaranteed an even better atmosphere in the ground AND I can now make Chepstow races on the Saturday!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: bakebaggie on October 10, 2018, 05:16:54 PM

Stinks for me. I live in California and rely on ifollow, all of those Friday night games get blocked out. At the current rate, about one third of this seasons matches will not be available to ifollow subscribers. The cost per match is going through the roof.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: hardtobeat on October 10, 2018, 05:34:02 PM
Sky rule football didn't you know, bugger all the old bill can do about it.
Not true, they can refuse to police it which means the game couldn't go ahead.  Have a feeling they threatened to do this v Dingles
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: DutchBaggies on October 10, 2018, 06:00:07 PM
Brilliant!!  >:(  I now have to change my flight, and take a day off work most likely.   Was just going to go straight to Schiphol from work.  Ipswich on a Friday night?  You couldn't make it up. 
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Nathan on October 10, 2018, 06:10:39 PM
Not true, they can refuse to police it which means the game couldn't go ahead.  Have a feeling they threatened to do this v Dingles

If remember rightly, it was after the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, the game Clement scored for us in our first promotion season under Megson. After the trouble that night the old bill said they would never agree to another night match between us and the dingles. We've obviously had the 2nd leg of the play-off semi on a night against them since then but the nature of the playoffs structure would have meant altering that impossible. Albion v Villa games have seemingly not fallen foul to such sanctions.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kirk on October 10, 2018, 07:30:02 PM
If remember rightly, it was after the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, the game Clement scored for us in our first promotion season under Megson. After the trouble that night the old bill said they would never agree to another night match between us and the dingles. We've obviously had the 2nd leg of the play-off semi on a night against them since then but the nature of the playoffs structure would have meant altering that impossible. Albion v Villa games have seemingly not fallen foul to such sanctions.

Anyone who was at the cup game at villa park can vouch for the amount of trouble inside and outside the stadium. This beggars belief or a London company who have no idea of football rivalry
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Atomic on October 10, 2018, 07:36:58 PM
Nightmare. I have work at 23:00 and have to catch the train back. The last game I wanted on a Friday night was Villa.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 10, 2018, 07:39:19 PM
It was a pretty strong possibility, glad I booked the Friday off for this weekend!

I'm miffed about Ipswich though, working until 11pm  >:(
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Nathan on October 10, 2018, 07:52:13 PM
Anyone who was at the cup game at villa park can vouch for the amount of trouble inside and outside the stadium. This beggars belief or a London company who have no idea of football rivalry

I was at Villa Park for both the cup game and the league fixture a few nights earlier which also wasn't without incident. I, like yourself, cant see why the WMP seem to have no objections to Albion v Villa games being on a night when they poo their pants at the thought of Albion v Wolves being on a night. Either way, night games on a Friday suit me just fine!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: KN22 on October 10, 2018, 11:21:04 PM
This puts a real damper on what is one of the highlights of the season. Sky rules the roost and there’s not a lot we can do. I will be there nonetheless.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: OllieTheBaggie on October 10, 2018, 11:33:32 PM
Literally the one night of the week where i'm going to struggle to make it, seriously #### you Sky. Why can't it be a late night Saturday or even a Sunday.

Really disappointed about this.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on October 11, 2018, 07:55:02 AM
I'm not a fan of Sky but from their point of view....this is probably the biggest draw in the Championship this year, especially with us scoring goals and Smith and Terry in at Villa, so they want max viewing figures. To get that they need either Friday night or Saturday 5.30 slots. You could say that Saturday 5.30 is even worse for potential trouble as fans have all day to drink and then have time to drink plenty more after the game. At least on a Friday a lot of fans will go to the pub straight from work and some will go home after the game. It's not ideal but it's probably the better of the two peak viewing slots as far as potential trouble goes.

Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 11, 2018, 08:00:24 AM
I'm not a fan of Sky but from their point of view....this is probably the biggest draw in the Championship this year, especially with us scoring goals and Smith and Terry in at Villa, so they want max viewing figures. To get that they need either Friday night or Saturday 5.30 slots. You could say that Saturday 5.30 is even worse for potential trouble as fans have all day to drink and then have time to drink plenty more after the game. At least on a Friday a lot of fans will go to the pub straight from work and some will go home after the game. It's not ideal but it's probably the better of the two peak viewing slots as far as potential trouble goes.

Sat 5.30pm also goes up against the BT Prem game too.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 11, 2018, 08:05:35 AM
can't make Ipswich now as I'm working until 6pm on that day, only working until lunch time on 8th so should be down in plenty of time for the Villa game. Was hoping Brentford on 1st December would be moved to a Friday or the Sunday.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 11, 2018, 08:41:51 AM
can't make Ipswich now as I'm working until 6pm on that day, only working until lunch time on 8th so should be down in plenty of time for the Villa game. Was hoping Brentford on 1st December would be moved to a Friday or the Sunday.

Villa is on the 7th
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on October 11, 2018, 10:53:09 AM
Sat 5.30pm also goes up against the BT Prem game too.
Yes that's another thing
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 11, 2018, 11:06:49 AM
Villa is on the 7th

That's what I meant! Not thinking straight as I was only half way through my first coffee of the day when posting!!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: geoff on October 11, 2018, 01:10:11 PM

Stinks for me. I live in California and rely on ifollow, all of those Friday night games get blocked out. At the current rate, about one third of this seasons matches will not be available to ifollow subscribers. The cost per match is going through the roof.


Look in the woodman section sometimes you can find help there.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on October 11, 2018, 04:27:31 PM
As things stand that's me ruled out for Ipswich.

Pity, I was looking forward to this one as I probably can't do Swansea on Wednesday 28th.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: OllieTheBaggie on October 11, 2018, 09:51:15 PM
Is this official? The Villa change doesn't seem to be on the Sky website, on our website or on the fixture list as far as I can see.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on October 11, 2018, 10:22:22 PM
Is this official? The Villa change doesn't seem to be on the Sky website, on our website or on the fixture list as far as I can see.
It's on BBC Sport website fixtures
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: mulliganstired on October 12, 2018, 07:56:57 AM
Do we get extra money for being on the box so much?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 12, 2018, 08:05:45 AM
Is this official? The Villa change doesn't seem to be on the Sky website, on our website or on the fixture list as far as I can see.

it's been O/S since Wednesday:

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/october/two-fixtures-selected-for-tv/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 12, 2018, 08:07:09 AM
Do we get extra money for being on the box so much?

We get money for every game that is shown on the telly, so the more we are on the more money we get...if that's what you meant.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: tuamigos on October 12, 2018, 08:20:52 AM
We get money for every game that is shown on the telly, so the more we are on the more money we get...if that's what you meant.

 I believe the last time we were in the Championship it was £600k per game, I would imagine with the influx of more television money into the game that could be considerably more now.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 12, 2018, 08:34:59 AM
This article from June 2017 claims that teams receive £100k per home game and £10K per away game but that is SKY only.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/championship-tv-money-aston-villa-12969621
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: geoff on October 15, 2018, 03:44:16 PM
ALBION'S TV MATCHES (Championship unless stated otherwise)

Here are the matches in October, November and December that will be televised live on Sky Sports.

Albion v Derby, 8pm, Wednesday, October 24, Sky Sports Football

Albion v Leeds, 5.30pm, Saturday, November 10, Sky Sports Football

Ipswich v Albion, 7:45pm, Friday, November 23, Sky Sports Football

Albion v Villa, 8pm, Friday, December 7, Sky Sports Football
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kie the baggie on October 15, 2018, 04:28:08 PM
Great Brentford on a monday night, another game I will have to miss
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: leeiswba on October 15, 2018, 04:53:41 PM
So Brentford on the Monday night and Villa only 4 days later on the Friday
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 15, 2018, 05:40:34 PM
Pleased that Brentford has been moved to the Monday as I was going to have to miss it on the Saturday due to work commitments...finally a game moved for television that suits me!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: mikehy on October 15, 2018, 06:23:08 PM
It's a disgrace they have moved another game and took 2 consecutive Saturday home games off us. Surely there should be a limit on how many times they can show each team in a season
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: leeiswba on October 15, 2018, 06:32:27 PM
Seen somewhere that we don’t have a Saturday 3pm game between 26th October & 26th December
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kirk on October 15, 2018, 07:28:12 PM
And they wonder why people stop going to games
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Norfolk Baggie on October 15, 2018, 09:06:32 PM
I actually think we have done worse for games moving about in the Championship rather than the Premiership.  Given my location in Norfolk it is really difficult to get back for Friday night games..gggggrrrr!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 15, 2018, 09:31:38 PM
Seen somewhere that we don’t have a Saturday 3pm game between 26th October & 26th December

Apart from the one on Sat 27th October?  ;D
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 15, 2018, 09:36:50 PM
I actually think we have done worse for games moving about in the Championship rather than the Premiership.  Given my location in Norfolk it is really difficult to get back for Friday night games..gggggrrrr!

Well, let's be honest, what TV company would want to show us under the management of Pulis or Pardew? We're a far more interesting team to watch now and this is an unfortunate side effect.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on October 15, 2018, 09:46:15 PM
Sky were supposed to have given the games up to 8 December in the announcement last week and then they pull another one out of the hat. I read on another site that a Dublin baggie had booked a flight for the Brentford game on the strength of the first announcement. Their disregard for fans is appalling. They really aren't that interested in the Championship, which will always be a poor second best to the beloved Premier League, so why can't they just leave us alone.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on October 15, 2018, 09:59:07 PM
Well, let's be honest, what TV company would want to show us under the management of Pulis or Pardew? We're a far more interesting team to watch now and this is an unfortunate side effect.

Yeah, I think we're probably all agreed on that.

Equally (I'd imagine) we're mostly agreed Sky are taking the absolute piss at the mo'.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on October 15, 2018, 10:08:34 PM
Sky were supposed to have given the games up to 8 December in the announcement last week and then they pull another one out of the hat. I read on another site that a Dublin baggie had booked a flight for the Brentford game on the strength of the first announcement. Their disregard for fans is appalling. They really aren't that interested in the Championship, which will always be a poor second best to the beloved Premier League, so why can't they just leave us alone.

Very much agreed, make an announcement and stick to it.

If not then reimburse supporters proven advance travel costs, but will that happen? Will it fk.

If asked they'd probably state supporters should have gone to even more expense and stumped up insurance to cover themselves in the event of a change they've effectively suggested won't happen.

It's enough of a pain travelling to the Albion across Brum on public transport of an evening, never mind coming from further afield.

Absolutely w@nk.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 16, 2018, 08:10:36 AM
Seen somewhere that we don’t have a Saturday 3pm game between 26th October & 26th December

I'm assuming you mean a home game as we have plenty of away games at 3pm between those dates....although that could change on Nov 9th when the TV options for fixtures played between 15th December and 15th Jan are released.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 16, 2018, 09:07:38 AM
It's a disgrace they have moved another game and took 2 consecutive Saturday home games off us. Surely there should be a limit on how many times they can show each team in a season

The more times you're on the Tv the more money you get, what club is going to turn down money? I think there is a minimum amount a club can be shown but not a maximum (think that was true in the Prem too).

It's a reflection of our relative success and high goals to games ratio that we are being chosen for Tv games.

I would expect our game with Sheff Utd on Dec 15th to be chosen for Tv too, given where we both are in the league., although that would mean that we would be on TV something like 5 games out of 6.

Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Norfolk Baggie on October 16, 2018, 12:33:54 PM
Yeah, I think we're probably all agreed on that.

Equally (I'd imagine) we're mostly agreed Sky are taking the absolute piss at the mo'.

Agree with both of the above, I can see why we are interesting to watch on Sky, but tough when you cannot get to some great matches.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: WorcsWBA on October 16, 2018, 01:46:20 PM
Well, let's be honest, what TV company would want to show us under the management of Pulis or Pardew? We're a far more interesting team to watch now and this is an unfortunate side effect.
We're just regarded as being in the Prem to make up the numbers, so we'll never get featured much on TV in that division. We're also not regarded as a fashionable club either. I don't think we would have been featured much more if we'd played in a more attacking style.

However, in the Championship we're regarded as being one of the bigger clubs and are going well, so we'll get featured much more often on that basis.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BaggieBoy04 on October 16, 2018, 07:38:45 PM
F*** SKY Inconsiderate people could have gone to the Villa game but now it's after school and On a FRIDAY From Darlaston to West Brom The 79 Will be rammed oh well good old WM it is
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Post by: leeiswba on October 16, 2018, 08:31:26 PM
F*** SKY Inconsiderate people could have gone to the Villa game but now it's after school and On a FRIDAY From Darlaston to West Brom The 79 Will be rammed oh well good old WM it is

I take it this is a wind up  ;D
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on October 17, 2018, 06:33:07 AM
God that’s real tough,
leave school at 15:30 got to be at ground for 19:30, from the outpost that is Darlo (5 whole Miles away) and on an omnibus! I am stressing thinking about it, going for a lie down!
Sky, so inconsiderate, damn them to eternity and back !!!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: seteefeet on October 17, 2018, 09:36:08 AM
God that’s real tough,
leave school at 15:30 got to be at ground for 19:30, from the outpost that is Darlo (5 whole Miles away) and on an omnibus! I am stressing thinking about it, going for a lie down!
Sky, so inconsiderate, damn them to eternity and back !!!
When I were a lad, I had to walk to The Hawthorns...... backwards......over hot coals........with holes in me shoes...... whilst being shot at by away fans with cattas!

Kids these days  ??? Don't know they are born  :)
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: The Black Pearl on October 17, 2018, 01:44:40 PM
I regularly walked from Quinton, fact is walking somewhere is nowadays seen as too much!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on October 17, 2018, 03:03:20 PM
When I were a lad, I had to walk to The Hawthorns...... backwards......over hot coals........with holes in me shoes...... whilst being shot at by away fans with cattas!

Kids these days  ??? Don't know they are born  :)

holes in your shoes !! HOLES IN yeah SHOES !!
when i were a lad we had never heard of shoes, we was so poor we wore bulls shins strapped on to our feet with liquorice laces, by the time we walked to B71 they were just tender enuf to chew on at half time before we strapped em back on to skip merrily all the way down forge lane, and we beat the bus home!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: seteefeet on October 17, 2018, 03:25:41 PM
holes in your shoes !! HOLES IN yeah SHOES !!
when i were a lad we had never heard of shoes, we was so poor we wore bulls shins strapped on to our feet with liquorice laces, by the time we walked to B71 they were just tender enuf to chew on at half time before we strapped em back on to skip merrily all the way down forge lane, and we beat the bus home!
Well....
By SHOES, I mean foot shaped nests of rusty nails held together by barbed wire.
As for LIQOURICE! Closest we got to LIQOURICE was if a drop of Pernod dripped from the Woodman's bin and landed on our bowl of halftime sawdust.
Never heard us complain though!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on October 17, 2018, 03:45:27 PM
Well....
By SHOES, I mean foot shaped nests of rusty nails held together by barbed wire.
As for LIQOURICE! Closest we got to LIQOURICE was if a drop of Pernod dripped from the Woodman's bin and landed on our bowl of halftime sawdust.
Never heard us complain though!

Oh! the nights I lay awake in me half slumber cogitatin an ruminatin on "Setteefeet". All too oft the good woman would elbow me and shout all delicate loike "setteefeet, setteefeet, let me hear that name again and I'll stab yeah, swear I will, stab you I say"

Now I unnerstan dow I, how that there Setteefeet moniker was bestowed on yeah,  rusty nails an barbed wire indeed,
Well Mr setteefeet we had no such luxuries as barbed wire and rusty nails, owd bread pud as big as a bed ter ate our snap off, no plates or owt precoscious loike that, jus owd bread pub, gud owd days them was an I'll be bound!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: baggiejohn on October 17, 2018, 06:51:37 PM
Oh! the nights I lay awake in me half slumber cogitatin an ruminatin on "Setteefeet". All too oft the good woman would elbow me and shout all delicate loike "setteefeet, setteefeet, let me hear that name again and I'll stab yeah, swear I will, stab you I say"

Now I unnerstan dow I, how that there Setteefeet moniker was bestowed on yeah,  rusty nails an barbed wire indeed,
Well Mr setteefeet we had no such luxuries as barbed wire and rusty nails, owd bread pud as big as a bed ter ate our snap off, no plates or owt precoscious loike that, jus owd bread pub, gud owd days them was an I'll be bound!


That's a pretty good stab at a Norfolk accent for a Black Country Lad  ::)
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on October 17, 2018, 07:19:50 PM

That's a pretty good stab at a Norfolk accent for a Black Country Lad  ::)

Ar bor, Bin in the flatlands too long bay I
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 22, 2018, 07:28:48 PM
I take it this is a wind up  ;D

Bloody hope so...
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 23, 2018, 08:14:30 AM

I don't think it is a wind up, the poster has said a few times that he is 14 and autistic, so while something as mundane as getting home from school and catching the bus might not seem a big deal to non autistic grown adults, it obviously is to him. Autistic people tend to struggle with changes in routine.

Was enjoying the Monty Pythonesque banter of Setteefeet and Albionic though!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on October 23, 2018, 08:43:16 AM
I don't think it is a wind up, the poster has said a few times that he is 14 and autistic, so while something as mundane as getting home from school and catching the bus might not seem a big deal to non autistic grown adults, it obviously is to him. Autistic people tend to struggle with changes in routine.

Was enjoying the Monty Pythonesque banter of Setteefeet and Albionic though!

feeling pretty small and spiteful though, now you have explained the context of the original post !
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on October 23, 2018, 08:52:44 AM
feeling pretty small and spiteful though, now you have explained the context of the original post !

Suppose it all depends on whether he's 14 and autistic really.

Highly improbable but I could be a six foot white rabbit called Kevin for all you know.

That or a Dingle or a Viler posing as an Albion supporter.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 23, 2018, 09:27:25 AM
Suppose it all depends on whether he's 14 and autistic really.

Highly improbable but I could be a six foot white rabbit called Kevin for all you know.

That or a Dingle or a Viler posing as an Albion supporter.

True, or a man in a boiler suit called Colin. :D
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on October 23, 2018, 09:34:09 AM
True, or a man in a boiler suit called Colin. :D

Damn, busted.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Si2H479Es

........  ;D  ;) .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Powelly on November 08, 2018, 04:58:24 PM
Sheffield United Friday night

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/)

ALBION's December trip to Sheffield United has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

The Baggies will now travel to Bramall Lane for the Sky Bet Championship fixture on Friday, December 14 (ko 7.45pm).

It means five of the club's next six matches will be broadcast live on television heading into the festive period.

Ticket information for the South Yorkshire encounter will be confirmed in due course.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: mikehy on November 08, 2018, 05:13:46 PM
A disgrace that we have lost another Saturday game. I wish sky would go bust
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: wbarenno on November 08, 2018, 05:42:21 PM
Sheffield United Friday night

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/)

ALBION's December trip to Sheffield United has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

The Baggies will now travel to Bramall Lane for the Sky Bet Championship fixture on Friday, December 14 (ko 7.45pm).

It means five of the club's next six matches will be broadcast live on television heading into the festive period.

Ticket information for the South Yorkshire encounter will be confirmed in due course.

It says 5/6 but it’s actually 6 out of 6. The Swansea midweek game will be live on the red button .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Dan87uk on November 08, 2018, 06:40:02 PM
Sheffield United Friday night

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/november/sheffield-united-clash-live-on-sky-sports/)

ALBION's December trip to Sheffield United has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

The Baggies will now travel to Bramall Lane for the Sky Bet Championship fixture on Friday, December 14 (ko 7.45pm).

It means five of the club's next six matches will be broadcast live on television heading into the festive period.

Ticket information for the South Yorkshire encounter will be confirmed in due course.

No day out in Sheffield this year then!  ::)
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: seteefeet on November 08, 2018, 08:33:22 PM
It says 5/6 but it’s actually 6 out of 6. The Swansea midweek game will be live on the red button .
Need to overcome our stage fright then
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Westie on November 08, 2018, 09:20:17 PM
Outrageous! How I hate Sky, and I really do mean ‘hate’. Another day out ruined. I am convinced that what is needed is some organisation of real fans to sabotage the Sky broadcasts, it would be so satisfying to actually stop them showing some matches. What would be done if some large banners were on display behind the goals with slogans telling Sky where to get off?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: costa blanca baggie on November 08, 2018, 09:22:17 PM
Outrageous! How I hate Sky, and I really do mean ‘hate’. Another day out ruined. I am convinced that what is needed is some organisation of real fans to sabotage the Sky broadcasts, it would be so satisfying to actually stop them showing some matches. What would be done if some large banners were on display behind the goals with slogans telling Sky where to get off?
They would be removed. No club is going to risk upsetting their paymaster.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: geoff on November 08, 2018, 10:27:56 PM
Outrageous! How I hate Sky, and I really do mean ‘hate’. Another day out ruined. I am convinced that what is needed is some organisation of real fans to sabotage the Sky broadcasts, it would be so satisfying to actually stop them showing some matches. What would be done if some large banners were on display behind the goals with slogans telling Sky where to get off?

Sorry mukka the horse has already bolted
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: beechyboy90 on November 09, 2018, 12:41:40 AM
After that run of games I bet we have been on the box more times than the whole of the last season.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 09, 2018, 12:53:40 AM
Advanced apologies to the Mods and anyone else this may offend as that is not my intention.

But.........

Sky's f*****8 sh it,
Sky's f*****8 sh it,
Sky's f*****8 sh it, Sky's f*****8 sh it, Sky's f*****8 sh it.

I'd prefer to get behind the Albion but it's worth a thought  ;) .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 09, 2018, 01:04:15 AM
A disgrace that we have lost another Saturday game. I wish sky would go bust

A large number of football clubs would follow suit if that happened.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on November 09, 2018, 10:17:26 AM
Leeds fans have been abusing Sky at games this season and have had their chants muted by the broadcaster. It would be great if Albion fans joined in with them on Saturday.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-sky-sports-mute-15370232

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-news-sky-sports-15356669
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on November 09, 2018, 11:41:30 AM
Leeds fans have been abusing Sky at games this season and have had their chants muted by the broadcaster. It would be great if Albion fans joined in with them on Saturday.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-sky-sports-mute-15370232

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-news-sky-sports-15356669

Why, if they are going to be muted so not heard by anyone not in the ground? Surely the point would be for them to be heard by the viewing public?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on November 09, 2018, 11:46:38 AM
Why, if they are going to be muted so not heard by anyone not in the ground? Surely the point would be for them to be heard by the viewing public?

Any protest needs to be visual and not directly reference sky, something like Tennis balls with 7 / 7 = No in black marker launched onto pitch at half time just before restart (delaying the  restart and pi55ing off sky would be ideal and should attract their competitors media attention as a bonus)
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on November 09, 2018, 11:47:31 AM
Why, if they are going to be muted so not heard by anyone not in the ground? Surely the point would be for them to be heard by the viewing public?
Yeah but it would be some good anarchic fun to alleviate the probable despair at the goings on on the pitch! 
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 09, 2018, 01:16:11 PM
Why, if they are going to be muted so not heard by anyone not in the ground? Surely the point would be for them to be heard by the viewing public?

1. Great chance to let our feelings known to Sky, if they mute us it means they can hear us.

2. If it's reported by other outlets (and it will be) we raise awareness of our feelings to those outside of the fixture, encouraging others to voice their frustrations when it's their turn to be messed about.

3. It'll make me feel a bit better ahead of the Sheffield Utd fixture where I would again voice my lack of appreciation for their continued intrusion into my social life and extra expense on my late return (taxi).

4. I want to.

5. Why not?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: rogerstubbs on November 09, 2018, 03:43:55 PM
Is anybody else fed up with the way our fixtures have been arranged this season ?Apart from sky regularly moving them from Saturday at 3 pm to an evening we also often have 2 consecutive games away followed by 2 at home. Consequently we have only one home game in the whole of November,then 2 home  games in 5days ,both on evenings.then no more home games until after Chirstmas.Then 2 games in 4 days at home.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 09, 2018, 03:52:53 PM
given sky my notice
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kc56wba on November 09, 2018, 04:26:16 PM
given sky my notice


Never had it, never will. IMO it is,  sorry, it has killed football.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on November 09, 2018, 08:46:05 PM
yes Sky started all this but it's not going to change now....if it's not Sky it'll be BT / Amazon /Netflix or multiple TV companies across the world.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: caravanc58 on November 09, 2018, 10:12:54 PM
the club has benefited from sky with hundreds of millions of pounds, part of that money has been invested in better training facilities and recruitment of players we'd never be able to afford. might not suit supporters with fixture changes but the club benefits greatly from it.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 17GD on November 09, 2018, 10:49:24 PM
Get sets of 3 fans to hold double sided signs with W H Y and S K Y.

Start a hashtag SKYWHY as a protest?

Not sure really, just throwing ideas. The best bet is to delay the game in some way. Throwing things may land the club in trouble tho.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 10, 2018, 09:20:15 AM
You're all making the incorrect assumption that Sky give a damn about our opinions.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on November 10, 2018, 09:30:42 AM
Don't forget the role of the premier league and EFL in all of this. They've continually been happy to have more and more games being shown resulting in more and more money flooding into their coffers.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: zippyandbungle on November 10, 2018, 07:51:37 PM
Outrageous! How I hate Sky, and I really do mean ‘hate’. Another day out ruined. I am convinced that what is needed is some organisation of real fans to sabotage the Sky broadcasts, it would be so satisfying to actually stop them showing some matches. What would be done if some large banners were on display behind the goals with slogans telling Sky where to get off?
And many of the people you know would see them from their armchair
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: AlbionBest on November 11, 2018, 10:27:44 AM
Atmosphere was brilliant last night with the brilliant pre kick off tributes leading into a real edgy vibe form the start.
The old place was rocking in all four stands at times.

Interesting to see, for those that watched on tv, how you felt it came over in the box ?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: skyclad99 on November 11, 2018, 10:29:36 AM
I missed yesterdays game thanks to Sky. I could have made a 3.00pm kick off, but a family arrangement meant I could not do the later kick off.

Thanks Sky.....for nothing.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 11, 2018, 01:15:52 PM
You're all making the incorrect assumption that Sky give a damn about our opinions.

I don't think anyone's stupid enough to assume that Sky give a stuff about our opinions.

It's still OK to have them though.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on November 11, 2018, 01:34:55 PM
1. Great chance to let our feelings known to Sky, if they mute us it means they can hear us.

2. If it's reported by other outlets (and it will be) we raise awareness of our feelings to those outside of the fixture, encouraging others to voice their frustrations when it's their turn to be messed about.

3. It'll make me feel a bit better ahead of the Sheffield Utd fixture where I would again voice my lack of appreciation for their continued intrusion into my social life and extra expense on my late return (taxi).

4. I want to.

5. Why not?

1. Yes they can hear it but it achieves nothing, SKY aren't going to rethink  their plans just because some fans decide to sing about it.

2. Is it reported by other outlets? If so, so what, it still won't achieve anything. SKY pretty much own football & unfortunately the clubs get too much money from the TV deals to tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine.

3. Can't argue with your own feelings.

4. Same as above.

5. It achieves nothing and just demonstrates how impotent fans are. Clubs aren't going to turn down TV money no matter how much we as fans hate being messed around.

I'd be happy to back a campaign that asked SKY to rethink when it decides what games to show. I have said many times on here that I think Sky should pick games from Aug to December in July and then announce the Jan to May games in November. I think that would be fairer to fans as it would allow booking time of work in advance, allow fans to get the cheapest train tickets (as they tend to be released every 12 weeks).

At the end of the day SKY don't give a **** about fans it's not important to them to have fans attending games they'd much rather we all watched them at home or in the pub through a subscription.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 11, 2018, 01:43:35 PM
1. Yes they can hear it but it achieves nothing, SKY aren't going to rethink  their plans just because some fans decide to sing about it.

2. Is it reported by other outlets? If so, so what, it still won't achieve anything. SKY pretty much own football & unfortunately the clubs get too much money from the TV deals to tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine.

3. Can't argue with your own feelings.

4. Same as above.

5. It achieves nothing and just demonstrates how impotent football are. Clubs aren't going to turn down TV money no matter how much we as fans hate being messed around.

I'd be happy to back a campaign that asked SKY to rethink when it decides what games to show. I have said many times on here that I think Sky should pick games from Aug to December in July and then announce the Jan to May games in November. I think that would be fairer to fans as it would allow booking time of work in advance, allow fans to get the cheapest train tickets (as they tend to be released every 12 weeks).

At the end of the day SKY don't give a **** about fans it's not important to them to have fans attending games they'd much rather we all watched them at home or in the pub through a subscription.

Agreed

Sky don't give a toss about me, you or anyone else and I give even less of a toss for them.

If I want to slag them off I will, just as I did yesterday and will continue to do in future.

And if all it achieves is for me to relieve some tension then so be it.

Fk 'em, bunch of w@nkers  ;) .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: FallOutBoy on November 11, 2018, 03:01:39 PM
If everybody who was a season ticket holder at a league club cancelled their Sky, it might make a dent. But unfortunately there is always another plastic Manc or Scouser to take their place. Somebody who laughs at people who actually go to games, and wouldn't go to the ground except for a stadium tour.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on November 12, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
Agreed

Sky don't give a toss about me, you or anyone else and I give even less of a toss for them.

If I want to slag them off I will, just as I did yesterday and will continue to do in future.

And if all it achieves is for me to relieve some tension then so be it.

Fk 'em, bunch of w@nkers  ;) .

I totally agree with your stance, it just depends why the Leeds fans are doing it. If they are doing it as they think some kind of protest will make SKY think again then they are sadly misguided, If , like you, they are doing it to just demonstrate their dislike of SKY then fair play and more power to their collective elbow.


Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on November 20, 2018, 08:49:45 AM
If you think this season is bad, it gets even worse for the next 5 years.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11688/11558301/sky-sports-extends-efl-contract-until-2024-broadcasting-138-live-games-per-season

https://www.efl.com/news/2018/november/efl-statement-efl-and-sky-sports-sign-five-season-deal/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: geoff on November 20, 2018, 09:03:25 AM
Like i've said before it's too late now the hos has bolted but i wonder how many clubs are still going today because of the money they get from sky.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on November 20, 2018, 11:20:32 AM
Alex Ferguson once warned about this (2011), saying, i

"When you shake hands with the devil you have to pay the price. Television is God at the moment," said Ferguson, who agreed that broadcasters had "too much power". "It shows itself quite clearly because when you see the fixture lists come out now, they can pick and choose whenever they want the top teams on television," he added

Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 20, 2018, 01:43:17 PM
Like i've said before it's too late now the hos has bolted but i wonder how many clubs are still going today because of the money they get from sky.

Very true in so far as the game required a cash injection, but as you say it's gone too far the other way now. In contrast to those who've done very well out of things, how many have ended up in the brown stuff by over extending themselves over the lust and thirst for cash dangled just beyond their greedy snouts?

How many of those clubs which are still going today on the back of said cash have gone on to incur hyper inflated costs due to increased wage demands? Chicken and egg. How many of them would have been better off being more imaginatively run thus making the most of the influx of such cash? We'll never know. And how much in real terms do the other 72 teams out of the top flight receive anyway?

I think most of us on here are old enough to remember the largely dire conditions of many stadiums pre the Taylor Report. But that was all we'd ever known. I also think most of us know those initial stadium redevelopments were largely funded on the back of government improvement grants as opposed to direct finance via Sky. Yes monies are also now available for those further down the food chain and we can imagine where much of this has come from.......... (Sky et.al)

https://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fa-facilities-fund/

......... but those monies given through gritted teeth and redirected by the Prem' and the FA are a drop in the ocean compared to the funds generated by the game as a whole. Even given our good fortune of being in and around the top flight for the last fifteen years, we're light years behind what others receive.

Sky dangled the cash and the clubs and authorities were blinded by greed as were players and agents wherever they could/can get away with it; what comes in more or less immediately goes out. Fergie wasn't quite there when suggesting who suffers most when the piper calls the tune. It's not the authorities nor generally is it the clubs who are/were happy to bend over, it's the supporters who often find ourselves being bent over backwards while paying extra for transport and travel times etc for the privilege.

We have a choice as did the clubs and there's an argument to suggest we are in part culpable for still turning up. But to question a supporter's wish to attend a game is to question the point of the game in general. The game was supposed to be there for us, now we are there at the behest of the game and the TV companies.

I go home and away but have been questioning my motives and justifications for some time now. But if things continue as they are there will be a time when I just say enough is enough and find something else to do with my time. Will Sky, BT, possibly Amazon etc give a stuff if I walk away? Of course not no. They don't know me and if they did they'd probably look forward to another potential paying customer.

Would the clubs care beyond the opening of my wallet and online debit payments? Probably not. Yet it's interesting to note clubs finally acknowledging inconvenience to supporters as more of us voice our frustrations. Is it lip service? Most likely, but it makes a change from hearing managers whine (rightly) about fixture turn around rather than focusing on poor substitutions and tactical decisions  ;) .

Anyway, COYB and SOTV  8) .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Oldbury24 on November 20, 2018, 02:37:39 PM
Don't have sky.  Watch it in pub occasionally I suppose, but I seem to be in minority.  I find it all a bit bizarre.

No doubt that Sky's money has had some impact on the game as a whole, but the % in trickle down is meagre and it could be argued that a lot of clubs would have developed their infrastructure and grounds organically anyway with the change in regulations, government grants and improved building technology.   

Seems to me that most of the sky money just goes straight into the pockets of agents and players (and occasionally directors :))).  Has the standard of play improved throughout the leagues? Maybe a little but again it could be argued that this would have happened anyway with the improvement in pitches throughout the year, sports science and introduction of academies.   As far as I'm concerned the pool of player talent is generally the same as ever before once you get past the top top teams who are able to cherry pick from the very best in a world market (well they can complete for the players that Barcelona and Real don't want anyway) but the salaries and fees have gone up exponentially.   Surely, just because a player is now paid four times what he might have been 5 years ago does not mean he is four times the better player, although Sky would like you to believe otherwise with its "Best League in the world spiel" as propagated by the written press and fawned over by TV and radio commentators.

If Sky went bust tomorrow football would go on.   Most clubs without Saudi benefactors would have to stop paying exorbitant fees and wages to over rated players and the gap between big and small, premier and EFL would shrink overnight.  Would we lose a lot of talent? Some but most footballers would still make a very , very decent living (rather than earning the mind blowing amounts currently on offer compared to the average wage) and our academies are producing talent that I would be happy to watch.  Without the visibility and hype Sky gives the Premier League more people might take an interest in their local club and attendances might again be a dominating factor in spend.   

I don't have Sky and wouldn't miss the corporations involvement in the game.   Scudamore's £5 million pound farewell tells you everything about the game that relies on the fans emotional involvement to generate its revenue and them treats them with disdain.   But the fact of the matter is that the clubs CAN give Scudamore £5 million without blinking and that money must be coming from somewhere.....guess a lot of people do give a sh*t about sky and would miss the blanket coverage and tsunami of hyperbole that the Premiership provides.   

Maybe I should trial it for a month and see if I am sucked in?  Don't knock it until you try it I guess.







Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: geoff on November 21, 2018, 12:01:08 PM
playing devil's advocate, couldn't sky claim that the world wide demand to watch premier league & football in general is down to their marketing skills without which the the demand to invest in the inner structure of football clubs may not at the level it is at now.  :-\
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on November 21, 2018, 04:55:29 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46282792

Says it all of how most of us feel.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: beechyboy90 on November 21, 2018, 07:00:00 PM
Will we be on tv more times this year than the whole of the pulis era combined? The way we are going it would suggest it's going that way. Is it because we're a big fish in a smaller pond or Is it because we are now far more attractive on the eye than before?
Or both?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 21, 2018, 08:15:16 PM
Will we be on tv more times this year than the whole of the pulis era combined? The way we are going it would suggest it's going that way. Is it because we're a big fish in a smaller pond or Is it because we are now far more attractive on the eye than before?
Or both?


Big fish.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 24, 2018, 11:38:09 AM
We've been on TV more times than the Vile and they're the biggest fish of the lot  ;) .

We're on TV so much as viewers are more likely to see goals, whichever net they fly into.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on November 24, 2018, 10:13:52 PM
We've been on TV more times than the Vile and they're the biggest fish of the lot  ;) .

We're on TV so much as viewers are more likely to see goals, whichever net they fly into.
Can't be bothered to count but there can't be much in it - Villa have been on a lot.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on November 25, 2018, 04:05:42 PM
Can't be bothered to count but there can't be much in it - Villa have been on a lot.

I think we're even after today.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: brummyroader on November 28, 2018, 03:12:58 PM
Does the iFollow stream tonight have commentary as well?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kc56wba on January 04, 2019, 10:09:00 AM
Anyone know when Sky announce the next group of games that they are showing. What's the betting the Vile ( away ) will be moved to a Friday.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 04, 2019, 10:30:13 AM
Sheff Utd has been moved to Saturday 5.30.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kc56wba on January 04, 2019, 10:33:35 AM
Sheff Utd has been moved to Saturday 5.30.


Where you hear that WBASPE77?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on January 04, 2019, 10:38:10 AM

Where you hear that WBASPE77?

From the OS......

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/january/united-clash-selected-for-tv/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on January 04, 2019, 10:39:39 AM
Anyone know when Sky announce the next group of games that they are showing. What's the betting the Vile ( away ) will be moved to a Friday.

Games can still be moved for the FA Cup too though.........

https://www.efl.com/clubs-and-competitions/tv-games/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 11:42:59 AM
Anyone know when Sky announce the next group of games that they are showing. What's the betting the Vile ( away ) will be moved to a Friday.

it clashes with the 5th round of the FA Cup anyway so IF either us or Villa are still in it the game will be rescheduled..most likely a midweek fixture I'd say.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 05, 2019, 10:44:01 AM
From the OS......

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/january/united-clash-selected-for-tv/

Same time as Eng v Wales in the egg chasing for those interested. Not ideal.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: popmonkey on January 15, 2019, 04:23:27 PM
The game away at Leeds is now moved to the awful Friday 7.45pm slot. Another decent away day ruined by Sky
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on January 15, 2019, 05:06:56 PM
The game away at Leeds is now moved to the awful Friday 7.45pm slot. Another decent away day ruined by Sky
Can I move my effing sky from QPR to here then please?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: kc56wba on January 15, 2019, 05:18:51 PM
Bloody Sky yet again ruining it for the fans.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: gerry m on January 15, 2019, 07:55:57 PM
Bloody Sky yet again ruining it for the fans.

Yep was looking forward to this but wont be able to go now, thanks Sky!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 232kev on January 15, 2019, 08:11:05 PM
Apparently Leeds rugby league at home the same night
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: wbarenno on January 15, 2019, 08:40:16 PM
If we lose to Brighton no doubt the villa game will be moved aswell
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 15, 2019, 08:46:45 PM
If we lose to Brighton no doubt the villa game will be moved aswell

If we beat Brighton it gets moved as well, isn't the 5th round the same weekend
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Dan87uk on January 15, 2019, 09:15:34 PM
The game away at Leeds is now moved to the awful Friday 7.45pm slot. Another decent away day ruined by Sky

ah ffs..... was really looking forward to that game! Might still be able to go if I can wrangle the early shift at work but defo won't be the same having to rush their for KO on the Friday.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on January 16, 2019, 01:43:56 PM
We are not amused  >:( .
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 01, 2019, 04:13:49 PM
Blues at home now a Friday night - Friday March 29th 8pm

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/blues-clash-selected-by-sky/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on February 01, 2019, 10:18:30 PM
Blues at home now a Friday night - Friday March 29th 8pm

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/blues-clash-selected-by-sky/
Jeeze now that's a recipe for a bit of a disaster and very surprised the old bill haven't objected (do they even get asked theses days or are Sky/BT now totally omnipotent?)
A Friday night, end of the month, traditionally a straight out on the booze after work night, what could possibly go wrong before and after
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Adder on February 01, 2019, 10:48:27 PM
Jeeze now that's a recipe for a bit of a disaster and very surprised the old bill haven't objected (do they even get asked theses days or are Sky/BT now totally omnipotent?)
A Friday night, end of the month, traditionally a straight out on the booze after work night, what could possibly go wrong before and after
Yes Sky and BT do rule - trouble is the other main Championship slot is Saturday 5:30 which is even worse, all day on the pop, match and loads of time to carry on after.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on February 04, 2019, 06:57:56 PM
The game away at Leeds is now moved to the awful Friday 7.45pm slot. Another decent away day ruined by Sky
And now dirty leeds are going to charge an eye watering 39quid for the privilege  >:( >:( >:( 
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: SmethDan on February 05, 2019, 12:01:38 AM
And now dirty leeds are going to charge an eye watering 39quid for the privilege  >:( >:( >:(

Doesn't bother me, I won't be paying it chap.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: iwastherein68 on February 05, 2019, 06:32:12 AM
Doesn't bother me, I won't be paying it chap.
Stay away lads and lasses , I would love to be there but feck em.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Westie on February 05, 2019, 10:11:18 AM
I wish that there was a way to disrupt the Sky/BT set up before the broadcasts, so that the match could not be transmitted. I would certainly join a campaign to make their set up procedures difficult or impossible, wouldn’t that be more fun than the match itself? I am somewhat surprised that there aren’t significant protests against Sky and BT but maybe too many people have just accepted the awful commercialism of modern day sport. It is certainly spoiling it for me. I am very close to giving up my season ticket, whatever division we are in next season, owing to the number of matches moved for TV that I have to miss. Non league football seems to be a more enjoyable option, less distance to travel, easy parking, a lot cheaper, etc, etc.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Albionic on February 05, 2019, 10:13:27 AM
spray foam on the cameras ??, now where did I put my super soaker ?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Powelly on February 06, 2019, 09:25:53 AM
Have I missed something with Ipswich at home being on TV? Or is it a miss-type on the Albion part? Says 8pm kick off.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/ipswich-town-tickets-on-general-sale/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/ipswich-town-tickets-on-general-sale/)

Tickets are now on general sale for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash with Ispwich Tow.

The Tractor Boys will travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday, March 9 (ko 8pm).

Tickets are priced £20/23 for adults, £15/£17 for seniors, £15 for students & under-23s, £10 for under-18s, £10 for disabled and £5 for under-11s.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 17GD on February 06, 2019, 10:17:24 AM
Have I missed something with Ipswich at home being on TV? Or is it a miss-type on the Albion part? Says 8pm kick off.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/ipswich-town-tickets-on-general-sale/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/ipswich-town-tickets-on-general-sale/)

Tickets are now on general sale for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash with Ispwich Tow.

The Tractor Boys will travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday, March 9 (ko 8pm).

Tickets are priced £20/23 for adults, £15/£17 for seniors, £15 for students & under-23s, £10 for under-18s, £10 for disabled and £5 for under-11s.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Must have been a typo. Says 3pm now.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 17GD on February 06, 2019, 11:15:09 AM
Players to pay for coaches for trip to Leeds:

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/players-offer-free-leeds-coach-travel/

A nice gesture from the players.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: rajesh-wba on February 06, 2019, 11:23:05 AM
Nice gesture. However would 19 pounds off the match day ticket encourage more fans to attend?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: leeiswba on February 06, 2019, 11:26:05 AM
Nice gesture. However would 19 pounds off the match day ticket encourage more fans to attend?

Why is it that this isn't offered?? I don't want to seem that I am moaning when the club or the players don't HAVE to pay for things but this only is a nice gesture for people who will get the coach and I'm not one of those.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Powelly on February 06, 2019, 11:33:50 AM
Just have a look at our away followings and it is a small percentage that go on official coaches.

To reward the fans that have backed them this season surely you reward every fan that goes to the game, and not just a few?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: leeiswba on February 06, 2019, 11:36:31 AM
There has to be a reason they do it as they do, but I just don't know what it is.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on February 06, 2019, 11:45:57 AM
Players to pay for coaches for trip to Leeds:

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/players-offer-free-leeds-coach-travel/

A nice gesture from the players.
A very nice gesture but Friday night and 39quid means there almost certainly won't be many taking up the offer to travel up to Leeds for this one
COYB SOTV
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: brummyroader on February 06, 2019, 12:16:30 PM
Has anyone ever written to the club and asked this? Wonder what there response would be, subsidising ticket prices is the fairest thing to do.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: hardtobeat on February 06, 2019, 01:00:17 PM
Has anyone ever written to the club and asked this? Wonder what there response would be, subsidising ticket prices is the fairest thing to do.
The reason given for subsidising the coaches rather than the tickets is that if you subsidise the tickets there is no incentive to the clubs that are charging ridiculous prices to cut them ? #dontshootthemessenger!!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Windmill Baggy on February 06, 2019, 02:14:04 PM
So including today, 7 of the next 11 matches are being televised. If we win today, the game against Derby will be on TV and the Villa game will be rescheduled to a midweek slot creating another likely televised match.

We're on TV more than Man Utd at the minute!
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: rajesh-wba on February 06, 2019, 02:43:50 PM
Why is it that this isn't offered?? I don't want to seem that I am moaning when the club or the players don't HAVE to pay for things but this only is a nice gesture for people who will get the coach and I'm not one of those.

I'm not sure. Would we sell more tickets at 20 pounds rather than 39 pounds. I think so.
Depends on how people are travelling on the day. Looking at train times it may discourage many. Leaving your own personal transport or using the official coaches.

Will be interesting to see how many extra fans extra this. Do think the date/time and it being on SKY will discourage many regardless of free official travel
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: brummyroader on February 06, 2019, 03:01:26 PM
Seems a half hearted gesture, although better than nothing. I’d say max 10 coaches hardly anything really. The club should be more in touch with the fans
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 17GD on February 06, 2019, 03:05:43 PM
I'm not sure. Would we sell more tickets at 20 pounds rather than 39 pounds. I think so.
Depends on how people are travelling on the day. Looking at train times it may discourage many. Leaving your own personal transport or using the official coaches.

Will be interesting to see how many extra fans extra this. Do think the date/time and it being on SKY will discourage many regardless of free official travel

I made a similar suggestion about the price of shirts and I got torn to shreds. Apparently it wasn't sensible. I'm with you. Surely if you drop the prices you'll get more sales, but apparently businesses don't seem to care.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: rajesh-wba on February 06, 2019, 03:47:44 PM
Seems a half hearted gesture, although better than nothing. I’d say max 10 coaches hardly anything really. The club should be more in touch with the fans

It's a nice gesture but again it should benefit all attending fans to the away game. The fairest way (from a simplistic view) would be to offer 19 pounds off each match ticket.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: baggiejohn on February 06, 2019, 04:02:59 PM
I'm not sure. Would we sell more tickets at 20 pounds rather than 39 pounds. I think so.
Depends on how people are travelling on the day. Looking at train times it may discourage many. Leaving your own personal transport or using the official coaches.

Will be interesting to see how many extra fans extra this. Do think the date/time and it being on SKY will discourage many regardless of free official travel

Isn't this really about discouraging away fans? Gives Leeds a big advantage in a key game.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 06, 2019, 04:20:32 PM
Players to pay for coaches for trip to Leeds:

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/players-offer-free-leeds-coach-travel/

A nice gesture from the players.

I do think the players have been forced into it after the last Albion Assembly meeting where it was suggested by someone.

Its not really fair on those who travel away by other methods as many do so maybe as suggested the ticket prices were subsidised rather the coach travel for those who use official only. Does seem at times that the club look down on those who use other methods of transport to go to away games.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: liverbaggie on February 06, 2019, 04:33:55 PM
Incidentally,how much money have we made by being on TV ?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on February 06, 2019, 04:35:18 PM
It seems to be broadly assumed that coach travel is for those who can't drive, don't have cars or are a bit, or even a lot, infirm.
Problem is after a late KO and long (ish) distance traveled on the coaches you arrive back at the Hawthorns long after the last train and metro have run and buses are few and far between so getting home from the drop off point becomes a total pain. You either drive there and drive yourself back home if you can, which many do, or you stump up for a cab. If you choose to drive to and from the Hawthorns you then have to seriously consider the option of driving the whole way and not having the extra hour or more drive home on top of the coach journey. I guess a lot also depends on your booze intake and ability to drive after sleeping it off, or not, on the long journey back.
I know a bit of a ramble but hopefully you get the gist of the problems with long distances and evening KO's for the average traveller
For clarity I am using the official coaches for the Stoke game because it is such a horrendous place to get away from post match and the KO is early enough to make it doable   
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: 17GD on February 06, 2019, 04:40:11 PM
Incidentally,how much money have we made by being on TV ?

I read somewhere that it's £72k per match. I'll try and find the source.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: minimann on February 06, 2019, 08:09:10 PM
Appreciate the gesture but for those of us travelling from elsewhere the coach deal is a joke.

Assuming 10 coaches at £18 a head (advertised price) thats just under 10k. I expect we'd take close to 2k so surely £5 voucher with each ticket is fairer for all fans than a coach for circa 25% of those travelling.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: TAFKATMNo1Fan on February 10, 2019, 02:46:51 PM
Have we been on more times than anyone else this season? More than we’ve ever had in one season in living memory
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: AlbionFan on February 20, 2019, 03:07:01 PM
In case you missed games being covered by Sky, see below

West Brom vs Sheffield United

Saturday, February 23 (5:30pm) Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

Leeds United vs West Brom

Friday, March 1 (7:45pm) Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

West Brom vs Swansea City

Wednesday, March 13 (8pm) Sky Sports Red Button

West Brom vs Birmingham City

Friday, March 29 (8pm) Sky Sports Football

Bristol City vs West Brom Tuesday, April 9 (7:45pm) Sky Sports Red Button (main selection to be confirmed)
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BigFrank20 on February 20, 2019, 03:17:29 PM
In case you missed games being covered by Sky, see below

West Brom vs Sheffield United

Saturday, February 23 (5:30pm) Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

Leeds United vs West Brom

Friday, March 1 (7:45pm) Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

West Brom vs Swansea City

Wednesday, March 13 (8pm) Sky Sports Red Button

West Brom vs Birmingham City

Friday, March 29 (8pm) Sky Sports Football

Bristol City vs West Brom Tuesday, April 9 (7:45pm) Sky Sports Red Button (main selection to be confirmed)
Do BT or any other broadcaster also get to f**k with our fixture list?
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: wbarenno on February 20, 2019, 03:22:36 PM
I’ve got the season list in front of me . Including the red button games we’ve been on 22 times. That takes us up to the Bristol city game. Out of the 22 , 16 have been picked for coverage. With 7 more games left that could potentially be picked you can guarantee half or more of our games would have been on tv
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: Powelly on February 28, 2019, 11:09:40 AM
Bristol City away now on TV. Date and kick off unchanged.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/city-trip-selected-by-sky-sports/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/february/city-trip-selected-by-sky-sports/)

£32 adults.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: east-stand-nick on March 01, 2019, 04:02:00 PM
5 of the last 6 TV picks have been when I'm on a night shift, unbelievable.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: wbarenno on March 01, 2019, 04:56:21 PM
Suppose Bristol city was always going to be on sky, if it wasn’t the match choice it would have been on the red button.

I wonder if the two games over Easter, the Friday and Monday will be on the red button if there not picked
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on March 13, 2019, 12:03:16 PM
Suppose Bristol city was always going to be on sky, if it wasn’t the match choice it would have been on the red button.

I wonder if the two games over Easter, the Friday and Monday will be on the red button if there not picked

Well they haven't been picked (one consolation for not being in automatic places), but don't know about the Red Button.

https://www.efl.com/news/2019/march/eight-televised-fixtures-announced-for-easter-weekend/
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: throstle on April 05, 2019, 03:35:23 PM
Not chosen (yet) for Red Button on Good Friday / Easter Monday.

https://www.skysports.com/watch/football-on-sky/competitions/championship
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: BalisPen on May 02, 2019, 01:46:12 PM
Derby game is on sky.
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: phbaggies on May 02, 2019, 01:54:33 PM
Derby game is on sky.

Correction - Must start with Frank Lampards.......
Title: Re: TV Games
Post by: wbarenno on May 02, 2019, 02:11:36 PM
Over the whole season we’ve been on tv ( including red button games ) 23 times that’s 50% of our fixtures. Bet there aren’t many teams that have been on tv as many times as that