A different point of view here. Clubs are losing 15% income now no supporters are allowed in the stadiums but we expect them to sign players like Thiago who are on enormous wages. That money has to come from somewhere. We all praise FSG the way they run our club but they can only do that when enough money comes in and yes the majority of that incoming money comes direct or indirect from us the fans. It’s a fact of life.
If you don’t want to pay the £ 15 to watch your club, go to your local, buy two pints (one for each half) and watch the game, much cheaper.
You are assuming that your local pub is open (more restrictions in the North-West probably due on Monday), that it chooses to show the “unscheduled” Liverpool games and that it has the socially distanced capacity to safely accommodate the additional clientele.
In any case, has there been any indication that pubs, and other such venues, will be permitted to show these extra matches and, if so, at what extra charge? I cannot see Sky/BT choosing not to impose additional charges on public venues.
Given the financial difficulties most pubs find themselves in, would they want to accept the extra costs?
So, for many fans, going to the pub to watch the match is not going to be a viable option.
I don’t know the answer to that it was just a suggestion but if it is not possible you either cough up the money and support our club with it or you don’t, are matches still on the radio in the UK?
BTW, I see a lot of people complaining about the prize but a % of them would go to the matches and spending a lot more than £ 15 on match days. Money they keep in their pockets now. I know it is not the same but if you want to see Liverpool play our club have provided a solution for you in HQ tv, so not an illegal stream.
I appreciate that it was only a suggestion, but it won’t be a viable option for many in and around Merseyside.
As for the costs, if all the money was going to the Liverpool, then I would probably cough up, but it’s not. And let’s not forget, the £14.95 per match is on top of the monthly subscription fee for Sky/BT/Virgin.
Lord knows what Sky will charge in addition to the day/month pass on NowTV. And that’s not even an option on BT.
However you are quite right, going to the match would cost a heck of a lot more. But then you don’t get the whole experience watching on TV at home especially as the games are being played in empty stadiums. The artificial crowd noises just makes matters worse.
And if you go to the match you don’t have to listen to Tyler, Carragher, Neville and co. droning on with their inane drivel. We should be paid to listen to them.
They’ve paid but not for the ability to watch every game that wouldn’t otherwise be televised. I have no objection to the PL seeking revenue in return for allowing all the games to be televised. What I object to is the cost.
We get that every matchday each club loses millions of pounds in lost ticket sales and merchandising and they desperately want to mitigate for that. But £15 a pop? Really?!
Make it £5 as Rambler suggested and fans won’t feel like they’re being fleeced so much when everyone’s income is likely to be down. Plus they’ll get more viewers and people will be less likely to resort to illegal streams.