ALL good points & one's i can agree with, although grumpy BT SPORT will surely eventually make you pay for it? it's just a matter of time after that huge investment.
It's such a SHAME really.
As i understand it? FOOTBALL is still this nation's favourite Sport & yet we get NO live Premiership Games & yes slim whilst we still get the highlights on the still brilliant MOTD (sans Neville) it's NOT set in stone...remember when it went to ITV? thankfully it's back with the Beeb as are a good number of the live FA Cup Games which i still enjoy (this Monday should prove to be of great interest with Mourinho returning to Chelsea with his Manchester United side in the final of the four QF's and this should reel in a good number of viewers?)
So this is good but i do remember a time when ITV had live Premiership football as well as live Champions League matches (sometimes two in the same week wasn't it?) now soon to be NOTHING? ok BT SPORT may elect to show some highlights available on the web at a time that suits them (midnight) BIG DEAL.
Oh we do get LIVE ENGLAND games again which is good (i'm one of those few that still loves supporting our home nation & not simply taking my club over country...I LOVE BOTH & perhaps if more players did so we might just win something with them again?) & just about every game in the EURO's & WORLD CUP's is still available on ITV or BBC which is good but it's only a matter of time before greed rears it's ugly head again & this too gets split up & offered to BT or SKY or both?
something UEFA & FIFA in the long run may end up regretting as audiences willing to pay for these dwindles?
Maybe then it will come full circle & return to the real fans who dreamed of glory all those years ago when placing their jumpers down as goalposts
and hammering in that winning goal past their mate in goal whilst shouting KEEGAN.
I do wonder if one day the BBC & ITV might just take on these two giants to regain the rights to either the Premiership or Champions League? but if i'm being honest they are now probably lost forever now