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Old 16-07-2019, 07:26 AM
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A court has ordered internet providers to block access to anybody trying
to watch premier league matches from next month, the case was taken by football league, GOING FORWARD VODAFONE, EIR, etc will be obliged to block access as soon as somebody tries to get a link,
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:32 AM
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A court has ordered internet providers to block access to anybody trying
to watch premier league matches from next month, the case was taken by football league, GOING FORWARD VODAFONE, EIR, etc will be obliged to block access as soon as somebody tries to get a link,
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:38 AM
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Yep heard that on the wireless as well this morning.

Best of luck to them, its always intriguing watching them trying to disable this traffic.

Wont be able to see whats coming down my tunnel though
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:40 AM
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It's already been happening. VPN is probably the only way to combat.
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:40 AM
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:45 AM
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A court has ordered internet providers to block access to anybody trying
to watch premier league matches from next month, the case was taken by football league, GOING FORWARD VODAFONE, EIR, etc will be obliged to block access as soon as somebody tries to get a link,
Given the prices on an upward spiral and an arms race between the various TV companies to screen the most over-hyped league in the world, I think fewer and fewer people will bother to have it in their own homes. Yeah stopping the streaming will have an effect but I don't think much of those who have their streams blocked will decide to pay the, what's it up to now 50 a month?, to watch some good matches and some awful awful dross packaged as "Fantastic Friday", "Super Sunday", "Mega Monday", "Tumultuous Tuesday" etc etc.

And when, I don't think it's a matter of if but when, the TV companies finally pull out, or go bankrupt trying to feed ever increasing fees demanded by the clubs (demanded in turn by the players and their agents), you'll have the football equivalent of post nuclear war. Clubs will have to go back to paying players salaries largely dependent on punters through the turnstiles, and sponsorship revenues related to fanbase and success.

Time was when players earned 3 or 4 times the average working man's salary. Nowadays some players are being paid 1000 times the average salary and even more. Let that sink in. It's unsustainable and it's only a matter of time before the house of cards topples.

There shall be crying and gnashing of teeth
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:45 AM
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Yep heard that on the wireless as well this morning.

Best of luck to them, its always intriguing watching them trying to disable this traffic.

Wont be able to see whats coming down my tunnel though
What's that a euphemism for
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:47 AM
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Given the prices on an upward spiral and an arms race between the various TV companies to screen the most over-hyped league in the world, I think fewer and fewer people will bother to have it in their own homes. Yeah stopping the streaming will have an effect but I don't think much of those who have their streams blocked will decide to pay the, what's it up to now 50 a month?, to watch some good matches and some awful awful dross packaged as "Fantastic Friday", "Super Sunday", "Mega Monday", "Tumultuous Tuesday" etc etc.

And when, I don't think it's a matter of if but when, the TV companies finally pull out, or go bankrupt trying to feed ever increasing fees demanded by the clubs (demanded in turn by the players and their agents), you'll have the football equivalent of post nuclear war. Clubs will have to go back to paying players salaries largely dependent on punters through the turnstiles, and sponsorship revenues related to fanbase and success.

Time was when players earned 3 or 4 times the average working man's salary. Nowadays some players are being paid 1000 times the average salary and even more. Let that sink in. It's unsustainable and it's only a matter of time before the house of cards topples.

There shall be crying and gnashing of teeth
ten years ago people said the bubble would burst, hasnt happened yet, as you say it seems unsustainable,
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:48 AM
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gave up on on subscribing to sky a good few years back when they no longer had all the PL games

i'm hardly gonna pay more for a lesser service and sure as hell not gonna pay for 2 or more tv companies, to hell with that
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:50 AM
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ten years ago people said the bubble would burst, hasnt happened yet, as you say it seems unsustainable,
Didn't Setanta - or was it one of the others - go bust trying to keep feeding the monster
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