Now we have the TV fixtures out and the rearrangements for the stupid and idiotic Europa league fixture we can see the damage TV does for football.
To make sure the TV companies make money we see numerous games moved and causing all kinds of inconvenience and early Sunday KO’s most hate. Never mind then the stupidity of the Europa league fixtures on Thursdays which see two more games moved.
The situation means that for the rest of 2012 out of 8 possible Saturday Kick Off’s only
Everton on the 25th August
Swansea on the 15th September
Stoke on the 8th December
Wigan on the 29th December
remain as Saturday 15:00 kick offs.I might be an old fuddy duddy at this but I hate other Kick Off times at the weekends. Sunday kick offs ruin that day totally and the less said about early Saturday kick offs the better.
Of course the myth that the ‘newer’ fans since 1994 like to portray is that without Sky football would have been much worse. Younger fans growing up on a diet of Martin Tyler, Richard Keys and Andy Gray know nothing different. They think SKY rescued football but all they did was to cause massive wage inflation through the money and massive unjustified hype.
Is football really healthy with the majority of clubs having massive debts. Look at the trouble we got ourselves in because of wage issues. Look at how much in debt we are for example ? Then look at Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City and all the debt and wages there amongst that lot.
With the new TV deal this will only get worse, more games to be shown, more demands to fit in around TV. I am expecting that at some point suggestions will appear games are moved en masse to Sunday’s. This will then allow every game to be shown live with no impact on the Football League.
Of course some fans will say how great it is they can see Villa on TV. Frankly I have no truck with that argument, I go to the games and you are inconveniencing ME. If Sky is so damm good how come we are paying so much for games (Villa better than most) ?
In Germany their pay TV masters went bust, they changed their model, they pay a third of what we do, tell me that is not the model to go down ?
HATE sky, you bet, best thing I ever did getting rid of subscription 18 months ago.
(not posting on Culverhouse and Karsa at the moment. That news was the least shjocking of all time !!)