The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



Upcoming Fixtures

Thu 25/05
Austria Bundesliga
Austria Vienna v Salzburg
Mattersburg v Rapid Vienna
SC Rheindorf Altach v SV Ried
St Polten v Wolfsberger AC
Sturm Graz v Admira Wacker
German Bundesliga
Wolfsburg v Braunschweig
Scottish Premiership
Dundee Utd v Hamilton
Dutch Eredivisie
AZ Alkmaar v FC Utrecht
MLS
Chicago v FC Dallas
Irish Premier Division
Bray v Sligo Rovers
Cork City v Shamrock Rovers
Drogheda v Derry City
Galway Utd v Bohemians Dublin
St Patricks v Dundalk
Finn Harps v Limerick FC

Full Fixture List



Question of the Week

Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
All home games
The odd game
Knock out games
Final only
Total boycott


 

Don't Let Them Get Away With It!

By: Alan Breese
Date: 24/03/2002

GRIMSBY supporter Alan Breese has written an e-mail to the chairmen of ITV Sport's parent companies Granada and Carlton.

Home > Features > Don't Let Them Get Away With It!


The two ITV companies have threatened to wind up the ailing digital TV venture after its total flop covering the Nationwide League this season, an action that will cause dozens of football clubs to fold.

Alan's e-mail to the Chairmen of Carlton & Granada (and his MP) is included here and he suggests that every like minded-individual does the same. The e-mail addresses can be found at the end of this article.


Dear Mr Green

I am sure that I do not need to remind you of the fact that Carlton, and therefore ITV Digital is a communications based organisation, and it is therefore vital that it appeals to people's "Hearts & Minds".

The current behaviour of ITV Digital in relation to renaiging on the TV Contract with the Nationwide League, is therefore particularly alarming for a number of reasons:

1. It is morally and ethically despicable. 2. It may lead to the collapse of over 50% of the clubs in the Nationwide League, thereby striking a mortal blow to the fabric of soccer in England & Wales. 3. The sums of money involved, whilst large to the soccer clubs, is relatively small to the owners(Granada & Carlton)

The root of the problem lies in the dreadful introduction and marketing of the service by ITV Digital. For example, I live just outside of Leeds in an affluent area, but along with thousands of others cant get the service, although I support a Nationwide League team, and would pay to watch.

Should ITV Digital not honour its contract, I can forsee a number of pivotal issues arising which will attack the parent companies of ITV Digital: a)There will be pressure from the Government to prevent any ITV company getting sporting rights, including the World Cup & Commonwealth Games. b)There will be a coordinated backlash, not only from the clubs that go out of existence, and their fans, but from all football followers, businesses affected, and the community at large. This will have a dramatic effect on TV audiences, and advertising revenue. I for one would never watch any ITV programme again.I would encourage everyone I know to do the same. Whilst not in the same situation, please remember the catastrophic impact the Enron situation has had on Andersens.

I would urge you to take the appropriate steps to ensure ITV Digital honour their contract.

I am happy to enter into discussion or communication on this subject

Alan Breese

To send an e-mail to the company chairmen click here.



Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Word Association Game40,230topuphere66625/05 15:10
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...27,405Biccys25/05 15:08
Hamburg SV12Mariner Ronnie25/05 14:24
Ajax v Man UTD Europa League Final17promotion plaice25/05 14:10
Ariana Grande concert39Skrill25/05 13:42
Bilbao & Bizkaia Ground Guide3Paris Mariner25/05 13:31
General election162jaygy25/05 13:27
Strength & Conditioning coach3Cloudy25/05 12:58
Mickey Mouse Outfit9KingstonMariner25/05 12:22
Season Ticket sales.35Helgy25/05 11:30

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk