Date: 10th November 2017 at 12:56pm
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As I predicted is an over-grand way of putting it but I was met with numerous derisive moans and groans when forecasting that the money in football wasn’t running out any time soon.

Much like the trusty ‘park the bus’ line, the ‘the bubble will burst’ line is wheeled out with an equally ignorant cure-all swagger based upon absolutely nothing whatsoever.

When BT Sport and Sky’s taking chunks out of each other even begins to feel like it might conceivably plateau the next boys through the door will be from the digital sector. Facebook are still keeping their powder dry, make no mistake but Amazon have already gone from destroying the high street to broadcasting which was swiftly followed by production.

Next comes football.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League table-toppers have dominated much of the debate in the early stages of a season that is being followed for a multi-episode Amazon Prime Original Series.

The documentary series will launch on the on-demand video service next year in more than 200 countries and territories after City agreed what is understood to be a lucrative deal with Amazon.

City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “We are delighted to begin this strategic relationship with Amazon, one of the world’s leading companies.

“Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home for a ground-breaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view into Manchester City’s season like never before.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City and through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”

This might be a pertinent juncture for some of you to make yourselves familiar with how the Financial Fair Play process actually works, opposed to moping like a sulky child overtime a successful club buys another expensive player.

Juventus have a similar agreements with Netflix to produce a four-part documentary series, while Amazon have produced two series of ‘All Or Nothing’ following the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.

There is a widespread expectation that the likes of Amazon and Facebook will enter the bidding war when the next round of Premier League television rights comes up for tender.

The current TV deal runs until 2019 and Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward spoke in September about his expectation that the internet giants will compete for rights with traditional broadcasters.

“Absolutely, I think they will enter the mix,” he said of the likes of Amazon and Facebook. “I think anecdotally there was strong interest in the last cycle.

“We are hearing that around the Premier League table but we’re also hearing that from a European perspective as well, in terms of interest in the Champions League and in Europa rights.

“But I think the wider picture you have to look at what is happening elsewhere at the moment because obviously there aren’t any clear European sales to these kind of partners at the moment.

“We are going to see an increasing engagement from those organisations and it is going to be increasingly important to digitally engage with fans.”

Alternatively, part your own mental bus and wait for the bubble to burst. Whilst feeling hard done by.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • gloster1861 November 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

    The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋
    James Follet’s Earth Search on Radio 4x. Quality retro space shizzle.

    Angel One and Two. Top stuff.

  • Lahdedah November 11, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I read a recent article that described the visit of Osama Bin Laden to Stratford upon Avon in 1975/76. It was apparently during this visit to Stratford upon Avon that he decided and proclaimed that western culture was corrupt, depraved and degenerate. This visit was apparently one of his cultural triggers.

    Coincidentally, (whilst still living there) I can recall that around that time there were a significant number of “Arabs” as we used to call them at the time, attending English Language Schools in Stratford. They were all superficially wealthy and were seen to be driving Pontiac Firebirds and Chevrolet Camaros, which were rather noticeable in the somewhat small town centre. Needless to say, the local females flocked towards them, which was not appreciated by the local males. I recall that one Saturday night in 1975/76 there were approximately 10 of these geezers in the Garrick pub. One of them made a mistake and tried to hit on my friends girlfriend. Needless to say a fairly rapid brawl broke out and these geezers didn’t stand a chance as there was no shortage of locals who wanted to put these guys in their “place” (me included). I ended up decking one of them. After reading this article it did occur to me that I may have thumped a young Osama Bin Laden.

    Could it be?

    Can I get a knighthood?

    I realize that this isn’t on a par with Ron’s ping pong balls but it’s the best I’ve got.

    • gloster1861 November 11, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Arabs frequenting a public house? I hope they were drinking tomato juices and not being hypocritical by getting tanked up.

    • Frontwheel 2 November 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Somebody wrote it so it must be true.Drunk blokes beat up an Arab or a black bloke…………….Many Knighthoods have been handed out on that basis.

  • Not a Real Fan. November 11, 2017 at 7:45 am

    The Boy SPURTSPUR
    I hear they still keep the original pingpong balls signed by Ron, behind the bar.

    Wow, the girls can fit a whole bar up ther?

  • The Boy SPURTSPUR November 11, 2017 at 4:58 am

    East Stand
    *slease

    That’s sleazy for you to say.

  • San Diego Spurs November 11, 2017 at 2:29 am

    I noticed that ever since Liverpool did that Brendan Rodgers envelope bit they’ve been top of the table.

    Every single PL match is on tv in the US, and the (proper) football is the most played sport by American youth. The most popular televised American sport (football with hats) is dying amidst the revelations about concussions.

    There is room to grow, which is why Spurs fans will see Kane kicking a lot of pretend field goals in coming years.

    FFP? More like FFS. THFC has been quietly on this tip for years. I see pulisic in the teams future, except that he isn’t good enough. Why else roll the dice on Dempsey and the right back with the funny haircut?

    • gloster1861 November 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

      In which case the US failing to reach the World Cup must be a blow. Except possibly being in Russia might have been trouble.

  • Ufluckinplic November 11, 2017 at 12:48 am

    ronwol196061🇨🇦
    I once went to Bangkok…beautiful places there interested…the I went to Phat Phong…wild fucking place….I was partners in a small company and we did some business through Hong Kong and me and one of the partners went to Bangkok for the weekend. Wild Wild East!! Went to a massage place there too..went also tp a strip joint where darts…..oh I wont even mention it

    You still owe them money apparently Ron, and the likeness on the wanted posters in uncanny!

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 11, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Hahahahaha

    • AntSpurs November 11, 2017 at 2:17 am

      Pretty sure Ron is safe, the $19.95 reward hardly makes it worth it these days.

    • The Boy SPURTSPUR November 11, 2017 at 4:56 am

      I hear they still keep the original pingpong balls signed by Ron, behind the bar.

  • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    A little anecdote about the creepy Kevin Spacey. The Mrs had him in for a treatment a few years back at the Mandarin Oriental Spa. She got to work with a few stars, Nick Nolte was the nicest regular, Hernan Crespo, a dude from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to name few more. The girls were loving Bon Jovi pumping out a few reps in the gym. Spacey was in for a 4 hour body scrub and relaxation session. Half way into the massage/scrub etc he made his way to the spa pool, where he soon forgot about all else. Being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time myself once in the tub myself, this was no place for the faint hearted. Lets just say that the men can be quite relaxed and fancy free. Well Kevin was enjoying all the views on offer and my Mrs was struggling to encourage him to get back to the room. Well anyways, he reached the treatment room a few minutes before she got back my which time he had thrown away his towel and has his leg cocked up on the table. ‘Can you give my arse and nether regions a massage? ‘ he says. ‘No Mr Spacey this is not the place for this’. Anyways he made his exit, leaving a £100 quid tip for her. Is this the hush money of which they speak ?

    • Freund or Foe November 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      A man’s gotta try.

      • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm

        True, Sounds like he does a bit than that though.

        • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          *more than that

        • Freund or Foe November 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

          To be fair, I don’t see the point of a massage if you don’t get extras.

          • Freund or Foe November 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm

            Not that I’m knocking your missus’s establishment, Ant 😓

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:25 pm

              I once went to Bangkok…beautiful places there interested…the I went to Phat Phong…wild fucking place….I was partners in a small company and we did some business through Hong Kong and me and one of the partners went to Bangkok for the weekend. Wild Wild East!! Went to a massage place there too..went also tp a strip joint where darts…..oh I wont even mention it

              • David Dillenberg November 10, 2017 at 11:29 pm

                With no great urge to visit Thailand I believe the sleazy resorts are Phukett and Pattaya beach?

                • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

                  Never been to them Pattaya us closer to Bangkok so probably more sleazy…phuket is probably much better..higher level of sleazy

                  • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 11:55 pm

                    Phuket doesn’t have that much please Ron, it’s mainly high end resorts. Very nice in fact.

                    • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 11:55 pm

                      *slease

                • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 11:53 pm

                  Pattaya is meant to be a rather unpleasant flesh pot that attracts the worst types from around the globe. Phuket island however is a fairly large region and has one or two sleazy beach resorts with the bars etc like Patong, but many of them in the other areas are more family resorts and many are very high end luxury ones too. It’s like anywhere else, the cheapest places come with the most slease.

              • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm

                Phat Phong, is that anywhere near Phat Phuck ?

                • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

                  Or Phat Pat

                • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm

                  Slut Thong

                  • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm

                    😂

                    • Caspurs♿️ November 11, 2017 at 12:03 am

                      Ten tonne Tesse’s Phat Phong, phwoah…

            • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

              Not at all, but the amount of sleazeballs in this place was astounding. If someone is looking to have a different experience, it’s only a call away.. No need to do it that way.

    • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Mmmm. I like mandarins.

      • Freund or Foe November 10, 2017 at 11:25 pm

        I can eat em, but I can’t speak em.

      • AntSpurs November 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        Specially ala duck, yeah boy

  • Stevo1987 November 10, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Nice to see our boys play well for England tonight. Even Mr Blobby put in a decent shift.

    • David Dillenberg November 10, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      WhilstTripps enhanced his credentials Dier reminding me very much of Robbie Mustoe (ex Boro midfielder) there is nothing to suggest from Diers performance that he is either captain material or has sufficient qualities to grace the world stage.

      • East Stand November 11, 2017 at 12:14 am

        Wilshire on the other hand?

  • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    There’s more to the amount Citeh spend and the deal with Amazon and it’s called oil money…

  • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    61SpursNut🌰
    Anyone know where I can get a copy of Quilt National 2017?

    Have you asked Irish funny man Patrick Quilty?

    • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Not quilty m’lud

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        I still have a quill from my younger days….

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      I’m calling the Society for the Prevention of Quilty to Nutters.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Anyone know where I can get a copy of Quilt National 2017?

    • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Try google, there’s references on there.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        Why didn’t I think of that?

    • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      It’s nice been given a blanket ban so you’d won’t find it anywhere

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

        Not sure why ‘nice’ appeared in that

        • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Patchwork?

        • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Someone stitched you right up.

          • Caspurs♿️ November 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

            Better quilt whilst you’re ahead.

            • Sid Trotter November 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

              This is giving me the needle

              • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm

                Threadbare by now.

                • SpurAndy 🍒π November 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm

                  Making me crotchety.

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 10:27 pm

                    Bunch of sew and sews if you ask me….

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

                    A cambric just came through the window

          • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

            One in time is worth it!

            • Sid Trotter November 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

              I think I’ve cottoned on

              • Sid Trotter November 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm

                this thread is awful

                • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm

                  If I coulda i’da down voted it.

                  • Sid Trotter November 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

                    Ha!

                • Gus November 10, 2017 at 9:16 pm

                  Such a doona

  • Frontwheel2 November 10, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Adding to what Nilly was saying about days of olde, I remember the government worked out dole payments the family entertainment was worked out at the cost of going to a football match.Fakinel

  • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I guess we have to accept that the world is indeed fucked…

    • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      The world? The whole world?!

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm

        And nothing but the world.

        • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm

          Haha.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm

        Planet ES

        • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm

          What about the current state of the world fills you with optimism then?

          George Orwell was right, only it didn’t happen in 1984…

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

            The world is always complicated but really its what is in us the way we see it.
            It definately has an effect. I look at the bad.Like you know how I criticize our team at times but I look for good not bad generally.

            • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm

              True but if you try and deal with the bad the good looks after itself generally. That’s all to do with learning lessons and trying to improve.

              Poch is positive and goes on about improving all the time, that’s why I like him. As for the world at large I see technology in our everyday lives destroying the human spirit.

              We are being lulled into it, it all seems likeable, such fun on social media, streaming content etc. The truth is we are becoming even more of a faceless mass than ever.

              It’s frightening…

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:28 pm

                Im not frightened by it….when they start blowing up the internet thats sonething to worry about…fuck where am I going to write ny nonsense and with 300 other schmucks nonsense….it will all be gone….fuck that….

                • East Stand November 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

                  They won’t blow the internet up. The internet is one thing but the smartphone social media thing is really fucking with people’s minds, very young people and kids mainly. It’s so intrinsic and invasive in the way it infiltrates their basic behaviour.

                  In hat case we’ve never been here before Ron, there are no comparisons to draw from the past. It’s just weird…

  • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Still Nil Nil
    I know all of what’s been discussed on here is inevitable but I don’t like it.
    Halcyon days of a Saturday 3pm kick off, gates opening at 1pm, 3 quid entry at the turnstiles, 50p programme, old fella lugging a cloth sack of Pre bagged monkey nuts dribbling bogies into the sack as he coldly flogged his wares to the punters, pissed up fat blokes farting and belching on the terraces, standing with your mates with very individual songs being sung rather than the few that emit today, walking down tottenham high road on a cold winters day to see the 4 floodlights stretching into the clouds like German lookout towers in a concentration camp.
    I miss those days.
    Football for the masses.
    Affordable football.
    Accessible football at the stadium.
    I hate the premier league, I hate Shite Sports and all that’s evolved from its vipers nest.
    Footballs not tribal anymore.
    To support a club now isn’t to be bred into it, it’s jumping on bandwagons and to hell with grassroots football.
    I love spurs.
    But I’m really turned off by the modern game.

    ^ That’s why we love him.^

    • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      😊

      • Sid Trotter November 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm

        Ditto!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I love it all except the concentration camp turrets…Ive see them with my own eyes…from the outside luckily enough….cant we make then from The Great Escape instead…ir Ill take Wormwood Scrubs..anything but THAT!!!

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        Sorry ron, I definitely did not mean to offend my friend

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

          Still..no non no it didnt offend and I thought the piece was brilliant!!
          No its just my images of such a thing. But I wadnt offended at all!!!
          I went to Dachau and it was horrible. I couldnt believe it was just a suburb basically of Munich.
          Its hard to believe. Its was jyst a comment like that. I loved the writing mate!

          • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm

            I haven’t been to such places, the closest I’ve been to something in relation to that was Anne franks house in Amsterdam and it’s quite awe inspiring for such a humble house.
            I was a tad careless using that term, I should have used your example from the great escape or escape to victory!
            Sorry again matey x

            • Caspurs♿️ November 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm

              I’ve visited Anne Franks house as well, but I have to say I found the experience rather underwhelming. Walking from room to room with just photo’s and text, no furniture, nothing, just an empty building, for me it failed to impart the true history of the place.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

              Still at Dachau they have smokestacks…chimneys….
              It was sad….
              I dont think you said anything wrong Still really.Not even insensitive. Its ok really.
              I just remember seeing Dauchau on the map being near Munich. When I left Munich to go back to Frankfurt I stopped in Dauchau (the town) didnt even think it was still standing. Thought Id see a plaque or something.
              I came to a light,looked up and saw the turrets. That really brought it home..then the smokestacks…walked around there a little. Couldnt think of the tasty cream cakes I ate in a small town a day before.
              But I got over it. It was real.A real place that turned my stomach.

          • East Stand November 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm

            It seems odd that we rreference these things off the top of our heads but we all do it.

            The horrific back story is always there but it’s easier to reference these things often flippantly in a way.

            We never forget but still have a way of dealing with the reality of the history. Is it irony? I’m not sure but it’s best to keep these things open…

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

              I agree.Im open. Ive always tried to look at the positive side while recognizing the negative side.

  • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    A fat headed bloke meets a bloke with a fat head.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5069897/Man-City-s-Kyle-Walker-meets-boxing-royalty-Prince-Naseem.html

    PLEASE watch the vid, you’ll love it.

    • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      He’s not a featherweight now is he the fat fellow

      • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 8:57 pm

        That boxer fella’s put a bit on as well.

  • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I’m outside Wembley stadium working.
    It’s a sell out.
    84k tickets sold.

    Traffic around Wembley, the north circular, a40, bottom of the m1 – carnidge.

    • Gus November 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Who are spurs playing today? 😉

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm

        Eric Dier kicking shite out of oozie (looking at) eyes Ozil

        • Gus November 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

          Nice. He deserves it, der gooner

    • Lord Croker November 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Is there something on tonight?

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        Nothing worthwhile

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        James Follet’s Earth Search on Radio 4x. Quality retro space shizzle.

        • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm

          All that’s on my radio is one blokes been nicked for groping a female fan, another for a racially aggravated offence, and the fa for crime against football

          • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

            That was on The Archers, earlier on.

  • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I know all of what’s been discussed on here is inevitable but I don’t like it.
    Halcyon days of a Saturday 3pm kick off, gates opening at 1pm, 3 quid entry at the turnstiles, 50p programme, old fella lugging a cloth sack of Pre bagged monkey nuts dribbling bogies into the sack as he coldly flogged his wares to the punters, pissed up fat blokes farting and belching on the terraces, standing with your mates with very individual songs being sung rather than the few that emit today, walking down tottenham high road on a cold winters day to see the 4 floodlights stretching into the clouds like German lookout towers in a concentration camp.
    I miss those days.
    Football for the masses.
    Affordable football.
    Accessible football at the stadium.

    I hate the premier league, I hate Shite Sports and all that’s evolved from its vipers nest.

    Footballs not tribal anymore.
    To support a club now isn’t to be bred into it, it’s jumping on bandwagons and to hell with grassroots football.

    I love spurs.

    But I’m really turned off by the modern game.

    • Gus November 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      The old days are gone for good nil. No more pies and flat beer, it’s all cheese rooms and chardonnay now

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        Flat beer still exists but at £10 a pint

        • Gus November 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm

          It’s called craft beer to you. Fortunately for spurs Poch is a bit of a throwback coach. He demands that his players five a shit for the team

          • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

            That’s one of the many things I love about epoch

            • 61SpursNut🌰 November 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm

              Electronic Poch?

    • SpurAndy 🍒π November 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Some lovely imagery there Nilly but you know as well as I do that it wasn’t all good. Lots of memories of going and not knowing whether you were gonna get yer head kicked in being in the wrong place at the right time.

      • Still Nil Nil November 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        There was that but it wasn’t all the time at every match.
        You knew there would be griefy games and what part of the ground it’d be at.
        You’d just keep out of the way

      • The Good The Bad and the Spurtsty 💋 November 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        My dad has similar memories. Although he would go along not knowing whose head he was going to kick in or whether he’d even get the chance.

  • Superspoz 🏆 November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    FartBook (T.M.)

  • melcyid November 10, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    saw a wenger out sign amongst the south korean supporters, very tasty goal from Son nutmegging our own Sanchez in the process.

  • Sexy Beast November 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    SpurAndy
    I think you’re bang on the money Harry. I’m particularly looking forward to watching Pepe doing the old 3 envelope trick ala Brenda Rodgers.

    Surely one of the most cringe worthy things i ever watched!

  • SpurAndy 🍒π November 10, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Just started to watch South Africa v Senegal. Wasn’t paying too much attention but began to realise that something was making me feel very irritated. It was the FOOKIN vuvuzelas. Brought back bad memories of the SA WC and not because of England’s performance.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Andy you remember the rattles (no they are not the spoof of the Beatles)…ypu remember how noisy those fuckers were. Infact ehen they are with you the sound is sweet..annoying when not

  • OrganicPaper November 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Evra gets a 7 month ban for kicking one of his own teams fans in the head.
    Surely that’s the end of his career?

    • Lilywhite November 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Will he evra play again?

      • OrganicPaper November 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm

        🙂 good’un

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Interestingly, today, Sean Parker, the former President of Facebook, has come forward to declare the the originators of Facebook knew they were creating a website that would exploit a vulnerability in human psychology. Ah, mind control.

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      …the f*ckers we’re trying to brainwash us into becoming Gooner fans.

    • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Never used any of them social media tings. Sinister. Them, not me.

    • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Some of us suspected that from the offski.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Big cousin Vinnie is watching you!!!

    • Lilywhite November 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Very interesting but actually not new. He’s been saying this for years and now researchers are coming out to describe the debilitating mental effects on youngsters who’ve been targeted for years, knowingly. It’s sort of big tobacco lie 2.0. Companies will only change if forced and they’ll only be forced if sued and hit hard enough w mega verdicts like in the big tobacco cases.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Two Facebook

  • McG November 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    James147
    I’m hoping that once Facebook and Amazon enter the market, we’ll be able to pay for specific matches or teams. I don’t really want to watch sports, I want to watch Spurs.

    This would be my ideal, an annual subscription to watch spurs, & pay per match facility for those who don’t want an annual subscription. This will have a detrimental affect on the smaller clubs tho, take Huddersfield for example, their subscription income would me minimal compared to ours. It’ll be interesting to see if a fair structure could be agreed? As much as I love Spurs, the smaller prem & lower league sides still need to be taken care of financially.

    • James147 November 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      That’s a great point. I suppose you could argue that’s just market forces. But yeah it would certainly make the gap between the top and bottom of the PL bigger. Maybe each club could agree that a percentage would go into a fund that’s shared equally, similar to the current arrangement.

  • Spurs est_1882 November 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Just because more players enter the fray for TV rights it doesn’t mean more will be bid (which they are, only debate is if they only bid in the international broadcast rights, or british too). There is a strong argument that Sky didn’t lose any money losing to BT, and debate as to whether BT can afford to compete. that said, even I am interested in an all access view of a professional club, and over the past 2-3 yrs City have done wonders in suring up their FFP position, some of their sponsorship deals are dubious though, but on the surface, they meet their requirements.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Trump can still get you a deal on Russian streaming

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Trump says the stream he has is bigger than the Atlantic

      • Harry Hotspur November 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm

        Trump is a genius.

        • Real Fan? November 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm

          Yes, he’s an giant anus. A Ganus. I agree.

          • SpurAndy 🍒π November 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm
          • Harry Hotspur November 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

            You’re still waiting for him to be impeached, aren’t you? Do you sit on a special chair to do that?

            • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

              He does, but that’s a whole other show.

            • Harry Hotspur November 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

              Silence… this is more laughable than debating with Devonshire 😆

              • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

                To be fair to my mate RF?, he *is* only allowed internet access in very short bursts.

          • 💋 November 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm

            Ahem. Nice try, though.

          • Sexy Beast November 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

            Them west coast libtards have really go to my mate Fanny 🙁

  • Spiderneil November 10, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I actually like the sound of being able to pay to watch football on Netflix or Amazon. Sky sports and BT sports force you into subscribing to a full sports package where you’re paying for so much crap that you don’t want to watch. If there was a service to just watch live football that didn’t cost as much as Sky Sports of BT Sport then I’d definitely consider it. Dodgy streams are so unreliable and I spend half the time waiting for them to work when trying to watch games.

    • OrganicPaper November 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Now TV..? Thats what I use for Sky games. £7 for 24 hours access to all Sky Sports channels

      • Spiderneil November 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

        Interesting, thanks, I’ll investigate

    • SpurAndy November 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Sports Donkey, £50 a year and 95% of the time HD quality pics.

  • melcyid November 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    we have already finished a historical docu on Spurs and it is going to be released in the new year,earmaked for US TV and somehow to be paid for access to the mug fans in UK.

    • mystic arnold November 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Is that the Lane documentary to be shown on Bt sport in December

  • Caspurs♿️ November 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    As long as I can still get dodgy streams my position hasn’t changed, I don’t care.

  • Bert Simpkins November 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    How exciting for the world to be able to tune in live to the first fixture of the season. Spurs at home to the likes of Swansea that go into ‘survival mode’ from the first game. A gladiator versus a Christian

    The sheer excitement the fans will share as one team tries to break down the other for 90 minutes. The gripping story as the clock ticks down and the ‘heavily IQ’d’ pundit says the ball is in Spurs court, they and they alone are responsible for today’s enjoyment.

    They’ll be salivating for this kind of entertainment, from Beijing to San Reno.

    • Spurs est_1882 November 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      If I have ever seen an advert for 0-0 to be pointless it was that game. If a 0-0 draw was worth the same as a loss Swansea may have left their own half.

  • Real Fan? November 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    More foot age of haircuts playing keep-uppy on The Great Wall of China? I can hardly wait.

    • Real Fan? November 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      footage ffs

  • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    It would be nice if we could cherry pick the matches that we would like view, and pay a set fee just to watch that sporting event. Without having to subscribe to a contract for a period of time.

    • Harry Hotspur November 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      This would be ideal.

      The cheaper the tickets are in the actual stadium there better. Give those poor bastards free food and drink, get them all jollied up and the rest of us, the majority of us, can chip in the important money online.

      • 89Spurs👁 November 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        Give them a week in cheese 🧀 room. Free tickets on arrival.

  • SpurAndy November 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I think you’re bang on the money Harry. I’m particularly looking forward to watching Pepe doing the old 3 envelope trick ala Brenda Rodgers.

    • Harry Hotspur November 10, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Hahahaha

  • James147 November 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I’m hoping that once Facebook and Amazon enter the market, we’ll be able to pay for specific matches or teams. I don’t really want to watch sports, I want to watch Spurs.