Spurs in Saudi

Discussion in 'Spurs Abroad' started by laowaiandros, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. laowaiandros

    laowaiandros Member

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    I've just made the move out to saudi and I know they are footie mad out here so which is the best way to watch the football? I dont have a tv box or anything just my computer and internet but I guess that should be enough?
     
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  2. riggi

    riggi Well-Known Member

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    Just out of interest, why did you decide to move out there?
     
  3. punky

    punky ONE MICHAEL DAWSON!

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    There are illegal streams we can't talk about (but google is your friend). Alternatively you may be able to subscribe to one of the Middle Eastern broadcasters like beIN who might provide a web stream.

    I've never been to Saudi but i'm going to guess there probably aren't any pubs showing the football.
     
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    Bein Sports costs less than $200/year and includes every possible match you could want. Plus it includes web streaming in addition to HD/3D/4K satellite broadcast.

    There are three dedicated English language channels, two French channels and Spanish too. They show up to 15 live games simultaneously.
     
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    It says it is 'global' does it work outside of Saudi? Not sure if I'll be here as long as a year but a solid stream is always worth getting
     
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    Amo Well-Known Member

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    Accros the MENA region. In some countries you can get it pro rated. I was in Iraq and they'd refund you the difference in price on cancellation. The issue is that if you buy the satellite subscription then you'd buy a set-top box with a year sub included, you'd renew for less money the following year.

    In any case, it's the price of a few months of Sky and you get every single ELP, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and Erdeversie game. Plus the lower divisions of all those countries, most cup matches in all those countries, all European club matches, international football, around 15 other leagues including Asian and South American, and a host of other sports too.

    Even if it's less than a year, it's worth it IMO. And if you do leave early, you could always use a VPN to access the remainder of your sub elsewhere.
     
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    I'm a teacher and it is the best place to save money. So far it's been good and the sun is always shining...

    Sounds like a good investment so I'll go for that and gorge myself on sports
     
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    I've lived in Saudi myself and as you say Lao, it really is the best place to save money. I initially moved out there thinking I'll do 6 months and then head back - I ended up staying for 4 years. Its the kind of place that takes a bit of getting used to but then really grows on you. Enjoy your stay!
     
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    Ah Saudi Arabia, the decapitation capital of the world. Confessions of an economic hitman is pretty interesting in getting an idea of Saudi economic history
     
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    Yes, a computer and internet should be more than enough. BeIN has online subscriptions available (I doubt if they require you to also get a set top box as well, but I could be wrong). Their Global pass subscription is incredibly cheap with access to almost every Football League imaginable, including EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Seria A, etc. All that for only $130 for the entire year. It beats any subscription currently available here.

    If you were to leave the country, you can always try to cancel your account and get a refund for the remainder of your subscription.
     
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    I know what you mean when I first got here it was tough but I caught myself thinking 'this place is actually not bad' the other day and a second year is more than likely.

    Does anyone in Saudi have plans for watching if Spurs do take this to the wire? I'm in Qassim which isn't exactly full of Spurs supporters but I am not watching the finals games alone if we have a shot at winning this thing! If not I guess I'm taking a couple of days off and getting to the nearest bar and supporters club!
     

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