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PostSubject: Exeter semi final not on sky   Thu May 11, 2017 8:20 pm

If you're not making the trip up to Brunton Park on Sunday, I can only sympathise with you for making what is probably the sane decision.

Many Exeter City fans who will be in attendance at Carlisle United will not be able to get back to Devon until 4.30am on Monday – not exactly ideal for those due in for work around four hours later.

Indeed, those people will need plenty of #MondayMotivation, as Twitter calls it, to get through the day on a complete lack of sleep.

Coincidentally enough, Twitter is also where a number of fans who have not travelled will have to follow the game (although there's always the option of my live blog online).

That's due to the quite frankly ludicrous situation of Sky electing to only show one of the semi-final first legs on an actual TV channel.

Unfortunately for City fans, they now need to press the red button to watch the action in Cumbria unfold.

With two northern sides hosting two southern sides in the play-offs, it already seems a bizarre choice to have them both kicking off at 6.30pm on a Sunday evening.

I can understand the reasoning for having both matches kick off at the same time – it avoids any accusations of favouritism about one team getting a longer break than the other in the build-up to May 28's final, but the choice to have them both kick off on a Sunday night is another example of football's hierarchy putting fans last.

City fans are now expected to either fork out for a hotel room in Carlisle at short notice, also taking a day off work in the process, or make the almost 700-mile round trip in one day for 90 minutes of football.

It's absolute madness to expect fans to do that on a Sunday night and, like I say, I sympathise with those who have decided against making the trip – at least they probably thought they would be able to watch a City game from the comfort of their own living rooms.

Yet this is not the case for a large number of fans now, as well, because apparently 90 minutes' worth of overblown guff after a Premier League game followed by a repeat of Goals on Sunday is too important not to give up for the other semi-final.

Sky's much-trumpeted Now TV service, where you can buy daily, weekly or monthly passes to get access to Sky Sports, is entirely useless in this scenario, as is Sky Go, due to the fact that neither carry the option of watching the red button instead.

So fans will now be left following the game through different methods, or trying to avoid the result at all costs so they can watch the replay of the game when it does eventually air on Sky – close enough to resemble a plot of a 1973 episode of The Likely Lads.

Unfortunately, it appears that, whilst much has improved in terms of modern technology in football, the decision makers of the game seem to think lower-league fans have not moved on in the way they follow football for 44 years.

Enough is enough, and it's time to treat supporters with a little more respect.

TAKEN FROM THE EXETER RAG
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Thu May 11, 2017 8:36 pm

The football/media industry is sick
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Yep, shocking.


Gotta laugh though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 6:29 pm

Live on cricfree
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 6:31 pm

decent stream as well, no pop ups
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 6:46 pm

It is on Sky. You have to press the red button for 'match choices'. Not that I would soil my Sammy 65" Curved monster with that East D'bn, redneck shite!
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:19 pm

I'm watching countryfile its way more fun than city. Vegetable harvest atm
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:19 pm

rather not know about your gert curved monster thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:20 pm

Who that man with his father


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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:23 pm

got my 32p on a draw 3/1
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:40 pm

alannotivvy wrote:
rather not know about your gert curved monster thank you.

Its award winning Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 7:51 pm

another 2 days out for the ATD cabal if Shitty should get promoted . Away daze boys ?
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Sun May 14, 2017 10:26 pm

alannotivvy wrote:
rather not know about your gert curved monster thank you.


(((sniggers))) laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Mon May 15, 2017 5:05 pm

BBQ, drinks offers and big screen TV at St James Park for Sunday's big game
For those fans that cannot make it to Brunton Park for the first leg of Exeter City’s play-off semi-final against Carlisle United, St James Park is the place to come and watch the game live on Sky Sports.

The match kicks-off at 6.30pm on Sunday and the football club will be showing the game live on its big screen TVs in the Centre Spot bar.

Both the Centre Spot and Red Square will be open for supporters, free of charge, to come and watch the game from 2pm to 10pm on Sunday. There will also be a BBQ served in Red Square from 2pm, where supporters can purchase burgers, hot dogs and chips.

Drinks promotions on the day include a 4-pint jug of Thatchers Gold and Carlsberg for £12, and 3 bottles of Budweiser and Becks for £7.50. Trust members can save 20% off all other drinks (Trust cards must be show).

Read more at http://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/watch-exeter-citys-play-off-first-leg-against-carlisle-united-in-the-centre-spot-3712454.aspx#YDHjlEzyuZ1MS5Vk.99
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Mon May 15, 2017 5:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Mon May 15, 2017 6:06 pm

Just to show Exeter did not milk their fans
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PostSubject: Re: Exeter semi final not on sky   Mon May 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Ah I see, yes, sorry and well spotted Tg.
Compared to the Exeter fans trust owned club, Argyle are owned by a pair of global profit hunters who know no other way to behave. They don't understand good form. Cradle to grave, money to pocket. It's what we're all here for apparently.
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