Sunday, 8 January 2012

Derby bypassed

I was interested to see yesterday a notice in a pub saying that they would not be screening today’s FA Cup Derby match between City and United, even though it has several large-screen TVs. Obviously they’d decided that having a crowd of boisterous footie fans in would put off their lunchtime diners and in the long run might damage their trade. It’s also a pub that has been recently refurbished and is maybe trying to shake off a reputation for being a bit rough. It would be good to see a few more pubs have the courage of their convictions and do the same from time to time.

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  1. I had the following told to me in a pub in Glasgow;
    Landlord "Its a Rangers pub at one end, A Celtic one at the other so we accomodate the people who just want to watch the game normally".
    I also think their Sky bill was a very non trivial amount of money which is something else that was not needing paid a few years ago.

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  2. I love seeing those big Sky Sports banners outside pubs; they tell me to carry on walking.

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  3. Plenty of good pubs have Sky Sports, though, although they generally don't tend to display the banners.

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  4. Perhaps we should ban Sky Sports in pubs because I want to know that whatever one I go in, I won't be subjected to the noise.

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