Early Kick Offs On A Sunday....

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Krule, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Disconosebleed

    Disconosebleed Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I don't think the money men would care. The ITV bods don't seem to care that England home games routinely have about half an hour of each match (first fifteen minutes of each half) with tons of empty seats visible right in front of the camera because the fat ****s in the Club England section are too busy devouring their pureed aubergine and pancetta soup or whatever the fuck they get as part of their package.

    If Sky actually cared about sparse crowds affecting the TV viewer's experience, they would just push the clubs to make sure the visible sections were always full even if it meant closing off the parts of the ground that aren't on camera. Or they could give tickets out for free. Dishing out a few thousand free tickets would be small change compared to the money they would make by ensuring tens of millions of foreign fans are watching on TV.
     
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  2. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    In reality, it's not sky but Scudamore and the Premier League brand that pushes these things. Remember the quickly dismissed 39th game? Sky and BT both had record low average viewing figures for their live games this season. No one wants to pay upwards of £60 a month for loads of games they're unlikely to see. Netflix and Amazon have brought about the concept of streaming service subscriptions.

    Give it a season or two and I can see the Premier League offering their own streaming service. It's all changing.
     
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  3. scat1620

    scat1620 L'espion mal fait

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    I really hope so. Football broadcasting feels like it's in a very similar place to where the music industry was in 2000 right now.
     
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  4. yid1o

    yid1o Active Member

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    I get what you're saying but I wouldn't be too happy after spending the best part of a grand on my ST for the club to give tickets away for fuck all
     
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  5. nightgoat

    nightgoat Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, the DUP will soon put a stop to Sunday games...
     
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  6. Marty

    Marty Throbbing member

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  7. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    Mark my words the first early Sunday game will be Newcastle away at Brighton. Just for a laugh.

    I do wonder if football would still be shown on TV if nobody went to the games.

    Obviously financially, the money that the various groups involve make on attendances is dwarfed by what they receive from TV money, but if fans just upped and left because of daft scheduling I do wonder what effect it would have on the game.

    Probably none. The players would get paid. The agents would get paid. The TV people would get paid. And two fingers up to all the local businesses that would go bust because of no matchday attendances.

    Hurrah!
     
  8. Krule

    Krule Carpe Diem

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    You could make a fortune producing inflatable football fans to fill the grounds...mind you the team would need to keep on winning every game as you wouldn't want to 'let them down'......:cool:
     
  9. nightgoat

    nightgoat Well-Known Member

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  10. RichieS

    RichieS Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with:

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  11. L.S.U.Yiddo

    L.S.U.Yiddo Drink responsibly. Don't spill it.

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    Interesting. Will I make as much as the guy who sells costumes that allow Middlesbrough fans to dress as plastic seats?
     
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  12. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    And there you go:
    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/07/to...the-premier-league-may-steam-its-own-matches/
     
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  13. WalkerboyUK

    WalkerboyUK Well-Known Member

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    Won't work... Streaming sites will just relay the official streams for free
     
  14. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Well I was less concerned about that, and more that the premier league will start their own Netflix style service... Streaming and in demand replays etc. Days of sky sports and paid tv is nearly over.
     
  15. Sandros Shiny Head

    Sandros Shiny Head Well-Known Member

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    Not until the nationwide shit broadband problem is sorted though
     

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