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47 minutes ago, itzdrk said:

There's obviously more to it than that, they are broadcasting Inverness. 

There's absolutely no more to it than that. Every club was offered the opportunity to use the SPFL broadcast platform domestically too (in whcih case they'd keep the cash from their own home game sales obviously). Only Inverness took it up. The rest preferred to do their own thing.

32 minutes ago, diegomarahenry said:

I didn't know they uploaded it, I assume Inverness aren't letting the SPFL broadcast it and keep the cash, likewise, I am sure they are not hosting the match footage for free for all the other clubs. 

How soon are they uploading the games ? I am assuming there is a delay, what is to stop someone pieing the £10 match fee and watching a free re-run of the game later that day/week? 

They have all the games as they paid to put Pixellot camera into every ground. It's mainly for IMG contract, in play betting and international broadcast. As I said above, Inverness took up the option to let the SPFL handle all their streaming (as it's hassle free with no up front costs, but it is far more expensive than doing it yourself and depending on what you think of the Pixellot footage, potentially inferior). Everyone else did not.

I don't know how soon the footage is available on there but it won't be on match day. Is it not free to watch it several days later? I've not tried. There's absolutely nothing to stop anyone watching it later of course.

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10 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

I don't know how soon the footage is available on there but it won't be on match day. Is it not free to watch it several days later? I've not tried. There's absolutely nothing to stop anyone watching it later of course.

I didn't know it existed until lunch time today, so it'll be interesting to see. I would hope it would be at least Monday before it was up, You have the pay-per view fee for a Saturday game but also the club highlights package with sponsorship and possibly some sort of revenue from them on Youtube, although I expect that would not be much though, that is normally up the early hours of Sunday morning. Having the full match available in HD within 3-4 days to view could take away some of that revenue. 

The footage isn't edited so it could be available quite quickly to stream.

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Innes Cameron certainly has the size about him and fills the role of Tall Striker. 
Though I have to ask, due to only attending Somerset since roughly 1995, can anyone name some recent Tall Ayr United strikers? 
I honestly can't think of any at all. Maybe Kevin Kyle. I Can't think
Hoping that there are a few 'David Craig-back post' moments to come from Innes Cameron
Craig Bettie
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8 minutes ago, HMIP said:

You’re talking proper nonsense there.  Big Graham was superb in the air.  

Ally was one of my hero's watching Ayr, his goal from the corner of the 18 yard box in to the far top corner was glorious, dropping his shorts and doing jazz hands towards the Ayr support after scoring against St Mirren was mental.

He was a big carthorse though.

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1 hour ago, itzdrk said:

Taking 6'0 and over as tall you'll have seen all of these guys play as a striker for Ayr if I use 1995 as a cut off going back the way.  

  • Chris Robertson (initially)
  • Kevin Kyle
  • Aaron Drinan
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • Craig Beattie
  • Farid El Alagui
  • Ross Caldwell
  • Laurent D'Jaffo
  • Ian Ferguson
  • Ally Graham
  • Roddy Grant
  • Steve Kerrigan
  • Michael Moore
  • Kevin Nisbet
  • Neil Tarrant
  • Andy. O'Connell

If the criteria is literally any striker 6’0 and over, then there’s a rather obvious recent entry missing from that list...

You could also have Ross Robertson, didn’t always play as a striker but when he did he was essentially used as a battering ram.

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1 hour ago, JohnGAYR said:

 


Except missing our second goal!!!

 

Aye, cause we aren't Broadcasting they won't care about going through a session with Pixellot like the clubs that are have. 

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1 hour ago, itzdrk said:
  • Chris Robertson (initially)
  • Kevin Kyle
  • Aaron Drinan
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • Craig Beattie
  • Farid El Alagui
  • Ross Caldwell
  • Laurent D'Jaffo
  • Ian Ferguson
  • Ally Graham
  • Roddy Grant
  • Steve Kerrigan
  • Michael Moore
  • Kevin Nisbet
  • Neil Tarrant
  • Andy. O'Connell

It's really bad that I only know half of this list 😅 

I think a few, Craig Beattie especially, are best left forgotten. 

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I think the big man will do well in the championship and if he helps get ayr promoted then great. I want you up in the top league so we can beat you three times a season (us top 6 obviously...)

 

When Cameron leaves us for a couple of million in a few years, you can feel proud... -) 

 

Joking aside, have you guys taken loan players from us in the past? I cant think of any..

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4 minutes ago, flood said:

I think the big man will do well in the championship and if he helps get ayr promoted then great. I want you up in the top league so we can beat you three times a season (us top 6 obviously...)

 

When Cameron leaves us for a couple of million in a few years, you can feel proud... -) 

 

Joking aside, have you guys taken loan players from us in the past? I cant think of any..

From memory we seemed to get two very different Danny McKay's.....can't think of any others.

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4 hours ago, WATTOO said:

Yes, the pixelot did seem better quality and much crisper picture but imagine if our seagullls appeared, that could potentially be carnage !!

It certainly has better resolution and frame rate than the AUMedia offering. I also prefer the camera angle. But the inaccuracy in tracking the ball is a major issue with the platform so I can see why we chose to do something different.

I don't understand why AUMedia are struggling to stream at 1080p. I also think that in an otherwise empty stadium they could get some cherry pickers from our vice-chairman to provide an more elevated view. Even resolving just one of these would significantly improve the coverage.

We get to try Pivellot again tomorrow. I assume they are also working on improving the tracking.

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The Kilmarnock to Ayr route has always, in the majority of cases been successful. Gary Agnew, Craig Napier, Vareille, McKay, Roberts. 

The other way has not worked so well, Furphy, Sludden, Mclnally (albeit via a few teams) 

The only one I can think of is Ross Jack, who was crap.

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8 hours ago, Hawk89 said:

You have to remember though in the 00s we watched numerous jobbers appear from the Juniors. Yes you've named some great examples of where it goes well but, there is nothing elitist about going on past experience. For every Moffat there is a squad of has beens and never weres. 

My point is that it would be remiss of management to ignore the lower leagues and to do so would without any shadow of a doubt be elitist....just like your post. You are aware that our team, whilst flying high in the Championship, recently exited the Scottish Cup from a team who play in the lower leagues. 

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53 minutes ago, diegomarahenry said:

The Kilmarnock to Ayr route has always, in the majority of cases been successful. Gary Agnew, Craig Napier, Vareille, McKay, Roberts. 

The other way has not worked so well, Furphy, Sludden, Mclnally (albeit via a few teams) 

The only one I can think of is Ross Jack, who was crap.

I forgot Furphy went to Killie! Only played once I see.

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