||[Jan. 22nd, 2009|07:59 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Can we have a round of symapthy for the Premier League please? What do you mean "no"?|
I like the way this article says "Sporting authorities are terrified of following the path of the music industry" while describing sporting authorities doing exactly that. The genie's out of the bottle, and it won't be going back in - the only hope they have is to join in and try and get some money out of it themselves.
Meanwhile, here's a lying bastard. Yes, you did the five times thing pal, but you did the aeroplane gesture too. I saw you, not after scoring the penalty, but when you went over to take a corner. And I didn't hear any Hillsborough songs either.
After the game, it came to light that Mr Lawless was a member of social networking website Facebook and his profile showed he was a member of an interest group called Munich 58 Was The Best Thing Ever. He has since left the group.
Dunno what's sadder, United fans' hysterical attachment to Munich, or the fact that people wind them up about it. It happened before the majority of fans were born. It's just something to get in a flap about, because you've got to have something to flap about nowadays.
At what point will Hillsborough songs become acceptable?
I'm not arguing about acceptable, I just think Munich is the equivalent for United fans and United haters of saying 'Your Mum'. No one's actually talking about someone's Mum, they're trying to get United fans to get upset about it, then they do, and etc. The thing itself is totally abstract to the insult.
For the record, I wouldn't sing songs about dead people to people who might have know and loved those dead people, but that's because I'm not a dickhead.
Even as a one-time Marine fan (hometown club... and I can't believe FCUM are already in the same division!)... that guy can f**k right off. I'm pleased to see that he got no support from the club, anyway (from what I can see - I hadn't actually heard the story before this, and indeed was surprised to see it was a Marine player when I clicked the link).
The worst justification for Munich songs is "but they were singing Hillsborough songs". The worst justification for Hillsborough songs is "but they were singing Munich songs". The minorities in both sets of fans are as bad as each other.
(although Everton fans are worse).
Yeah, well done to Marine.
(although Everton fans are worse).
Nah, Man city fans are worse. But they have their own problems at the moment.
I have not clicked on the link but I'm hoping the "football is turning into the music industry" story is about non-league teams downloading cristiano ronaldo...
The Premier League are completely out of touch with the modern fan, so this announcement doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
Simple fact of the matter is that they are not going to get any additional revenue from closing down illegal streams. I have Sky Sports. If a game I want to watch is on Setanta, or not being televised at all, I'll stream it. If they shut down the streams, I may go to the pub to watch the Setanta games, or I might listen on the radio. But I certainly won't be paying an additional £10 a month to subscribe to Setanta when I've already got Sky.
If anyone in the Premier League had half a brain, they'd have followed the NFL's lead by now. You can sign up for Gamepass on NFL.com and stream any match in HD. Costs about £10 for an entire weekend's fixtures. It's a bit extortionate, but it does mean that I'm less angry about the NFL having cracked down on illegal streams.
I should clarify that - I won't pay £10 a month to subscribe to a service that I'd hardly ever use, but I would be prepared to pay to stream a particular game that takes my interest. If they streamed games in HD for 50p a match, they'd make an absolute fortune.
Oh, I agree entirely. MLB has a similar thing to the NFL only even better value - for about £70 or so, you can get every game for a whole season, and of course they're making zillions from it. I'd be happy to pay for a similar thing for football, because it would be more reliable than dodgy streams, but there's no way they're going to be able to get rid of streaming althogether.
I hope the premier league drown in a sea of their own turd.