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Watching habits.

With the talks about neutral grounds and behind closed doors games, the idea is to televise every remaining game.

How much do you think you will watch?
Only your own team matches?
Every match you can?
"Big games"?
Just have it on as background while you do something else?

One of the problems I can see with this idea is it will encourage social gatherings. The biggest one will be on the day Liverpool can win the title. I am sure Liverpool fans won't want to watch it on their own, with the game being played at an empty stadium. It will seem rather soulless, so I would imagine quite a few deciding to get together at a mates house to watch it. The same will happen if there is an FA Cup final.

A lot of the games will be pretty meaningless, and probably only watched by fans of the club playing. If Liverpool win the title within the first couple of days then there is little to excite them for the rest of the season. We do still have the NLD and a few games between the top teams, plus the relegation battle.

Im sure that if we do get back going in this manner there will be initial eagerness to watch some football, but quite quickly enthusiasm will die, the strange environment will deter viewers.

And this could go into next season as well!

posted 4 weeks ago

Why would we put PL football back on to save power league clubs, when we could just let lower league clubs play instead. Seems abit backwards to me.

Football should be restarting from the bottom up IMO, not the other way round

comment by Shijiu (U22385)

posted 4 weeks ago



Because it costs a lot of money to play football behind closed doors and lower teams can't afford it.

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by Bake 'em away toys (U7303)
posted 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Why would we put PL football back on to save power league clubs, when we could just let lower league clubs play instead. Seems abit backwards to me.

Football should be restarting from the bottom up IMO, not the other way round
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PL will commit £125m to lower league clubs but that is all dependent on the season restart.

posted 4 weeks ago

Guys when you are finished all the box sets and you've got bored sat in your garden drinking beer and there no cricket.... what are you going to do?

clearly its not watch football by the sound of it

posted 4 weeks ago

Yeah think most posters here have already stated that.

What’s your point, man?

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by Shijiu (U22385)
posted 22 minutes ago


Because it costs a lot of money to play football behind closed doors and lower teams can't afford it.
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perfect comment. This hits the nail on the head 100%

this is the reality check. The only leagues looking at starting back up are leagues with massive tv deals with money not paid or owed back.

the lower league clubs would be throwing good money after bad playing games without fans at them to pay the wages

comment by Shijiu (U22385)

posted 4 weeks ago

Yeah mate. Behind closed doors matches can only be viewed on TV. How do we start with lower leagues when there is hardly demand for lower league football on TV? Only the Championship and Prem can pull it off and we are yet to see if they will be able to.

posted 4 weeks ago

Is the sky deal for the championship really lucative enough for them to come back and play behind closed doors?

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by moreinjuredthanowen (U9641)
posted 17 minutes ago
Is the sky deal for the championship really lucative enough for them to come back and play behind closed doors?


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Even the most basic bit of research would show you that nearly every Championship club makes a decent loss every season even with supporters in the ground. It certainly won't help but if the Premier League is going ahead then those with a chance of being promoted to it are certainly going to push to finish it. It's already been predicted in the Telegraph that Leagues one and two will vote to end the season early this week.

comment by Shijiu (U22385)

posted 4 weeks ago

Rick Parry said the Championship will need 200m bailout and that should be doable IMO. All the lower leagues combined would need less than another100m. Also doable.

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