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Re: Women in sports & women's world cup


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They were all on in my local. A good turnout too so the landlady will be pleased smiling


As I said, that's what I call a GOOD sports bar @jonsie 

My friends ran a similar one in Spain. 4 TV's and it was packed constantly. Day and night.

Once they retired and sold it on to new people who changed the format, they went out of business in 3 months.

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You have to give the people who spend their money what they want. Some pubs depend on sports for their livelihood so it makes sense to look after their customers.

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You have to give the people who spend their money what they want. Some pubs depend on sports for their livelihood so it makes sense to look after their customers.


I think every community should have a local pub offering live sports, because not everyone can afford to have the latest Sky TV packages in their home.

 

Sadly, some pubs are also finding it difficult to justify those costs, and I was shocked to discover how much Sky are charging for a “club license”. Not surprisingly, some landlords are deciding to concentrate on what they think is the more profitable side of their business, and are basically turning their pubs into restaurants. 

 

I was pleased to hear that BBC and ITV have won the latest bid for the Six Nations Rugby Championship (until 2021). It’s important that we get as much sport as we can on free-to-air television. 

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I do agree about the cost of Sky Subscriptions for clubs. My friends in Spain found it much cheaper as they went through Algeciras TV.

However, with regards to F1 yesterday, as it was the home GP, full coverage was shown on Channel 4.

(who normally only show highlights)

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@Anonymous 

I do agree about the cost of Sky Subscriptions for clubs. My friends in Spain found it much cheaper as they went through Algeciras TV.

However, with regards to F1 yesterday, as it was the home GP, full coverage was shown on Channel 4.

(who normally only show highlights)


Channel 4 had a difficult balance to strike, because they were also covering the final of the cricket, which then had to be interrupted to make way for the Grand Prix. I’m not sure that too many cricket fans would have been happy with that, but I suppose it was better than not having any coverage at all.

 

With regard to having British interest in sporting events, our own Geraint Thomas is the defending champion of the Tour de France, which is arguably the most gruelling endurance event on the planet. It’s good that it’s being covered by ITV 4, but it barely gets a mention in BBC news bulletins (unless you live in Wales, where his progress is being monitored in local news). 

 

And unless England manage to win the tournament, I don’t think too many will care that the Netball World Cup is happening right now (bringing us back on topic Smiley Wink).

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@pgn bloody hell that's cool lol @Cleoriff I missed it lol so watched the highlights then I watched the actual thing was brilliant
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I think the Cricket was moved to More 4 so it wasn't interrupted...you just needed to change channel. Lol

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I think the Cricket was moved to More 4 so it wasn't interrupted...you just needed to change channel. Lol


I can’t believe I wasted all that money going down the pub  thinking

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In case anyone has forgotten, it was England’s women who led the way Smiley Wink

 

https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/603470