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nbrethe
08-04-2010, 23:53
Im managing Chester City, in the second season of the game. Im 2nd in the BSP and have landed a plum tie at home to liverpool in the 4th round of the FA cup. Im the lowest team in the competition, plus Chester and Liverpool are close by. Annoyingly this game isnt on TV :confused:Birmingham Chelsea is though. I really don't get how in real life the broadcasters would overlook this

nbrethe
08-04-2010, 23:55
On a side note, Ive just seen that Liverpool chose to have a friendly with a Polish team on the 10th of Jan, 2 days before a league game.

given1legend
09-04-2010, 00:55
On a side note, Ive just seen that Liverpool chose to have a friendly with a Polish team on the 10th of Jan, 2 days before a league game.

Probably a feeder club, and needed to accept it before the date due to the agreement.

FrazT
09-04-2010, 07:35
Im managing Chester City, in the second season of the game. Im 2nd in the BSP and have landed a plum tie at home to liverpool in the 4th round of the FA cup. Im the lowest team in the competition, plus Chester and Liverpool are close by. Annoyingly this game isnt on TV :confused:Birmingham Chelsea is though. I really don't get how in real life the broadcasters would overlook this

Stadium/TV facilities
Potential viewers numbers
Possibility of uncompetitive match
Lots of reasons

kieronbrown73
09-04-2010, 09:01
As most UK sport is shown on commercial channels the network will look at what advertising they can acheive when selecting games to show. Unfortunatly Birmingham - Chelsea will attract more viewers therefore attracting more lucrative advertising.

Sport is not sport anymore just big business!

gunner86
09-04-2010, 09:12
I'm with the OP, if a tie like this is thrown up in the draw, it'll generally get on TV. Liverpool vs Havant & Waterlooville for example.

FootyManPro_GTFC
09-04-2010, 09:19
I know I'm going off subject, but how are you still in the BSP? With -30 points, isn't it all but guarenteed you would go down, unless your a fantastic manager of course? ;)

dagoonerfan
09-04-2010, 09:29
In real life wasnt the Kettering Owner complaining when they played fulham last year in the fa cup and it wasnt on TV.

nbrethe
09-04-2010, 13:48
I can see why it wouldn't be on in terms of advertising potential, but I'd have thought that this game would be picked for TV. Surely this is what the FA cup is all about. Although I'd rather it was on TV because I desperately need more money. Ended up losing 6-0, good times.
To footymanpro, I managed to get a few great loan signings and then towards the end of the season i signed 3 young strikers from championship clubs on frees, who scored alot of goals. I also had a run in playing alot of teams around me

samb_95
09-04-2010, 13:51
I would watch Birmingham - Chelsea anyway because the game will be tighter and worthwhile to watch. Chester - Liverpool will be over by half-time imo.(Not in your game, of course, but in real-life)

nbrethe
09-04-2010, 14:01
nah it was over by half-time. they were 4-0 up. I was just expecting it to be on TV like Burton v Man U was a few years ago. But I see how it isn't the best commercially, I was just annoyed at the time :(

samb_95
09-04-2010, 14:03
The footballing world is definitely changing

nbrethe
09-04-2010, 14:19
Indeed. Sad timesd are ahead

IMT
09-04-2010, 14:54
Stadium/TV facilities
Potential viewers numbers
Possibility of uncompetitive match
Lots of reasons

If Paulton Rovers can host a live game IRL against Norwich, then there is no reason why Chester City couldn't. I am with the OP, there isn't a cat in hells chance that this game wouldn't be on TV.

nbrethe
09-04-2010, 15:04
Exactly, and we have hosted a game live. Last season we were on Sky against Leeds in the League cup 1st round. Good point IMT, shame you're a Norwich fan though :p

Scalamunger
09-04-2010, 15:05
just started a game with chester am in October and an only 3 points away from getting out of the relegation zone would be comfortably in playoffs if didnt start with -25

nbrethe
09-04-2010, 15:11
That's brilliant, who the hell have you signed??

Jammer86
09-04-2010, 15:39
not all small v big opponents are on telly in the fa cup.

havant v liverpool wasant
exeter vs utd wasant

infact these type of matches usually arent broadcast

Kenco
09-04-2010, 20:24
I'm with the OP, if a tie like this is thrown up in the draw, it'll generally get on TV. Liverpool vs Havant & Waterlooville for example.

This wasn't shown on TV, I think the broadcasters may have regretted it later.

Scalamunger
10-04-2010, 19:58
That's brilliant, who the hell have you signed??

Free transfers and some loands from premier league like Wes Fletcher from Burnley, A Kay from Man City and a few here and there, 8 games to go im 1 point off the playoffs and 7 off the top of league, on an 11 match winning run :D