Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Garside, 29 Nov 2006.
why do they care, its not like it _really_ matters and hey, if it means footballers make a more NORMAL salary then good on the sites!
How can you say that?! Footballers are heroes! They deserve £5mill+ salaries for kicking a ball up and down a pitch! A nurse or doctor or police officer -- so what? All they do is either risk their own lives in order to save ours or spend ungodly hours doing work that most of us would rather not know about. And £22k~ £35k is more than enough...
Anyhow, enough of my sarcastic rant above... banning streamed football matches -- what in hell do they think they will accomplish with that? Does Sky think more people will say, "Ya know, I might as well purchase the rip-off Sky system now..." ??
People will find new and more ingenious ways to get what they want when commercial solutions don't reflect consumer expectations. Period.
Well, I fully intend to watch Liverpool vs. Portsmouth tonight courtesy some 'Chinese friends'.
Not only do I get to see the footy, but I'm learning a foreign language in the process. I've learned a few mandarin words and phrases already:
'Gellard' - a dynamic and skilful, if slightly pixelated, mid-fielder.
'Ze lefaleez a ranker' - how you congratulate the officials on their performance.
'hally kewer' - a malingering has-been on expensive wages.
Heaven forbid that they deprive me of my PPLive, and force me onto Sky! I don't think I could face learning another language simply to understand Andy Gray.
Anyone know of a site streaming the ashes?
Check one of the Horror channels....
This is great work by sky... highlighting this tech is available. I'd never heard of this but now i might just try it.
How exactly do they stutdown illegal servers set up in China?
they must have felt a blow in their revenue to go after P2P like this, any day soon youtube will be shut down because there are tons of replays there
with ch1n353 1337 h4x0r skillz
The problem is, it's all in proportion, so footballers get their 'fair' share of the money traded in football. In order for doctors, firemen and police officers to get paid the amount they deserve, there would have to be incredible raises in taxes- and needless to say nobody would be fond of that. However tickets to see a football match are usually fairly in line with everything else for a top league match (about £20). Sure, this isn't cinema prices, but how much do you pay to see a gig or see a show? Because football's so popular it generates ridiculous amounts of money by default, and whilst replica shirts might cost a silly amount, everything else is usually normally priced. Footballers don't deserve what they get paid, but we're more prepared to fund their salaries than lend money to the government.
hilarious. It's like someone coming out of the blue and announcing they are going to cure AIDs
Had a look last night to see how active the streaming sites were. Loads of them weren't working so it looks like the UEFA may have succeeded!
I doubt it.... Half of them are permanently a bit ropey.
There is little the authorities can do about them anyway - most are hosted in China, so the only way to stop us getting to them is to censor us.
It would be ironic if certain sports-related sites in China (the global capital of censorship) were censored by the West, yet none of the kiddie-porn/jihadi sites....
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