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Started by Crayola on Dec 6, 2020 5:13:41 PM
Who's the football-related ****?

All 4 letters starred, but I am going with the c word, personally.

So, who is being the d**k, t**t or c**t in this scenario? First post for info.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 17:13:45 (#1 of 101)

OH has just gone to watch a match in a ‘sports bar’. We had been out for lunch before but the game doesn’t start until 4.30.

We can’t watch the matches at home because we would have to pay for both sky sports and BT which works out at an extra £60+ a month. He is a season ticket holder so normally would be going to home matches.

The sports bar he booked a table at has the usual poor quality sports bar food. It is also full of people who are watching the match ( I admit, it’s the N London derby). They are insisting everyone buy a £15 main course off their menu, a menu that no one in their right mind would ever buy a main course off. Most won’t eat it, resulting in loads of food waste.

Many local pubs are working round the substantial meal thing - I had a couple of shared starters with a friend on Friday for example.

So who is the ****?

My OH?The bar?Sky and BT?Everyone?

Arjuna - 06 Dec 2020 17:36:24 (#2 of 101)

The bar, although in fairness most have been screwed by covid and regulations so will take advantage of any opportunity to make money.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Dec 2020 18:02:25 (#3 of 101)

OH has just gone to watch a match in a ‘sports bar

Stop. Rewind. Reflect.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:10:21 (#4 of 101)

Indeed. But it's the only place showing it.

champagnerocker - 06 Dec 2020 18:12:13 (#5 of 101)

My advice would be find a dodgy arabic stream or wait to watch it on MOTD.

Moschops - 06 Dec 2020 18:12:49 (#6 of 101)

No one, really. The bar could probably have booked that table out several times over, not surprising they want to make it worth their while. NLDs are always on pay telly, so it's not like BT or Sky are doing anything new

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:14:45 (#7 of 101)

Hmm. Maybe mos, but it's in Farringdon so people have had to go out of their way to get there and it would have been totally empty under normal circs at the weekend. The food is awful (it's not a food place) so it feels mean to make people spend basically a £15 entrance fee to waste food.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:15:36 (#8 of 101)

I'm not asking for advice on where to watch it. I am just trying to get a view on who is taking the piss.

Onegin - 06 Dec 2020 18:18:28 (#9 of 101)

Isn't the EPL one giant piss-taking machine?

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Dec 2020 18:18:57 (#10 of 101)

Everyone is wrong in this story.

TableTopJoseph - 06 Dec 2020 18:19:09 (#11 of 101)

£15 is a bit steep.

Moschops - 06 Dec 2020 18:19:27 (#12 of 101)

I say no one is. That is because I am a better person.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:21:25 (#13 of 101)

They wouldn't let him order anything cheaper as 'no substantial'. I get the rules, but no one ever orders the main course in a sports bar - boak.

moto748 - 06 Dec 2020 18:24:03 (#14 of 101)

I doubt I'd be prepared to pay 15 quid to a pub to watch my favourite sport, let alone football. But obviously other views differ. Nobody is being terrible here (setting aside the proto-question of whether sport on pay-per-view is good/desirable), IMO. You want to see the game, you pay what it costs.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:31:21 (#15 of 101)

They didn't know what they would have to order until they sat down. Oh and they had to pay for the table in advance so they couldn't decide to leave without losing a tenner.

Rendered - 06 Dec 2020 18:32:41 (#16 of 101)

Sounds like the usual rip off that is a modern sporting event and a venue trying to claw back some money.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:33:54 (#17 of 101)

Yeah, rendered. I suspect the bar will end up with a fair set of shit reviews which may or may not be something that hits them in the future.

I know other places that are being more longer sighted. Let's keep the pub ticking over by letting people watch sport and buy some nice/reasonably priced food. To keep people coming back.

Santada - 06 Dec 2020 18:35:25 (#18 of 101)

If it was a pub on a busy day you wouldn’t get a table without ordering food. It seems the issue seems to be more about the quality of food costing £15.

Crayola - 06 Dec 2020 18:37:02 (#19 of 101)

It's a shitty sports bar. Serving food because they can and also have to at the moment. It's never a busy place other than maybe an evening European game, because of where it is. (edge of the City, non residential area).

Rendered - 06 Dec 2020 18:37:44 (#20 of 101)

Have you got Prime, by the way? They're showing some EPL matches this season.

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