Damp Squibs, Live Squibs & Strictly Come Dancing

Viewers watching BBC1’s Saturday evening candyfest “Strictly Come Dancing” might have been somewhat surprised to see Bruce Forsyth announce the news that, after everything, the BBC had managed to secure the rights to show highlights of the World Cup...

Pay Through The Nose Per View

If you read our post on the subject earlier on in the week, you may have noted that the price of watching this weekend’s World Cup qualifier between Ukraine and England was listed as £4.99. As hopes of a last minute highlights package fade fast with rights...

Football On The Internet… But Nowhere Else?

Next weekend sees a big test in the ongoing debate over whether people will pay for premium content on the internet, when the World Cup qualifier between Ukraine and England in Dnipropetrovsk next Saturday. The match is due to be shown in the UK live over the internet...

Match Of The Week: England 2-1 Ukraine

A bullet dodged and a banana skin avoided, then. England took a big step towards qualifying for the finals of the 2010 World Cup last night, but their performance raised as many questions as it answered, and Ukraine will fly home feeling a little hard done by at a...

Forza!

Italy 3-0 Ukraine In the midst of three closely match quarter-finals, this one always seemed likely to be the one that was slightly more lop-sided than the rest. Ukraine, with the best will in the world, had looked rather like Shevchenko plus ten, and that’s not...