Well, we all know by now that "Robin100" and his "corporate we" is a shill for Setanta. I've called him on it before and he's never refuted it. You can always tell when someone is so desperate in his attempts to defend his viewpoint when he resorts to the use of crude language towards his antagonist.
I can't for the life of me understand why some, even at this point in the season, are prepared to accept and to defend this inept sub-standard operation. It's always a case of it's someone else's fault, which the average viewer would find hard to disprove, but the insiders are always conversant with the ropes. It sort of gives the game away really.
It just goes to show that we have become willing to take poor quality production of soccer programs just so long as we can continue to get a look in on the games. We pay a monthly fee for this Setanta programming, so is it too much to expect it to be of the same standard and quality as all the other programs we pay a monthly fee for ?
As the second half of a match began yesterday, it was intermittently interrupted with the usual Setanta promos but thankfully abruptly cut out, but it was indicative of the kind of irritating performances that we have had to endure. Surely it had to be Setanta doing it and not Sky or any other broadcaster that the Setanta shill would have us believe.
It really is a sad commentary on how the sport of Soccer has come to be regarded in North America. It is obviously looked upon as easy prey by people such as Setanta, who in realising the fervour and the keen interest of soccer fans in Canada, regard it as a lucrative market in spite of the fact that the same programs were previously professionally provided up and until the beginning of the 2007/08 season as part and parcel of our BEV sports subscription.
How do you think NHL or NFL fans would react if their sports were suddenly only made available for viewing by payment of a monthly fee, and their pre-game, half-time, and post-game coverages were reduced to repetitious promos and the same commercial over and over again ? Think about it, the camel has finally got his nose inside the tent !