Setanta & I

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Akasha says:

    I am a Setanta subscriber of the TV variety and I too am supposed get all the England Games. What they fail to mention is that even though the england game can be broadcast by them on their feed, they sell it pay-per-view services and I still have to pay for it. WTF?

  2. Roland says:

    “I availed myself of many of the dodgy options on offer with a little looking on the internet, citing the failure of the Premier League to offer a decent legal option for people that would rather watch matches on a laptop than a television set. ”

    “Had it been Sky offering it, I would have still had moral considerations to take into account.”

    What an interesting argument. You are prepared to steal coverage from them but find them to be morally objectionable? When you used to watch on Monday nights down the pub did you also slip behind the bar and steal a tenner because of the pub’s failure to offer a decent legal option for people who didn’t want to buy a pint?

    You can’t have it both ways. You can’t take the moral high ground against Sky and Murdoch and then steal the product anyway.

    In truth while Sky love your subscription money the Premiership and Sky make a fortune out of the things connected to football coverage like the advertising in game, around the game, on the trophy etc and you are still feeding Sky with that. The that they you watch for free does not mean you don’t get advertised to and thus Sky can charge more for those adverts.

    If you object to Sky then protest by not watching it and hit them where it hurts and do not try to take some moral high ground you do not deserve.

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