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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:12:58 AM »
2 points on reflection regarding the streaming fiasco

- the price was too high and rationale given was utter bs, cost of living going up is the precise reason to keep the price stable at £10 same as last year
- the decision to stream instead of go with TG4 or RTE has its logic, the national broadcasting platforms will be geoblocked in places meaning viewers will miss out, especially important for the teams involved that their people the world over can tune in reliably without having to figure some sort of hack

So 1 good 1 bad

Was the cost that expensive? If you were attending the game live would you have minded paying that price? If you are paying the same price for the comfort of your living room with replays and commentary then that's not bad either...

The cost to drive to the game, or bus to it, few pints and buying a ballot ya never win, you'd be more out of pocket!

Following that logic, should the All Ireland final be 90 euro on pay per view?

Its free to watch, why would you pay 90 quid? If the game is being streamed then its pay per view.. why would you link them both?

Why would you link the cost of attending an event live with the cost of streaming it?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:49:28 AM »
2 points on reflection regarding the streaming fiasco

- the price was too high and rationale given was utter bs, cost of living going up is the precise reason to keep the price stable at £10 same as last year
- the decision to stream instead of go with TG4 or RTE has its logic, the national broadcasting platforms will be geoblocked in places meaning viewers will miss out, especially important for the teams involved that their people the world over can tune in reliably without having to figure some sort of hack

So 1 good 1 bad

Was the cost that expensive? If you were attending the game live would you have minded paying that price? If you are paying the same price for the comfort of your living room with replays and commentary then that's not bad either...

The cost to drive to the game, or bus to it, few pints and buying a ballot ya never win, you'd be more out of pocket!

Following that logic, should the All Ireland final be 90 euro on pay per view?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:48:43 AM »
Itís kind of annoying the way they keep showing close ups of the crowd. Just focus on the pitch please.

But sure that's why your paying 16 quid.....

In fairness the coverage was very good tonight.
Well done to Dromore, deserving winners in the finish. Not the drama of alot of games this year, but it's been another excellent championship overall

Serious question was the tyrone coverage 180% better than the Derry coverage of their final?
I didn't see the Derry final so cant compare, but I thought the Tyrone coverage was excellent despite the price gouging.
IM O the pricing structure was a mistake, I cant really knock the service though.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 14, 2021, 07:50:09 PM »
Itís kind of annoying the way they keep showing close ups of the crowd. Just focus on the pitch please.

But sure that's why your paying 16 quid.....

In fairness the coverage was very good tonight.
Well done to Dromore, deserving winners in the finish. Not the drama of alot of games this year, but it's been another excellent championship overall

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 13, 2021, 01:05:05 PM »
That interview with Skinno doesnít do the Tyrone County Board or himself any favours. Reeks of self-importance and a bit of arrogance.

In fairness heís spearheaded the TyroneGAA TV project, and this year in particular has been a great success, but what heís said in the interview doesnít come across too well and I donít think it will go down too well either. 

https://www.the42.ie/tyrone-sfc-final-streaming-cost-5600245-Nov2021/

Shows him in a true light then

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 05, 2021, 02:53:55 PM »
Firmino out for a while with a hamstring so that limited the rotation options a little

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 04, 2021, 09:31:48 AM »
Really good performance. Bossed that, even putting the bizarre sending off aside.
Best performance from Ox for a while and Henderson much better too.
Potential Firmino injury the only downside.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 01, 2021, 08:43:58 AM »
Don't know what the stats are but would think Liverpool are always a bit more open and prone to conceding when Fabinho's not playing.  Never saw the match but it sounded like Brighton had more than enough chances.

Brighton certainly deserved their point, but at the same time were maybe lucky not to go 3-0 down and that would have been game over.
The disappointing thing from a Liverpool point of view was they never looked like winning it when it went to 2-2, if anything Brighton looked the more likely to nick it.
Fabinho is a huge loss in these games when you want to control things and kill off the opposition.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 01, 2021, 08:24:30 AM »
Gillen was terrible in Kin.  I liked it due to it being set in Ireland but it wasn't anything special to be honest.

I watched The Leftovers when it was on and although it was a bit nuts, I still thought it was very good.  Theroux was brilliant in it.

Has Gillen ever been good in anything? (and he has been is some brilliant shows)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 28, 2021, 08:21:34 AM »
What a finish from Origi that was !
He was completely anonymous otherwise too! Minamino struggled to get into the game as well.
Positive performances from Morton and Williams. Bradley did ok when he came on.

Liverpool were pretty poor in general, particularly in the first half. So slow to move the ball and not much life up front.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 19, 2021, 09:50:59 AM »
Quote
https://twitter.com/offtheball/status/1450109412463497223

Michael Reynolds, Leinster GAA Secretary showing what he thinks of the players views here.

That's such a depressing interview. Players should shut up and realize people like him and others on the provincial councils know better than they do. Scary thing is alot of the people on the provincial councils probably agree with him

Whatever your views on the proposals , that is a car crash of an interview.
Personally I think the structures badly need to be reformed, I'm just not sure proposal B is the answer

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 04, 2021, 09:13:18 AM »
Midnight Mass is some craic lads!!
A bit mad isn't it?  ;D
Enjoyed it so far though, even though it wouldn't usually be my sort of thing

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: September 29, 2021, 11:38:53 AM »
If I were UEFA I'd be looking into the betting patterns of the Porto keeper and his mates..

He might as well not have been there for at least three of those goals.
Yeah the keeper was shocking.
Solid performance away from home in the champions league though, got the opportunity to rest a couple of players ahead of the weekend and puts them in the driving seat in a difficult group.
Jones was excellent last night and has probably played himself into a starting spot for the city game

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 19, 2021, 07:08:22 PM »
I struggle to see why United have not signed a top DM in years, the last person who did that role to the standard required was Hargreaves so you are chatting 12/13 years since his good season.
Carrick says hello. And Matic before the legs went. But yeah we need someone in that role, who is there that would improve us though?

Carrick and Matic had certain qualities but we're never top bracket DMs, they both lacked the nobility and physicality that is required.

f**k me ur setting the bar wild high if prime Carrick and Matic aren't good enough...
Prime Matic played for Chelsea not United.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs TŪr Eoghain
« on: September 15, 2021, 11:59:14 AM »
RTE need to do a complete clear out of their commentary teams and pundits, including Cantwell.
Of the current panel, the only ones I would keep are O'Se and Cooper (even though both are Kerry).
Everyone else is dire.

The format needs refreshed imo as it's just tired.

Spillane, McStay, Cavanagh, Whelan....all tripe and soundbites. I don't mind O'Rourke so much but he's rarely on these days).

I've no idea what the Sky coverage is like as I don't have sky and don't agree with a paid for service like that, but it couldn't be any worse than RTE.

I'd love to see the likes of Marty Clarke on RTE. Johnny Doyle could be a good shout. Dessie Dolan seemed to be there for a while and wasn't the worst.
It would be better I think if they had recently retired players only and change it up every year or two. Would keep it fresh. I know you could say Cavanagh fits that profile, but I think he's rubbish and never has anything insightful to say and stutters too much. My opinion only.

As for Joanne cantwell....there has to be a more natural presenter than her. Everything is so scripted with her and it just feels contrived and boring.

As for Mayo - I kind of agree that they were only allowed to play the game on Tyrone terms, but I also believe that they are hamstrung by the fear of losing now given what has happened. Easier to say than do, but they need to play with the confidence of winners and they don't have that confidence as a team or management. Tyrone on the other hand, always play with a swagger where they believe they can win even if they have no right to (not a criticism). It's why they keep surprising people. Their own self belief  or arrogance has driven them on many times now....perhaps that's part of why 31 other counties love to see them beat  ;D
Sky coverage is well ahead of RTE, they do have better analysis, but in general there is just a different tone to it. RTE seem to want to cater to the casual fan who just tunes in to hear a few sound bites and controversial comments. I feel sky try and go into a bit more depth than that looking at tactics etc. Canavan, McGuiness and Donaghy are all well ahead of anyone on RTE.

Enda McGinley is generally excellent on any of the podcasts he has been on lately, but then a podcast is a very different format to live on national TV.
McConville is generally good, except when tryone are playing as he just cant hide his dislike for them no matter how hard he tries!

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