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5 minutes ago, ahemps said:

Are Sky wanting to renegotiate the TV deal which starts next season? I have seen and heard lots of talk about TV companies looking at their deals with the top leagues in Europe but never seen anything about the Sky-SPFL deal.

That particular poster has a bee in his bonnet about it, but there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Sky have any intention of renegotiating the new TV deal, nor is it clear why they would have any grounds to do so as long as the SPFL deliver what has been paid for.

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37 minutes ago, The DA said:

Lobby Dossar has already explained - Sky have exclusive rights.  They're only allowed to show 48 matches plus play-offs but NOBODY else is allowed to show the other 200+ matches in Scotland (UK?) without Sky's permission, and a likely renegotiation of the contract.

As I said before there is no way clubs are going to sit back and watch over 40% of their revenue disappear.
 

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There's a massive difference between Sky coverage and a single camera usually with a fan commentating, using a tiny bandwidth. Doubt it would make a dent in their audience figures. IIRC Sky let Falkirk TV use their feed to stream to "overseas" subscribers on occasion.
I think you're mental if you think people would rather pay Sky 30 quid a month for better production quality than a tenner or something to see their own clubs games instead. And I would guess Sky will have done that calculation as well. That's my point about Sky probably not going to be cunty about stuff in Scottish football. Getting less money from Sky makes Scottish footballs relationship with them way less symbiotic than Englands paradoxically. English football can't damage Sky because that's biting the hand that feeds them. That's not the case in Scotland.

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Arrogant, deluded, sneering and nasty bullshit from massive moron Gordon Strachan;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52797428

What a p***k. Includes obligatory meaningless reference to English football too. 

Edited by DA Baracus

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Arrogant, deluded, sneering and nasty bullshit from massive moron Gordon Strachan;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52797428

What a p***k. Includes obligatory meaningless reference to English football too. 

I'd say that the team bringing through the last Scottish player to win the Champions League being Queen's Park negates quite a bit of his argument there.

 

There's absolutely nothing wrong with teams being semi professional. He's talking about England and the national league. That's the clubs 93rd to 112th in their football. Adjust Scotlands population for England and the sides at the bottom of our leagues would be 400th or so in their pyramid. Are the sides at that level professional to the extent he's talking about in England, I don't think so. They're at a much much lower level than the Scottish ones playing wise, and their crowds are worse.

 

Us existing next to England fucking warps people's brains.

 

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Where does this idea that we'll have crowds back in January come from anyway? That seems baselessly optimistic, especially as viruses tend to be seasonal and it's a time of year that health services are usually under considerable strain.

I wouldn't like to bet on there being any Championship football next season if playing behind closed doors is off the table.

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Gordon Strachan is a fucking moron and a terrible manager who is incorrectly lauded for winning the league at Celtic, which any football manager who has a working brain could've achieved.

He also failed to get Scotland to Euro 2016, when it was actually harder not to qualify, given we had an in transition Poland and terrible, jobber-laden South Ireland in the group.  He successfully managed to finish 4th behind the two mentioned and group winners Germany.

We can safely file his opinion on any football related matter in the nearest bin.

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2 hours ago, The DA said:

Lobby Dossar has already explained - Sky have exclusive rights.  They're only allowed to show 48 matches plus play-offs but NOBODY else is allowed to show the other 200+ matches in Scotland (UK?) without Sky's permission, and a likely renegotiation of the contract.

Got it in one

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To be fair to Strachan, he qualified from the Champions League group stage two years running, and in 2006/07 they took eventual champions AC Milan side to extra time with a back four of Paul Telfer/Mark Wilson, Stephen McManus, Darren O'Dea and Lee Naylor.

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1 hour ago, wastecoatwilly said:

As I said before there is no way clubs are going to sit back and watch over 40% of their revenue disappear.
 

Not saying they will but it will require a renegotiation of the deal 

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13 minutes ago, DC92 said:

Where does this idea that we'll have crowds back in January come from anyway? That seems baselessly optimistic, especially as viruses tend to be seasonal and it's a time of year that health services are usually under considerable strain.

I wouldn't like to bet on there being any Championship football next season if playing behind closed doors is off the table.

Added to that the fact that nobody knows when or if a vaccine will be available. 

Granted, there may be a point where we need to "get on with things " for want of a better phrase, but there hasn't been anything to base that on at all. 

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30 minutes ago, Lobby Dossar said:

Not saying they will but it will require a renegotiation of the deal 

If clubs are losing over 40% of there revenue have the clubs got a choice?

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1 hour ago, DA Baracus said:

Arrogant, deluded, sneering and nasty bullshit from massive moron Gordon Strachan;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52797428

What a p***k. Includes obligatory meaningless reference to English football too. 

I actually think he has some good points. You can dislike him but that doesn't mean he's wrong on everything. Scotland has too many teams in the league system, that to me is obvious and if it wasn't for "the way it's always been" we could streamline our professional setup. No other country in Europe with a similar population to our as anywhere near the volume of league teams we have.

There is nothing wrong with playing at a level your resources place you at, in fact it would be better for everyone. There are many teams in our league with smaller crowds than a lot of the ex junior teams. Teams like Brechin would be better competing with Banks o Dee and the like than being in the same league system as the Old Firm..

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Havers. He's talking shite, and a couple of posters very accurately nailed him on it above.

The pyramid system was just getting geared up properly before this crap hit, so clubs will definitely be able to find their level. Assuming the bottom of SPFL4 opens up as it should.

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11 minutes ago, wastecoatwilly said:

If clubs are losing over 40% of there revenue have the clubs got a choice?

Who knows 

Do you think the amount of money individual clubs will generate from their own club TV will be more than what they will loose from renegotiated SKY deal ???

As the Ross County chairman said yesterday people’s disposable income ain’t going to be what it used to be 

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Nice to see Strachan has changed his mind from "Scotland can be fixed with more tall players", to "Scotland can be fixed by having more professional sides".

A babbling mess of an old fool who seems to think hes some of genius. 

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13 minutes ago, ahemps said:

Scotland has too many teams in the league system

Why? Still waiting for a sensible answer to this after years of challenging it. The last attempt was that the "big" clubs would save huge amounts of money that the wee teams are draining from them. Without even challenging that, somebody worked out it would be a maximum of about £15,000 per annum, or enough for a new junior admin for their club shop...and that's assuming Celtgers wouldn't be given the majority of that pathetic amount anyway.

Strachan is very much of the school who'd love all of the wee teams to fold and their fans to follow "big" clubs instead, as if there isn't enough of that. He also wants a gated top division, with entry based on money rather than merit. Hamilton being in the Premiership absolutely steams his tatties, as evidenced again by that article. Hearts and the Dundee clubs being allowed to drop out of the top drawer infuriates him. Plain and simple, he wants to remove any danger of failure for clubs he considers important.

All he has to do is persuade his favourite 10/12/whatever clubs to walk away from the Scottish league system, again. I'm sure it'll work out great, just like it did last time.

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There is only two teams too many in Scotland. Two teams that hoover up fans from every nook and cranny of our small country and exploit religion to do so.

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5 hours ago, johnnydun said:

Will they? If the SPFL say the Championship is going ahead behind closed doors and some members refuse to take part, how can you keep them in any leauge?

The SPFL - a mere collective executive representing the clubs - will say nothing of the sort: the onus will once again be on the clubs to agree on a plan to restart. If three Championship clubs do not agree to a closed doors plan to restart their league then it's a goner no matter how much foot-stomping Hearts (and for some bizarre reason, Dundee) want to do about it..

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6 minutes ago, virginton said:

The SPFL - a mere collective executive representing the clubs - will say nothing of the sort: the onus will once again be on the clubs to agree on a plan to restart. If three Championship clubs do not agree to a closed doors plan to restart their league then it's a goner no matter how much foot-stomping Hearts (and for some bizarre reason, Dundee) want to do about it..

Does the start of a season come down to a vote though?

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