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  1. eltrain

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    Pretty confident the Australian support will be as strong as ever during the Test series. A few of the Indians I spoke to last night who were up and about for the T20 weren’t really interested in attending tests, whereas for Aussies it’s generally the opposite case.
     
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    So, encourage kids to act (depending which lawyer you listen to) illegally?
     
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    You can't fit a heap of people into Manuka Oval anyway, so that scheduling has probably turned out well. As a native Tasmanian I was pretty disappointed that Canberra got the 6th test rather than Hobart, but it's probably for the best now. The Hobart crowds would've been really terrible in the 6th test of a long, possibly hard-to-watch summer, but there'll be enough novelty value in Canberra that it will at least look good on tv.
     
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    CA spinning bullshit as well, saying it's not possible to broadcast cricket without Foxtel. Free-to-air channels now have multiple channels, 10 said they would broadcast everything, men's and women's. It's possible, they just wanted the cash now, screw the future.
     
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    Like the AFL admin CA are treating the game as a purely money making venture to help line their own pockets rather than being custodians of the game.

    They've followed the AFL model of selling some exclusive games to Foxtel but at least the AFL still has some games on FTA each week, with the cricket situation now you have a whole month of the home season here with no games at all on FTA. That would be like the AFL not broadcasting any games on FTA for the first month of the footy season, you could just imagine the uproar from people if that happened.

    The offer from Ch10 wasn't substantially less than the Ch7/Foxtel offer either, it seems like CA had already done some shady backroom deal which promised Foxtel some exclusive rights to international games here so weren't even open to the idea of other offers that could have kept all international games on FTA.
     
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    Cricket in this country has an existential crisis every decade or so. Bad attendance years happen relatively frequently and that forces it to change and then it bounces back.

    Look I'd love to have it all on FTA but we won't know whether it is a disastrous decision or a stroke of genius for a few years. It's likely to be somewhere in the middle.
     
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    My guess is you probably sit down to piss as well.
    And as if would trust anything a lawyer said...Lol.
     
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    The timing of those two tests are odd. Just as people start to get over cricket, are watching the Australian Open and thinking ahead to the footy seasons CA somehow thinks its a grand idea to end the summer with two tests against a lowly opponent. No one will go to the Brisbane test but at least Canberra will have the novelty factor and all the public servants will be back from their Christmas breaks.
     
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    They would have scheduled them prior to the Indian tests, but Sri Lanka are currently hosting England.
     
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    A day night test over the Australia Day period should be enough of a novelty factor to draw people in I think.
     

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    One spot below us.

    Also I think it's good they are trying to extend cricket's window. Every other sport does it, so why can't they?
     
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    That is true, but you're probably talking about hundreds of millions of dollars difference between the bid they accepted and a FTA only bid. That can buy a lot of junior cricket sets.
    That's not to say CA made the right call, but it's not quite as easy as simply saying "we only want FTA".
     
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    The Foxtel/Ch7 bid was for $1.2 billion and the Ch10 bid was for around $1 billion so about a $200 million difference.

    That extra money might help CA buy some more junior cricket sets but there will also be a lot of junior cricketers that can't watch ODI/T20 games on FTA now.
     
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    Fu(k cricket I'm done. If the dickheads running it have have decided to shrink the game so be it. No biggie. 2.7m people missing out on seeing the game is a national disgrace and everyone of these idiots needs their heads chopped off.
     
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    Most of those kids will watch big bash anyway.

    $200 million for a few short form games plus the occasional BBL game on Fox isn't exactly a terrible deal. Especially when you get games on 7 instead of 10.
     
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    10 do a better job with sport than 7 do and it may not be a terrible deal money wise but it's a disgraceful deal in terms of robbing the game of FTA exposure.

    The head honchos at CA that agreed to this deal should be hanging their heads in shame but they won't care as long as they get their bonuses for securing the biggest tv rights deal in terms of dollars, screw the majority of the Australian public that now can't watch ODIs and T20s because they don't have Foxtel.
     
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    Why should sport automatically be something that is still available for free in the modern era?

    With cricket for example, there’s a lot more games across the Aussie summer now, it makes sense not all are on FTA. The majority still are on FTA anyway.
     
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    Because I'm a cricket fan, not a capitalist or marketing graduate. Sport on free-to-air TV isn't free, it's paid for by advertising. So the question is, why should we pay more for something now than we used to, what's the justification for the fan (we know what the justification is for Foxtel and CA executives). To paraphrase Bill Hicks, we need to quit putting a goddamn dollar figure on every ******* thing on the planet.
     
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    Because the matches in question are on the anti-siphoning list and thus the minister believes they should be on FTA tv.

    A loophole has been found that enables them to be put behind a paywall and that loophole needs to be closed.
     
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    I have foxtel but I still can understand why people are shitty here, you could make the case the anti siphoning list is no longer feasible but that's a different duscussion the reality is the list is there right now and foxtel ca and seven colluded to bypass the list meant to protect fans.

    If those in charge decide the list has no place in this current era of streaming services then so be it, change the rules and deal with any political fallout that comes with it but making rules and then allowing multiple separate media groups to collude to bypass them defeats the purpose of the list while allowing the government to say it's still protecting the fans when it clearly didn't.
     
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    Red or red curry indians? there is a slight difference and they will shuffle the decks to make the point..
     
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    Not quite sure what you mean here mate haha
     
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    lateral thinking will get there and if not then haha.. :rolleyes:
     
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    I dunno man, red curry is a Thai dish AFAIK. Not expecting too many Thais to attend the test series :think:
     
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