New Premier League TV Deal Provides Plenty of Talking Points
The new Premier League TV deal has brought about so much commentary in the last few days it’s almost annoying to talk about already. Rather than stretch it out and put out multiple posts about the issue, I’ve just gathered what I’ve read throughout the web. They are all good reads but they all pretty much say the same thing anyways.
Which is that the new deal is good for the clubs, players and the Premier League and bad for everyone else.(Unless the clubs decide not to make it so)
If the Premier League and the clubs involved really want to make an impact then some of their billions, not millions, should go to grassroots efforts throughout the UK along with filtering down to the clubs in the Championship and so forth. Add on to that our previous post concerning the Premier League clubs not paying the living wage for the worker bees who run around on match day or keep things humming along on a day-to-day basis. Only one club, Chelsea, has committed to doing that and it’s disappointing that a club like Arsenal can consider allowing Arsene Wenger to give Abou Diaby a new deal when they can’t even pay minimum wage for the man/woman who cleans up his crap after a day of Deejaying(I mean rehab) in the club fitness room.
Then there’s the fans who may have to pay Sky Sports and BT Sports exorbitant prices just to watch the wonders of Sunderland etc in the comfort of their own home.
Guess we’ll see how it all pans out but here are the articles.