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Interesting Major League Soccer TV rating in the NY Times .. I thought it was more popular..

 

 

Put into context, the America’s Cup races attracted more viewers for NBC Sports Group than for Major League Soccer games (111,000) but fewer than it received for its live Tour de France coverage (287,000) or its Formula One races (203,000 to date).

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/26/sports/nbc-gets-far-more-than-it-expected-from-cup.html?_r=0

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Interesting Major League Soccer TV rating in the NY Times .. I thought it was more popular..

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/26/sports/nbc-gets-far-more-than-it-expected-from-cup.html?_r=0

 

I believe that attendance figures are doing well but the big soccer audience is for the English Premier League - and that the ratings etc place it above NHL.

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As an Aston Villa fan, I would like to offer a (Gloating) apology if any Man City fans are reading this thread today, not really.

Although you can console yourselves with the thought that the first Villa goal ight have been borderline offside, and the third goal was a route one kick from our Keeper to the City one, that flummoxed the City defence who are more usual to a more subtle attack and were confused.

However, we still won 3-2

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I don't think there is anything to apologise about. Man City clobbered Villa and lost. Tough luck, but Villa look dire without Benteke and Agbonlahor. 

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They did look dire, mostly in defence, we've got Hull at the KC on Saturday, I don't fancy their chances there

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To date I have contacted several football fanzines, local press, football forum, supporters federation, as well as sorting out some posters for local shops, and using  facebook in order to promote my book. If anyone can be of further assistance in any other way then it would be most appreciated. Although the margins for profit on e-books is small, I am hoping to raise money for Armed Services charity SSAFA and a local junior team I watch on Saturdays. 

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Lewes will probably bring about half of that.  CSP got around 80 per game in the Spartan South Midlands and now they've been promoted they still get around 80 per game.  They got around 80 for their last Cup match against the Met Police.

 

Anyway, in the end Lewes strolled to a 1-0 win.  They scored in the third minute and with a bit of luck would have added several more.  Properly organised.

 

The crowd was somehow announced as 153.  The only way I can think they can have got this figure is if they added all the Season Ticket holders to the people who were in the ground.  And then added another 20 or so.

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Wow! Now that's a strike!

 

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Just like Hot Shot-Hamish

:biggrin: I was thinking more of one of Bobby Charlton's thunderbolts, but yes, I think you nailed it!

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Fancy the Queen allowing her manicured lawns to be used for a football match, and a great occasion for the players and match officials.

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Fancy the Queen allowing her manicured lawns to be used for a football match, and a great occasion for the players and match officials.

 

Yes it's so unlike the Royal Family to get involved in positive PR stories.  Saying that, the Germans have a strong football tradition.

Edited by Larry the Leit

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Yes it's so unlike the Royal Family to get involved in positive PR stories.  Saying that, the Germans have a strong football tradition.

 

And don't we know it, that apart from 1966!  ;)

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How some clubs battle on heaven knows! Up in Scotland, Gretna F.C. rose to the giddy heights of the Premiership on the back of being bankrolled, only then to freefall into oblivion. 

 

I watch a junior under elevens  side on Saturdays and get real enjoyment. Long may the hard work by dedicated people live on, although some clubs inevitably will fold. 

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How some clubs battle on heaven knows! Up in Scotland, Gretna F.C. rose to the giddy heights of the Premiership on the back of being bankrolled, only then to freefall into oblivion. 

 

I watch a junior under elevens  side on Saturdays and get real enjoyment. Long may the hard work by dedicated people live on, although some clubs inevitably will fold. 

 

Although Gretna are back as Gretna 2008 FC, currently playing in the Lowland Football League.

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He does come across as a bit of a dinosaur on Radio Scotland's "Off The Ball" programme, advertised as "the most petty and ill-informed football programme on radio". On air, though, he is slapped down adequately by his co-presenter, Stuart Cosgrove.

Whatever humour he was trying to convey in the article, he just hasn't got the ability to get away with it. Total unacceptable.

Besides which, women's football in Scotland is at least giving us a little bit of success to cheer at the moment.

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He does come across as a bit of a dinosaur on Radio Scotland's "Off The Ball" programme, advertised as "the most petty and ill-informed football programme on radio". On air, though, he is slapped down adequately by his co-presenter, Stuart Cosgrove.

Whatever humour he was trying to convey in the article, he just hasn't got the ability to get away with it. Total unacceptable.

Besides which, women's football in Scotland is at least giving us a little bit of success to cheer at the moment.

 

Goodison Park once hosted a women's football match between St Helens' Ladies and the famous Dick Kerr's Ladies of Preston which attracted 54,000, with over 14,000 not able to get in. 

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Goodison Park once hosted a women's football match between St Helens' Ladies and the famous Dick Kerr's Ladies of Preston which attracted 54,000, with over 14,000 not able to get in. 

 

And didn't it scare the football authorities?

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And didn't it scare the football authorities?

 

There was a separate women's FA for a long time.  I think that was because the FA wouldn't sanction women's matches.  Whether they had any moral objection or just couldn't be bothered I'm not sure.

 

Excellent results for the British women's teams in the Champions League yesterday, including Glasgow City taking a 2-2 draw in Belgium.

 

Big fan of Glasgow City.  Good to see some British clubs at least not be dependent on a men's set-up.

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And didn't it scare the football authorities?

 

Indeed, women were banned from playing on all the FA's affiliated grounds for over 50 years.

Edited by Saint Billinge

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