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Should we Boycott paying to watch football?  


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 Gregor
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Over the years football has got out of touch with real fans. I myself am a subscriber to Sky Sports, and in the past I enjoyed the football that was on offer including the Champions League games. Now the matches are limited and I get no European games at all as BT Sports bought these.

Things have got so bad that over Christmas entire fixture lists were only being shown on Amazon Prime.

The state of watching live football for British people is now toxic. I will cancel my Sky subscription and I will stick to watching highlights on BBC and Youtube. I feel this is the only way to vent my anger, and to speak with my wallet.

I am no longer happy to fund this madness. Goodbye Sky, Amazon, and BT.

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 Ian
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I stopped my Sky subscription years ago, best thing I ever did. Most live games are quite boring anyway, the highlights show all the goals and talking points so that's enough for me.

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 Michael
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@Ian

The highlights on BBC are pretty good. You get a lot more information about a match than watching it live. It's also good that it comes on on a Sunday morning as that's when I always watch it.

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(@shauny007)
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I would be more interested in a pay-per-view model if the price was right. It makes no sense for me to pay monthly for a sports package as due to work and family commitments I rarely get the chance to watch a game. On the off chance I do have free time and a game appeals to me, something like Liverpool v Man Utd, I would be open to paying a one-off £1 to watch it. Other than something like this I am the same as Ian, happy to watch the highlights on MOTD, and BT have a YouTube channel which shows all the European highlights. 

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 stealthy1
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@shauny007

PPV could be interesting though I feel the lack of money for certain games would be a issue for the main companies. Think of the amount of people who would pay to watch Aston Villa v Watford on a Wednesday night compared to Arsenal v Tottenham on a Sunday. I too would be interested in this model though as I could pick and choose what games I choose to watch. 

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