Will the Glazers sell?

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JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 3 months ago
Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago Premier League agrees record £6.7bn domestic TV rights deal https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67619756

Maybe the Glazers were waiting to see the growth in the TV deals before selling? It's one theory.

The deal is an increase on the previous 5bn but largely thanks to extra 200 games being shown. Amazon has not secure any rights, so this idea that they along with other streaming services would bump the packages up as far as 10bn have died on their arse.

The TV deals appear to have peaked in the last round, in the UK at least, so maybe now the Glazers will see there's no massive pot of gold coming this decade and will fuck off.
Just my view, but the next step change in revenue growth will come through VR. Buy a headset and for £X you can buy a virtual season ticket. Like being in the ground. And you can digitally enhance the stadium, so they won't need to spend fuck all to stop the roof leaking.

Massively scalable.
Tbf this is one of the most sensible uses of VR I’ve heard suggested. You don’t need to move about which seems the killer for other VR ideas, just sit down and pretend you’re in the ground. There’ll definitely be a market for it. £500 a season ticket. Sell 2-300k a season and you’ve got a proper transfer budget’s worth.
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Felwin wrote: 3 months ago
JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 3 months ago
Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago Premier League agrees record £6.7bn domestic TV rights deal https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67619756

Maybe the Glazers were waiting to see the growth in the TV deals before selling? It's one theory.

The deal is an increase on the previous 5bn but largely thanks to extra 200 games being shown. Amazon has not secure any rights, so this idea that they along with other streaming services would bump the packages up as far as 10bn have died on their arse.

The TV deals appear to have peaked in the last round, in the UK at least, so maybe now the Glazers will see there's no massive pot of gold coming this decade and will fuck off.
Just my view, but the next step change in revenue growth will come through VR. Buy a headset and for £X you can buy a virtual season ticket. Like being in the ground. And you can digitally enhance the stadium, so they won't need to spend fuck all to stop the roof leaking.

Massively scalable.
Tbf this is one of the most sensible uses of VR I’ve heard suggested. You don’t need to move about which seems the killer for other VR ideas, just sit down and pretend you’re in the ground. There’ll definitely be a market for it. £500 a season ticket. Sell 2-300k a season and you’ve got a proper transfer budget’s worth.
If that happens while the Glazers are here, the money won't make any difference other than lining their pockets.

Would that really take off? It would be cool, and a novelty, but if I'm not getting to the stadium, the overall viewing of a match on tele will provide much better vantage point.

But maybe I'm just old now!
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Felwin wrote: 3 months ago
JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: 3 months ago
Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago Premier League agrees record £6.7bn domestic TV rights deal https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67619756

Maybe the Glazers were waiting to see the growth in the TV deals before selling? It's one theory.

The deal is an increase on the previous 5bn but largely thanks to extra 200 games being shown. Amazon has not secure any rights, so this idea that they along with other streaming services would bump the packages up as far as 10bn have died on their arse.

The TV deals appear to have peaked in the last round, in the UK at least, so maybe now the Glazers will see there's no massive pot of gold coming this decade and will fuck off.
Just my view, but the next step change in revenue growth will come through VR. Buy a headset and for £X you can buy a virtual season ticket. Like being in the ground. And you can digitally enhance the stadium, so they won't need to spend fuck all to stop the roof leaking.

Massively scalable.
Tbf this is one of the most sensible uses of VR I’ve heard suggested. You don’t need to move about which seems the killer for other VR ideas, just sit down and pretend you’re in the ground. There’ll definitely be a market for it. £500 a season ticket. Sell 2-300k a season and you’ve got a proper transfer budget’s worth.
It'll take ages to get it right but I think it'll eventually happen.
I own an oculus quest 2 collecting dust somewhere. I was very impressed with it initially.
We can watch TV in a nice hall with a fireplace. Apps like netflix are supported. I suppose there's something to replicate the cinema but I couldn't find it. We can also watch YouTube directly and have 360 degree videos like as if we were flying.

It attempts to nail the immersive experience and it does if very well although we need much much better quality images because it covers our eyes completely.

The problem apart from the image quality is that it gave me headaches quickly. Nausea too. Vr headsets are too heavy to keep on your face as well. Its very uncomfortable. Battery life doesn't last too long either.
So yeah. A stadium experience must be doable but It'll take a long time for Vr to get there imo.

One thing Vr nails is horror. I like watching horror but the immersiveness is too much and it almost gave me a heart attack once. I never watched horror on Vr again.
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Think you're right Dozer, it'll take a while but I reckon it's inevitable.

My kids aren't there yet but when I think about friends with slightly older kids telling me how they just don't leave the house anymore. Not even going to a gig or to go and smoke behind the Co-op for summat to do. Back in my day! :D

Give it 10 years or so until they're working and that generation will quite happily buy virtual tickets for stuff. And once the entertainment industry cottons on to how lucrative it could be, it'll become normal.
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I can just imagine Old Trafford through VR; it'd look perfect, fans happy and cheering, bogs that flush etc

Then you go there in person and it's rusting, the electrics don't work, there's piss bubbling up through the drains etc.

Be like that moment in the Matrix when Neo wakes up
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dozer wrote: 3 months ago
The problem apart from the image quality is that it gave me headaches quickly. Nausea too. Vr headsets are too heavy to keep on your face as well. Its very uncomfortable. Battery life doesn't last too long either.
Also forgot to add that there was that time I was watching porn through my Vr headset and got my dick stuck in a keyhole thinking I was having sex. Next time I'll remember to have a satsuma handy.
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Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago I can just imagine Old Trafford through VR; it'd look perfect, fans happy and cheering, bogs that flush etc

Then you go there in person and it's rusting, the electrics don't work, there's piss bubbling up through the drains etc.

Be like that moment in the Matrix when Neo wakes up
In the sense where you look around and see banks of thousands of other punters all plugged in being drained of their money, energy, passion and will?
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FuB wrote: 3 months ago
Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago I can just imagine Old Trafford through VR; it'd look perfect, fans happy and cheering, bogs that flush etc

Then you go there in person and it's rusting, the electrics don't work, there's piss bubbling up through the drains etc.

Be like that moment in the Matrix when Neo wakes up
In the sense where you look around and see banks of thousands of other punters all plugged in being drained of their money, energy, passion and will?
Cheers for ruining a classic movie moment. Won't ever be able to watch the Matrix again without thinking about Joel and Avram.
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FuB wrote: 3 months ago
Fuck the Glazers wrote: 3 months ago I can just imagine Old Trafford through VR; it'd look perfect, fans happy and cheering, bogs that flush etc

Then you go there in person and it's rusting, the electrics don't work, there's piss bubbling up through the drains etc.

Be like that moment in the Matrix when Neo wakes up
In the sense where you look around and see banks of thousands of other punters all plugged in being drained of their money, energy, passion and will?
:)) yes, exactly that.
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dözer wrote: 3 months ago
dozer wrote: 3 months ago
The problem apart from the image quality is that it gave me headaches quickly. Nausea too. Vr headsets are too heavy to keep on your face as well. Its very uncomfortable. Battery life doesn't last too long either.
Also forgot to add that there was that time I was watching porn through my Vr headset and got my dick stuck in a keyhole thinking I was having sex. Next time I'll remember to have a satsuma handy.
=)) =)) =))
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