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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well earlier this week people were pensioning off Martin Tyler anyway.
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what West Country (East) Points West
Well earlier this week people were pensioning off Martin Tyler anyway.

I mean he’s a good commentator, but after hearing the same lines from him for 5 years in a row playing various Fifa games, I’m sick of him.
SW
Steve Williams
It’s either acceptable practice or it isn’t


I'm not arguing whether it's acceptable practice or not. The fact is, it's a creative industry and the broadcasters have the right to choose who they want to hire and how they want to use them.
CO
cobbles
Do people think that the move to televise every premier league match may carry on into the 2020/21 season and even into having fans back into stadiums, or will the sheer reality of fan pressure to KO at sensible times (particularly for away fans) mean that 3pm Saturday untelevised KO's return in abundance.

Moving a fixture to 20:15 on a Wednesday night doesn't really pose an issue with no fans, but obviously is less viable for say Newcastle v Bournemouth or other ridiculous travel fixtures with fans.
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valley
Do people think that the move to televise every premier league match may carry on into the 2020/21 season and even into having fans back into stadiums, or will the sheer reality of fan pressure to KO at sensible times (particularly for away fans) mean that 3pm Saturday untelevised KO's return in abundance.

Moving a fixture to 20:15 on a Wednesday night doesn't really pose an issue with no fans, but obviously is less viable for say Newcastle v Bournemouth or other ridiculous travel fixtures with fans.

As per Brekkie's post a few pages ago linking to this Mirror article which is just a summarised version of this paywalled Athletic article, the plan is to stop televising every match and get rid of the drinks breaks.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
What the televising all remaining 92 PL games somewhere will have shown, is how childish the current rules actually are.

I've said it before, it is strange that a Newcastle fan in Birmingham, Alabama could watch his team live in all 38 games of the season (subject to payment of a streaming season ticket via NBC Sports), yet a fan in Birmingham, England can't (unless they take to the dark arts of the interweb).

The 'well, he should go a buy a season ticket then at St James Park' is a weak one, with many valid practical and person circumstance reasons why that may not be possible.

I've enjoyed watching games being played on all days and at all times, and hope that until a certain percentage of home ground season ticketed fans are allowed in safely, that this will carry over into next season - and a '38 game season ticket' rights deal be written into the next round of UK/Ire live rights deals.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
What the televising all remaining 92 PL games somewhere will have shown, is how childish the current rules actually are.

I've said it before, it is strange that a Newcastle fan in Birmingham, Alabama could watch his team live in all 38 games of the season (subject to payment of a streaming season ticket via NBC Sports), yet a fan in Birmingham, England can't (unless they take to the dark arts of the interweb).

The 'well, he should go a buy a season ticket then at St James Park' is a weak one, with many valid practical and person circumstance reasons why that may not be possible.

I've enjoyed watching games being played on all days and at all times, and hope that until a certain percentage of home ground season ticketed fans are allowed in safely, that this will carry over into next season - and a '38 game season ticket' rights deal be written into the next round of UK/Ire live rights deals.


Its not just childish, its downright silly. I don't condone piracy but I can understand why it happens. The PL are not just greedy bar-stewards but are in a way traitors to the English fans with the bloody stupid 3PM rule. When the restrictions are removed fans will simply return. The seats will be full again and the bank accounts will be full.

Many who won't or cant go to the grounds will be left out again. Then they will turn to piracy and the EPL will bleat again

Here's an idea. Drop The Restrictions, Cretins!
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
It's all about value I guess - is an argument the impact of making 6th to 10th choice available on the price of 1st to 5th choice wouldn't be offset by the additional broadcast rights.

I certainly think the argument is there now for broadcasting all games and I imagine they have looked if that can be possible when fitting around the European, International and Cup dates. The big issue really is midweek - 6pm is fine when there are no fans, but a problem if there is.

I would also fear if all PL games were broadcast it might spell the end for Match of the Day, especially if at least one match per round became free to air. As great as free to air Premier League matches would be in the long term I suspect Match of the Day is of more value both to fans and indeed the Premier League.
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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Now confirmed ....



JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
And yet again they call it Sky Pick. Rolling Eyes
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Pretty sure DigiGuide was listings this match on Sky One and Pick yesterday. Would have posted it here if I knew it was worth mentioning!

Looks like there will be a match on Pick on Sunday 26th but they've not said which one yet.
There will be a match on Sky One which may be the same as the one on Pick, and also Sky Sports ME, PL, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 2 all show TBA.
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