Posted by Annoyed Fan on July 06, 2002 at 20:55:40:
In Reply to: Re: FAI / RTE /SKY posted by Ray on July 06, 2002 at 19:48:02:
So does that mean the FAI are entitled to deprive young kids and the less well-off from seeing the Irish National Team playing in the interests of a quick buck? Or are we arguing against the pay-per-view?
So in Castlebar the 80% or so of people who do not now have SKY will have to crowd into the pubs that have SKY. Say 25000 people in a 10 mile radius and perhaps 10 pubs with SKY - thats over 2000 people per pub - even if only half the population wants to watch the match that means over 1000 people per pub. The fire authorities will have something to say about that. The suitability of allowing a 10 year old youngster into a pub in the middle of match revellery too is highly questionable.
Upshot the FAI are saying "up yours"