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Landlady vs Sky
« on: October 04, 2011, 09:20:16 AM »
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 10:28:35 AM »
I think this could well be an important day for football.

More and more landlords will see this as an opportunity to bring more people into their pubs meaning dwindling gates.

The only thing that football clubs can do is reduce ticket prices but will it be enough?
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 10:37:15 AM »
Hopefully the Sky money falls to pieces and the whole thing comes crashing down so the clubs who have been financially cheating get their just desserts.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 10:40:20 AM »
The more I think about it the more I think that this is only going to cost us more in the long run.

If I understand it correctly Sky and ESPN hold all the rights to the premier league games. They then distribute it to other countries like Greece for a very good price. Greece then sells it back to pubs in the UK for a price less than Sky do.

Surely all that will happen is that Sky will bump up the selling price to Greece and other countries meaning the price of having the Greek satellite will shoot up.

Surely Sky still holds all the cards here? Or am I getting the wrong end of the stick?

The only other point is the broadcasting of 3pm games on a Saturday. Does anyone actually know if this is UK law, because my understanding was that a Saturday 3pm kick off was not to be broadcast live within the UK.

Hopefully the Sky money falls to pieces and the whole thing comes crashing down so the clubs who have been financially cheating get their just desserts.

Unfortunately, I think it's going to take something of that nature for football to breathe again. Sadly, it means a few clubs may go to the wall as a result.

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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 10:55:19 AM »
Sky have had the monopoly for far too long when it comes to football.

They may well have to take the hit on this one.

But that will mean that less money goes to clubs and less end up in the pockets of mercenary players.

I think there will be major problems for clubs that are poorly run and some could well go bust but the ones that have looked after themselves, after the initial shock, will find themselves in a better position.

Short term it will be bad for football but I think in the long run we'll be able to get football on a more even keel.

The European Super League will no doubt come back on the agenda now though.  Wouldnt surpise me if Sky reduce the number of Premier League games shown in order to throw all the money at the European Super League.
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 11:06:19 AM »
People always seem to blame Sky.

The premier league knows that broadcasting the games is worth millions. They therefore set the price at an amount that makes the premier league millions whilst also leaving room for a tv company (e.g sky or espn) to make its margins.

If sky didnt pay it, someone else would as its worth more than the fee they pay.

The premier league will start its own channels if it has too and lease it to companies around the world that agree to abide by its rules which might be that they do not transmit those programs internationally (im sure there are ways and means to do things like that).


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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 11:24:02 AM »
People wanting Sky to fail seriously? I dread to think what percentage of our income comes from TV money and what we'd do if it was cut.

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 11:34:42 AM »
People wanting Sky to fail seriously? I dread to think what percentage of our income comes from TV money and what we'd do if it was cut.

The same as every other club should - live within our means.

I long for the day that all (or a large percentage) of the Premier League could win the league by good management, tactics, bringing through young English/British players, talent spotting rather than whoever is bankroled the most wins the League.

Football has become boring and predictable and its seen as a more of an achievement to finish 17th rather than win a domestic cup.  Somethings got to be wrong about that.  Its all down to money these days and that quite simply is down to Sky.
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 11:37:00 AM »
People wanting Sky to fail seriously? I dread to think what percentage of our income comes from TV money and what we'd do if it was cut.

I think it's more the fact that football is or has lost it's sole and the bottom falling out of it is more of a case of when not if.

Sky have done many great things with TV and for football, it was a novelty to be able to watch all these games in your own front room. Now it is the norm, and we can actually see the things that are wrong and it seems the only solution to repairing football is to lose Sky's involvement.

I would like to think that West Bromwich Albion football club would be ok financially when the stuff hits the fan along with other well run clubs like Wolves etc.

I personally believe that football has been lost for years and it needs something like this to shake it up and maybe even start rebuilding from a low level to get the game back to something like years gone by.

As above, I want to be able to go into a season where anyone in that league has aspirations to win it.

In reality, it's a great shame that one of our most memorable seasons in recent history was the great escape which is often compaired to the promotion in 2002. It shouldn't be like that. In any other industry fourth worst would be seen as a bad year.
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 11:40:59 AM »
I thinks it's the case that SKY is hated because it's all about inconveniencing the active fan to suit armchair fans.

It's wrong, those who go to games are being pulled from pillar to post to accomodate the new age "soccer" fans who wouldn't have been seen dead near a football match pre 1992.
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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 11:43:19 AM »
I thinks it's the case that SKY is hated because it's all about inconveniencing the active fan to suit armchair fans.

It's wrong, those who go to games are being pulled from pillar to post to accomodate the new age "soccer" fans who wouldn't have been seen dead near a football match pre 1992.

I would also add to that the generation (my generation) of some fans that have been created because of Sky that can't see anyother team past the 'big' four.

Kids from the Black Country wearing Villa shirts is bad enough, but kids from the Black Country wearing Man Utd/Arsenal shirts is wrong and Sky need to take some of the blame for that and what they have created.

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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 01:12:41 PM »
The same as every other club should - live within our means.

I long for the day that all (or a large percentage) of the Premier League could win the league by good management, tactics, bringing through young English/British players, talent spotting rather than whoever is bankroled the most wins the League.

Football has become boring and predictable and its seen as a more of an achievement to finish 17th rather than win a domestic cup.  Somethings got to be wrong about that.  Its all down to money these days and that quite simply is down to Sky.

its not down to sky. its down to the commercial value of football. if sky didnt pay it then somebody else would!

Sky are not paying the amount they are because there is no competition, they are paying what they do because thats the amount it took to win the contract.



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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 01:45:03 PM »
They have the right to appeal the decision.

I'd wait and see. I guess the sky greasing machine will go into overdrive now and expect this to be overturned.

It is a mistake to theorize before one has the facts. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 03:40:30 PM »
Where would this leave people such as Tom (D)Ross?

Potentially out of a job if matches are readily and legally available to screen in venues.

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 04:24:42 PM »
Well it could mean a big shape up. I dont think anyone knows for sure what the eventual outcome will be.

It could be a simple as the Premier League/Sky finding a loophole like the one talking about copyright where they keep putting premier league all over broadcasts and say it is against copyright law but I dont understand that argument as surely The Greek broadcasters have paid for that copy right as well?

Things wont continue as they are and although in the short term this will mean more pubs will play games at 3 pm, it will end when the new contracts come up for negotiation in about 2 season time. Then the premier league may decide to protect their domestic contract by setting up a deal with less matches when selling abroad meaning no 3 pm kick offs sold to broadcasters.

My only worry would be that they decide that teams like Man Utd can sell their own tv rights, or they structure it even more in their favour. Also opens up the possibility of top English teams being more pro European super league.

The big positive that will hopefully come out of this is that pubs end up paying a third or a quarter less than for their tv and that could save them a lot of money which they need in this day and age where I feel many areas of our society are trying to kill off pub culture.


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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 04:33:49 PM »
For me nothing can match the experience of attending a "live" football match and therefore I will not be giving up my season ticket to attend the pub instead.
However, I already go to less and less away matches because of the time and costs involved and this is not likely to get me going to more. If away fans attendances drop, then most of the atmosphere generated in the grounds could also disappear. (Who do you prefer at the Albion - Man U or Fulham?)

 
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 05:51:07 PM »
How long before Sky try to buy Nova,Tring,ViaSat and the likes if they fail with an appeal?
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 06:13:33 PM »
does anybody know where I can buy one of these decoders so I can have one in my front room to watch our away games  :D (this is a serious question) pm me if you can assist.

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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 06:36:10 PM »
if i were wrong, dont you think id know it!

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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2011, 08:17:59 PM »
does anybody know where I can buy one of these decoders so I can have one in my front room to watch our away games  :D (this is a serious question) pm me if you can assist.

Haha there's always one  :)

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Re: Landlady vs Sky
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 08:21:45 PM »
cannot see sky letting this lady get away with this! prehaps rupert will get his missus to visit her pub and give her a right hander :D

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »
I thinks it's the case that SKY is hated because it's all about inconveniencing the active fan to suit armchair fans.

It's wrong, those who go to games are being pulled from pillar to post to accomodate the new age "soccer" fans who wouldn't have been seen dead near a football match pre 1992.
that is an excellent reply and spot on.

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2011, 01:02:58 PM »
the next best thing to actually being at the game is listening to Bomber on the radio

Even if it's on tv at times, I'll still find myself hooked towards the radio.. :P
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