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    Posted by average40 (U14458923) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    The FA Cup returns to BBC TV from the season 2014-15. Some good news for a change. Hopefully they will revert to a 3pm KO for the final.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    www.bbc.co.uk/sport/...

    The BBC has secured a four-year shared rights deal with BT Sport that will see both broadcasters show the FA Cup from the start of the 2014-15 season.

    BBC One will broadcast the competition, with live streaming available across online, mobile and tablet devices.

    "Bringing the FA Cup back to the BBC was something I really wanted to do," said BBC director general Tony Hall.

    "I am so pleased that we have achieved it for football fans everywhere," Hall added.

    "There is something very special about big national moments on the BBC and the FA Cup should absolutely be one of them.

    "The Olympics, Wimbledon and Glastonbury have shown how our audiences love it when we put the full weight of all our services on TV, radio and digital behind covering these events in depth and in ways no-one else can.

    "Working closely with the FA I believe we will change the way we view the FA Cup forever."

    The deal was announced at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.

    Details of how many games will be shown live by the BBC have yet to be released. Radio coverage of the FA Cup also continues on BBC Radio 5 live until 2018.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    You can leave comments on the BBC sport page here too

    www.bbc.co.uk/sport/...

    smiley - football

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    As well as here...

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Excellent news BBC - about time the licence fee was used for live sport!!! Congrats to team involved in securing.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    This is disgusting. We couldn't move for live football on the BBC for the last 10 years. Adding to all that over-extensive coverage is really bad for us non-football fans. Why can't you just keep it as an APP for Smartphones and don't put it on TV? After all, every football fan is stupid and have probably got their heads stuck in their phones all day.

    And then the BBC can show the award winning Downturn Abbey again.

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    Posted by Gizmomoo (U10999499) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Thanks for that really constructive and well thought out contribution the this thread Bootjangler. smiley - doh

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Before this gets heated let's pass out some nice cooling snowballs and drinks.

    I know it's a steamy hot day out there, calm is the name of the game on the board today!

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Johnap (U1989184) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Thanks Peta - just what I need.

    Great news about the FA Cup - back where it belongs.


    Now how about the Ashes?smiley - whistle

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    Posted by therevolution666 (U15729248) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    This is disgusting. We couldn't move for live football on the BBC for the last 10 years. Adding to all that over-extensive coverage is really bad for us non-football fans. Why can't you just keep it as an APP for Smartphones and don't put it on TV? After all, every football fan is stupid and have probably got their heads stuck in their phones all day.

    And then the BBC can show the award winning Downturn Abbey again. 
    what a load of uniformed rubbish

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    The Ashes Johnap? Never going to happen with Giles Clarke at the ECB & his fat salary to finance. Shame though - cricket is lost to a generation. The viewing figures for first test were abysmal.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    The Ashes Johnap? Never going to happen with Giles Clarke at the ECB & his fat salary to finance. Shame though - cricket is lost to a generation. The viewing figures for first test were abysmal.  A generation who may not ever know the whole concept of their team being beaten to shreds on the 4th day, and praying for rain on the 5th, so they get a 'draw'. Hmmmm.

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    Posted by C M Lockley (U14910185) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Yes, I too would rather have more cricket back on network TV, there is already enough football. The only cricket we get to see is the Indian Premier league on ITV4.

    And how about those other sports we seem to be good at, rowing,cycling, triathlon etc, remember the Olympics? what's going to happen to them?

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    And how about those other sports we seem to be good at, rowing,cycling, triathlon etc, remember the Olympics? what's going to happen to them? 

    Yeah, all the hundreds who said they'd take it up, while having a microphone shoved in their faces, should really mean that they are majority sports now.........

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    Posted by monic1511 (U1768751) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    Im glad that the FA cup is coming back to the BBC. I don't pay for other channels to watch football. Apart from that its 2 hours a week for the length of the tournament - not that much time that the non football fan has to chose another channel - after all we all pay the license fee.

    Rather a sweeping statement that all football fans are stupid but thats a problem with you not the rest of the viewers.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    This is disgusting. We couldn't move for live football on the BBC for the last 10 years. Adding to all that over-extensive coverage is really bad for us non-football fans. Why can't you just keep it as an APP for Smartphones and don't put it on TV? After all, every football fan is stupid and have probably got their heads stuck in their phones all day.

    And then the BBC can show the award winning Downturn Abbey again. 
    what a load of uniformed rubbish 
    It would be "uniform" if I wore one I suppose.

    Otherwise it was a parody of what footy-haters generally write here.
    Smileys were left off for that reason.

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    Posted by ACM (U14737057) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    I have watched a number of news reports today about the BBC getting access to live FA Cup games in a year or so.

    I have a number of comments, as follows:

    - this isn't a news story but the BBC are using it as an advert

    - there is very little reference that the its being shared with BT

    - a number of times the reporters and news presenters have stated that the country wants the BBC to have these matches back and that they can do them better. Neither statement can be proved.

    - the FA says they only awarded part to the BBC as they offered the highest price.

    Buck-up BBC and get back to honest programming.

    ACMR

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    Posted by TomcatRed (U8418886) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    this isn't a news story but the BBC are using it as an advert  Of course it is a news story and of course the BBC are not only reporting on the story but they are self promoting as well.

    Do you suggest that they spend huge sums of money on winning the rights to show the FA Cup and then don't bother telling us?

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    Posted by zen cat cherintherye (U14877400) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    ...it was a parody of what footy-haters generally write here.
    Smileys were left off for that reason. 

    You're in good company bootjangler - Gary Lineker's ironic tweets always attract outraged replies from people who didn't get the joke.

    For those interested, the BBC's top footy presenter did a Q and A about the FA Cup on his twitter feed today:

    https://twitter.com...

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    ...it was a parody of what footy-haters generally write here.
    Smileys were left off for that reason. 

    You're in good company bootjangler - Gary Lineker's ironic tweets always attract outraged replies from people who didn't get the joke.

    For those interested, the BBC's top footy presenter did a Q and A about the FA Cup on his twitter feed today:

    https://twitter.com... 
    I grew up with the biggest events on the BBC, which, for reasons I can't quite fathom, went with a sense of occasion. As soon as they stopped being shown on the BBC, I felt that sense of occasion was lost, even when, as previously happened with the FA Cup, it ended up returning to the Beeb, and it seemed like just another sporting event, instead of a national occasion. That has happened with the Grand National, however well Channel Four cover horse racing.

    As for test cricket, they seemed like big occasions, but once Wimbledon came along, the Lord's test played second fiddle (Wimbledon always seemed to be at the time of the second - Lord's - test). It was Lord McLaurin who lobbied for test matches to be removed from the A list. This didn't matter too much for the Ashes series in 2005, when Channel Four had most of the matches. The sense of national occasion was lost, but what a series that was! Sadly, no sooner was that over than Channel Four sold up to you know who, and the viewing figures for live test cricket are probably tiny now.

    Anyway, my point is that the glamour of the FA Cup won't come back just because the Beeb will have live rights again. For ine thing, you only have to look at crowd figures at the cup games; people aren't bothered any more.

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    Posted by tubby backgammon (U14589324) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    I think the "sense of occasion", which I do agree with, was due in no small measure, to being part of the much missed Grandstand., though at the end, the BBC had so few sports to fill Saturday afternoons, that it was more humane to have it put down.

    I think ITV have made a decent job of covering the FA Cup and it'll be nice to see it back on the Beeb. But as much as I'd like to see the final played at it's proper time of 3 O'Clock, if it's a sunny day at the new, but not as good as the old Wembley, there's a horrible shadow over half of the pitch, which makes for extremely difficult viewing.

    As Alan Handsome would say...diabolical.

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

    I think the "sense of occasion", which I do agree with, was due in no small measure, to being part of the much missed Grandstand., though at the end, the BBC had so few sports to fill Saturday afternoons, that it was more humane to have it put down.

    I think ITV have made a decent job of covering the FA Cup and it'll be nice to see it back on the Beeb. But as much as I'd like to see the final played at it's proper time of 3 O'Clock, if it's a sunny day at the new, but not as good as the old Wembley, there's a horrible shadow over half of the pitch, which makes for extremely difficult viewing.

    As Alan Handsome would say...diabolical. 
    Shockin'

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    Posted by Logans Run (U13830424) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    I am very happy about this. I always moaned,when on the commercial channel,that they cut to the adverts as soon as the players walked onto the pitch.It spoiled the occasion for me. I hope the BBC show the crowd leading upto the game too,like they used to instead of lots of studio chat. I also would prefer it if they only had one commentator on the match instead of two blokes chatting to each other inanely throughout the game as seems to be the trend at the moment.I doubt anybody's listening though.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Hi Logan's run,

    I think they have two presenters for purely practical reasons.

    It's a very long time to talk continuously, particularly on a live programme, so having two presenters allows them to pass the conversation between them.

    While one is talking it enables the other one to listen carefully to what the producer is saying to them on their headset and take instructions, or even have a quick sip of water or go to the toilet.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    If you'd like to share your views with sport then you'd need to contact them directly, here's a link to their contact us page

    www.bbc.co.uk/contac...

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    Posted by Logans Run (U13830424) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    I see Peta, but one commentator was sufficient in the old days and they really don't have to talk constantly.Indeed it would be nice if they did shut up now and again. Also it might save the beeb a few bob which is what they are striving to do,

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    I think it's a good opportunity to clear out the old guard - Lineker, Hansen, Lawro who say the same things on MOTD week in week out. The bland leading the bland.

    Time for the MOTD2 crowd to step up - football has moved on since the 1970s/80s.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Maybe the BBC can celebrate this coup by giving sport its own channel? Then the sports lovers can enjoy their hobby without inconveniencing the rest of us?

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    Posted by GrouchoM (U14261501) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Maybe the sport lovers can enjoy a fraction of the viewing time permitted to them by soap operas, antique shows, cooking programmes etc.

    BBC is for all of us - we pay a licence fee & are entitled to some live sport, so little there is:
    Wimbledon - 2 weeks pa
    World Cup football - every 4 years
    Euros footbal - every 4 years
    Open Golf - 4 days pa
    Masters golf - 2 days pa
    Snooker - 2 weeks pa

    Not much else left - count up the hours compared to "where can I live with my antiques" shows.........

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Olympics? Athletics? Woman's Football? Darts? Rugby?

    There are many more sporting events on the BBC than those you have listed, to be fair.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    And as always - it's cost.

    If football cost the same amount as a cookery programme it would be on all the time! smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Huckerback (U14411634) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    BBC is for all of us - we pay a licence fee ....... 
    Actually, I don't think it is for *all* of us any more.

    That Tony Hall seems to have made this a priority is really quite depressing.
    It's just one more step on the BBC's relentless march down market.

    Everything has appeal to the same subset of potential viewers - the ones who just want sport, soap, and other assorted fluff.

    If you want anything different. it's becoming increasingly difficult to find it. smiley - sadface

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    Posted by stirling (U13732738) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    Hopefully they will revert to a 3pm KO for the final. 

    Quite the opposite actually.


    www.telegraph.co.uk/...

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    Posted by EggOnAStilt (U7111730) on Thursday, 18th July 2013

    BBC is for all of us - we pay a licence fee ....... 
    Actually, I don't think it is for *all* of us any more.

    That Tony Hall seems to have made this a priority is really quite depressing.
    It's just one more step on the BBC's relentless march down market.

    Everything has appeal to the same subset of potential viewers - the ones who just want sport, soap, and other assorted fluff.

    If you want anything different. it's becoming increasingly difficult to find it. smiley - sadface 
    I'm not thrilled to see expensive sport getting a foothold on the BBC again, football especially.
    It's overpriced and takes up a disproportionate amount of the LF.

    I don't begrudge fans sport, but if they really wanted it on the mainstream terrestrial channels, without bleeding the licence fee payers dry at the same time, they should have boycotted the commercial channels and not paid the large monthly fees in the first place.

    I think this is a very bad move by the Beeb.

    smiley - friedegg

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    Posted by Gizmomoo (U10999499) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I don't begrudge fans sport, but if they really wanted it on the mainstream terrestrial channels, without bleeding the licence fee payers dry at the same time, they should have boycotted the commercial channels and not paid the large monthly fees in the first place. 

    An awful lot of us did/are.

    I haven't seen a Premiership football match for years and the only coverage of the Ashes I'll see is the highlights on channel 5, I didn't get to see Andy Murray win his first ever grand slam title because it was on pay TV. smiley - sadface

    The BBC coverage of F1 races gets higher viewing figures than the Sky coverage (even when it's just the highlights) I refuse to pay "that man" any of my money and I am far from the only one.

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I don't begrudge fans sport, but if they really wanted it on the mainstream terrestrial channels, without bleeding the licence fee payers dry at the same time, they should have boycotted the commercial channels and not paid the large monthly fees in the first place. 

    An awful lot of us did/are.

    I haven't seen a Premiership football match for years and the only coverage of the Ashes I'll see is the highlights on channel 5, I didn't get to see Andy Murray win his first ever grand slam title because it was on pay TV. smiley - sadface

    The BBC coverage of F1 races gets higher viewing figures than the Sky coverage (even when it's just the highlights) I refuse to pay "that man" any of my money and I am far from the only one. 
    Seconded. I recognise that there are some events which were never on "proper" telly which his minions grabbed (overseas cricket and rugby tours), but Sky's dominant position occurred because of the acquisition of the rights to live top flight football in England, without which Sky might not have survived. I think that one thing was a sad day for broadcasting in this country, and I would have rejoiced if Sky had folded as a result. This is because it's evident from listening to Radio Five Live that, thanks to Sky, the hype around football is now ridiculous, as in "Tonight we have a three hour special on the Premier League footballer who today dropped a bag of sugar."

    I also have a nasty suspicion that Sky News wants to be a UK equivalent of Fox News, something that must never be allowed to happen.

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    Posted by Johnap (U1989184) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    People seem to think football in this country began in 1992. It didn't. BBC and ITV had been showing the game for years. Admittedly it needed a bit better coverage but not to the point it is today.

    Totally agree about Sky and Fox. That is why we need the BBC!

    Sorry Peta - probably off topic but I had to comment.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    And as always - it's cost.

    If football cost the same amount as a cookery programme it would be on all the time! smiley - smiley 
    Maybe we can get another prog for Nick and Margaret - "We all pay for your Football"

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I'm with you, Giz. I didn't see any of those either cos I won't give that man my money

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