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15 hours ago, dboy said:

I ditched Sky because I resent getting relatively f all RL for my monthly fee, whilst the money I do pay is used to prop up the moral and financial basket case that is soccer.

I find it mad that you have all the Specialist channels like Sky PL, Golf, Cricket, F1, Darts (only kidding) and not a Sky Rugby (both codes) channel but then TNT might have screwed that.

I'm happy with my NRL App.

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15 hours ago, dboy said:

When the financial rules of soccer say you can lose £105M per year without penalty, whilst TV revenue is in the stratosphere...yes, my position is the same.

Soccer is a Ponzi scheme. A tax right scheme. A money laundering scheme.

It's a sham sport. The biggest con in sport (outside of the US, who run their own flavour of madness).

 

Will the bottom ever fall out from it as remember reading the rise of money in the game will not hold out for ever but that was back in 1995.

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On 25/04/2024 at 20:26, Dave T said:

Isn't that just how sport is on TV? All sports have replays, crowd shots, close ups of managers etc. 

I'm also interested in why you have only just decided this isn't for you, this has been standard for decades. 

Yes, most sports like this. Doesn't mean I like it.

Decided to ditch a bit ago. Frustration was getting the better of me, season was just ending and Sky wanted to increase my subscription by around 70%.

Also my home town club Sheffield playing in home city so will spend time money going to a live game.

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On 25/04/2024 at 21:02, JohnM said:

My views?

1. It's your opinion and you are free to exercise your choice. 

2. I really don't think that Sky will change anything just to retain your subscription.

3. You wouldn't be trying to recruit others to your cause, would you?

Yes to all three points.

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On 25/04/2024 at 22:05, Futtocks said:

These things don't happen "every time". They happen occasionally, by the direction of an experienced TV editor.

 

IMO happen too often, and reduce my enjoyment of the game.

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On 26/04/2024 at 12:13, EggFace said:

I find it mad that you have all the Specialist channels like Sky PL, Golf, Cricket, F1, Darts (only kidding) and not a Sky Rugby (both codes) channel but then TNT might have screwed that.

I'm happy with my NRL App.

Rugby (both codes) channel. Catchy title. Can you imagine how that would go with some posters on here?

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12 hours ago, RS50 said:

IMO happen too often, and reduce my enjoyment of the game.

Yeah, I hate seeing replays of the best bits of matches as well, really takes me out of the moment ...

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Interesting perspectives on here.
I took up a new sky membership a couple of years ago because I was getting so little RL outside of sky. Not surprisingly in the deep South West of England there aren't too many pubs that are showing RL and it was pretty much my only way until this year with SL+ coming in. Not to mention the sporadic nature of the Ch4 deal meant I couldn't keep up with when it was on and it largely clashed with other commitments.

Safe to say I've since enjoyed watching a tonne of Championship football, cricket and darts since. None of which I was watching before either.

Can't say I am overly bothered about the replays - its pretty normal amongst all those other sports too.

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Now tv is £35 a month on a rolling contract without the next for the box/ satellite. Just before the season started they offered me £20 per a month for 12 months so its all good.

I also like championship football so a winner for me with the playoffs coming up.

 

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I don't suppose this is a particularly complex discussion. People have different circumstances and tastes and will ultimately put different value on the same thing. I think Sky Sports is brilliant, the OP doesn't - that's fine, and not really much to discuss tbh.

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

Got an email yesterday saying Sky Sports element of my package is going up £5.

Gotta love those Premier League rights.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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4 hours ago, Dave T said:

I don't suppose this is a particularly complex discussion. People have different circumstances and tastes and will ultimately put different value on the same thing. I think Sky Sports is brilliant, the OP doesn't - that's fine, and not really much to discuss tbh.

To be fair, the original post did say "Would like to hear what others think on this subject."

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On 25/04/2024 at 20:51, Coggo said:

The production isn’t perfect but Sky has never been better value for money for rugby league fans. 

My main gripe is there’s still too many games being broadcast simultaneously. 

I don't care too much about the simultaneous broadcast but I do care about the spoilers meaning I can't watch them separately as if they weren't simultaneous games 

But I won't raise that here 

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8 hours ago, tiffers said:

Interesting perspectives on here.
I took up a new sky membership a couple of years ago because I was getting so little RL outside of sky. Not surprisingly in the deep South West of England there aren't too many pubs that are showing RL and it was pretty much my only way until this year with SL+ coming in. Not to mention the sporadic nature of the Ch4 deal meant I couldn't keep up with when it was on and it largely clashed with other commitments.

Safe to say I've since enjoyed watching a tonne of Championship football, cricket and darts since. None of which I was watching before either.

Can't say I am overly bothered about the replays - its pretty normal amongst all those other sports too.

The pubs will usually put on down here if I ask ....especially multi screen ones...be brave and tell them....also exposes people in the pub to it 

I'm the same that I end up watching other sports in SKY...I don't really massively like football but watch a fair bit of it 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

The pubs will usually put on down here if I ask ....especially multi screen ones...be brave and tell them....also exposes people in the pub to it 

I'm the same that I end up watching other sports in SKY...I don't really massively like football but watch a fair bit of it 

 

 

 

Same here, I generally asked the local to stick it on and they were always happy to, knowing I was in most weeks.

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12 hours ago, Dunbar said:

To be fair, the original post did say "Would like to hear what others think on this subject."

And he has. 

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