I am astounded at the general crappiness of this channel. In the good old days, you could watch EFL games as some kind of post prandial pleasure following MOTD on the BBC. Now it is confined to some kind of joke channel which is summed up by the fact that the adverts consist of adverts for their own unattractive programming rather than say Fairy Liquid or those ferking meerkats. For how many years did the EFL sell their soul to these cowboys? To be fair, the actual show is ok and there is no Steve Claridge.
Went to get my Wolves ticket this morning. Cash sale. Was overjoyed to see a £2.50 booking fee added. Apparently since 3 January. The man did tell me that credit card fees stop from the 13 January. Are these robbin' Americans reduced to this type of money making scam now?
BT Sport have today announced their extra prices for viewing CL and UEFA cup football. Some games will be free to view Their announcement came with this risible statement: “When we launched BT Sport we promised to make televised football far more accessible and affordable than it has been to date." Which part of "more affordable" don't I get?
I noticed the Sunday Mirror Welsh football reporter Ken Gorman died yesterday. Known round these parts as "Ken Cardiff" due to the predominance of Scum related articles, he seemed to have mellowed in his later years and wrote far more positive Jack based stories. We seem to get more column space in that rag as well these days. Farewell to a passionate Welshman.
The rascals emailed me yesterday to say they were going to charge me £3 a month from 1 August. It had previously been free. The SD version continues to be free. I phoned them up to have a rant, "all this money we are paying, price increases etc etc". The nice man at the other end offered me the same package as I have now including hd sports for £6 less a month than I pay now. Which kind of took the wind out of my sails. Had to invent a new rant about how they don't publicise these new prices, taking advantage of existing customers etc etc. But I took the new price and another 12 month contract. If they try any monkey business next year I will be sure to check if there are better deals available. I'm sure they look forward to my annual rant.
Still, the message is don't accept the price increase without challenging it.
I bought one of those android tv boxes (droibox one). First try out for tomorrow and Sundays game games via the usual suspects. They are advertising a firmware upgrade including a version of XBMC tested for the box. Does anyone know what is involved in upgrading firmware? Is it a simple as clicking on the provided link and then hey presto? My experience of these sort of things is it usually involves much shouting and swearing.
Anyone have any info about this place? Reason for asking is that the band my son is in are supposed to be playing a gig there on Fri 25th. Is there nearby parking? Need to know this as I am unpaid roadie and gear lifter. If anyone is around on that day and the place is half decent please drop in and support them (battery powered arcade).
This series is pure hokum of course, but none the worse for that. Cast includes our hero Jason with Tarzan qualities plus luxuriant hair, a Sancho Panzaesqe fatman assistant (Hercules!) and effete mathematician (Pythagoras). Having slain the Minatour in episode 1, this week our hero takes on various hairy beasts and women. An alleged "Oracle" attempts to provide clarity by uttering a series of gnomic and bewildering non sequiturs. Played tongue in cheek, this is the perfect antidote to a very stressful Strictly Come Dancing. Hopefully the Rihanoff will make an appearance next week. 5 star viewing.