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ginnywings
February 8, 2015, 10:03pm Report to Moderator

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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/06/premier-league-tv-rights-bidding-sky-bt

Still no sign of money filtering down to this level, and the rich keep getting richer.
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Unbelievable really as the prices go up the quality of matches gets worse. To be honest can hardly remember many high quality premiership matches and the changing of football to a near non contact sport ruined what used to be one of the seasons classics, the merseyside derby. Thought last nights was one of worst derby games for years.

No doubt more matches covered, Friday night games start and Sat afternoon will be further reduced to two or three games, in other wors up yours to the travelling supporter. I expect live Sat games at 3.00pm will soon follow and the premiership stars will "earn" more in week then some Conference clubs pay out in an entire season.

More mercenaries and less loyalty for the Most exciting league in the world, yawn yawn, think I will spend a bit more time on the golf course and go to pubs not showing live football, a bit sick of it all as you may have gathered.
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Quoted from ginnywings
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/06/premier-league-tv-rights-bidding-sky-bt

Still no sign of money filtering down to this level, and the rich keep getting richer.


It makes you wonder if the Prem is really good for football as a whole or whether we were better off before it came along.

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30699020[/url]


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I see the yanks are now sniffing around. God help us if they get a foothold. OFFence, DEfence and overtime.
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Said it years ago , the premiership has gone too far , given up on the common man .  I can't  remember the last time I actually  sat to watch match of the day . Weren't we all purring  over Italian football at one stage when channel 4 started it , look where that is now . We have surpassed that , ruined by greed  obscene pay , and tv over kill .  The FA  , UAFA  and FIFA  have taken everyone for a ride ,  they are all on the gravy train .  My love for football has diminished that's why ,  although we are languishing here in the Conference I do get some perverse pleasure from watching my team, my Grimsby .
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Said it years ago , the premiership has gone too far , given up on the common man .  I can't  remember the last time I actually  sat to watch match of the day . Weren't we all purring  over Italian football at one stage when channel 4 started it , look where that is now . We have surpassed that , ruined by greed  obscene pay , and tv over kill .  The FA  , UAFA  and FIFA  have taken everyone for a ride ,  they are all on the gravy train .  My love for football has diminished that's why ,  although we are languishing here in the Conference I do get some perverse pleasure from watching my team, my Grimsby .


Totally agree
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Said it years ago , the premiership has gone too far , given up on the common man .  I can't  remember the last time I actually  sat to watch match of the day . Weren't we all purring  over Italian football at one stage when channel 4 started it , look where that is now . We have surpassed that , ruined by greed  obscene pay , and tv over kill .  The FA  , UAFA  and FIFA  have taken everyone for a ride ,  they are all on the gravy train .  My love for football has diminished that's why ,  although we are languishing here in the Conference I do get some perverse pleasure from watching my team, my Grimsby .


Totally agree. For bizarre reasons, I have a 'thing' for Newcastle but was so bored after 10 minutes yesterday, decided to go for a long walk with Mrs Codger. Enjoyed the walk more than I would the football. Actually got more enjoyment from watching the Lisbon derby on BT last night.
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The German football is terrific, watched it on and off for years onVirgin/BT but developing quite a taste for it.
Wolfsberg vs Bayern last week was an incredible game, made me realise it's been such a long time since I was left feeling almost breathless myself while watching two teams. Reasonable terrace prices too, not too many of the tiresome big names, someone may come up with a flaw to their system but to me the German league seems to have got everything right.


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I watch MOTD and FLS because they're on BBC and it's free. I'll never pay for sky or BT sports. Support your local team.
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The German football is terrific, watched it on and off for years onVirgin/BT but developing quite a taste for it.
Wolfsberg vs Bayern last week was an incredible game, made me realise it's been such a long time since I was left feeling almost breathless myself while watching two teams. Reasonable terrace prices too, not too many of the tiresome big names, someone may come up with a flaw to their system but to me the German league seems to have got everything right.


So when will sky or BT realise  this and start ditching English  football . Could be a good thing as they have ruined it with cash , that  was originally intended to filter down the pyramid  . It just filters into Swiss bank accounts  and tax havens .
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