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Topic: What are we watching tonight?
Posted By: saintly96
Subject: What are we watching tonight?
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:23pm
The Socceroos or Nick Kyrgios?



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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:28pm
Not even a contest. Socceroos easy choice.


Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:30pm
Both.
I expect Kyrgios to be dispatched reasonably quickly. Should be a set and a break down by the time the football starts.


Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:32pm
maybe a little Nick but not if i can find anything half decent somewhere else.
wouldn't watch soccer garbage if you paid me, that rubbish does not even enter my consciousness


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Posted By: Ecair Issoire
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:37pm
as E+E stated probably get the 1st set + a bit of the tennis before the soccer
starts so - by then the aussie will most likely be getting a lesson - so
interest will be almost gone..
soccer takes over from there unless an upset is on the cards in the tennis.


Posted By: saintly96
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by Ecair Issoire Ecair Issoire wrote:

as E+E stated probably get the 1st set + a bit of the tennis before the soccer
starts so - by then the aussie will most likely be getting a lesson - so
interest will be almost gone..
soccer takes over from there unless an upset is on the cards in the tennis.




Then turn back and hope for a miracle if the UAE are winning.


Posted By: LR80
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 4:59pm
Football.

Who cares about tennis. Kyrios will get his ass kicked tonight


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2015 at 7:59pm
Hope so, LR80 .

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Posted By: questions
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 9:53pm
i was the same in that i flicked between. tennis ratings always amaze me and last night was crazy. 1.7mill for the kyrgios and then another 1mill plus in the other time slot on the night.

the asian cup on the abc got 700,000 whilst 360,000 watched it on foxtel.

i would of thought it would of been the other way around and it seems it was mainly melb that was very much on the tennis and maybe that was a bit about the semi not being played there and they decided to watch their own local.

would of at least thorugh the semi could of beaten the block. 


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Posted By: JudgeHolden
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by questions questions wrote:

i was the same in that i flicked between. tennis ratings always amaze me and last night was crazy. 1.7mill for the kyrgios and then another 1mill plus in the other time slot on the night.

the asian cup on the abc got 700,000 whilst 360,000 watched it on foxtel.

i would of thought it would of been the other way around and it seems it was mainly melb that was very much on the tennis and maybe that was a bit about the semi not being played there and they decided to watch their own local.

would of at least thorugh the semi could of beaten the block. 


Women love watching tennis. Speak to so many who aren't particularly keen on watching sport but can't get enough of tennis in the summer. Interested to see a gender breakdown of sports viewing habits.


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 10:07pm
John Tapp Inside Racing - Vo Rogue special 


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 10:35pm
am female , and cant be bothered with tennis,  JudgeH . 
all those bimbos grunting and squeaking. 
the dummy spits.
the male "gods " and their excuses.
busting the rackets.
shouting at the line judges.
bores me gelatiless.
more into ^  Johnny Tapp and all that stuff.
and isnt Serena over the hill !!   time to take the big bum home and breed Einsteins.




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Posted By: BlackKnight
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 11:23pm
Yep, Serena so far over the hill she is now the $1.65 fav to win the tournament...


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2015 at 11:42pm
good luck to her.
still boring.



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Posted By: LR80
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2015 at 12:04am
Serena cracked an ace at 200km/h. I don't think even Lleyton could reach that speed. Scary stuff.


Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2015 at 12:09am
Face it .    She should be going around in the Grand National.
How can women compete.

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Posted By: questions
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2015 at 2:25pm
bbl did well to get 800,000 on channel 10 and then 290,000 in perth on one. not sure if that is because it was showed live on one and delayed on their main channel.

will be interesting to see how the ratings go for the asia cup final. not sure what time it is on and the fact it is on the abc is a massive issue. 


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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 5:50pm
It will be ABC either way tomorrow night

ABC 1 Some nondescript soccer tournament final?

or

ABC24 Watch one of Australias worst, most dishonest Premiers ever suffer the embarrassment of losing his seat?

A bit of conundrum but bye bye Newman looks very attractive


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Posted By: James Bond Esq
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 6:13pm
Victoria Cup. Should be sensational.


Posted By: dishyisback
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 6:27pm
Auckland nines, Asian Cup, Footy Show fight night...add all the racing and tennis, gonna be a good weekend


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 7:12pm
Leeton trots


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by whitt0 whitt0 wrote:

Leeton trots

or bathurst dogs.


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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 10:54pm
Gees BD .    I would hate to be down and you over me wearing Army Boots.
You stoop to such a level on a sports subject to mention the mental failure that goes with Queensland breeding.
   If labor does get in , I hope they introduce compulsory contraception for all playing the horizontal sport ,   North of the NSW border.

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2015 at 11:28pm
And south of the border ! Please ,,,as well. 

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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 12:16am
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

And south of the border ! Please ,,,as well. 


A.A .    Your confused .   That's already in force for Victoria.

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 12:25am
No Macca.  Just lets enforce contraception in every state . For those that cant afford to care for their kids .
If they cant afford them,  dont have them.



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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 7:23am
maxie, Labor wont win and that is fine

Just as long as that little crook that has hijacked the party is gone, I am happy....same Canberra


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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 10:45am
Originally posted by Browndog Browndog wrote:

maxie, Labor wont win and that is fine

Just as long as that little crook that has hijacked the party is gone, I am happy....same Canberra


Another big drug bust overnight from the Bikies.
   Campbell Newman is a wise man.       Politics is no place for anyone with an ounce of guts. [ Not the Clive gut ]
   Newman & family don't need to be exposed to the Security risk of organised Bikie crime.
He will get a posting if he wishes , like Bligh gave to that APE,
Peter Beatie and live happily ever after.      He has earned it.
Australia deserve an overthrow.   Our System has run out of petrol.

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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 10:52am
Yeah I read that about the horrible bikie threat

Pathetic, isn't it?

Every time Abbott and his band of hopeless men stuffs up(which is heaps) Jules bobs up with a "Look over there, another ISIS terror threat, raise the warning level"

Newman goes "Look over there, bikies are taking over the state"

Hopefully that mindless crap ends tonight maxie


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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 11:01am
Might watch Sonny Bill get towelled up on Ch 9 but won't bother seeking out the Paul Gallan farce

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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 11:03am
Serena vs Maria will be a yawn-fest. Give that a miss too

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 11:25am
Originally posted by Browndog Browndog wrote:

Serena vs Maria will be a yawn-fest. Give that a miss too

Thumbs UpLOL



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Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 11:26am
There's always the soccer final Wink

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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 11:32am
Asian Cup??

We're not even Asian Shocked


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Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 12:40pm
What's in a name? A good contest is just that, as long as it turns out that way Big smile

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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 1:04pm
Of Course ewe are BD .
Just walk through Cremorne, Neutral bay, China Town or in my bedroom every 2 weeks.

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Posted By: questions
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 10:00pm
they ended up getting the ratings of 1million watch the soccer final on abc and then 1.6mill for the extra time with them saying that 3million where watching the last minute of extra time 

on top of that they got 450,000 on foxtel watching which is a great number. 

1.8 million watched the tennis final with 2million watching the presentation. i guess they like to hear what Djokovic has to say. 

womans final got 1.1million 

cricket got around .9mill for both sessions and that would of been disspointing in that england never really looked in it. maybe at the start for a bit but when you knew we were going to get over 225, you knew england would struggle on that pitch.

still a big weekend of sport being watched.

going to be interesting to see how the ratings for  the cricket world cup. channel 9 will be looking for the australians to do well and not so well that it seems we walk all the way to the final. which is highly likely because we seriously look a lot better than most teams. you would think only south africa has the fire power to compete and nz is in form but you wonder if they can do it over on our pitches when they get here in the finals after playing there first 6 matches at home. plus it is a 6 week tournament which is crazy and when they tried to cut it to a 10 team tournament they were met with extreme pressure to go back to the 14 team setup

though i read somewhere that the adelaide oval was sold out for the pakistan v india match. that would be crazy if that was true. 


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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 10:06pm
I know quite a few Indians Questions that live in Melbourne, and there is a huge crew of them going to Adelaide for the match, so doesn't surprise me that it will be sold out.


Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 10:06pm
 watching The Blind Side for the umpteenth time...makes me cry every time...

 Sandra Bullock just slays me in this...

 


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Posted By: questions
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2015 at 10:07pm
seems that they have sold the game out in adelaide in minutes and 3 games are sold out overall with other games at close to capacity. they have sold 750,000 tickets with 9 days till it starts. 

i read that the pakistan v india match in 2011 world cup was watched by 988million people and over a billion will watch the game in adelaide. 

probably safe to say that this is going to be the biggest sporting event in the world this year and could be a real boom for the tourist industry with the low dollar. a lot of money to be dumped both here and nz. 

i just feel though we are going to get to week 3 and people will be asking how long till the finish and we will be half way. 

or we might get some early upsets that give the tournament some life. 

not sure how much channel 9 is showing. foxtel will have a dedicated channel and i am presuming channel 9 will play the aust matches and selective matches on gem but have not seen anything to confirm that. 


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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 12:31am
Amazing so many actually attend these fixtures.
     CRAZY
Sit back in the lounge Room , enjoy whatever pleasure turns you on,
and you don't have to put up with all the inconveniences.
   My blow up dolls love the sporting events,   especially the advert. breaks.

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Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 9:32am
Questions I believe that 9 is only showing Australia's games and the rest will be on pay until the knock out rounds...


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 11:29am
Originally posted by maccamax maccamax wrote:

Amazing so many actually attend these fixtures.
     CRAZY
Sit back in the lounge Room , enjoy whatever pleasure turns you on,
and you don't have to put up with all the inconveniences.
   My blow up dolls love the sporting events,   especially the advert. breaks.

Got a topical tip for you, Macca.Wink
Tomorrow at Newcastle races.
Inflatable Miss LOL
One of yours is she ????



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Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 11:37am
Love it A.A. .    Your one of the few on here with some sense of humour.
     I should have a $ on it for sure.

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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 11:41am
Originally posted by maccamax maccamax wrote:

Love it A.A. .    Your one of the few on here with some sense of humour.
     I should have a $ on it for sure.


judging by the state of you it will run like a pricked prick


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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 12:11pm
She won last time, Whale, at 12/1 with the bookies .  It was Muswellbrook, but a winner is a winner !  Wink
get on E W Macca !    And hope for the best !Thumbs Up


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Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 8:27pm
 don't tell him to "get on" Inflatable Girl...geez, fancy that picture...Sick

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Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 8:30pm
 well, I know what I'm watching in between kitten feeds...Major Dad...all 96 episodes...just arrived from USA...really funny series with the gorgeous Gerald McRaney...Heart

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by jujuno jujuno wrote:

 don't tell him to "get on" Inflatable Girl...geez, fancy that picture...Sick

Yes !  Well !   Cry  You are right there JJ.
Stay off Macca !   Stay Off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please,  dont weigh her down !Cry



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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2015 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by jujuno jujuno wrote:

 well, I know what I'm watching in between kitten feeds...Major Dad...all 96 episodes...just arrived from USA...really funny series with the gorgeous Gerald McRaney...Heart

more kitty porn please ???Big smile


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Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 5:30pm
 halfway through Major Dad...still enjoying it...but not the three o'clock and five-thirty feeds...yaaaawwwnnn...zombie movies may be next on my list...

 


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Posted By: Geraldo
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 5:39pm
The Wales England rugby union match was quite a good game, if it's on replay there.

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Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 5:41pm
Foyle's War & hoping it's not a repeat Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Geraldo
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 5:45pm
Nah, they're always repeats.  LOL

They're on on Saturday nights in Britain too.


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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 5:49pm
Originally posted by Gay3 Gay3 wrote:

Foyle's War & hoping it's not a repeat Thumbs Up

It is a repeat, the first episode of the last series, set after the war


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Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm
The cheeky sods Shocked. I checked Call The Midwife which does say 'repeat' so I figured FW must be a new series, very disappointed Ouch, no wonder they hadn't been making a song & dance about its' return Wink

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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 6:04pm
Hang on, it might be the current season Gay

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Posted By: horlicks
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 6:12pm
Originally posted by Browndog Browndog wrote:

Hang on, it might be the current season Gay


No it is the first episode of the last series (don't think there would be the same story line for 2 series.

Also apart from Doctor Who I think all first run BBC programmes are now on foxtel BBC First channel.


Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 8:24pm
Well I'm in business but bloody well running late now to watch it in bed Angry. Trusty old google & Wiki...only 3 episodes so we'd better make the most of it Ermm

Foyle's War (series 8)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foyle's War (Series 8)
No. of episodes 3
Season chronology
← Previous
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foyles_War_%28series_7%29" rel="nofollow - Series Seven
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foyles_War#Episodes" rel="nofollow - List of Foyle's War episodes
Series Eight of the ITV programme http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foyles_War" rel="nofollow - Foyle's War , comprising three episodes, aired in January 2015. It will broadcast in the United States as Foyle's War VIII, on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBS" rel="nofollow - PBS ' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_Theatre" rel="nofollow - Masterpiece Theatre and on Acorn TV.


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Posted By: horlicks
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 8:58pm
I sure got that wrong.
1. Although a little similar to series 7 themes it is new.
2. It is an ITV show not BBC.

Let's hope it is as good as the previous series.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

She won last time, Whale, at 12/1 with the bookies .  It was Muswellbrook, but a winner is a winner !  Wink
get on E W Macca !    And hope for the best !Thumbs Up

Oh well. Cry  Inflatable Miss  went down like one of Maccas blow up dolls !


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Posted By: saintly96
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2015 at 10:26am
Did anyone catch the first part of House Of Hancock Sunday night or Gallipoli last night?

I thought HOH was pretty good, and have recorded Gallipoli and will watch it tonight.


Posted By: James Bond Esq
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2015 at 11:11am
Yep enjoy. This is the best TV of the year. The rest will be downhill from those two programs.


Posted By: robbo
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2015 at 5:45pm
I just saw this - typifies why the NFL is so great.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/0ap3000000469047/Super-Bowl-Sound-FX-Seattle-s-drive-ends-in-doom


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2015 at 5:53pm
Originally posted by robbo robbo wrote:

I just saw this - typifies why the NFL is so great.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/0ap3000000469047/Super-Bowl-Sound-FX-Seattle-s-drive-ends-in-doom

So the 21 is a hero for the winning team ?


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Posted By: questions
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 6:50am
Originally posted by Afros Afros wrote:

Questions I believe that 9 is only showing Australia's games and the rest will be on pay until the knock out rounds...

i heard this yesterday and are they playing all the knockout games?

i wish they would pay more. surely foxtel is not paying so much that they want to protect them and not put games on gem. 

at least it is on a major channel that will attract plenty of interest to the games. 

will be interesting to see what people are saying in week 3. 


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Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 3:34pm
I reckon it's pathetic, they bring major events to Australia and then regular Australian's can't even watch them without having subscription television, I think it defeats the purpose of hosting these major tournaments if they aren't given mass exposure on FTA television, the Asian Cup is a good recent example, Football Federation Australia missed a golden opportunity to promote the game in this country by how low key the television exposure of that tournament was...


Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 3:41pm
If you truly love sport, you have Foxtel. End of story. Garbage, absolute garbage that anyone cant find $50 a month to get sports on foxtel regardless of your income. You just cut back on something else.
Foxtel cares about sports coverage, FTA don't care about you at all, and treat you regularly with contempt.



Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 3:54pm
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

If you truly love sport, you have Foxtel. End of story. Garbage, absolute garbage that anyone cant find $50 a month to get sports on foxtel regardless of your income. You just cut back on something else.
Foxtel cares about sports coverage, FTA don't care about you at all, and treat you regularly with contempt.




Sorry to say Sub but this just shows a complete disconnection from the realities that many people face. Yes, $50 per month is nothing to you and I but there are plenty of people who it is plenty. To say "you just cut back on something else" to pay for what is in reality a non-essential item shows that you are either completely ignorant on financial matters or simply taking the piss.


Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 4:14pm
$12.50 a week is one less takeaway, less beer, less cigarettes, becoming more energy efficient etc. It is possible on the dole to save $12.50 a week if you really want to. Saves you having to pay for live sport also.
People are poor with their money as a rule. That's why credit companies thrive.
If you love sport, you will find $12.50. I don't see this as ignorant.


Posted By: Fiddlesticks
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 4:20pm
watched house of Hancock again last night, don't know how close to the truth it is but i suspect some of it is close enough to shake your head...


Posted By: Fiddlesticks
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

If you truly love sport, you have Foxtel. End of story. Garbage, absolute garbage that anyone cant find $50 a month to get sports on foxtel regardless of your income. You just cut back on something else.
Foxtel cares about sports coverage, FTA don't care about you at all, and treat you regularly with contempt.



I was paying $92 month Foxtel
I was paying $120 month for a 250 gig Optus cable internet plan

I have now cut off the foxtel, and have unlimited broadband cable internet, with Optus "fetch" TV included for $90 a month, now that's a saving of $122.00 a month.

Optus TV is just like Foxtel and you add on channels that you want, the basic package comes included with my unlimited broadband internet...isn't that cool..yes I said "UNLIMITED" internet...$90 a month..!!!


Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 4:28pm
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

$12.50 a week is one less takeaway, less beer, less cigarettes, becoming more energy efficient etc. It is possible on the dole to save $12.50 a week if you really want to. Saves you having to pay for live sport also.
People are poor with their money as a rule. That's why credit companies thrive.
If you love sport, you will find $12.50. I don't see this as ignorant.



So a low income family with two kids that struggles to put decent food on the table and where the father happens to love sport should be able to find that money? Just have a think about your statement for a minute. It's up there with some of the clueless stuff that we see from Questions. Ok that's an exaggeration but ignorant is an accurate description.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 7:43pm
Have to agree with E&E here.   Families with a morgage and kids and low income could not come up with that sort of money 
Dole bludgers , on pensions, with masses of kids can , of course.
But the honest hard worker sees that $12.50 as paying for something their kid needs.
Kids always need something for school,  and it all costs.  And if Dad doesnt make big dollars and Mum looks after the kids,  thats money they cant waste.


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Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 8:50pm
The cost isn't the issue for me, I just don't see the value in it.  FTA may not care but Foxtel don't care anymore for their customers either.  I would have watched the Asian Cup if it were on FTA and same with the Cricket World Cup, but I don't see the value in signing up for foxtel just for the occasional tournament and to watch the NRL on Saturday nights.


Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

$12.50 a week is one less takeaway, less beer, less cigarettes, becoming more energy efficient etc. It is possible on the dole to save $12.50 a week if you really want to. Saves you having to pay for live sport also.
People are poor with their money as a rule. That's why credit companies thrive.
If you love sport, you will find $12.50. I don't see this as ignorant.



So a low income family with two kids that struggles to put decent food on the table and where the father happens to love sport should be able to find that money? Just have a think about your statement for a minute. It's up there with some of the clueless stuff that we see from Questions. Ok that's an exaggeration but ignorant is an accurate description.


Shouldn't have had kids........







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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by Afros Afros wrote:

The cost isn't the issue for me, I just don't see the value in it.  FTA may not care but Foxtel don't care anymore for their customers either.  I would have watched the Asian Cup if it were on FTA and same with the Cricket World Cup, but I don't see the value in signing up for foxtel just for the occasional tournament and to watch the NRL on Saturday nights.



Absolutely Foxtel care for their customers, hence we get things like a 24 hour channel for the cricket world cup, why we have a 24 hr AFL station, why we get sports in HD. I could go on....


Posted By: saintly96
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2015 at 10:44pm
The new series Forever has started promisingly, it is a bit different now, but I am concerned it could get old quickly. Anyway, I will give it a chance.


Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:54am
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Originally posted by Afros Afros wrote:

The cost isn't the issue for me, I just don't see the value in it.  FTA may not care but Foxtel don't care anymore for their customers either.  I would have watched the Asian Cup if it were on FTA and same with the Cricket World Cup, but I don't see the value in signing up for foxtel just for the occasional tournament and to watch the NRL on Saturday nights.



Absolutely Foxtel care for their customers, hence we get things like a 24 hour channel for the cricket world cup, why we have a 24 hr AFL station, why we get sports in HD. I could go on....


They only care for the money you hand over each month, they don't put these channels out because they think your nice and want to reward you for your loyalty... Big smile

I'm not sure if things are going swimmingly in subscription TV land however, I got a call from Telstra marketing last week trying to ask me how my service is going and how they could improve it, afterwards the girl tried to change the topic on to TV, she said, what do you like, I said footy and cricket, she then tried pushing me into signing up for Foxtel so I could 'watch the Premier League' (she was English, so I guess nobody told her Australian's by default call footy either AFL, NRL or Rugby) so she suggested maybe my wife would like it to watch some of it... Made me wonder how good things are going for Foxtel if they're pushing so aggressively for customers...


Posted By: Fiddlesticks
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:01am
the only thing Foxtel cares about is stinging their customers for as much as possible as often as possible, one of their key tactics is to put the most popular channels ins separate packages so it forces you buy into them, they will never give customers what they want which is the ability to pick channels one by one and only pay for them, they are monopolizing pigs, treat customers with uttermost disdain, was with them 8 years and not once did they offer a free movie package for a week or something...glad to be off them now.

I was a contractor for them for 6 years, I know all their ways.




Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:06am
What??? A business wanting to make money??? Get out of town!!! Whatever next.....
Yes, they have an issue with rewarding loyal customers, but the sports package is simply superb, and Afros, yes they want to make money, but at least they do their utmost to make it worth your while, unlike FTA.


Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:08am
I have no opinion on this topic Shocked

I have never subscribed to Foxtel or any other pay TV service.


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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:11am
Is anyone using Netflix or any of those other new online operators? Any thoughts?


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:14am
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

What??? A business wanting to make money??? Get out of town!!! Whatever next.....
Yes, they have an issue with rewarding loyal customers, but the sports package is simply superb, and Afros, yes they want to make money, but at least they do their utmost to make it worth your while, unlike FTA.

Agreed.

I am no Murdoch fan but I am 100% happy with my Foxtel subscription. 

Not sure I should say 100% as I would obviously be happy paying a whole lot less, But I am happy that I get value for money.




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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:20am
I would consider Netflix.

I am sick of the free to air networks chopping and changing programmes, showing an episode or two then holding them back for weeks and generally not giving a damn about viewers.

Depending on price of course as I currently download many shows for free, but there is always a risk of copping a virus doing it that way


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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 9:32am
I would die without my platinum Foxtel package...multipurpose...I get all my racing/sports/crime/documentaries...& the missus gets all the other stuff. Separate rooms...with the occasional..."how's the coffee going"..."turn it down", "whens dinner" or "just got pipped". Works a bloody treat !

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Posted By: James Bond Esq
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 10:19am
Goggle Box.


Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

What??? A business wanting to make money??? Get out of town!!! Whatever next.....
Yes, they have an issue with rewarding loyal customers, but the sports package is simply superb, and Afros, yes they want to make money, but at least they do their utmost to make it worth your while, unlike FTA.

 greatest waste of money going...

 get out and away from the TV for a while...life exists...

 when we are away at a hotel we have Foxtel...after about an hour of flipping around channels full of sport repeats, uninteresting non-important golf tournis (I was once a big golf fan) and endless dart competitions, I throw up my hands in disbelief that anyone actually pays for that garbage...

 (plus endless repeats of Spongebob and  Rugrats...HELP!!!!!)

 we will never have Foxtel at home...I would rather put that monthly fee toward a nice meal or the next holiday...Clap
 
 


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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:28pm
Originally posted by jujuno jujuno wrote:

Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

What??? A business wanting to make money??? Get out of town!!! Whatever next.....
Yes, they have an issue with rewarding loyal customers, but the sports package is simply superb, and Afros, yes they want to make money, but at least they do their utmost to make it worth your while, unlike FTA.

 greatest waste of money going...

 get out and away from the TV for a while...life exists...

 when we are away at a hotel we have Foxtel...after about an hour of flipping around channels full of sport repeats, uninteresting non-important golf tournis (I was once a big golf fan) and endless dart competitions, I throw up my hands in disbelief that anyone actually pays for that garbage...

 (plus endless repeats of Spongebob and  Rugrats...HELP!!!!!)

 we will never have Foxtel at home...I would rather put that monthly fee toward a nice meal or the next holiday...Clap
 
 



agree, there is plenty to watch on TV, those infomercial stations are hypnotic.Embarrassed

and if not surely you can find another way to occupy your time


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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:32pm
Originally posted by jujuno jujuno wrote:


Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

What??? A business wanting to make money??? Get out of town!!! Whatever next.....
Yes, they have an issue with rewarding loyal customers, but the sports package is simply superb, and Afros, yes they want to make money, but at least they do their utmost to make it worth your while, unlike FTA.


 greatest waste of money going...

 get out and away from the TV for a while...life exists...

 when we are away at a hotel we have Foxtel...after about an hour of flipping around channels full of sport repeats, uninteresting non-important golf tournis (I was once a big golf fan) and endless dart competitions, I throw up my hands in disbelief that anyone actually pays for that garbage...

 (plus endless repeats of Spongebob and  Rugrats...HELP!!!!!)

 we will never have Foxtel at home...I would rather put that monthly fee toward a nice meal or the next holiday...Clap
 
 




Really??? You want to tell me how to live my life?? You have deduced because I like watching sport on Foxtel that it leaves me no time for other things?? Come on Ju, mind your own bees wax and worry about your own life.......I am quietly confident my life has been one extremely well lived, and far from done.....


Posted By: jujuno
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:34pm
 infomercials are the bane of my life...staying up for all these animal feedings I am bombarded by them in the wee small hours...I end up resorting to my extensive DVD collection...

 once upon a time you could find great old movies on during the night...now it's info-pestilent-mercials...

 


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Posted By: subastral
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by jujuno jujuno wrote:

 infomercials are the bane of my life...staying up for all these animal feedings I am bombarded by them in the wee small hours...I end up resorting to my extensive DVD collection...

 once upon a time you could find great old movies on during the night...now it's info-pestilent-mercials...

 



Why do you have the TV on at night?? Geez, live your life Ju, there are other things you can do....


Posted By: Ecair Issoire
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:43pm
on the topic of telling sub how to live his life...

sub,

i think you'd enjoy life more, as a hawthorn supporter.
+ also, get yourself a dog..great companionship + a cute dog is
a good way to meet women.
Thumbs Up




Posted By: Ecair Issoire
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:43pm
there should be 1 of these Smile, too. 


Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:46pm
Sons Of Liberty SBS tonight, has anyone seen it? I'm a bit dubious of SBS series, they tend to be a bit drawn out. I've read reviews & realise it has to be accepted as fictionwhich I'm quite happy with as I'm no US historian Wink


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Posted By: Browndog
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 5:53pm
It is the middle episode in a 3 part mini series Gay

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Posted By: Hollywood
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 6:05pm
If you enjoyed Breaking Bad then you should watch Better Call Saul. I've seen the first two episodes and it looks promising ......


Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 6:23pm
what station is that on, I have been looking forward to seeing it ?

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Posted By: Fiddlesticks
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by Ecair Issoire Ecair Issoire wrote:

on the topic of telling sub how to live his life...

sub,

i think you'd enjoy life more, as a hawthorn supporter.
+ also, get yourself a dog..great companionship + a cute dog is
a good way to meet women.
Thumbs Up




what if he wants to meet a man..??


Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2015 at 7:04pm
Originally posted by Browndog Browndog wrote:

It is the middle episode in a 3 part mini series Gay


Looks like I'll be catching up on the iview version then Wink. Did wonder why the preview read as if I should already know who the various identities were LOL


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