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I think that £10, is an extortionate sum to charge to view each EFL game; it is not much less than the massive Premier League individual match price successfully challenged by the Newcastle powers, today; it should be around £5 - does anyone concur?
 

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News this afternoon per Guardian :
Premier League's pay-per-view model likely to be scrapped after this weekend
  • Plan is likely to move back to model used at start of season
  • Clubs also discussing improved financial offer to EFL
 

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I think that £10, is an extortionate sum to charge to view each EFL game; it is not much less than the massive Premier League individual match price successfully challenged by the Newcastle powers, today; it should be around £5 - does anyone concur?
Its been £10 for a while and this income helps those lower down the leagues.

Their supporters accept the fee as a large amount goes to the parent Club. Who have no income at all. Unlike the Clubs in the EPL and their millions.

Keep it as it is.
 

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I think that £10, is an extortionate sum to charge to view each EFL game; it is not much less than the massive Premier League individual match price successfully challenged by the Newcastle powers, today; it should be around £5 - does anyone concur?
£10 seems a reasonable price to me. I'm very glad BFC gets some money out of it.

Anybody know what the viewing figures are for BFC games?
 

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Without knowing the costs it's hard to say what's a reasonable price.
Also, the price is the same across all the games, although there will be a lot fewer takers for many League 1 and 2 games. So bigger Championship clubs are probably cross-subsidising the likes of Morecambe and Harrogate. That's fine by me.
 

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I think that £10, is an extortionate sum to charge to view each EFL game; it is not much less than the massive Premier League individual match price successfully challenged by the Newcastle powers, today; it should be around £5 - does anyone concur?
No. It’s the only revenue stream for many lower league clubs. They need the income and PL clubs don’t. That’s the difference
 

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I agree £10 is a bit steep, but it is also generating revenue for EFL clubs. Balance to be struck. Personally, I would like to see it change to “pay what you want starting at £5 per game” with it clearly broken down on the subscription webpage how much goes to the club.
 
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I agree £10 is a bit steep, but it is also generating revenue for EFL clubs. Balance to be struck. Personally, I would like to see it change to “pay what you want starting at £5 per game” with it clearly broken down on the subscription webpage how much goes to the club.
Thanks for your comment, which has a sensible suggestion.
 

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I would prefer to spend my £10 watching a live football match at non League Level.

Can always watch Quest highlights later

Watching a stream on a lap top has no appeal to me
 

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I think that £10, is an extortionate sum to charge to view each EFL game; it is not much less than the massive Premier League individual match price successfully challenged by the Newcastle powers, today; it should be around £5 - does anyone concur?
You could £40 to go and watch it on the tele at Lional
 

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It’s getting pricey for me when games are coming 3 times a week at the minute and I don’t have a ST.

I can afford it, but for others not so lucky they may not be able too.

I would like the option to purchase blocks of games
5 for £30 or whatever instead.

I do hope they never get rid of the ability to watch a 3pm game tho.
 

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It’s getting pricey for me when games are coming 3 times a week at the minute and I don’t have a ST.

I can afford it, but for others not so lucky they may not be able too.

I would like the option to purchase blocks of games
5 for £30 or whatever instead.

I do hope they never get rid of the ability to watch a 3pm game tho.
I asked this when BIAS were talking with the club about the season ticket deal and was told "this is explicitly forbidden by the EFL"
 

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I asked this when BIAS were talking with the club about the season ticket deal and was told "this is explicitly forbidden by the EFL"
Odd. I know fans in grounds earns more money for the clubs, but for some of us (when things are back to normal) - i would love the option to continue watching and giving BFC some money for the normal Saturday games. It wont stop me going when i can eventually attend again, but would be good in the mean time!
 

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Odd. I know fans in grounds earns more money for the clubs, but for some of us (when things are back to normal) - i would love the option to continue watching and giving BFC some money for the normal Saturday games. It wont stop me going when i can eventually attend again, but would be good in the mean time!
Sorry this was in reply to buying ifollow bundles.

The Saturday 3pm thing is actually a UEFA directive
 
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£10 is cheaper than any away ticket to watch the game live.
With terrible "camerawork" from a single camera, only compensated by enthusiastic supporter leaning commentary, perhaps not....
 

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It’s getting pricey for me when games are coming 3 times a week at the minute and I don’t have a ST.

I can afford it, but for others not so lucky they may not be able too.

I would like the option to purchase blocks of games
5 for £30 or whatever instead.

I do hope they never get rid of the ability to watch a 3pm game tho.
The overseas iFollow season ticket is about £140 for 46 games. The per game rate in the UK is really pricey by comparison. Oversees Bees fans are well served!
 

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The overseas iFollow season ticket is about £140 for 46 games. The per game rate in the UK is really pricey by comparison. Oversees Bees fans are well served!
It's not 46 games though, it's however many aren't being broadcast in your region.

The price doesn't change.
 

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With terrible "camerawork" from a single camera, only compensated by enthusiastic supporter leaning commentary, perhaps not....
Not always a single camera. And at least the supporter (especially in Marky's case) has a better knowledge and understanding of OUR club than the vast majority of commentators who do it for a living! Much prefer to hear his dulcet tones than those of someone who hasn't done their homework properly.
 

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Not always a single camera. And at least the supporter (especially in Marky's case) has a better knowledge and understanding of OUR club than the vast majority of commentators who do it for a living! Much prefer to hear his dulcet tones than those of someone who hasn't done their homework properly.
The multi camera setup we have isn't the same for all clubs in the EFL, we are very fortunate
 

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It's not 46 games though, it's however many aren't being broadcast in your region.

The price doesn't change.
Technically you are right for most subscribers as I understand it but not for all (not sure if this is an EU thing). Even Sky UK matches are shown just not cup games.
 

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Technically you are right for most subscribers as I understand it but not for all (not sure if this is an EU thing). Even Sky UK matches are shown just not cup games.
It's nothing to do with Sky, it is EFL international broadcast matches. For example the Luton game was one and not available on ifollow for overseas.
 

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For my sins not a season holder but watched every game bar part of Luton away this season without paying a dime. There are some fantastic streams where one can watch and I have used the same one all season but muting the sound. In the age of the internet not sure why anyone would be paying ?
 

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For my sins not a season holder but watched every game bar part of Luton away this season without paying a dime. There are some fantastic streams where one can watch and I have used the same one all season but muting the sound. In the age of the internet not sure why anyone would be paying ?
Probably because it's illegal.
 

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It's nothing to do with Sky, it is EFL international broadcast matches. For example the Luton game was one and not available on ifollow for overseas.
I watched the Luton game on iFollow. Not sure how given what other subscribers have said.
 

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After half an hour I started spending more time looking at my phone than at the match.
Drivel games I can handle in the flesh as I’ve had plenty of practice watching us over the last 40+ years but I’m rapidly losing interest in fanless football.
 

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I watched the Luton game on iFollow. Not sure how given what other subscribers have said.
You must be in the UK then. The EFL choose one 3pm Saturday kick-off each week to make available for overseas broadcasters which they can watch on their local version of Sky in addition to the matches that are on Sky in the UK. These games wouldn't be available on iFollow to overseas subscribers and it's often with less than a weeks notice
 

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With terrible "camerawork" from a single camera, only compensated by enthusiastic supporter leaning commentary, perhaps not....
Not sure I need more than 1 camera...aslong as it's pointing at the pitch that'll do me
 

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For my sins not a season holder but watched every game bar part of Luton away this season without paying a dime. There are some fantastic streams where one can watch and I have used the same one all season but muting the sound. In the age of the internet not sure why anyone would be paying ?
Yep, well done. You’re pretty much stealing from the club.
 

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I only paid i follow for the commentary...which we do not have now....why is this...You Reds..
 

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If you are abroad the cost per match is approx £7. I’m fact when I was in Canada earlier in the year the conversion rate made the match £5.50’ish.

Forgetting the cost and if it is reasonable, what I do not understand is why UK supporters should be discriminated against by having to pay more compared to overseas viewers?
 

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If you are abroad the cost per match is approx £7. I’m fact when I was in Canada earlier in the year the conversion rate made the match £5.50’ish.

Forgetting the cost and if it is reasonable, what I do not understand is why UK supporters should be discriminated against by having to pay more compared to overseas viewers?
The original reason is because they didn't want to dissuade people from going to matches. Which generally isn't an option for overseas fans.

Obviously that was before none of us were allowed to matches.
 

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The original reason is because they didn't want to dissuade people from going to matches. Which generally isn't an option for overseas fans.

Obviously that was before none of us were allowed to matches.
That could never be an option as the games generally in the UK are not available for 3pm Saturday matches. And the midweek games have only recently become an option, so would not affect attendances, even though you can watch on the red button of Tom have Sky anyway.

in any case, in these strange times and with people furloughEd or worse I cannot see how they justify my differential in costs. Even more so now that it appears the PL are scrapping charges.
 

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For my sins not a season holder but watched every game bar part of Luton away this season without paying a dime. There are some fantastic streams where one can watch and I have used the same one all season but muting the sound. In the age of the internet not sure why anyone would be paying ?
You wouldn't steal a mobile phone though would you?

:nono:
 

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