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3 hours ago, GordyBrow said:

I rarely get across to Dumbarton from the east for a game but would gladly pay a reasonable price to watch the games from home. There must be plenty of others in my situation too...

 

1 hour ago, Sons FC said:

Down here in England I know several Sons' fans who will pay to watch.

As has already been pointed out though, you won't be allowed to. When Covid restrictions on crowds are eventually lifted, the ban on streaming live games in the UK will be reinstated.

If you have the know how and Dumbarton make the service available to overseas viewers, you can use a proxy server to pretend to be overseas of course.

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3 hours ago, Mr X said:

East Fife have volunteers who run it, as far as I know, because they enjoy doing it.

The Pixellot system is different because its, in theory, unmanned but you still need someone to run it and, if you're going to do it properly, commentate.

The tech will still be there but its highly unlikely the restriction on broadcasting in the UK wont come back once crowds do. That means the only, legitimate, customers will be those outside the UK

Is it an upfront cost for the equipment then?

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23 minutes ago, Boghead ranter said:

Needs more random capitalisations imo.

I promise NOT TO disappoint IN MY next POST.

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13 minutes ago, super-son said:

Is it an upfront cost for the equipment then?

Yes, which has been covered by the SPFL. As far as I know, there will be a cost to clubs who want to continue to use it for streaming after the restrictions are lifted.

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4 minutes ago, Mr X said:

Yes, which has been covered by the SPFL. As far as I know, there will be a cost to clubs who want to continue to use it for streaming after the restrictions are lifted.

I see, that's pretty decent of them for a change.

I hope we do manage to keep the system for future use and they don't try and charge us an arm and a leg to keep it in place.

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2 minutes ago, super-son said:

I see, that's pretty decent of them for a change.

I hope we do manage to keep the system for future use and they don't try and charge us an arm and a leg to keep it in place.

Yes and no. Its not being put in for clubs to stream games because of COVID, its been planned for a while. 

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I see we have a new 'groundskeeper' (whatever the Hell that is for those of us accustomed to groundsmen).

Never mind, a warm welcome to Jim Paton who arrives with a very decent-looking golf course pedigree.

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26 minutes ago, Mr X said:

Yes, which has been covered by the SPFL. As far as I know, there will be a cost to clubs who want to continue to use it for streaming after the restrictions are lifted.

AFAIK it has only been covered by the SPFL for Championship clubs.

League One and League Two clubs have had to purchase it themselves for the purposes of streaming, albeit on favourable terms secured as a consequence of the SPFL installing the system at Championship stadiums.

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Just now, South Lanarkshire Jag said:

AFAIK it has only been covered by the SPFL for Championship clubs.

League One and League Two clubs have had to purchase it themselves for the purposes of streaming, albeit on favourable terms secured as a consequence of the SPFL installing the system at Championship stadiums.

Ah, ok. I didnt know that

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1 hour ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:

I see we have a new 'groundskeeper' (whatever the Hell that is for those of us accustomed to groundsmen).

Never mind, a warm welcome to Jim Paton who arrives with a very decent-looking golf course pedigree.

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6 hours ago, The Moonster said:

I was only joking about commentary btw, you'd need to show the game after the watershed.

I have faith that our media team have this well covered, we have Jan and a few others who are well suited to the commentary gig and I'm sure they'll do a grand job.

Awww shucks.

I won't say too much at the moment, but having other voices on co-comms is definitely something I'd be a fan of. I'd love to get ex-players/injured players involved too. 

We're sorted for a lead commentator and that was always going to be a big thing. It's an art form and one of these things that very few people have the knack for (I certainly don't think I do, I have the research side of a commentator but I couldn't do the job itself - despite that being what my dissertation was on). I'm very confident that we've got someone who has that knack and painstaking attention to detail though and I'm seriously looking forward to working with him again. Clue is on my Twitter for anyone interested

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1 hour ago, Jan Vojáček said:

Awww shucks.

I won't say too much at the moment, but having other voices on co-comms is definitely something I'd be a fan of. I'd love to get ex-players/injured players involved too. 

We're sorted for a lead commentator and that was always going to be a big thing. It's an art form and one of these things that very few people have the knack for (I certainly don't think I do, I have the research side of a commentator but I couldn't do the job itself - despite that being what my dissertation was on). I'm very confident that we've got someone who has that knack and painstaking attention to detail though and I'm seriously looking forward to working with him again. Clue is on my Twitter for anyone interested

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Awww shucks.
I won't say too much at the moment, but having other voices on co-comms is definitely something I'd be a fan of. I'd love to get ex-players/injured players involved too. 
We're sorted for a lead commentator and that was always going to be a big thing. It's an art form and one of these things that very few people have the knack for (I certainly don't think I do, I have the research side of a commentator but I couldn't do the job itself - despite that being what my dissertation was on). I'm very confident that we've got someone who has that knack and painstaking attention to detail though and I'm seriously looking forward to working with him again. Clue is on my Twitter for anyone interested
Piece of piss. I did Hospital Radio commentaries on Sons games home and away for the Vale Hospital in the late 1980's, including a post - match interview. Apparently during a Stranraer game an old lady in the geriatric ward who had been bedridden for four years got up and walked over to turn off the radio.

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1 minute ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:
1 hour ago, Jan Vojáček said:
Awww shucks.
I won't say too much at the moment, but having other voices on co-comms is definitely something I'd be a fan of. I'd love to get ex-players/injured players involved too. 
We're sorted for a lead commentator and that was always going to be a big thing. It's an art form and one of these things that very few people have the knack for (I certainly don't think I do, I have the research side of a commentator but I couldn't do the job itself - despite that being what my dissertation was on). I'm very confident that we've got someone who has that knack and painstaking attention to detail though and I'm seriously looking forward to working with him again. Clue is on my Twitter for anyone interested

Piece of piss. I did Hospital Radio commentaries on Sons games home and away for the Vale Hospital in the late 1980's, including a post - match interview. Apparently during a Stranraer game an old lady in the geriatric ward who had been bedridden for four years got up and walked over to turn off the radio.

🤣

That's you officially on co-commentary for a midweek game with Peterhead now by the way. Good to know we have more experience in our ranks 😉

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50 minutes ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:
2 hours ago, Jan Vojáček said:
Awww shucks.
I won't say too much at the moment, but having other voices on co-comms is definitely something I'd be a fan of. I'd love to get ex-players/injured players involved too. 
We're sorted for a lead commentator and that was always going to be a big thing. It's an art form and one of these things that very few people have the knack for (I certainly don't think I do, I have the research side of a commentator but I couldn't do the job itself - despite that being what my dissertation was on). I'm very confident that we've got someone who has that knack and painstaking attention to detail though and I'm seriously looking forward to working with him again. Clue is on my Twitter for anyone interested

Piece of piss. I did Hospital Radio commentaries on Sons games home and away for the Vale Hospital in the late 1980's, including a post - match interview. Apparently during a Stranraer game an old lady in the geriatric ward who had been bedridden for four years got up and walked over to turn off the radio.

Dinnae take it personally she was a Stranraer fan and Jim George's SONS had just stuffed them 5-2.

 

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19 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

As has already been pointed out though, you won't be allowed to. When Covid restrictions on crowds are eventually lifted, the ban on streaming live games in the UK will be reinstated.

If you have the know how and Dumbarton make the service available to overseas viewers, you can use a proxy server to pretend to be overseas of course.

Of course but if I see even a handful of games I will be happy.

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16 hours ago, lorenzo71 said:

Dinnae take it personally she was a Stranraer fan and Jim George's SONS had just stuffed them 5-2.

 

That was certainly one of the better home games - God and Stuart McIver were unstoppable - but the best commentary was definitely the 4-3 win over Clyde at Firhill after being 1-3 down, with a 25-yard screamer from The Crab and a heroic performance from Paddy McGowan.

Firhill was also the place where I was asked to leave the press box by stewards acting on the instructions of Thistle Chairman Miller Reid who was presumably hacked off listening to someone sat behind him describing the pumping Sons were handing out to his team 😁

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As those of you who live in and around G82 will know, I had a really good chat with Dom Thomas about his time at the Rock in the Lennox this week.

But for those of you who can't pick up a paper copy I'm afraid it's the dreaded website for you. Clicky.

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That's you officially on co-commentary for a midweek game with Peterhead now by the way. Good to know we have more experience in our ranks 
I'd be delighted - I take it swearing is permitted ?

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3 minutes ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:
18 hours ago, Jan Vojáček said:
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That's you officially on co-commentary for a midweek game with Peterhead now by the way. Good to know we have more experience in our ranks emoji6.png

I'd be delighted - I take it swearing is permitted ?

It's important we give the locked out Sons fans that essential matchday experience, so I don't see why not ;)

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