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24 minutes ago, dunning1874 said:

You need to consider the long term consequences though. While this would be convenient for out of town fans who maybe couldn't make it through due to another commitment, once you allow clubs to broadcast within the UK at 3pm on a Saturday it's inevitable that TV channels will demand and eventually receive the right to do so as well. It's a slippery slope once you allow that outwith the current unprecedented situation.

Fans who are already attached to a club and in the habit of attending games are still going to be attending regardless - although if they can watch it from home for far less many might think twice about away games - but over the long term you're making it considerably harder to attract new fans if all clubs are now having to compete directly with an English Premier League game and/or Celtic and Rangers at 3 on a Saturday.

Whilst I get where you are coming from, younger football supporters are more tech savvy and, if they want to watch a match at 3pm, they'll do so on hesgoal, vipleague etc. The way they consume football content is already changing with more and more of them preferring to get their football content in short packages from youtube, twitter, tiktok and instagram. Moreover, you have young people now who support players rather them teams and only watch big competitions.

If we want to attract new fans then the best way to do so is by having high quality content online. Look at the following Roma, Leverkusen and then even St Anthonys are amassing online by having content on twitter aimed at young people. 

Untimately, clubs who don't try and diversify their income and increase their online presence are going to struggle over the next decade and that was already the case pre-covid. If we are going to increase our numbers through the gates then its going to have to come through improving the experience. Making it a better day out for people and trying to be unique is the way to go imo.

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4 minutes ago, so72 said:

If we want to attract new fans then the best way to do so is by having high quality content online. Look at the following Roma, Leverkusen and then even St Anthonys are amassing online by having content on twitter aimed at young people. 

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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

 

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are

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21 hours ago, Toby said:

If we go to live streamed games in the UK becoming the norm after COVID then the gulf between the haves and have nots will only increase.

Celtic and Rangers have sold out their season tickets- allowing them to sell streams to their wider fan base would only increase the financial gulf between them and the rest, whilst clubs like ourselves, who sell out about a fifth of our ground could find guys like you or I, who don’t stay locally, just deciding to pay c. £15 to sit in the house with a couple of cans instead of £20 plus travel to actually go to the game.

One of the very few things we’ve got right in the UK with regards to broadcasting football is the ban on 3pm games- that absolutely has to stay to protect clubs like ourselves.

That's a fair point. I dunno how it could work in practice, but if there was some way of limiting the live steaming access to those who can't attend the matches for practical reasons, e.g., poor health or living too far away from Cappielow, that could perhaps be a way of avoiding the pitfalls you described. It would be a pity for example if those living abroad like me could access the streaming, while guys like Taunton living hundreds of miles away or a disabled guy living in the Port couldn't.

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40 minutes ago, Cet Homme Charmant said:

That's a fair point. I dunno how it could work in practice, but if there was some way of limiting the live steaming access to those who can't attend the matches for practical reasons, e.g., poor health or living too far away from Cappielow, that could perhaps be a way of avoiding the pitfalls you described. It would be a pity for example if those living abroad like me like me could access the streaming, while guys like Taunton living hundreds of miles away or a disabled guy living in the Port couldn't.

They could make the price of domestic streaming mirror the prices of season tickets/PATG. Then international streaming could be cheaper. 

 

Lets face it, not many of us watch Morton for the quality of the football so, post-vaccine, I can't see many people who can attend choosing to watch on tv instead.

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4 hours ago, dunning1874 said:

You need to consider the long term consequences though. While this would be convenient for out of town fans who maybe couldn't make it through due to another commitment, once you allow clubs to broadcast within the UK at 3pm on a Saturday it's inevitable that TV channels will demand and eventually receive the right to do so as well. It's a slippery slope once you allow that outwith the current unprecedented situation.

Fans who are already attached to a club and in the habit of attending games are still going to be attending regardless - although if they can watch it from home for far less many might think twice about away games - but over the long term you're making it considerably harder to attract new fans if all clubs are now having to compete directly with an English Premier League game and/or Celtic and Rangers at 3 on a Saturday.

If I wanted to watch Celtic or Rangers, or an English Premier League game, I can do that at the moment on Rising Tides - I watch most Barca games there and generally there are reliable HD streams available.  Morton and other teams at our level need to maximise their income, and streaming games would do that.  Or would you rather just let the "big" teams rake in the cash from Sky etc without trying to maximise our own income?  Not everyone is able to get to games, especially away games. I myself will eventually get to the stage where travelling to Cappielow is difficult or impossible.

The bigger teams would be constrained by broadcasting contracts and the SFA/SPFL could stipulate that top division teams weren't allowed to stream if that is a concern.  It's the 21st century FFS.  We need to move with the times.  Nothing worse than not being able to get to the game and not being able to see it.  The future is going to be multiplatform (including being there in person).  We need to take advantage of all possible income sources, and maybe that would reverse our decline since our former business model of selling a player every couple of seasons was destroyed by Bosman.

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£14 is a joke of a price for this. 

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3 minutes ago, Hej said:

£14 is a joke of a price for this. 

For the quality, I agree. £10 is more than enough. Especially for the current camera set up. 

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I fully assumed it'd have been £20 a game, so £14 is alright for me.

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Hearts are still to confirm their price, but of the nine announced so far we're the most expensive in the division.

£9.99 - ICT

£10 - Arbroath, QoS

£12 - Alloa, Dunfermline, Raith

£12.50 - Ayr, Dundee

I know Gerry mentioned categories as if £14 would the cheapest price and other games would be more expensive, but there’s surely no way they can justify going higher than that when looking at the rest of the division. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of tiered pricing, above all else it'll guarantee no away fans buy it if we're marking up what's already the highest price in the division based on the opposition. They'll make less than they would with a flat rate through away fans feeling ripped off and refusing to buy on a point of principle if we punt the price up for clubs with more fans.


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Genuinely don't mind £14, especially considering you can split it between mates (once we are allowed) that isn't possible if you're buying a ticket to attend the game. 

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So far all I am seeing is the club crest. I thought the broadcast started at 2:30?

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Just now, Stevie Aitken's Love Child said:

Live from 2.45 according to Twitter earlier

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That wee opening title sequence adds a sheen of professionalism. Good stuff that.

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3 minutes ago, dunning1874 said:

That wee opening title sequence adds a sheen of professionalism. Good stuff that.

Just beat me to it.

 

Good to see they're getting things right and improving each week.

Good stuff

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Watching this on the firestick on the TV and it looks absolutely fine so far. Big upgrade from watching last two games on laptop. 


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3 minutes ago, pink_panther said:

So how do I get todays game then.It doesnt recognise my user name 

Have you re-registered since the Queen of the South game? If not you need to.

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11 minutes ago, port-ton said:

Watching this on the firestick on the TV and it looks absolutely fine so far. Big upgrade from watching last two games on laptop. 

I’m doing the same. Had a few bouts of buffering but that could well be an issue with Virgin Media rather than the stream itself.

Gerry McDade could do with saying ‘tries to’ a little less often

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Have to say, I'm very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the live streaming coverage. Gerry and Andy compliment each other very well. Andy's observations are insightful and entertaining, I'm really enjoying it, and the picture quality, even when casting onto the big telly, is very good. Compliments to all involved. 

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